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From Winston-Salem:

The Carolinas Annual WWME Summer Picnic and Optional Camping Weekend on August 10, 2019.

(Camping Friday night the 9th and Saturday night the 10th) 

Register now for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community Picnic/Camping Weekend! Come for just the picnic on Saturday or arrive a day early on Friday and stay the whole weekend.

Location: Badin Lake Group Camp Site in Uwharrie National Forest (Camping at Badin Lake Group Camp Sites)
Picnic Date/Time: Saturday August 10th from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Picnic Agenda:

  • 3 pm Presentation, Dialogue, and Sharing
  • 5:00 pm Community Cookout
    • A Main Course will be provided
    • You are welcome to bring a side or dessert to share
    • Please bring your favorites drinks for you and your family
  • Fun Activities and Games for the Kids and Adults, games fields will be open all day.
  • The Uwharrie National Forest offers a fun, relaxing place for families to rest and play on the banks of Badin Lake.
  • The area is a hub for outdoor activities such as hiking, off-road vehicle riding, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and boating. 
  • Come early and use the camp site as your jumping off point, just be sure to be back for the presentation and dinner.
  • The camp site is only a mile from the lake with plenty of parking at both the campsite and lake front
  • The lake has plenty of calm water for swimming, boating, or fishing for bass, bream, crappie, and catfish from four accessible fishing piers or the miles of shore line.
  • Bring your boat and use the boat ramp to enjoy the entire lake.


Camping Dates: Camping sites available both Friday and/or Saturday night.

Camping Agenda:

  • Friday community dinner at approaximately 7pm
  • Evening campfire with smores, pie irons and guitar music.
  • If you live within 50 miles of the park you are welcome to bring firewood, if you have some.
  • Hot Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings
    • Eggs to order, pancakes, bacon, sauasage, fruit


  • Priests – No cost
  • Picnic - $30 per family, (Please register as 'Encountered Couple' to get this rate)
  • Camping and Picnic - $100 per family, (Please register as a 'Presenting Team' to get this rate)
    • Fee's include campsite, Friday dinner, Saturday picnic, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday, plus a whole lot of fun.

Please register online at:


Please be sure and let us know how many are in your family and children's ages in the notes


Come build memories and friendships!

 Download attached Picnic and Camping Flyer for more information.

Click here for the 2018 Community Picnic and Camping Information


From Wake Forest-Raleigh:

 Dear Encountered Couples,

The 2019 winter edition of the Region 4 Community Newsletter can be downloaded at the link below. Thank you Kieran & Christine Gunnigle!! The newsletter contains Marriage Encounter information for all encountered couples in Maryland, Baltimore, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

Note - The file takes a minute to download and open depending on your internet speed.


Click here for the WWME R4 Community Newsletter Winter 2019


Deployment Dialogue Tips for Military Couples

Deployments are never easy and as most military couples know, they can be hard on relationships. As a dual military couple and veterans of several long term deployments, we can honestly say that using the tools of the weekend, especially dialogue; can help keep you connected heart to heart. We know it is not easy and that in many cases daily dialogue as we learned it will not be possible, but with a little adjustment and effort couples can make dialogue happen and being able to connect on a feeling level can make all the difference in your relationship. The link below contains a file with some recommendations to help during this time.

We know that deployments and redeployments are never easy, but we believe that our WWME weekend strengthened our relationship and using the tools that we learned helped us to not only survive several, but to grow closer to each other. It is a Journey of Discovery…Enjoy!
Chris and Darla Phillips
(Both Retired US Army)


Click here for the Dialogue Tips for Military Couples



The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.


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Questions? Need more info?

Apply by phone: 704-315-2144  
WWME® Info: 704-315-2144  

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-9:00PM  
Sat: 9:00AM-9:00PM  
Sun: 9:00AM-9:00PM  
or by email  

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Apply online for a Weekend



Weekend Status
Sep 20-22, 2019 [ CHARLOTTE, NC ] Open
Nov 8-10, 2019 [ ATLANTIC BEACH, NC ] Open
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Jul 19-21, 2019 [ Mount Pleasant, SC ] Open
Nov 8-10, 2019 [ North Myrtle Beach, SC ] Open
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020 [ North Myrtle Beach, SC ] Open
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-John 13:34-35

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.