Join us September 7 & 8 for the U-City Family Church Mystery of Marriage Retreat. You will enjoy time together with your spouse, get fresh inspiration from our expert teachers and counselors, and connect with a community of other Christian couples.  Whether you're newly engaged or have been married for years, we've designed this retreat to help you uncover the purpose, passion and pleasure God has planned for your marriage.

Location: Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention Center




Doors Open




Session One


Date Night



Session Two


Breakouts One
Understanding Intimacy for Men: Jonathan Hart
Validation in Marriage: Debbie Bennett
Financial Management: Ryan and Keesa Dodson




Prayer & Worship


Breakouts Two
Transitions In Marriage: Panel and Brent Roam
Blended Families: Carolyn Knarr
Fighting Fair: Jonathan Hart


Session Three

Conference Ends


SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2018 | $45 PER COUPLE

How to register:

1. Click below, log in to the giving page and select "Marriage Retreat 2018" or

2. Designate your cash/check during a Sunday morning offering.

common questions

Will childcare be provided?

Our hope is that this will be a time for you to "get away" and be free from distraction so you can receive all God has for you.  We ask that you refrain from bringing your children to the retreat out of respect for others.  However, we have compiled a group of childcare volunteers who have agreed to provide childcare at a discounted rate. Please connect with them directly. 

What should I bring?

Just yourself and your spouse. We'll provide everything else! 

Are there any extra fees, or does my registration cover everything?

All meals and refreshments are covered by your registration fee.

Do I have to register now, or can I do it at the door?

We strongly encourage you to register early as the conference is likely to reach capacity.

Are there any discounted hotel rates available?

Yes. If you're interested in staying at the hotel, we have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate. 

Simply go online or call (314) 231-8100, and give them this Group # 2347177

Rate: $100 per room

Do I have to be a member of UCFC to attend the retreat?

No. Please feel free to invite any couples you think would benefit from this retreat.

Are scholarships available to cover a portion of the registration fee?

To request a scholarship, please email

marriage Life Groups

Getting connected to a Life Group is one of the best things you can do after the Mystery of Marriage Retreat.  Find your group and Grow Together.

"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church."