2017 Summer Congregational Retreat
Our churchwide retreat weekend will be held from Friday (7pm) June 23rd, until Sunday (2pm) June 25th. Please join us for a memorable weekend of retreat and rest as well as learning and community building in beautiful Cedar Lake, Indiana (35 miles SE of downtown Chicago). See below for more information about the theme, schedule, accommodation, and pictures of the retreat site. Registration closes on June 8th and pricing will increase by $25 after June 1st, so please register early as space may be limited. Also, don't let cost be an issue in taking part and contact Pastor Peter at peter(at)immanuelcommunity.org if we can help with any financial assistance.
Retreat Speaker & Theme
Our retreat speaker will be Pastor Young Kim, who serves as the senior pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, PA. Pastor Young planted Grace Covenant Church in 1996 with a vision to be a multi-ethnic church that will raise kingdom workers for the harvest of the world to the glory of God. God has blessed Pastor Young and his wife Annette with three children in Sarah, Daniel, and Isaiah. “My prayer is that the Holy Spirit may empower me to love Jesus with all my heart, mind, strength and soul and to love others with the love of God.” For more information about the church he pastors please visit: http://ucity.gracecovenant.net/ The retreat theme is yet to be finalized, however we will update when more information becomes available. Please keep the weekend in prayer as we expect God to move in powerful ways.
Accommodations & Amenities
Registration cost includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Please note Friday dinner will not be provided and so attendees are encouraged to either eat or bring dinner on their way in. The kitchen can also prepare allergy-free meals if notified beforehand so please indicate clearly any allergies when registering. Accommodations include rooms (to bed up to 5 or 6) with full private bathrooms. Nestled in a peaceful lakeside setting amenities include a tennis, basketball and gaga ball court as well as a softball field and playground. A game room is also on site equipped with table-tennis, pool, carpetball and fooseball tables. There are also lakeside activities such as a sand beach for swimming along with kayaks and canoes. Local vendors also rent jet skis and give boat tours. More information about the retreat location can be found at: http://www.cedarlakeministries.org/