Below is a message from Suler Acosta regarding this year's Presbytery Retreat:
Our annual retreat is fast approaching. On March 18-19, we will be meeting again at Camp Andrews for two days of refreshment, fellowship, and prayer. Our focus this year is on Prayer. We won’t simply be talking about prayer and practices in prayer, but we will actually be spending time in guided prayer. Our time will be a prayer retreat where we spend time praying for each other, for our presbytery, for our churches, for the city, and for the glory of Christ.
On behalf of the Shepherding Team, I want to invite you to our annual presbytery retreat on Wed-Thurs, March 18-19, 2015 at Camp Andrews. If you were there last year, you know how wonderful it was. If you couldn't make it, now's your chance to get on board to a great time of fellowship. This is for Teaching Elders, Ruling Elders, Interns, Seminary Students, and Candidates.
Our presbytery is changing in a good way. We are seeking to create a culture in our presbytery where we encourage each other, where we trust one another, where we can pray for each other and have real friendships with one another. Many of us desire to be in a presbytery where we see one another as brothers and friends in Christ first, and presbyters second. This retreat is aimed at fostering that kind of change.
I want to encourage you, no, I want to urge you, especially if you are not in a church setting as a TE, to come to this retreat and be a part of the attempt, not really to start a new culture, but to love each other, pray with and for one another, EAT together, sing together, play some sports, have a few drinks, and listen to one another-to be what God is calling us to be-pastors and elders who mutually care for each other!
If you register, you will need to bring some sheets for your bed, pillow, towels, and toiletries along with your Bible and notebooks. The cost is $100 per person. Please let me know if you will be able to come to this. Please don't let costs prohibit you. We want you to come and join us. I pray you can come. Thanks for considering this and letting me know by February 21.
If you want to come, you can send in a check for whatever you can afford to "Philadelphia Presbytery" and in the memo, "Presbytery Retreat". You can mail it to me at my new address.
City Church York
Attn: Súler Acosta
521 W. King Street
York, PA 17401
Under Grace and for Jesus’ Kingdom,