2020 Church Family Retreat
March 13 - March 15
One of the highlights on the calendar at Trinity is our annual Church Family Retreat. Each year we ask everyone to save a weekend to join us on a shared adventure away from our usual routines. It is a big event with a whole lot of effort put into it, so it is good that we once again answer the question, "Why do we do this?"
First, we provide this retreat each year to help us to connect with others in the church family. The retreat format provides favorable conditions for us to get to know each other in ways that don't normally happen in the usual pace of life. Intentionally getting away together in a fun and relaxed environment has provided fertile ground in the past for forming new relationships and for deepening existing relationships, and we look forward to providing more occasions for that again this year. We will be at Camp Spofford again this year, which has a range of indoor and outdoor activities for us to enjoy together. The gym provides plenty of space for activity, regardless of the weather outside.
In addition to connecting, we also are gathering to continue growing in Christ together. Our speaker this year is Rusty Stratton, who was also our speaker for our 2015 retreat. Rusty lives in Loudon NH with his wife of 28 years and their 3 children. In 2012 God called him into bi-vocational ministry as the preaching pastor at Deerfield Bible Church. He pastored there for 7 years while also working as a builder. The church was finally able to hire a full-time pastor in 2019, so Rusty is presently working full time as a general contractor but enjoys the opportunity to preach whenever he is able. He has a burden for discipleship and loves to see lives transformed by the power of God's word and His Spirit. He loves spending time with his family and has recently acquired a bit of an addiction to the card game "Exploding Kittens". Rusty will be doing a series of messages taken from the book of Hosea called "Letters to God", which will help us to respond to what God has done, and is currently doing, in our lives.
You can register online now, or in the TBC foyer starting January 19. The cost of the retreat is $75 per individual, with a cap of $215 per family. This cost is subsidized by the church budget because we firmly believe in the goals of the retreat and we want to make it affordable for all to attend. More details to come. If you have any questions feel free to ask!