Fifth Annual Winter Service Retreat on S. Texas Border

September 30, 2009  []

Fifth Annual International Winter Service Retreat for Youth and Young Adults

Spiritual Session Speaker/Retreat Master: The Very Reverend Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York

Tentative Spiritual Session Focus Topic: Life Lessons from Alaskan Saints

Tentative Dates: – Monday, December 28th – Saturday Morning, January 2nd (After Divine Liturgy in Spanish & Brunch)

Tentative Cost: $200.00/Participant

Location: In the South Texas Rio Grande Valley, right on the Border (Frontera) with Mexico

Service Activities Include: Sorting Donated Clothing & Items, Staffing a Special Nativity Season Distribution at St. George’s Food Pantry, Delivery of Donations & Work Project at Casa Amparo Orphanage for Girls in Reynosa, Mexico

Other Activities Include: Daily Prayers; Spiritual Sessions; Trip to South Padre Island Beaches; New Year’s Eve Party & Talent Show

Who Can Attend? This retreat is geared towards older teens, college students, other young adults – and other clergy and families who wish to participate. Our speaker, married couples who wish it or those with younger children can rent on-site motel type rooms at an additional reasonable rate. All others will be lodged in bunk style rooms at a retreat center facility which we rent.

This retreat is a wonderful combination of prayer, liturgical services, hands-on service activities, fellowship and spirtual sessons. Those who have attended in the past have greatly enjoyed and benefited from the experience. Questions? Email us at mateliza@… or telephone at 956-781-2388.

Photos, Registration & Information from Past Retreats at:

http://www.stgeorgepantry.org/winteryouthretreat.html

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