Our retreat to our Regional Synod’s center in Warwick, NY was a lot of fun. We were fourteen this year, and most of us traveled in a van organized by Lauren and Gary. It was only a retreat of one day without staying overnight.
We arrived around 11:00 a.m. and went on a hike around the retreat center. The estate is large, and with the new St. Paul’s Prayer Chapel there are now two nice sanctuaries to pick from. After the hike, we returned to the Picnic Grove and had a lavish potluck lunch.
Slideshow – Pictures from the Warwick Retreat
Then the Circus opened! As in many years before, we used the performance to test features of the Rally Sunday program at church in the end of summer. Everybody had a good laugh, and we decided the program was worthwhile.
Following this, the majority of us took a long break at the swimming pool while others went on a hike in the woods belonging to the Center.
We concluded the retreat with a devotion in the newly built prayer chapel. Most of us were back home between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.. It was a fun day.