The Wilkes-Barre Deanery will hold a retreat entitled: Igniting the Flames of Renewal in your Heart and in your Parish featuring Bill Marianes on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 9AM. All are strongly urged to attend. This event is being sponsored by the Diocese and is free to all.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FLYER TO PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE - THIS FREE RETREAT (SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE) IS OPEN TO ALL PARISHIONERS AND ALL ARE STRONGLY URGED TO ATTEND!
The tentative schedule:
Friday, September 30 - Renewal Retreat: Just for Clergy Sessions
5PM - Vespers for the Feast
5:45 PM - Dinner
6:15 PM - Sessions w/ Q&A
8:30 PM - End
Saturday, October 1st - Renewal Retreat: Parish Sessions
9AM - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Protection
10:45 AM - Brunch
11AM - Retreat Begins - Themes include: Why are you here? (in the Orthodox Church), Igniting the Flames of Stewardship, Tithing, Outreach, Evangelism, Effective Parish Assessment, Planned Giving ... and more.
5PM - Vespers
6PM - Depart
ALL Parish leadership is strongly urged to attend, as are ALL parishioners in the deanery. As there will be food served, a head count would be helpful. Please have a sign up sheet available and let Fr. Innocent Neal know before the event.