The excitement is building ahead of this weekend for the “Act Like Men – Protect This House” Men’s Retreat at Fall Creek Falls. First of all let me tell you a little bit about the facility that we are staying at and the State Park. Here is a link to the Park’s website if you want to do some further investigation on your own.
Fall Creek Falls is probably the prettiest of all the State Parks in Tennessee. Located on the Plateau in Spencer, TN it will make available a glimpse of God’s beauty along with an assortment of things to do during our free time on Saturday. Hiking, fishing, and boating are a few things that will be available and for those of us who have done the God, Guys, and Golf, well we know about the challenging golf course that will be just down the road. So don’t forget to bring your hiking boots, golf clubs, and fishing poles. There are also basketball goals and tennis courts available if you want to bring a ball or racket.
We are staying at the Group Lodge 1 so when you arrive at the park on Friday or Saturday you will want to head in that direction.
Our lodge can accommodate 100 people and has bunk beds in the main lodging areas. Everyone will need to bring some bed/sheets/pillows or sleeping bag and then a bath towel if you plan on showering. (Please plan on showering) There are a limited number of separate rooms which some have been delegated. There has always been limited cell service so please let your wife/family know this in advance and that you may not be ignoring their calls.
The Food for the main meals is all included in the cost of the retreat. I know that Kelly Helmlinger is in charge of the meals this year like the last retreat…and I will tell you that the food will be “well worth the price of admission” I know the weekend will include at least some “smoked butts and brisket” from some of the best cooks our church has to offer. For the weekend we are asking that everyone pick up a favorite snack and/or drink to share with your brothers over the weekend.
We are looking for a variety of cookies (home-baked preferred), fruits, chips, dips, etc…healthy or non-healthy and an assortment of soft-drinks, teas, lemonade, etc.
Men’s Retreat Itinerary
Friday April 20
7:30-8:15ish- Glenn’s session “Our Greatest Predicament”
8:15-9:30ish Break out sessions
Saturday April 21
9:00-9:45 Rick’s session “No Man Left Behind: Relationships”
9:45-11:00 Break out sessions
11:00-11:45 Gather back to get feedback for ministry leadership team
11:45-6:00 Lunch and free time
7:00-7:45 Will’s session “I Made a Covenant…Job 31:1”
7:45-9:00 Break out sessions
9:00- Free time
Sunday April 22
9:00- Kerwin’s session “Hold the Rope”
Clean-up – Everyone needs to pitch-in on the clean-up of the kitchen,
bathrooms, bunkhouse etc “NO MAN WILL BE LEFT BEHIND”
WHAT TO BRING:
Bible, bed sheets/covers, sleeping bag, pillow, bath towel, toiletries, comfortable clothes, healthy/unhealthy snacks/drinks, fruits, games, cards, chess boards, checkers, rook cards, guitars, banjos, accordions, corn hole boards, golf clubs, hiking gear, fishing equipment, and an open mind to meet and make new friends and let God make the weekend something special.
Those coming on the retreat…
BOLDED NAMES HAVE PAID THEIR $40