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Men's Retreat 2018

April 20-22

General Schedule

Friday, April 20
(No meal provided this day)
5 p.m. - Rooms available for check-in
7:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:30 p.m. - Fellowship and Bonfire

Saturday, April 21
8 a.m. - Breakfast
9 a.m. - Retreat Program
Noon - Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Retreat Program
2 p.m. - Free Time
5 p.m. - Dinner
6 p.m. - Retreat Program
8:30 p.m. - Fellowship and Bonfire

Sunday, April 22

8 a.m. - Breakfast
9 a.m. - Worship
Noon - Lunch
1 p.m. - Room Check-Out and departure

Last day for refunds is April 1.
Last day to register is April 6.

Sergio Koloszyc


Joshua: Living Courageously! 

Going deeper with God and with each other

We invite all of the men of our church and their guests to join us for our annual Men’s Retreat, April 20-22, at Pine Creek Retreat Center in Gore, VA.  The theme this year is Joshua:  Living Courageously!  The Lord told Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9.  We will explore the life of Joshua and consider what we can learn from how he loved the Lord, listened for his commands, demonstrated faithfulness, lived courageously, and led the people of Israel.  What does it look like to be men who live courageously?

The retreat will include time for worship, study, small group discussion, plenty of free time for countless fun things to do, evening bonfires, and more.  We hope you will join John Yates, Bill Haley, and the men of the church for this great time together!




Q:  What time does the retreat start?
A:  The retreat technically begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening (with rooms available for check-in at 5:00 p.m.).  The praise and speaking will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Q: What time does the retreat end?
A:  After lunch, which is served at noon on Sunday.

Q: If someone were needs to reach me and my phone is not on me or not functioning, how should they try to contact me in case of emergency?
A: Sergio’s cell 240-750-3746, if you are unreachable by other means.  

Q:  Does the resort offer private rooms?
A:  Yes, there are a limited number of private rooms available, offered at a higher rate per night.

Q:  Would I be able to select my own roommate(s)?
A:  Yes, you can include your roommate request on the registration form.  Booking your room as early as possible would be helpful and we will make every attempt to accommodate such requests, but cannot guarantee all roommate requests will be met.

Q:  Is this for TFCA members only?
A:  No, this is a retreat for men interested in getting to know how God calls us to be men.

Q:  Can I bring a younger family member or friend to the retreat?
A:  The retreat is open to family members and friends.  The content and material covered during the retreat will be based on Scripture.  Senior in high school and older might make sense. We advise you to use your judgment on if this would be enjoyable for the youngster you have in mind.

Q:  Are we permitted to bring our own food to the retreat?
A:  The facility does not allow outside food on the premises.  The lodging fee does include meals. Normal snacks you might travel with, like energy bars, nuts, etc. would be fine.

Q:  Are we permitted to bring wine, beer or alcohol?
A:  No, this facility does not allow alcohol consumption on the premises.  There are a few restaurants/pubs nearby, for those that might want to enjoy such beverages.

Q:  Is this a non-smoking facility?
A:  Yes, smoking is not permitted in the rooms, buildings nor anywhere else on the property.   

Q:  Should I bring my golf clubs?
A:   No, leave the clubs at home this time.   

Q:  Will this retreat be recorded?
A:  No, one of the objectives and expected benefits of this retreat is quality interaction with fellow men in our community.  We are hoping this will be an experience described as a “can’t miss” next time!

Q:  Will we worship on Sunday?
A:  Yes, we will conclude the retreat with a worship service on Sunday.

Q: Will I be able to receive healing prayer?
A: Yes, we will have trained confidential healing prayer ministers at the retreat.

Q: I am unable to stay overnight Friday, can I come up for just the Saturday and Sunday sessions?  If so, what is the cost, would meals be available?
A: We are encouraging everyone to make the most of this time together.  We established fixed rates for the rooms, meals and the programs. If you cannot make it Friday night, we encourage you to take advantage of breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and programming beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Unfortunately, there will be no refunds if your room goes unused Friday evening.

Q: I have dietary restrictions.  What options will be available to me?
A: Vegetarian meals can be prepared upon request for an extra charge.  We would want to call the facility ahead of time for cases of severe allergies and concerns of cross-contamination.

Q: Will there be childcare facilities, as I am a one parent family?
A: No, unfortunately, we are not able to offer childcare.

Q:  I am having a hard time getting around these days, are there ramps and rooms suitable for my wheelchair, walker or crutches?
A:  Yes, there are accommodations for folks in need of easier access.  Plus, there are plenty of guys to lend a hand.

Q:  What is the attire for the retreat?
A:  Casual attire for the speaker segments (think more 11:00 a.m. than 9:00 a.m. service dress).  If you plan on engaging in some form of exercise, remember to bring comfortable walking/hiking shoes for hitting the trails or athletic attire for basketball, volleyball, running, etc.

Q:  Is there a workout room?
A:  Yes, there are some additional indoor and outdoor opportunities for exercise.

Q:  Can I have my eggs poached and will there be a sufficient amount of complex carbohydrates and lean meats to maintain the proper balance for my diet?
A:  Come on, man!