By Melissa Sheetoo – Northern Region
This year’s All New England Singles Retreat “Created for…” promises to be an incredible event! Disciples from the East Coast and Canada will be making their way to beautiful Stowe, Vermont. This will be a true retreat away from the distractions of life so that we can focus on who we are and whose we are. Rich fellowship, inspiring and practical classes, games, dancing, spa treatment and free time for adventurers and relaxers alike are some of the things you can expect this weekend.In the busyness of life we can lose sight of why we were created and for what purpose. Specifically tailored classes will help us gain a better understanding that we have been Created:
Friday Night Worship: For Connection
Saturday Morning: For Living Fearlessly
For Him (English/Spanish)
For One Another
For Love and Legacy (Single Parents)
For A Disciplined Life
Optional Luncheons: (Limited Capacity)
For Compassionate Care
Sunday Morning: For His Glory
So spread the word and join us, April 25-27, for what will be another phenomenal time. We sold out last year (twice!) so be sure to register soon so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Applications for the 2014 HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) are now available. Over the past 20 years HYC has provided opportunities for teens and college students to serve the poor and needy while build lasting spiritual convictions, memories and friendships. Many families from the Boston and New England Churches have sent their kids in past years and we want to encourage you to get your teen involved in this great program too! We have included a bit of information about HYC. Please see the HOPE website for more information. www.hopeww.org
Just in time for Christmas, our own David Joutras has written his first novel in a new Christian Science Fiction series: “Meaghan’s Angel”. The first Book, Angel’s Arrival is now available as a kindle ebook from Amazon.com and chronicles the way people’s lives are changed by a living force from another world. All profits from sales of the book are dedicated to HOPE in order to help people everywhere benefit from the love and compassion Jesus inspires in us all. To buy the book, Click Here, click on the book or just look up the author, Dr. David Joutras, on Amazon.com. And to God be the glory!
Joe & Annie Silipo – now serving in the Milan, Italy, church – will be moving to Hartford, CT, in the summer of 2014 to serve as the senior evangelist and women’s ministry leader for this New England congregation. Jimmy & Anita Allen will be departing at that time to serve as the staff couple for a new church to be planted in Providence, Rhode Island.