Every February our church rents out Shocco Springs for 2 retreats that happen simultaneously. For the last 6 or so years, Drew has been in youth so he’s gone to the youth part of the retreat which is called Winter Retreat. The rest of us usually go to the Family Retreat that happens just up the hill.

This year since Alex is now part of youth, he attended Winter Retreat. Rob and Drew are both Disciple Group leaders, so they went as leaders. So that left me, to either go to the Family Retreat without my family, stay home, or go to the Winter Retreat. They needed a photographer so that is what I did. It was lots of fun, but I really worked my tail off.

Here’s some highlights of the weekend…
Winter Retreat 2017

Here’s Alex and Rob’s small groups. Drew was a Shepherd for the weekend and helped keep make sure groups got to where they are supposed to on time.
Winter Retreat 2017

Adam Wheatley and Zach Terry and the rest of the band were awesome!
Winter Retreat 2017

Great lighting effects all weekend!
Winter Retreat 2017

The drama acts were inspirational and moving
Winter Retreat 2017

The Prayer Room was so beautifully decorated and welcoming.
Winter Retreat 2017

Family group gatherings
Winter Retreat 2017

Football
Winter Retreat 2017

The group shot (missing many of the leaders)
Winter Retreat 2017

Andy Blanks and our Youth directors
Winter Retreat 2017

Read about previous church retreats I’ve blogged about:
2014
2013