Rev. Ricky Nelson
COMMUNITY is God’s desire for us!
Join Western PA laity and clergy at Olmsted Manor Retreat Center for Mission u 2023 to reflect on the community that Jesus is calling us to be! Participants will arrive on Sunday afternoon, March 12 and the event will open with dinner followed by worship at 7 p.m. It will conclude with lunch on Tuesday, March 14.
This program is for adults and based on the theme of community. The following curricula will be used. Books may be ordered from the UWF Resource Center using this link. The adult study book is also available for Kindle on Amazon.
Who Can We Be Together? (Adult)
Who Can We Be Together? A Biblical Exploration of Luke 13, the 2022 adult curriculum by Candace Simpson brings participants deeper into Jesus' teachings in this chapter of Luke to explore what it means to be in community. As the author notes, “For followers of Christ 2,000 years later, it's important for us to sit with the range of emotions we have in response to these words. It's not easy to build and sustain communities, especially when there are forces that drain us, exhaust us, and even push us to act uncharacteristically. And yet, we are called to act on the most ethical principles of our faith so we can witness the kin-dom of God on earth.''
The rates for the event are:
Resident (2 nights & 6 meals)
Scholarships are available:
The Gene Stollings Memorial Scholarship will cover the cost of registration, room and board for a first-time clergy attendee. (Download in Word)
The Evelyn Hull Memorial Scholarship will cover the cost of a first-time attendee sponsored by a UMW unit.