Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Upcoming Spring Retreat-deadline fast approaching!

Spring Retreat at UBC
March 24th-25th

Open to Life Long Learners of All Ages! (...word has it that our dad will be there)
$46 (includes all sessions, accomodation on Friday night and all Saturday meals)
The Friday 7pm session is open to all; donations welcome.

I would like to invite you to come take part in an upcoming retreat the weekend of March 24-25th. Matthew Francis (my little bro) will be speaking with us over the course of the weekend on the topic of Living the Gospel in a Plurarist Society.Matthew grew up in the mountains and valleys of Chilliwack, and currently serves as the Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Canada. He has been a College chaplain, Amnesty International fundraiser, Assistant to an eccentric Artisan Baker, Writer of History, Landscaper, and Lecturer. He currently serves as Heritage consultant for the Province of Alberta and a contributing editor of Beyond magazine. After spending a couple of rain-soaked years in England, studying the concept of “Sacred Space & Place," he ended up with a M.A. in Theology from the University of Manchester. Matthew and his wife Krista, live in Edmonton, Alberta where they are active members of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church.
Please feel free to help us get the word out about this exciting opportunity to come and be together, and learn some helpful things to equip us in the journey that is our life in Christ.If you have any questions or would like a registration form, contact me at kimberleyfrancis@yahoo.com or by phone at (604) 626 3296. There is limited space for those of you would like to sleep over and take part in the Saturday too, so if you're thinking you'd like to come, register soon.
If cost is an issue, please indicate that in the space provided on your registration form,
and provisions will be considered.
Love in IC XC,


Blogger kimberley said...

While I believe that many are planning to attend, the registrations are trickling in quite slowly. Please DO let me know ASAP if you are hoping to attend so that we have some sense of numbers and to adjust provisions somewhat, either up or down.

Many thanks,
Kimberley Francis

PS. One way would be to leave a note here.

9:20 a.m.  
Blogger The Pleasant Peasant said...

Could I just be the do-everything helper person?

2:45 p.m.  
Blogger thomasw said...

hehe I love that detail about "Matthew grew up in the mountains and valleys of Chilliwack"; it had me thinking of the wild-child syndrome :)

9:45 p.m.  

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