Hear testimonies, play volleyball, fellowship in small groups, spend time in reflection on the beautiful, wooded trails, and hear Christ-centered messages from Bruce Cooke, Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship PCA in Boston.

Dates: September 22-24, 2023. Registration begins at 5pm in the back lobby of Maranatha. Dinner at 6pm. Ends Saturday at 11am

Location: Black Rock Retreat, 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566

Schedule: Download HERE

Speaker: Bruce Cooke, Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship in Boston. Originally from South Africa, and then an overseas club cricket player in the UK, Bruce received his M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2001 and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2007. He married Vesi in December 2001 and began work with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Delaware (2002-2007). In 2007, they moved to Boston, where Bruce worked at Boston University (2007-2012) and then as Assistant Regional Coordinator of Spiritual Formation and Prayer (2012-2020). For the majority of these years, Bruce worked in a part-time capacity and was the primary caretaker for his three daughters. In December 2020, he began full-time pastoral ministry at Citylife Presbyterian Church. Bruce is now Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship PCA in Boston and previously served as the men's ministry coordinator. Bruce enjoys long-distance running and playing with children.


Theme: The Journey Home. We are all on a journey home to be with our Lord, so like any journey what do we need to not just survive but flourish along the way? We will look at 4 of the Psalms that were sung by the Israelites on their way to Jerusalem and explore how they are songs that we can also sing that will both guide us and shape us.

Cost: $199 for 2 nights and 5 meals (Friday dinner - Sunday breakfast).

Make checks payable to your church with "men's retreat" in the memo line. You may also pay by Zelle if your bank account offers it. Use and note that it is for the Men's Retreat.

First registrations receive priority to the limited number of triple occupancy motel-style rooms with A/C and private bathroom until fully allocated. Remaining registrations and late registrations will be designated to the cabins with bunk beds and shared bathroom.

Saturday only day rate is $80.

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