When storms of life - financial hardships, loss of a loved one, health problems, unfaithfulness, etc - threaten to pull our marriage apart, what can we do? What should we do?
During our retreat, we will focus on how God in His grace can enable us to keep our vows, fulfill our roles, carefully communicate with each other, mercifully forgive, and actually grow closer to each other and to Christ through the hard times.
Join us for a special weekend of strengthening our marriages for a lifelong journey of God-honoring partnership. You will enjoy some much-needed recreation, Bible teaching, fellowship with other couples, and time alone with your spouse. Teaching will focus on the importance of couples having a close and dynamic walk with God. The schedule will feature group sessions and question-and-answer opportunities.
If you would like a printable copy of the retreat brochure and registration information, you can pick one up at church, or click the PDF here. Couples-Retreat-2022
All registration costs are per couple*:
*Please note that the registration cost is the cost for one couple attending the retreat, NOT the price for individuals.
**This "no lodging" rate includes all meals and events for couples who choose to lodge offsite at a nearby hotel. One close hotel option is the Best Western Inn in Matamoras, PA.
Registration closes on Sunday, October 16. For additional information and questions, contact Pastor Jim Swanson here.
Please note that couples may bring their young infants to this retreat, but no nursery or children's program will be offered.
Friday, October 21
- 4:00 p.m. Arrival
- 6:30 p.m. Dinner
- 7:30 p.m. Group Session 1
- 8:45 p.m. Prayer Groups
- 9:00 p.m. Free Time: Coffee Shop, Game Room, Fireside Room
Saturday, October 22
- 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Group Games
- 9:30 a.m. Group Session 2
- 10:30 a.m. Couples' Alone Time
- 11:00 a.m. Free Time: Game Room, Fireside Room, Human Foosball
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Split Session
- 1:45 p.m. Couples' Alone Time
- 2:30 p.m. Free Time: Coffee Shop, Hayride, Game Room, Mini Golf, Frisbee Golf
- 4:30 p.m. Group Session 3
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner, Testimonies, and Giftcard Giveaway
- 6:30 p.m. Departure
After 26 years of serving the Lord at Faith Baptist, Vinny and Terri Sawyer moved to Florida in 2014. There Vinny began Macedonian Call Ministries, traveling overseas to train pastors primarily in third-world countries. In 2016, Victory Baptist Church of Port Charlotte, Florida, asked Vinny to consider becoming their senior pastor. After months of prayer, the Sawyers took on this new ministry while also continuing to make some overseas missions trips as well. God has blessed the Sawyers with 4 grown children and 13 grandchildren.