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The 2017 Northern California and West USA Churches Servants Retreat will be blessed with H.G. Bishop Angaelos who will be giving the lectures and presides over the retreat.

Theme
The Call to Service – Do you know your Call?

  • The call for service is for everyone
  • What is God’s specific call for me?
  • My response to the call

Workshops and Panel Discussions

  • Challenges facing servants in discussions on contemporary social issue
  • How do servants and who we serve experience joy in service

Location
Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
2500 Hansen Rd.
Hayward, CA

Program
Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:00 a.m.         Matins and the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Cross
11:00 a.m.        Breakfast
11:30 a.m.        Welcome
11:45 a.m.        Lecture 1 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
12:30  p.m.     Lunch and Workshops
2:45 p.m.        Panel Discussion: How do Servants and Who We Serve Experience Joy in Service (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
4:30 p.m.        Break
4:45 p.m.         Apologetics: Focus on (George Bassilios)
5:30 p.m.         11th hour Prayer
5:45 p.m.         Challenges in Service: Contemporary Social Issues  (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
6:30 p.m.        Dinner
8:00 p.m.       Vespers and Lecture 3 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
10:00 p.m.     Conclusion of Day 1

Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:00 a.m.        The Divine Liturgy
10:30 a.m.      Breakfast
11:30 a.m.      Lecture 4 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
1:00 p.m.       Conclusion of the Retreat

Registration
All servants and servants preparation groups from the Northern California and West USA Archdiocese churches are invited to attend. All events of the Servants Convention will be closed to the registered servants and will not allow non-registered servants or congregations from churches to attend.

Due to the limited number of available slots and to be able to estimate the number of dinners, please fill the online registration form and send the registration payment by a check payable to “Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church” to the following address: TBD

 

The cost to attend the entire retreat including snacks after the Liturgies, lunch and dinner on Saturday is $60 until Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 night and $70 for late registration after Monday March 6, 2017.
The cost of attending the retreat without Saturday dinner is $50 until Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 night and $60 for late registration after Monday March 6, 2017.

 

There will be babysitting available and kids can get dinner for $5.

Suggestions about accommodation on Saturday night regarding hotels close to the CYC will be available.
If you plan to stay Saturday night, please check that selection in your registration and we will contact you with the details of suggested accommodation.

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