Mark your calendars for the first annual Fall Retreat, October 11th and 12th at Silver Heights Camp in New Albany, IN. Built around a series of talks, meals, and fellowship opportunities, the Grace Church Fall Retreat will be a great time to get away (but not too far away!), relax, learn, and be rejuvenated. More details to come soon; watch this space.
2019 Fall Retreat Theme: Becoming Human Again: Restoration in Christ
Martin Luther said that the phrase "justified by faith" (one with which we are all very familiar) is actually St. Paul's definition of being a human being. Looking at our lives, beginning at creation and including our daily experience, we will discuss the ways in which the Good News of Jesus Christ actually restores our humanity. So join us, hear the Gospel afresh, and be restored.
Preliminary Retreat Schedule
Note: childcare will be offered from 6:45pm until 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and from 8:45am to 12:00pm on Saturday morning.
Friday, October 11
6:00pm - Dinner (potluck with "main meat" provided)
7:00pm - Session #1 with Adam Morton
Saturday, October 12
8:30am - Light breakfast
9:00am - Session #2 with Adam Morton
10:00am - Small group Discussions
10:30am - Informal Morning Prayer service
11:00am - Session #3 with Adam Morton
12:00pm - Boxed Lunches
Saturday afternoon: Optional fellowship events (some options we're working on: Fall activities at Huber's Farm, hiking at Falls of the Ohio, pistol shooting, winery tour, etc)
6:00pm - Buffet Dinner
7:00pm - Session #4 with Adam Morton
2019 Fall Retreat speaker: The Rev. Adam Morton
Adam Morton is Associate Pastor and Resident Scholar at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA. Pastor Adam is a Minnesota native and was raised on an assortment of US Air Force Bases in various states and countries. Despite his best efforts, he earned a BA in Physics and Classics from Luther College in 2001, and an M. Div. from Luther Seminary in 2011. Pastor Adam started at Trinity in February 2014, where he now serves as resident scholar and through Holy Trinity serves as the pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster. He is married to the significantly shorter Pastor Tasha Genck Morton. They have two cats, only one of which is any good, and a very large toddler. Pastor Adam’s favorite vice is gluttony, which he shares with his son, though any but sloth will do in a pinch.