ABMen 65th Annual Retreat
American Baptist men from across Pennsylvania and Delaware gathered in Shippensburg for their annual retreat. Over 160 gathered for a weekend of great fellowship, recreation, learning, and worship. The theme, "Nothing Is Impossible With God," was rooted in the text of Luke 1:37.
The registration team is hard at work getting everyone checked in. With the weather forecast predicting a hot weekend the guys have plenty of water to keep everyone well hydrated.
As hungry guys arrived at the dining hall for dinner, it was time to connect with so many old time friends as well as meet people coming for the first time.
Pastor CG Coates and the praise band led the AB Men at the retreat in a time of praise and worship.
A great crowd gathered for the general plenary sessions. The keynote speaker, Michael Kelley, challenged the men with a message "Ordinary and Extraordinary Relationships"
Did someone say "ice cream"?
Many of the guys were up early for devotions led by Pastor Bob Coats. Pastor Bob looked at Mark 2:1-12, the healing of the Paralyzed Man. Pastor Bob noted it was a band of brothers who helped the paralyzed man get to Jesus, and it was their combined faith that Jesus used to heal him.
Following breakfast at the AB Men’s Retreat, the guys started their workshop sessions with a variety of dynamic and creative instructor / teachers.
Of course, there was plenty of time for recreation!
Kudos to Tom Clark, a member of the Parkesburg Baptist Church, who received the 2019 Layman of the Year Award.