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May
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Church Retreat at Camp Luther @ Camp Luther Retreat and Conference Centre
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 pm
Church Retreat at Camp Luther @ Camp Luther Retreat and Conference Centre | British Columbia | Canada

The 2018 PGIMF Retreat will be held between 6pm on Friday night May 25th through Sunday lunchtime on May 27th for a special retreat. No service will be held in the chapel of the Menno Simons Centre — please join us at Camp Luther, 9311 Shook Rd, Mission, BC.

This year the theme is “Exercising the Mind, Body, and Soul” and we will have a Saturday morning Tai Chi exercise. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise that has become very popular in the recent decade with Yoga due to its health benefits. You can read more about it here: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/

That same evening we’ll also be hosting a Coffee House and we are looking for volunteers to share their talents! If you would like to read poetry, share an artwork, do stand-up, sing, dance, perform music, or demonstrate any other talents please tick the checkbox on the registration form. Every talent is welcome!

Please register online and if you’ve already registered but haven’t paid yet, you can also pay your registration fee (non-receiptable) by sending an Interac e-Transfer to the Treasurer.

If you prefer to work with paper, print your registration form, or see the mailboxes at the back of the church for a paper registration form and information brochure and return it to any member of the retreat committee.

P.S. see last year’s menu here.


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