Retreat as a Way of Life
This weekend, a dozen or so of us will gather on the shores of Lake Sammamish for a weekend of worship, fellowship, laughter, good food, and relaxation. Over the past few weeks, each person has shared a glimpse of what they’re looking forward to: quiet time, boating, getting to know more people, singing worship songs, dreaming about our future as a church, an epic ping pong tournament, or just hanging out together on the dock. At Sinners and Saints, we have been exploring together what it means to practice living out our faith in everyday life. For folks from Christian backgrounds, many have noted the disparity between an intense faith experience like a church retreat, and slogging it out in the trenches of the work-life-school-family-friends balancing act we live.
From 6pm on Friday to 1pm on Sunday, we gather not to take a break from our daily lives, but with the hope of bringing our experiences at the Lake into the everyday. If you aren’t able to join us in person this weekend, join us in prayer. Pray that we would take the lessons learned into the start of churchplanting in the University District. Pray for courage to share our hearts with each other, and to share God’s heart with our city.
Need the retreat details email? Let Pastor Leah know you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since we’ll be meeting all weekend, we are NOT meeting next Sunday, August 29 at 5pm.
See you Friday!
- THURSDAY NIGHT FOOD BANK ROTATION: U-District Food Bank, 5-8pm
Join us on Thursday nights as we hang out with our neighbors, sort food, laugh, bag groceries, and have a good time. Up to 5 volunteers per week, send an email to email@example.com to sign up or for more info!
- SINNERS & SAINTS CHURCHWIDE RETREAT
Our first-ever churchwide retreat is THIS WEEKEND, Friday, August 27 at 6:00 pm – Sunday, August 29 at 1:00 pm. If you haven’t signed up yet, or would like more info, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- FALL RAMEN NIGHT KICKOFF!
This Fall, Ramen Night will continue taking place on the first Tuesday of each month. Join us September 7th for our next Ramen Night! Other Tuesdays will be devoted to getting to know the University District: A tour of local social
- SUNDAY DINNER POTLUCK: 5-7:30 pm
Join us for Sunday Dinner and Bible Study at Alan and Leah’s home from 5-7:30. The meal sign-up is below, email me if you’d like to bring something to share. email@example.com to sign up or for more info!
- This Sunday, 8/29: Worship at the Retreat!
THIS SUNDAY’S MEETING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AT 5PM. Join us for worship this weekend at the first annual Sinners & Saints Retreat on Lake Sammamish. For directions, email Leah: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Sunday!