February 23-25, 2018
Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center in Waxahachie, TX (link to lakeviewcamp.net)
We attended this multi-church retreat in 2017 and had such a great time we’re going again! This is a multi-church retreat, but church groups sit together and church group time is built into the schedule. We hope to take a big group this year, and would love for you to be part of this opportunity to grow in our relationships with Christ and together!
Speakers: Kathy Howard, Alta Lynn Gerlach, and Cynthia Hopkins
Worship led by Jeff Berry
Special Guests: Anna Berry (Anna Berry Designs and HGTV’s Nashville Flipped) and Fish Sticks Comedy
Lodging: slumber party cottages (linens not provided) or motel-style lodges (linens provided)
Cost (includes 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, program, and numerous activities):
Slumber Party Cottage: $130
Lodges (2-3 people): $150
**College and Gap students pay half-price (lodging in cottages).
For details and full schedule, visit platform320.org/more-retreat (link). However, please do not register individually on the website. So that we can remain organized as a group, please register with an envelope at the First Women’s table or in the church office.
First Women will be staying two nights, but there is a one night option for those who can only stay a shorter time. Transportation will be coordinated for both groups, if needed.
Registration will be open beginning November 5 and deadline is January 7, 2018.
Winter Retreat is a weekend for students to get away and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. This year our theme is Encounter and we will study four moments when someone met Jesus and how their lives were changed. Through large group teaching, worship, and small group study our students will learn to pursue a closer relationship with Jesus every day.
Winter Retreat is January 12-14 at Kingdom Ranch in Somerville, TX., and the cost is $30. This includes our lodging, food, and a t-shirt for the weekend. Please register by following the link below. For more information please contact Josh in the Student Ministry Office.
Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 9
10am - 2pm
Purchase tickets at the women’s ministry table during November
Home for the Holidays is a special time for women that includes a Panera-catered brunch, program, and shopping! We’ll fellowship and eat together around beautifully decorated tables. The program that follows will include Christmas worship songs led by some of our own women at First, and a Christmas message by speaker Darla Baerg. After that, there will be a time of shopping (12-2) with area vendors at their booths in the fellowship hall.
There will be great food, friends, laughter, shopping, door prizes, encouragement, challenge, and worship. We hope to see you there, and bring some friends!
SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
Our preschool Sunday school classes will celebrate the grandparents in the senior adult classes.