The flowers are in bloom and the busyness of the holiday season has passed, but have you taken a minute to truly breathe, to bring yourself back to God? We all could use a few days away from the craziness of life to return to the peace and calmness that our Savior provides.

Once again, the Staffing Process Advisory Team (SPAT) is providing the members of Albany Presbytery an opportunity to attend a retreat that will do just that.

Previously, a retreat was held in January at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center with Rick Spalding and Beth Wieman facilitating. This upcoming retreat will be held at the same location with Rick and Beth once again helping lead our journey.

I invite everyone to attend this retreat- you need not be your congregation’s Presbytery delegate. We welcome all of God’s children from all backgrounds, especially if you have never participated in SPAT’s previous events!

Click here for the details about registration.

We have first quenched our thirst at the well and now we continue on towards becoming whole. I encourage you to spend June 18 and 19 with us, in the presence of the Lord.

Grace and peace,
Samantha Brewer

About Samantha Brewer

Samantha’s home church is First United Church Presbyterian, Hoosick Falls, NY. At General Assembly 222, she is served as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD) on the Church Polity and Ordered Ministry Committee. She has also led the YAADS at the Synod of the Northeast, Assembly in 2016, was a member of the SPAT in Albany Presbytery and is will be Albany Presbytery's Representative to the 2019/2020 Synod Mission and Ministries Commission.

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