Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4
Have you ever read the book of Ecclesiastes? If so, then you know the familiar refrain that runs throughout the book: “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” The Hebrew word hevel that we translate “vanity” literally means vapor, breath, or smoke. (One scholar actually thinks the meaning is closer to “fart”.) The main point of the book isn’t that life is meaningless, but that like smoke, it’s fleeting. And like smoke, though it might look solid, it will slip through your fingers if you try to grab it.
We’re going to talk “smoke-grabbing” next weekend: Can you name the ways that you are habitually doing this, and the effect it may have on you, your family, and your city in the decades ahead? Of course, we’ll begin and end with what the grace of God in Christ has to do with all of this, and finally, we’ll discuss how we can be a part of building something that will last, ending with a strong challenge to get started immediately with something we’re calling “No Excuses November” (it may not be what you think).
The retreat will be at the West Chester KOA. The cost is $50. Scholarships are available if this cost prevents you from coming. We want you there! Email Stephen Wood at email@example.com if you have questions.
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