Tom Avey, of the FGBC Fellowship Coordinator’s office, has announced a change of location for the Central Focus Retreat, to be held October 9-11. Held for the last several years at Pokagon State Park in Indiana, the retreat this year will move to the Punderson Manor Resort (pictured), about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio.
Punderson’s website describes the facility this way:
Located in the natural splendor of Punderson State Park, only 50 minutes southeast of Cleveland, Punderson Manor Resort & Conference Center is a historic English Tudor Style mansion featuring 31 spacious guest rooms, 26 fully furnished two bedroom cottages, a conference center that accommodates up to 100 and an elegant full-service dining room that boasts breathtaking views of Punderson Lake.
Activities abound year-round in this beautiful setting. Enjoy the tranquility of relaxing in the indoor and outdoor pools. Wade awhile at the sandy beach, play tennis, volleyball, basketball or enjoy a challenging round of golf on our picturesque 18-hole championship golf course.
And, with 14 miles of beautiful winding park trails, there’s plenty of hiking. When winter saunters in, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski, ice fish or toboggan down our “Fast & Steep” sled hill.
Further information and directions may be found at http://www.pundersonmanorresort.com/Directions-631.html. To register for the Central—or any—Focus Retreat, log onto www.fgbc.org.
The other retreat locations will repeat from the previous years.
The East Focus Retreat will be at Sandy Cove in Maryland the dates of October 23-25, 2006. The West retreat will be at Rancho Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA, the dates of January 29-31, 2007. The South retreat will be at the FFA camp in Haines City, Florida, the dates of February 26-28, 2007. And the Northwest retreat will again return to Camp Clear Lake at White Pass, Washington, the dates of May 21-23, 2007.
FGBC Moderator Tim Boal will be focusing attention this year on The Church. Each registrant will receive a copy of Boal’s new book, soon to appear from BMH Books, entitled Building Authentic Community: Enjoying Christ’s Church in a Postmodern Age.