All Church Retreat
All Church Retreat is a time for us to be away together and grow as a congregation. Young, old and everyone in between are encouraged to attend. Childcare for the little ones is provided by our church and there is programming for children, youth, adults, families, singles, and retirees.
Date – September 17-19, 2021
Location – Mo Ranch in Hunt, TX
Leader – Dr. Cynthia Rigby
Theme – “Shaping the New Normal”
Shaping a New Normal: Faithful Living in a Post-Pandemic World
Cynthia L. Rigby, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
— First Presbyterian Church Georgetown Retreat, 2021–
It seems like we’ve been talking forever about “getting back to normal.” And we’ve also been warned to get ready: “the new normal” is coming! But what if our calling is not only to adapt to whatever this world dishes out, but to help shape a new normal that mirrors the peaceable kingdom of God? What would that mean for the way we live? How would we go about discerning what God wills for us? And what have we learned this past year that we would bring with us about time, bodies, technology, and communities? When we are at the retreat together we will explore these and other questions, focusing in particular on the following biblical texts:
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
“I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2).