Celebrating 30 Years
Athens, Texas – The conference’s singles ministries held its 30th annual retreat as a “virtual zoom Labor Day retreat” instead of at its usual location of Athens, Texas. The theme was “Singles Intentionally Serving Jesus.” Alfred Jones, pastor, began the weekend with Friday night’s “A Made-up Mind,” on how we have capabilities beyond measures when we allow God to use us. Sabbath morning with Billy Green, pastor, encouraged us not to feel guilty in designating time for ourselves. Sabbath afternoon featured Michael Kelly, pastor, on the need to divorce ourselves from certain behaviors before getting into relationships. On Saturday night, physical therapist Tiffany King, PT, DPT, demonstrated “How to Release Stress in the Body.” On Sunday, Jones presented “How to Live a Wholesome Christian Single Life.” We concluded with Nathan Madrid, pastor, and “What Does God Says about True Love?” As the weekend ended, we agreed that meals and outreach were the only missing elements in this retreat.
By Evelyn M. Edwards