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Weekend Getaway Aims to Refresh Marriages

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—The Northeast Fellowship hosted its Marriage Refresh retreat at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel Dec. 27–28. The purpose of the retreat, says the Northeast Fellowship, is “for married couples to refresh their relationship in light of God’s Word and in the company of other Christian couples.”

Speaking on the theme “In Every Season” were Mike Paris, pastor of First Baptist Church, Attica, New York; Steve Barton, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Cortland, New York; and Brian King, associate director of the Northeast Fellowship. All couples go through “wow experiences” and “ow experiences,” Steve says. In both the “wow” and “ow,” he says, “God has help for us to grow closer to Him in each and every season of our lives.”

Along with four teaching sessions, the retreat allowed plenty of time for sightseeing near the hotel, located on the shore of Seneca Lake.

The Northeast Fellowship says, “We’re thankful for super hosts at Harbor Hotel, 50 degree weather, memorable sessions filled with Scripture, thoughtfulness, personal testimony, and a fun-loving group of couples of all ages from across New York State.”