Couples in all stages of marriage joined the Northeast Fellowship for its “Marriage Refresh: Next Level” retreat. Some couples make this retreat an annual tradition, says Brian King, executive director of the Northeast Fellowship.
Meeting at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, New York, December 27–28, the couples enjoyed activities including a photo scavenger hunt. The couples were tasked with taking photos of them posing at eight locations in this Finger Lakes town, including praying at Glen Baptist Church in Watkins Glen, located one mile from the hotel.
Another highlight was hearing from Conroy and Julie Lewis, a pastor and wife from Syracuse. The couple “shared excellent messages on false assumptions about marriage, the spiritual and natural benefits of marriage, and the importance of mentoring other couples for long and strong marriages,” Brian says.
Conroy says he and Julie had a great time at the retreat and thanks the Northeast Fellowship for the opportunity to encourage the couples. “We pray that each couple left feeling refreshed and renewed in their devotion to one another and in their devotion to Christ,” he says.
The Northeast Fellowship is now looking forward to its next event for married couples: Marriage Camp at Bethany Camp, Sinclairville, New York, June 14–15.
Events like these are investments “in the great treasure of marriage,” Brian says.