Men’s Retreat: Faith, Family, and Forgiveness

Take a break from the daily routine and join us at the Jersey Shore for a weekend of rest and reflection. The theme this year is Family, Faith and Forgiveness. We will share stories of our family histories, explore the role that faith plays in our family lives, and discuss the meaning of legacy in the context of faith, hope, and love.

How far back can you trace your ancestors? There are a lot of web tools out there that can help you answer this question. We encourage you to use the free 14 day trial at to see how far you can go. Can you find out what your great, great, great grandfather did for a living? Let’s find out and share our stories.

Please join retreat leaders Rev. Jeff Vamos and Seminary Intern, Bill Horne, for a program that offers time for fellowship, directed discussion, and ample relaxation.


Where: St. Joseph’s by the Sea, in Mantoloking, NJ

When: February 24 – 26. (Leaving Friday 5:00, returning mid-morning Sunday)

Cost: $215 for two nights/five meals (Friday dinner not included). Limited scholarships available upon request.

Retreat leaders: Dr. Bill Horne and Rev. Jeff Vamos

Arrival and Departure: Depart from church parking lot at 5:30, and dinner en route. Departure Sunday morning after brief worship service.

Registration: Register via the form below.

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  1. John Huchler says:

    How about having the guys bring a piece of memorabilia that they might want to share with everyone.

  2. Keith Dewey says:

    I agree, John and Jeff, and I know what I’d likely bring, if I remember.

    Hey, I just tried to register for this retreat, and I wanted to pay via credit card or check, but I don’t see where the credit card link is to pay that way, Jeff. Can you send it as a new link, or should I just plan to give you/the church office a check when I’m next in Lawrence? Anyway, please confirm at [email protected] that I am registered, as the process brought me to this page, and I can’t tell for sure that I am! Sincerely, Keith Dewey, (609) 651-6186 (cell).

    PS: The only reason I might HAVE to not attend is if my reliable babysitter cannot take Thomas on that Saturday after all, but she has said she can watch him so far. If anything changes, I’ll be back in touch with you immediately. Otherwise, see you at the Retreat! Looking forward to it. KHD

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