Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary Theological Conference
January 21 - January 22
THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE AND RETREAT…Mark your Calendars – January 21-22, 2019. The theme/focus of the conference/retreat is “By My Own Understanding or Effort: Reflections on the Third Article.” Rev. Brad Hales will also speak on ministry to an aging church on Monday morning.
Sponsored by St Paul Lutheran Seminary and the SEC Fellowship our Lutheran Theological Retreat offers refreshing, faith-enriching experiences for pastors, lay leaders and spouses by offering Christian discussions, rewarding comradery, and outdoor relaxation. There will be speakers, discussions, and an outdoor service Monday early eve. You won’t want to miss this event, so mark your calendars now. Virgil Thompson, Dr. Orrey McFarland, and Rev. Mark Ryman will be speaking on the theme this year. For our mission and outreach segment on Monday morning, Rev. Brad Hales will present “Ministry to an Aging Church.” More info forthcoming regards group tour availability.
Jekyll Island is a barrier island on the Georgia coast, just across St. Simons Sound from neighboring St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia. Jekyll offers visitors miles of pristine beaches and coastlands, including Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach and Great Dunes, as well as campgrounds, museums, restaurants, eclectic shops and boutique stores, horseback riding and carriage tours, natural wildlife preserves and protected marshlands, miles of bicycle trails to explore, maritime forests, fishing and world-class golf, kayaking and canoeing, not to mention the infamous Historic District and surrounding areas.
The island is renowned for its landmark Historic District, termed the “Millionaire’s Village” long ago, with its 240-acre site containing 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages that were once home to some of America’s most wealthy and prominent citizens, including the Crane family, the Pulitzers, Morgans, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Goodyear clan to name but a few. These privileged few used Jekyll Island as a hunting and golf retreat, spending lazy summers here and building these historic homes that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Jekyll Island has been a part of many historic moments, including the first meeting of the Federal Reserve, and the first transcontinental telephone call.