Mount Hermon All-Church Retreat – October 6-8

10/06/2017 to

by Dave Engelbrektson

Categories: LOPC News, Special Events

Mount Hermon All-Church Retreat. Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by stunning redwood forests and meandering creeks, it is the ideal retreat location. As early as October 1954, the LOPC All- Church Retreat has been held at Mount Hermon. Since that beginning, the first weekend in October has remained a vibrant LOPC tradition. Mount Hermon is an opportunity for God’s family to spend time together. An opportunity to laugh, relax and to play together. It is also an opportunity to learn and be inspired. There will be dedicated programs for preschoolers, children and youth, a barbecue, family-style meals, outdoor worship and outdoor activities for all ages. Please join us. Register online.

Questions? Email dave@LOPC.org. Last day to register: 9/29/17

A STORIED PEOPLE

From Abraham and Esther to Peter and Mary, there is no doubt that Christians have a rich and complicated narrative. Some of our stories are hard to tell while others offer life and hope. Yet we live in a world that encourages us to filter our stories and our identity to the point of perfection. How do we, as people of faith, reconcile our storied pasts? More importantly, how do we tell our stories in a way that honors what God has done and also speaks to what God is doing? Join Executive Pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City, the Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell as she leads us in a weekend of story-telling and story-finding.

SPEAKER: Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell

The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell is an East Bay native (and devoted Oakland A’s fan). Currently serving as the Executive Pastor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, Charlene is passionate about what lies ahead for the church in the 21st century and being responsive to what the Spirit is calling us to change and retain. The proud daughter of immigrants, she is committed to the unique cultural interpretations of faith and theology. Charlene and her husband Jordan (both graduates of Monte Vista High School) have two daughters, Amelie and Noa. They live on the Upper West Side where they make sure they always keep a good supply of Legos, Play-Doh, wine, and pizza.