Retreat to Re-engage

“Those that wait on and hope in God get fresh strength” (Isaiah 40:31a)

Love First Coast is returning to the ECO Lodge February 16-18 for a weekend of rest, recreation, renewal, worship, and prayer.  Anyone is welcome to join us. There’s no charge but we will ask you to help out with food prep.  (It feels more like family that way…)  It’s a time that feels like being with an extended family (because that’s pretty much how we operate.)  It’s a relaxed pace event but the time just seems to fly!  We worship, play games, watch movies, go for walks, pray, and enjoy great food!  The weekend is designed to encourage connecting and reconnecting with each other and with God.

By the way, this retreat can be especially helpful if you are serving the Lord with your life.

We offer this because there is so much vitally important work to do.  Currently, we’re involved in ministry with refugees, grieving families, special needs kids, youth, youth workers, teen moms and their babies, married couples, family, co-workers, neighbors, and providing support for the ministries of several area churches.  (And I am probably leaving a few things out.)  We are seeking to love people with the love of Jesus.  And the opportunities have been growing.  While this is joyful activity, it can also be a bit hard, emotionally challenging, or physically exhausting.

And so we take some time every year to withdraw like this, taking some time to seek strength, insight, and wisdom for the season ahead.  This year, we’ll be askiong the Lord to lead us to others who will join us in the mission of loving the First Coast.  If you’d like to join us for that, or for the retreat, let us know by email ( or phone (904)599-2889.  We’ll follow up!

RETREAT DETAILS – Because we know some of you want them!

When? Feb 16-18 (Friday Night thru Sunday morning)

Where? The Fabulous ECO Lodge in Fargo, GA  – part of Stephen Foster State Park(400 ECO Lodge Drive, Fargo, GA 31631)

Why?  Because the world we love needs rested renewed people who follow Jesus.

How much?  Help With Food Prep and maybe bring some, too!  Everything else is paid for.

Registration: Let us know you’re coming by 2/13 and we’ll coordinate food and such and get back with you.  (904)599-2889 or

What will we do?

The focus of this year’s retreat is prayer.  Praying for others in times of need.  Helping others learn to pray.  Praying for your own ministry.

Loose Schedule:

Friday: Arrive after 5:00

Light dinner, games, and movies.

Saturday: 8:00 Breakfast

Worship and prayer walk follows.

12:00 Lunch

1:00—5:00 Free time

6:00 Dinner

Worship and a time of prayer follows.

Games and movies follow that

Sunday: 8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Worship

10:00  Clean up and head out!

LoveFirst Coast 2017

Annual Retreat



About Pastor Jesse

I am someone loved by Jesus - a disciple, husband, father, pastor, and engineer. God has a mission and invites us into it. I want to do my part to encourage and equip people for life on that mission!
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