Our congregational retreat will take place at Koinonia Friday-Sunday, November 7-9. We have reserved rooms in the conference center. The new Director, Gary Schaeffer, has a strong background in successful youth ministries. Pastor Stina Schaeffer has run a number of successful programs at the church she served near Philadelphia. We look forward to meeting Gary, Stina, and their two young children. Koinonia is in Highland Lake, NY, an easy and scenic two hour (or less) drive from Croton. Please sign up now on the sheet on the link table. The schedule will include a program and/or service project, hayride, hiking, and plenty of free time. This year we plan to hike to the recently repaired Homestead cabin. This log cabin is a replica of a settler's cabin with a spring house, blacksmith's shed, smokehouse, and nearby outhouse. For directions and more information, go to Koinonia's web site or contact Eric Golberg.