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Eastiminster Presbytery

Vital Congregations Retreat

Eastminster Presbytery invites all our congregations: pastors, church leaders and all members to attend the overnight presbytery-wide EP - VC Retreat at the Loyola Retreat House outside of Canton on May 31-June 1st.

This retreat is designed to help us all further understand the Vital Congregations program and what will be asked of participating congregations over the course of the next three years; and to begin fostering closer relationships between our congregations. Our goal is to make this retreat available and affordable to all who would like to attend. The cost for the retreat is $80 per person; however, Eastminster will share the cost and each participant will be asked to pay just $40.

If your church has agreed to be a part of Vital Congregations, please send a delegation! If your church has been discerning if this is right for you, please send someone to join the retreat! If your church is sure they do not want to participate at this time, you can still send some folks to the retreat to see what your sister congregations will be up to over the next three years. We will all benefit from what God is doing through the Vital Congregations Initiative and hope you will join us on this journey. The EP - VC retreat will be lead by the team attending the Atlanta Conference in May.

Tentative First Day Agenda:

Friday, May 31st 5:30 p.m. Arrival and Check-In

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Program begins!

Deadline to register is Friday, May 17th!


Per Capita for 2019


$8.95                              General Assembly  PCUSA

$3.25                                   Synod of the Covenant

$19.80                         Eastminster Presbytery

Standard mileage Rate     2019

  • Business: 58 cents (.58), increase compared to 2018 - 54.5 cents

  • Medical or Moving: 20 cents

  • In service of charitable organizations: 14 cents