As always, everyone is excited for CCCGA’s annual retreats. This year, it was held from May 10-12. We changed to a new host location at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center up by Lake George. Although it is a further drive from Albany compared to our previous retreat locations, the accommodations were great with hotel-like lodging and other activities like archery and kayaking. We invited Pastor Cristobal Tong from 3Stone, a ministry of NYCAC and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, to be our guest speaker for the English congregation. He preached a series of sermons under the theme called “#strugglenomore”. The theme is a play off #thestruggleisreal. His sermons went through the book of 1 Corinthians and touched on various forms of earthly struggles, such as self image, body image and addictions while being grounded in the words of Paul. Pastor Cristobal’s sermons may be streamed or downloaded from the church website here.
Thank you to all of the coworkers who helped lead small groups, worship, and games! During the retreat, there was a visitor from Binghamton named George who happened to be a pastor staying at the YMCA for the weekend. It was great to have him join and minister to us during our time of fellowship!
* Video slideshow created by Jonah Eng.
Since this year’s retreat also coincided with Mother’s Day, the youth made a video to appreciate their mothers!
* Video created by Emily Zhang