MEN’S RETREAT- September 4-8
We are about a month away from our annual men’s trip, and as most of you know… we are headed down to Corcovado again to Playa Pan Dulce. We had a great time last year… and we anticipate it’s going to be awesome again. I hope you can join us.As you read further down in this email you’ll find more detailed info on the trip… but for now, I need deposits from those who are for sure going.
DEPOSITS/PAYMENT- One of the main things I need right now is deposits to confirm those who are going. There are only 10 spots at this point… and seven are filled… so we have room for three more. A deposit of $150 will secure your spot. The total cost for the trip is $250… so the remaining $100 dollars will be due the Sunday before we leave on the trip.
You can make your deposit by paying Lyle cash at church… or anytime during the week. Or you can make a bank transfer to our church account. Our church bank info can be found if you click this link http://www.tamarindochurch.com/giving/
If you make a bank transfer, please let me know. Also… feel free to just pay the whole amount in advance if your comfortable with that.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?- This year we will be headed to the same spot we went last year. Casa Bambu http://www.casabambu-beach-house-rentals.com. We will be renting 2 or 3 beach houses on the beach by the well known surf break Pan Dulce… which is also great for snorkeling spear fishing. We had some great fish tacos last year. In addition, you’ll see scarlet macaws flying overhead all day, and we are near to Corcovado National park where we have the option to do some hiking. And we are also across the bay (Drakes Bay) from world famous surf break Pavones. It’s an incredible spot… that’s why we’re returning to the same spot this year.
WHAT WILL OUR DAYS LOOK LIKE?- In addition to enjoying the surf, spear fishing, hiking, sea kayaks, etc. We will be going through a video series from the No Regrets Men’s Conference. Depending on tides and activity schedule, we will do one video session during the day, and one at night after dinner. These times are pretty cool as the videos set us up for some meaningful conversation for what it means to be Christian men. We had some great discussions last year. In addition… If John is willing, you are welcome to join a session or two on centering prayer… which is a prayer meditation practice. I know that was helpful for several of us last year to learn.
DATE– September 4-8. Arriving Monday the 4th, departing Friday the 8th. It is a pretty long road trip to get down there… and so we decided to make the most of our time there this year by extending the retreat by one day.
COST- It will cost $250 per person. That includes all food, lodging and transportaiton cost. If we need to rent a car due to lack of drivers… cost will go up $25/person.
DRIVERS- We will need at least 2… people to drive. I (Lyle) will be one of the drivers. If you are going and are willing to drive, please let me know? We will cover gas cost for drivers.
RSVP- For now… if you are even thinking of going, please let me know so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect. We have limited space, and I’d like to get numbers sooner than later on how many are going because, if we max out on people going, I can rent an additional house. We already have 8 verbal confirmations, and we have room for about 4 more. So be sure to reserve your spot soon. Reserve your spot by contacting pastor Lyle at email@example.com