Ulverstone Retreat – The Parables

Ulverstone Retreat – Tasmania

October 31 – November 6th, 2016

The Tassie Retreat at Camp Clayton Ulverstone continued to be the spiritually rewarding experience that it has been for many years. Camp Clayton is comfortable and private with most members living onsite. The word “retreat” is given its full value in this delightful location.

Pastor Phillip Hopwood walked the congregation through the Parables of Jesus.  He presented the “Upside down Kingdom” that the parables reveal. How God’s Kingdom opposes everything that human kingdoms claim to be important. Revealing a King that gets down and dirty to solve all adversities that humanity labours under.

Members contributed their own observations and perspective on a parable that had touched them individually.  The presentations came in many styles. Personal, allegorical, rime and rhythm and historical.  All were insightful and encouraging, reflecting our Father’s love for diversity within unity.

Thursday was a free day and members joined in a drive through beautiful farmland to Gunn’s Plains. A light lunch at Kaydale Lodge, Nietta, was followed by walk to the rugged Leven Canyon.  This wonderful day of fellowship has become a memory maker through the years.

We are grateful and joyful toward the visitors that came from interstate, and thank them for contributing so much to this inspirational retreat.

The dates for next year are Monday, November 6th to Sunday, 12th, 2017.

Geoff Miller

A day out.

A day out.

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Leven Canyon

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