DAMASCUS, DC: MGOCSM Maryland/Virginia/ D.C Fall Retreat-2011 was held in St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Damascus, MD on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
The theme of the retreat was ‘Rely on the Lord’, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3.
Sunil Mathews, a devoted lay member was the main speaker for this retreat. The speaker conveyed thought provoking strategies on how to develop a better relationship with Christ.
After the retreat, all the attendees partook in group discussions. There was strong discussion on how Orthodox Christians could rely on the Lord when confronted with temptations in school and the workplace.
“This year’s retreat opened up a fresh, new perspective on how to synch our spirituality with our numerous secular responsibilities and more over it was a rich experience” commented one of the participants.