January 21-22, 2020
Jekyll Island Club
371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE AND RETREAT…Mark your Calendars – January 21-22, 2019. The theme/focus of the conference/retreat is “By My Own Understanding or Effort: Reflections on the Third Article.” Rev. Brad Hales will also speak on ministry to an aging church on Monday morning.
Sponsored by St Paul Lutheran Seminary and the SEC Fellowship our Lutheran Theological Retreat offers refreshing, faith-enriching experiences for pastors, lay leaders and spouses by offering Christian discussions, rewarding comradery and outdoor relaxation. There will be speakers, discussions, and an outdoor service Monday early eve. You won’t want to miss this event, so mark your calendars now. Virgil Thompson, Dr. Orrey McFarland and Rev. Mark Ryman will be speaking on the theme this year. For our mission and outreach segment on Monday morning, Rev. Brad Hales will present “Ministry to an Aging Church.” More info forthcoming regards group tour availability.
Jekyll Island is a barrier island on the Georgia coast, just across St. Simons Sound from neighboring St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia. Jekyll offers visitors miles of pristine beaches and coastlands, including Driftwood Beach, Glory Beach and Great Dunes, as well as campgrounds, museums, restaurants, eclectic shops and boutique stores, horseback riding and carriage tours, natural wildlife preserves and protected marshlands, miles of bicycle trails to explore, maritime forests, fishing and world-class golf, kayaking and canoeing, not to mention the infamous Historic District and surrounding areas.
The island is renowned for its landmark Historic District, termed the “Millionaire’s Village” long ago, with its 240-acre site containing 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages that were once home to some of America’s most wealthy and prominent citizens, including the Crane family, the Pulitzers, Morgans, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Goodyear clan to name but a few. These privileged few used Jekyll Island as a hunting and golf retreat, spending lazy summers here and building these historic homes that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Jekyll Island has been a part of many historic moments, including the first meeting of the Federal Reserve, and the first transcontinental telephone call.
Come for the weekend…Stay for the conference…perhaps stay longer!
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Early Bird rates for the conference are as follows if you register before November 30: Individuals-$115, Couples-$205, Seminarians-$65
After November 30th the rates will be: Individuals – $145, Couples-$240, Seminarians-$75
WHERE DO WE STAY?
We have rooms set aside at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel for the conference/retreat from Saturday through Wednesday at the conference rate (conference rates available until December 15, 2019). There are other options close by as well. Jekyll Island is a beautiful area with many outstanding activities for you to enjoy. Why not come early and stay for the conference or attend the conference and remain for a couple of additional days???
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is also the location for the conference. Located in a gorgeous historic location on the riverside, it offers three on-site dining venues and great water views. Ask for the Theological Retreat rate. Room rates last year were $131-162. We will update this info very soon. Make reservations by following this link or by calling (855) 535-9547.
HOW DO WE GET THERE!
Click for a Map to Jekyll Club. The nearest airport is in Brunswick (approx 30 min). Airports within 90 minutes or so include Jacksonville and Savannah. Atlanta, likely the least expensive by air, is about 4.5 hours by rental car. We are working on some shuttle and/or shared rides as well. Contact Chuck Hunsaker for more info and he will keep in touch: 706-464-1142
Now, don’t just put this on your calendar. Get this on everyone’s calendar. The “welcome mat” is out and “we will leave the light on for you.”Register for the Conference here…
Chuck Hunsaker, SEC LCMC Fellowship
Pr. Jon Jensen, St. Paul Lutheran Seminary & Reformation LC