We're Forty And Looking Good!

Shekinah 40th Birthday Party - August 25, 2019, Shekinah Retreat Centre - Church Service at 10:30AM

 

We've got a few more gray hairs, and our back sometimes hurts for no reason ... but we are doing fine.

Forty years ago, some forward thinking people felt that God was calling them to make a place in the wilderness. Coming upon the site of what is now Shekinah, they knew that they had come home.

For 40 years, Shekinah's strength has been community. If not for generous donations of time, resources, and money, Shekinah would not exist to provide a place where people can experience the presence and glory of God.

We want to celebrate our community, so you are all invited. Starting with a celebration service at 10:30, we'll follow up with lunch and games for the afternoon. If you could let us know at the office that you're coming, it will help us to get the amount of food right. Also, please bring a lawn chair. The mosquitoes may allow us to clebrate outdoors, but we'll play that one by ear.

We are also planning to have some storytelling times throughout the afternoon. If you have a story you would like to share, please fill in the form towards the bottom of this page. We would also like to post these stories on the website over the year.

People have asked if Shekinah has a specific monetary goal in mind to celebrate forty years. The answer is yes. You may have heard that we are building cabins to replace the awesome - but somewhat old and worn - shanties. As you can imagine, this is an expensive undertaking, but one we felt was necessary as we look to the future of Shekinah.

We currently have four (4) new cabins built; however, they are not winterized or connected to any kind of power source. We would like to be able to pay off the work already done and be able to put money into winterizing the cabins.

Our plan is to raise $40,000 by the end of September. This will allow us to move ahead with our plans of having four completed cabins before winter comes. Some people have already said that they would like to bring a cheque to the 40th to donate, as one person put it, "Telemiracle(TM) style". That would be really exciting!

So, you are most welcome to come and celebrate 40 years of God's faithfulness. We would love to see you there.