Please come join us at the bi-annual GALAS Retreat at beautiful Camp Stevens in Julian.
The retreat will be led by the Rev. Dr. Neil Thomas.
During the retreat we will explore our queer spirituality, our connection with God, and develop spiritual self-care practices.
Join your gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters at beautiful Camp Stevens in Julian, California for the 2014 GALAS Annual Retreat. Come to relax, play, pray, meet new people, renew your spirit, and open yourself up to the ways in which we individually and communally embody the resurrection of Christ throughout our lives.
Reverend Dr. Neil G. Thomas is currently the Senior Pastor of the Founders Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles, the founding church of Metropolitan Community Churches, an international movement of churches reaching in and beyond the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and inter-sex community. Reverend Thomas is a contributing author of “Daring to Speak Love’s Name”, and “From Queer to Eternity”. He has also been featured in a number of journals relating to queer theology and ministry to the LGBTQ community. Reverend Thomas currently serves as President of California Faith for Equality, an interfaith coalition that is building a strong voice in bringing about Marriage Equality and LGBTQQI equality in California. He served as President of the Los Angeles LGBTQI Clergy Council until June 2010.
Beautiful Camp Stevens, just 2 ½ hours south of Los Angeles is enveloped by 250 acres of pristine pine and oak forest, open meadows, small ponds and seasonal streams. Our accommodations are rustic dormitory style with bunk beds. Meals feature homemade breads, fruits and vegetables from the home garden and organic growers, and free-range poultry. Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated.
Total cost of the retreat is $230.00, inclusive of six meals.
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