Who is going to this retreat ?
The YA Retreat is held by The Young Adults Ministry at St Justina Coptic Orthodox Church; all those who have served, attended, and visited the YA Meeting are welcome to come and bring their friends! The YA Meeting has a roster of 250 young adults ranging from 18 to 31 years of age. Our YA ministry has exponentially grown over the last two years as we continue ministering the word of God to young people around the region. We invite you to join our efforts as He continues to encourage us with likeminded brothers and sisters!
Who is Archi Mark Soliman?
Archdeacon Mark Soliman was ordained in the Diocese of Los Angeles over St Paul's Church in Irvine. Over the years, we've come to discover Archi's graceful attitude in presenting talks and discussions about hard-to-understand topics that encircle young adults in our diocese. Archi Mark is also a professor of accounting at USC with a long curriculum vitae and numerous accolades; to learn more about Archi Mark click here
Why do I need to go to this retreat?
In His Image. That is the theme of our retreat. Moreover, these are the exact words God spoke to create me and you.
In His Image. That is the basis of our significance; this is where we begin to speak about human mankind.
In His Image. This the resemblance of man to God where He imparted His attributes in us;
in our (1) Spiritual Capacity, (2) Cognitive Capability, (3) in our Commission
The image of God is a foundational concept for understanding our significance and purpose. Understanding how we are made in God’s image helps us to see the basis for the dignity and purpose of our life and work.
Join us on this 3-day retreat to undergo renewal through the transformative power of the Holy Spirit to restore the image which had been distorted by worldly desires of sin.
Where are we even going?
By a lake, in the heart of the mountains and sorrounded by national forrest, we'll be spending three days at a Christian Retreat Center; a perfect location to relax, replenish, retreat, and reconnect.
What is there to do?
The facility has a wide array of amenities starting with a Lakefront area where you can swim, water zipline, swing, and enjoy the outdoors! They also have Airsoft guns, Tree Climbing, Rec Room (Pool Tables, Ping Pong, etc.) and a Coffee Bar!
Pricing is dependent upon several factors. Please visit the registration page to get an accurate amount total depending on what additional services you need. However, we delineated the base price for early bird registration, regular registration and late registration below:
Early Bird Registration 06/01 to 07/21: $185
Regular Registration 07/21 to 08/21: $215
Late Snail Registration 08/21 to 08/31: $245
Please note that there are discount codes that you're able to take advantage of; please reach out to us on the Instagram Page @Stjustina.YA
Also note that the cost of the retreat covers three day lodging, 6 meals, 8 activities, the meeting hall, snacks and a t-shirt