Founder's Retreat Set for November
After taking a hiatus last year due to COVID, Soccer Chaplains United chaplains and board members will have in-person (at this point in time) and virtual options for attending the Founder’s Retreat in scenic, Fairplay, Colorado November 9 – 12.
The team last met in 2018 when Soccer Chaplains United chaplains gathered in Fairplay, CO and went through a guided retreat entitled “7 Stories.” The retreat time featured sharing meals and some fellowship times together and a deep dive into some of the personal stories that each chaplain brings with them into ministry.
The Board of Directors also retreat in similar fashion in 2019. With a vision and dream session facilitated by pastoral and ministry friend Dave Meserve, the Board also dove deep into each others hearts and lives and prayed about the future of the ministry together. The time together was important for establishing a “stabilizing” sense around the work of Soccer Chaplains United.
The Founder’s Retreat is so named after the celebration day (November 11) for Saint Martin of Tours, to whom the origins of chaplaincy are credited. The retreat comes right at the tail end of the regular seasons for Major League Soccer, the United Soccer Leagues, as well as the National Women’s Soccer League.
Supporters of Soccer Chaplains United are encouraged to pray for the time spent amongst the chaplains and board members — for a time of renewal and refreshment.