This weekend, GCF enjoyed a wonderful hike through the fall foliage of Robert H. Treman State Park. The turning leaves were at their peak this weekend and the view from the top of the hill was of a lovely sea of autumn colors. We made our way up and around the waterfall and managed to snap some great photos along the way.
Our Fall Retreat this past weekend was a smashing success despite Saturday’s cold drizzle. Friday evening, GCF drove out to the Cortland Bible Club Camp, where we enjoyed a rustic weekend studying the bible with Pastor Steve Felker and playing games of Gaga, volleyball, basketball, and frisbee despite the weather. When we got too cold, we retreated inside for small group study and a couple of hours of fun (and error-filled) cèilidh dancing to the wonderful music of Jessy and Kyle. And if that wasn’t enough fun, we had a great late-night song session out by the patio campfire, where Jessy led us in the impromptu songs “Ezra Cornell had a Secret” and “The Adventures of Cornelius.”
I think everyone regretted leaving, but the weekend was an amazing time to both relax and explore spiritual questions as well as getting to know our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!