March 27 to 29, 2020

All men are invited to join us for the 2020 Men's Retreat! This is a great weekend of studying God's Word, building relationships, getting to know other men in the church, and of course hiking, games, and good food. The retreat is held at the Wesley Forest Retreat Center in Weikert, PA. Mark your calendars and plan to come for the whole weekend, or just join us on Saturday, or whenever you can make it! Sign up by completing a registration for, available in the church foyer, at the welcome center, or you can register online by clicking the link at the right.
  • Retreat begins 6 pm Friday with dinner.
  • Saturday begins with breakfast at 8 am and the morning session at 9 am.
  • We highly recommend you stay after dinner for the session and testimony time!
  • Retreat ends around 11 am Sunday.

Cost: $110 (includes 1 meal Friday, 3 meals Saturday and 1 meal Sunday)
$75 for One Night (includes 1 meal Friday or Sunday, and 3 meals Saturday)
$50 for Saturday Only (includes 2 meals Saturday)

~We do not want cost to keep anyone from the men's retreat. Let us know if cost is a concern!
Please bring games and snacks to share. There will be time for outdoor activities if the weather permits. Sign up in the church foyer or at the welcome center in the FLC, or you can register online below.

What to Bring to the Retreat:
  • Your own bedding (sleeping bag and pillow, etc.)
  • Toiletries and towels (showers are available)
  • Bible
  • Snacks and drinks to share
  • Games 
  • A Friend!

About This Year's Topic:

Thoughts, Things and Thrills - A study from Ecclesiastes12:13-14 on the meaning of life and the meaning IN life.  

About This Year's Special Speakers:

Jeff Smith Jeff Smith is Director of the Salt & Light Ministries based near Richmond, VA. After graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980, Jeff spent eight years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Besides various military awards and decorations, Jeff was selected Best Male Vocalist in Major Army Commands in 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1985 and again in 1987, he was selected to tour with the All-Army Soldier's Show that toured the US, Europe and the Far East. While stationed at FT Lee, VA, he held leads in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "King and I", "Grease", "Pippin", and "I Do! I Do!". In May of 1988, he resigned his commission to start Salt & Light Ministries.

While getting his ministry started and working in the local church setting, he finished his Master’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis on Script and Screenwriting from Regent University in 1995. In 2010, he graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts degree in Worship Arts.

Since then, Jeff has performed throughout the world as a featured performer and master teacher at local, state, and national training conferences and seminars in drama, worship arts, music ministry, teacher training, children’s ministry, and creative arts. In 1991, he was the Grand Prize Winner for Drama at the Christian Artist's Seminar at Estes Park, Colorado, and was a finalist in the vocal categories from 1989 - 1991. His sketches have won international acclaim to include Best Comedy Sketch in 1999, Best Dramatic Sketch in 2000, and another Best Comedy Sketch in 2004 at the CITA Sketchwriting Contest. Although Salt and Light Ministries publishes many of his written works and he has self-produced a variety of CDs and other musical projects, many of his dramatic works have been published by Lillenas and Standard Publishing. Additionally, his series of training videos, “Movement for Non-Movers” have helped equipped teens and children all over the world to share the gospel through creative movement.

Finally, in 2002, “Jeff Smith Ministries” was incorporated to help better organize the effort and ministry work that Jeff continues to do throughout the world.

Jeff currently resides in Richmond, VA, with his wife Debbie. They have two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. For more information on Jeff and his ministry check out our web site at


For more information, contact:
John Alderfer 
or the Church Office


Wesley Forest
Retreat Center
Weikert, PA