Annual Men’s Retreat

Men’s Bible Study & Retreat– beginning of May..  2019… dates tbd soon.

GUYS! After a loooooong winter it’s time to think of those lazy, warm summer days!!!!


Once again, Marty Ruff’s sister, Diane, has graciously opened her home at Devils Lake for the Olivet Men’s Bible Study & Retreat. Pastor Nate has cleared his schedule and will lead us in a study that will sweep those winter cobwebs away. This will also give you a chance to meet Pr. Nate on an informal basis.


Diane’s home easily sleeps 18 in beds (snoring has been approved—ear plugs are recommended!); plus, there’s plenty of space for air mattresses. The home is big and beautiful!


Here’s a tentative schedule:

Friday—arrive anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Friday (approximately an hour drive from Sylvania). Dinner around 6:00 p.m. at the “sports bar” that has that “All U Can Eat” good, greasy fish fry. Bible study/devotion afterwards at the home, followed by fellowship and or cards (Oh Heck!).

Saturday—awake to breakfast, followed by a Bible study/devotion. Around 11:30, we’ll break for golf or whatever you choose to do: fish, walk, read, whatever. Dinner “out” at 6ish, then back to the home for Bible study/devotion; then cards (Oh Heck!) and/or fellowship.

Sunday—breakfast and worship. Leave for home.


If there is anyone else you’d like to invite, please do so—the weekend is open to any and all—but we do have our limits—I.E.: floor space. The sooner you let us know, the better for all of us. Once we know who’s coming, we’ll send out directions, what to bring to guarantee a good nights sleep and what to bring/contribute towards breakfast/snacks/drinks.


Please let us know if you will be attending: Bob Mens, or 419-410-0519; or Marty Ruff,  419-340-2970, or just call the church office and they’ll pass your name on to us. Also, let us know if you’ll join us for golf (I’ll make a tee time and reserve carts as soon as I have a count), probably at “Heart of The Hills.”  BUT, you do not have to golf!! You can catch some R&R or just relax in any way, shape or form that suits you!


Check your schedule and join us! The Men’s Retreat has always been a blast in the past—and will be this year as well!