Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage - An Opportunity for Renewal

Refresh your awareness of the joy and grace God has for each of us,

Renew your enthusiasm for living out your relationship with Christ, and

Return to your home, church and workplace inspired to reform them for Jesus.

 

What is Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage?
Millions of Christians of various denominations have participated in a Pilgrimage weekend experience that inspires the joyful and enthusiastic living out of the Christian faith.  Pilgrimage weekends are sponsored and led by lay-men and women.  Participants return from Pilgrimage energized and inspired to transform their environments for Christ.
History
The Pilgrimage idea and method were born in Spain in the 1940s out of a desire to awaken in laymen the deep meaning and power of the faith they professed, and to remind them of what is fundamental in being a Christian.  The weekends were called "Cursillos de Christiandad," or "Short Courses in Christianity."  Among Catholics, Cursillo spread quickly to South, Central and North America.  It was adapted and adopted by Protestants in this country beginning in the 1970s.  The first Protestant Cursillos in the United States were held by Episcopalians, Methodists, Lutherans and Presbyterians.
Growth
The Pilgrimage movement began in Charleston, SC and has been growing ever since!  Additional communities are now active in AL, FL, LA, MS, AR, TX and NE.  Those communities aim to spread the Presbyterian Cursillo/Pilgrimage opportunity throughout the denomination.  Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrims seek participants from all Presbyterian churches and is open to friends and family from outside the denomination.
Why
Reformation and renewal in Christ are indispensable to our participation in the unfolding and expansion of God's Kingdom.  Presbyterian Pilgrimage is a vital and exciting resource for renewal, and Presbyterian men and women are encouraged to participate.  Presbyterians who have attended another denominations' Pilgrimage, e.g.: Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo or Tres Dia are also welcome as members of the staffs for these weekends.
When
Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage sponsors two Pilgrimage weekends a year.  For the current calendar and for more information, check out the website: www.georgiapresbyterianpilgrimage.com 
Where
The fall of 2017, Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage will be at White Columns at Kingston, Kingston, GA, which is about 15 minutes north of Cartersville, in Bartow County.  This new retreat center provides comfortable and modern lodging, and the food will be catered by local caterer, Flavorful Events.  Participants must be 18 years of age.  Male/female, young/old, single/couple - all are welcome!  Participants check into the retreat center by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and depart approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.  During the weekend participants engage in small group discussion, worship, prayer, singing, eating, sleeping AND laughter.
How
You will find registration brochures on the Pilgrimage website, by following the link above.  The cost is $100 for this 3 day weekend of faith renewal.  If the fee is a burden, please let us know.  A scholarship fund has been set up in the name of our dear sister in Christ, Yvonne Gauiter.  You may contact Jo Clark for more information,