What's Happening at the Harbour?
The Spring Ladies Conferences were filled with bountiful blessings as women gathered together from all walks and stages of life to study Paul's letter to the Philippians. Ladies became aware of the current "prisons" they are in but that the Lord Jesus Christ comes alongside them through every challenge and joy. Together, they were challenged to give thanks in all circumstances of life, considering what it means to "count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ" Phil 3:8.
Outdoor activities, time in the Word, exquisite menu, massage, waterfront & gardens and more... were all part of glorifying our Lord Jesus during the Ladies Conferences this year!
The Ladies Luncheon, a one day event, also brought women together to study God's word in yet another way. Read below to hear one past student & luncheon's guest experience:
"Welcoming staff greeted us at the lecture hall that was all decked out in spring colours. Coffee, tea and an overabundance of snacks were set up in the foyer for ladies to grab before entering the main event room. Where once there were row on row of chairs, now there were beautifully set tables with flowers and spring colours. Staff had outdone themselves again with all the brightly set up tables and decorations. Ladies chatted excitedly as different groups gathered around the tables. As we went into a time of singing, silent tears streamed down my face unashamedly as we joined in songs of worship to the wonders of our King. It was an awesome experience to join voice with other likeminded women in praise.
Soon Sue Gilmore came up and her word of Ephesians 2 motivated us to evaluate what God thinks of us compared to the labels the world sometimes puts on us. The world might say you don't measure up, your too fat, too short, too thin, not smart enough. God says that we are His masterpiece and He loves us with an everlasting love. I think that trumps what anyone on earth can ever say about an individual! It's amazing to think that before we were born, God had things planned for us to do in our lives. Nothing in our lives is an accident or a coincidence! It was all planned out by God before we were born. What a blessing to hear such a dynamic woman of God like Sue as she motivated us from the word of God.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
After the message we all enjoyed lively table conversation and a gourmet lunch put on by our amazing Capernwray staff. Too soon our time was finished, but there was still a little time to walk down to the gardens. Enjoying the flowers we could see the ferry coming to take us back to our busy lives. We all went away encouraged by Sue's words of our uniqueness in God. Time to start planning for another visit back to this little haven of peace and refreshment."
Be sure to join us next year!
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Outdoor Education Programme
During the last few weeks, both private and public school groups have come to enjoy the outdoor classroom to learn to work together to accomplish common goals through our Outdoor Education Programme. Whether these classes of grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 have come for the day, stayed for one night or two, each one has surely enjoyed their time out of the regular venue of classroom teaching. Thanks to the teachers, parents and chaperones that make it possible for each group of students to attend. The lessons learned will impact future learning and growth in the years ahead.
We've also had, and will continue to have throughout the summer, private groups such as church retreats, artisans, and personal retreaters come to enjoy time away from their regular schedules to relax and recharge amidst the gulf island setting here on Thetis Island.
Volunteer With Us!
The group of volunteers that joined the Staff Team after the Bible School course completed in early May has been such a testimony of hard working, kind hearted, servants of our Lord Jesus Christ both to guests and staff alike. It really is a blessing to have them join us for this time of ministry.
If you'd like to join us for July & August contact our Main Office and download an application form today!
Now's the Time to Apply
Each fall we welcome adults from around the globe to come and stay with us for 8 months to study God's Word.
Don't delay in applying for your place in this fall's class! Or maybe there's a young person or older person (?!) in your life who just isn't sure what the next step might be. Bible School at Capernwray Harbour is for them!
We've found that these 8 months set aside has laid the foundation of what lies ahead in life, being firmly rooted and grounded in the Word of God.
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