12012 51st Ave NE, Marysville, WA (Meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist Church) Worship services: Every Sunday at 10:00am / 6:00pm (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday)

Many Such Useful Men

Trinity Youth Retreat 2012

Jonathan Edwards wrote,

Useful men are some of the greatest blessings of a people. To have many such is more for a people’s happiness than almost anything, unless it be God’s own gracious, spiritual presence amongst them; they are precious gifts of heaven.

Our retreat will cover the following useful men:

  • God Begets Biographies – Sean Higgins
  • Augustine (354-430) – Jacob Herrington
  • William Tyndale (1492–1536) – Andy Bowers
  • John Knox (1514-1572) – Jonathan Sarr
  • John G. Paton (1824-1907) – Grant Weinberg


  • When: Sunday July 22 to Wednesday July 25, 2012
  • Where: Lake Connor Park (14320 28th Street Northeast, Lake Stevens, Washington 98258) map
  • Drop off: Sunday 7/22 from 2:00-2:30 at Lake Connor Park
  • Pickup: Wednesday 7/25 from 11:00-11:30 at Lake Connor Park
  • Cost: $30.00 (Covers all meals)

Super-helpful Info:

  • No phones, please.
  • We believe in the buddy system, and buddies are of the same gender.
  • Medical release forms and payments may be submitted Sunday evening July 15 but are DUE Sunday morning July 22.

Packing List:

  • Bible
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Sleeping bag and Pillow
  • Clothing
  • Bathing suit (one-piece suits for the ladies or t-shirt/tank-top cover ups, please) and towel (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Folding lawn chair
  • Insect repellent
  • Electronic note-taking devices are allowed (but there’s no place to charge them)
  • Snacks to share

We will have a planning and prayer meeting next Sunday night, July 15, after the evening service. In the meantime, feel free to email any questions.