October 9-11 or October 9-12, 2017

2-night Package: lodging & meals from Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch – $389/couple, $225 single.
3-night Package: lodging & meals from Monday dinner through Thursday lunch – $579/couple, $335 single.

For active older adults who want to follow Christ’s call into the world, this midweek retreat provides time for finding and sharing the joys, wisdom and questions about this time in life.

Open Seniors Retreat 2017 schedule.


Speaker: Glenn A. Alderfer

glenn-alderfer-lo-res-1-8-16-for-webGlenn Alderfer has expressed his love for people as a missionary, pastor , counselor and founder of Liberty Ministries, a thriving prison ministry. He has pastored several churches in Franconia Conference of the Mennonite Church, and continued doing prison ministry for 42 years and full-time ministry for 48 years. Though his wife, Daisy, passed away in 2013, Glenn lives life with gratitude and generosity, continuing to serve in two prisons and at two small churches in the Philadelphia area. His three young grandchildren and his garden provide joy and pleasure as well.

Glenn’s messages:

  • Being Led by God’s Word for Each Day
  • Being Christ-centered in Our Beliefs & Behavior
  • Planning & Living for Christ in Our Senior Years
  • Blessing Our Families & Friends in Our Senior Years

Worship: Randy Gaumer

randy-gaumer-6-10-31-26-for-webBringing people into the presence of God through worship is a passion for Randy Gaumer, who has led worship in diverse places from Iowa cornfields to the bush of Papua, New Guinea. Blending familiar songs from the past with some of today’s best Christian worship music, Randy creates a meaningful experience for everyone. He currently pastors a small congregation in nearby Pocono Lake, and is Spruce Lake’s Ministry Relations Representative.

Concert: Frances Drost

francis-drost-3-for-webA vivacious concert artist and inspirational speaker, Frances Drost began her own company, “Musical Creation,” to encourage people on their journey through life. Take life experiences distilled into “three minute messages” of lyric and melody, weave them with story-telling, and you’ll catch onto the unique ministry of singer-songwriter Frances Drost! She has served as the Director of Worship at various churches, and writes songs for a nonprofit organization, “Songs of Love,” which connects songwriters with terminally ill children. Frances received the 2009 Momentum Award for Female Artist of the Year, and was nominated for Inspirational Artist of the Year at the Momentum Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN.



Click here to see photos of our 2016 Seniors Retreat in action!