This past Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) Young Professionals packed their bags and headed for the beach, Seaside, OR to be exact. Approximately 38 young people from City on a Hill Church as well as neighboring churches were able to get away for a weekend of relaxation and fellowship. We are grateful to the members of the leadership team who put in the work so that the rest of us could spend a carefree few days on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
The three days were filled with hiking, volleyball, hanging out on the beach, and exploring the city. There was also time devoted for worship and meditation on the word of God. On Sunday morning, we spent about an hour in worship as well as listening to a word that YP leader Oleg Manchik shared. Also, each evening gathered around the glowing embers of a bonfire, we sang, prayed and tried to answer each others questions. For those that preferred to stay inside during the chilly evenings, they will likewise remember sitting around the big dining room table enjoying hot tea and each others company.
We hope that these few days together, will leave a lasting memory, serve to bring us closer together, and most importantly that it would have impacted some peoples lives for the better.