East Delavan Baptist Church did a great job hosting the annual Pastors and Wives’ Retreat on Monday and Tuesday, February 21-22. Dr. Marty Marriott the president of Maranatha Baptist Bible College was the speaker, giving four messages along the theme of “Addicted to the Ministry.” Greendale Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church of Jefferson and Faith Baptist Church of Beloit hosted coffee fellowships, providing numerous opportunities for fellowship. A severe Winter storm across the state caused several who were planning to come to miss this event. Despite that there were 57 who came and enjoyed the challenge, food and fellowship.
Other additions to the program included a craft time for the ladies at which Miriam Marriott spoke briefly, a Q/A time with Dr. Marriott and the pastors who were present. Special music included a mixed quartet from East Delavan, the Victorious Brass ensemble and a pastors’ ensemble.
An important function of the WFBC is fellowship. This annual event provides a key time in the midst of Winter for our pastors to gather and enjoy one another. Next year’s Pastors and Wives’ Retreat will be hosted by Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta led by Pastor Ron Sherid on Monday and Tuesday, February 20-21, 2012.