2016 Northern California
Servants Retreat

March 19 – 20, 2016

The 2016 Northern California Servants Retreat will be blessed with H.G. Bishop Angaelos who will be giving the lectures and presides over the event.

The Cross

Service and the Cross

  • The Cross is our weapon
  • The Cross is our pride
  • Carrying the Cross in service
  • The Cross is our hope and salvation, experiencing the Resurrection after the Cross

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
2500 Hansen Rd.
Hayward, CA

Saturday, March 19, 2016
8:00 a.m.         Matins and the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Cross
11:00 a.m.        Breakfast
11:30 a.m.        Welcome
11:45 a.m.        Lecture 1 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
12:30  p.m.     Lunch and Free Time
2:45 p.m.        Workshop: Serving Outside the Classroom
4:30 p.m.        Break
4:45 p.m.         Bible Study: Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy (George Bassilios)
5:30 p.m.         11th hour Prayer
5:45 p.m.         Lecture 2 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
6:30 p.m.        Dinner
8:00 p.m.       Vespers and Lecture 3 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
10:00 p.m.     Conclusion of Day 1

Sunday, March 20, 2016
8:00 a.m.        The Divine Liturgy
10:30 a.m.      Breakfast
11:30 a.m.      Lecture 4 (H.G. Bishop Angaelos)
1:00 p.m.       Conclusion of the Retreat

All servants and servants preparation groups from the Bay Area churches are invited to attend.All events of the Servants Convention will be closed to the registered servants and will not allow non-registered servants or congregations from churches to attend.

Due to the limited number of available slots and to be able to estimate the number of dinners, please fill the online registration form and send the registration payment by a check payable to “Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church” to the following address:


The cost to attend the entire retreat including snacks after the Liturgies and dinner on Saturday is $60 and the cost of attending the retreat without Saturday dinner is $50.

There will be babysitting available and kids can get dinner for $5.

Suggestions about accommodation on Saturday night regarding hotels close to the CYC will be available.
If you plan to stay Saturday night, please check that selection in your registration and we will contact you with the details of suggested accommodation.

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