F.O.C.U.S. Ministries, Mount Sinai SDA Church, and Capitol Hill SDA Church Singles Ministries Present

Winter Retreat 2008
Theme: Focused in '08
Friday, February 1 – Sunday February 3, 2008

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
In the Poconos, Pennsylvania


Featuring Keynote Speaker
Pastor John Scott
Pastor of the Kanisa Fellowship SDA Church and the Toronto SDA Fellowship
Toronto, Canada

Also featuring
Andrea D. Hicks
Singles Ministry Director for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

From Miracle Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Baltimore Maryland

Hands of Praise
From Northeastern Academy in New York

Sound and Music by
TG International and Eternal Sound Productions

If you already registered click here to make a payment.

Amenities / Recreation

Amenities Include:
* Means included in your package.

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Fitness Center-Mountain*
  • Hot Tubs-Saunas*
  • Indoor Pools *
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Massage
  • Ping Pong*
  • Skiing / Snow tubing
  • Sledding*
  • Spa
  • Wireless Internet

See costs below for specific prices for various amenities.

Please note that all amenities are based on availability. Let us know your interests when you register so that we can better accomodate you.


Featured Recreational Activities:

Ski package is $40
For lift ticket, lesson and
rentals at Big Boulder ski resort.

Do you bowl?
Form a team and join our bowling
competition on Saturday night.

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Schedule / Program
Friday, February 1 Saturday, February 2 Sunday, February 3

12 pm - Bus Leaves Queens
The bus will leave Queens Village, New York at 12pm sharp. See transportation info below.

1 pm - Bus Leaves Manhattan
The bus will leave from Northeastern Academy in Manhattan at 1pm sharp. See transportation info below.

4 pm - Check in
If you arrive early you can enjoy the amenities until your room is ready.

5 pm - Registration
You will need to register to participate in the workshops and other weekend activities.

6:30 pm - Dinner

8 pm - Opening service

Praise and Worship

Music and liturgical dance
featuring Northeastern Academy's Hands of Praise

Keynote message - Pastor John Scott

9 pm -Welcome Reception


6:30 am - Prayer Walk

7:30 am - Breakfast

9:15 am - Praise and Worship

10:00 am - Workshops

  • Healthy Relationships: Is Your Relationship Status Affecting Your Health?
    Dr. Jennifer Adjodha-Evans, PhD Biology
  • Finance and Stewardship Seminar: Managing Your Debt - Elder Dwight Hamilton
  • Technology Seminar: Your Ministry/Business Online - Ross Noe

12:00 pm - Music and Liturgical Dance featuring Northeastern Academy's Hands of Praise

12:15 pm - Worship Service - Keynote message - Pastor John Scott

1:15 pm - Lunch and Leisure
Eat, mingle, check out the premises, take pictures or simply relax until the next session.

2:30 pm - Group Photo

3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions

  • Men's Seminar: The R.E.A.L. Man - Doug Goulding
  • Women's Seminar - What is That Man Looking For? - Pastor John Scott

5:30 pm - Vespers - F.O.C.U.S. Team

Praise and Worship/Testimonies

6:15 pm - Dinner

8 pm - Saturday Night LIVE
Mixer - birthday party, music, games and fun activities.


6:30 am - Prayer Walk

7:30 am - Breakfast

9:15 am - Praise and Worship Devotional Thought - Pastor John Scott


10 am - Enjoy the amenities
If you plan to ski or snow tube you should check out first because the ski slopes are off site and check out is at 11 am.

11 am - Check-Out
You can still enjoy the amenities after you check out.

Remember - You can still enjoy the fun and exciting amenities after you check out.

Do you play volleyball?
Let us know when you register.
We'll reserve the court for you.

4 pm - New York Bus Leaves Resort

5 pm - DC Bus Leaves Resort
The Washington DC area bus will leave the resort at 5pm.

Rooms are going fast - Register online today »
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Cost / Payment Info

Here are the costs:

Presently only the Saturday (1 day) option is available:

  • Saturday (1 Day Only) - $70 (No overnight stay for Saturday only option)

Note: All funds are non-refundable.


If you already registered simply click below to make a payment

The above costs include:

  • The above prices cover meals, lodging and conference registration fee. Seminars and workshops will be held on Friday evening and on Saturday.
  • The 5 meals included are dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
  • The following amenities are included:

    • Sledding
    • Ping Pong
    • Fitness Center
    • Indoor & Outdoor Pools
    • Water Aerobics
    • Hot Tubs
    • Saunas
    • All other amenities are paid for separately.

Separate Costs / Amenities (not included in above prices)

  • Basketball - $2 per person per half hour for half court, $32 full hour for full court.
  • Billiards - $3 per half hour or $5 per hour
  • Bowling - $5 per person, per game (shoes included)
  • Massage - Visit for specifics and prices.
  • Racquetball - $4 per half hour, $8 per hour
  • Ski all day Sunday for an additional $40. This $40 covers a ski lesson, the cost of the lift ticket and rentals.
  • Snow Tube - $25 for 3 hours. Times are at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. All day pass is $45.
  • Tennis - $7.50 per half hour, $15 per hour
  • Tennis Lessons - $20 for a 1 hour lesson. Tennis racquets and balls will be provided.
  • Transportation - $40 - for transportation from Queens Village New York to the Poconos or from Washington D.C. to the Poconos. Contact Jamine Hill at 202.321.1779 for questions regarding transportation from Washington D.C. Click here for transportation specifics.
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Register Online

To register then pay, click the "REGISTER ONLINE" button.

Already Registered?
If you have already registered and wish to simply make a payment then use the button below:

Note: All payments are non-refundable.


Mailing payments?
Please register online and print your registration details to mail with your payment.

Please make money order payable to: Mount Sinai SDA Church

Mail your payment and registration form to:
F.O.C.U.S. Ministries - Att: Winter Retreat 2008
P.O. Box 63
East Norwich, NY 11732

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Extra Information

Transportation from New York
If you require transportation please indicate accordingly on your registration form

NEW - Now Available - 2 Pick up locations

Friday, February 1, 2008, 12 Noon (Sharp)
Mount Sinai Seventh-day Adventist Church - 12 Noon Sharp
217-10 93rd Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428

Friday, February 1, 2008, 1 PM (Sharp)
Northeastern Academy - 1 PM Sharp
532 W 215th St, New York, NY 10034

Transportation from Maryland
If you require transportation please indicate accordingly on your registration form
Contact Jamine Hill at 202.321.1779 for details regarding transportation from the Maryland / Washington D.C. area.


Vendor Tables are $60 for the entire weekend.

Split Rock Resort Website -

Mount Sinai SDA Church Website -

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