Cursillo — Spanish for “short course” — is a three-day retreat designed for Presbyterians who desire to renew their faith and to develop a deeper understanding of their relationship with Christ. The laity-led retreat is organized around a series of talks given by lay people and clergy who serve as staff. Along with these talks there are opportunities to worship, fellowship, sing, and enjoy uplifting music, celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and participate in group discussions.
Just like other programs, Cursillo is a tool to assist participants in spiritual renewal. It is not designed to provide a conversion experience, but is directed at committed Christians who earnestly desire to grow in Christ. It is neither the beginning nor the end of one’s faith journey.
If you have questions, many of Swift’s members have been pilgrims and been on staff and would love to talk to you about going.
ALABAMA PRESBYTERIAN CURSILLO #37
Thursday through Sunday (dates to be announced)
Camp Beckwith • Fairhope
What is Cursillo?
■ A three-day retreat intended to revive the spirit and renew the participant
■ An invitation to encounter Jesus Christ
■ A process to deepen the participant’s Christian commitment
■ A call to the conscious and deliberate living of the Christian faith
■ An invitation to join with Christians and broaden the community of believers
■ All within the framework of Reformed Theology and consistent with the Book of Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
How do I sign up?
Application forms for pilgrims and staff are located in the back of both the chapel and the sanctuary. There is no fee — the weekend is a gift to you. Anyone interested in more information, please contact Kathy Menk in the church office or at 251-971-6509.