Bible League Volunteers to hold retreat and concert

2013-09-06T16:45:00Z Bible League Volunteers to hold retreat and concertTimes Staff
September 06, 2013 4:45 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Bible League Volunteers are hosting a retreat and concert Sept. 20 at Bethel Church.

Registration and coffee starts at 9 a.m., followed by a morning session at 9:30 , lunch at 11:45, afternoon sessions at 1:15 and 3:30 p.m., a banquet at 6 and the concert and evening session at 7:15.

A gifted and musical family, The Taylors, and Julie Ann Barnhill, a Biblical speaker with a razor-sharp wit, are the featured performers.

"Come to a retreat with a reason. . .hosted by Bible League Volunteers," said Shiela DeBoer, the retreat registrar. "You can attend both concert and retreat or you can choose one or the other – whatever works best for you."

"'Ours to know, ours to live, ours to tell, our Story' is the retreat theme, DeBoer said. "Join us to sing, pray, tell stories, and raise funds to defeat the darkness with the light and hope of God’s Word." For retreat cost and more retreat information, go to and click on Illiana. In addition, contact DeBoer at or (219) 987-2424 for retreat or concert tickets. Preregistration is required by today for the retreat.

Barnhill is the author of 11 books and the "Refreshingly Relevant" voice of authentic living for women. Armed with a razor-sharp wit, she dedicates herself to truths of life, home, and family proclaiming the sublime (learning to embrace ones cellulite), the sentimental (motherhood), and sometimes the subversive (anger and abuse).

The Taylors are a family group from the heart of North Carolina, growing up as members of a small country church where their father has been pastor and their mother the minister of music. In 2008, The Taylors won the Talent Showcase of The National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky. They were nominated Top 10 Horizon Group of the Year for 2010 and Top 5 Horizon Group of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by Singing News fans. The Taylors were also nominated as a Top 10 Mixed Quartet for 2012. Concert tickets will be available at the door.

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