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Eagle Eyrie's 2021 Special Needs Retreat Connects Friends Online

The Special Needs Retreat allows attendees to reconnect and learn about God

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from left to right: John Buckner, Barry Green, and Grant Frederick

The Special Needs Retreat is one of Eagle Eyrie’s most impactful events of the year. For so many friends with disabilities, this event is a unique opportunity to reconnect over fun music and learn about God’s love! While this year’s retreat was hosted virtually, it involved some of the same memorable activities, including an exciting dance on Saturday night with the Green family. Additionally, Mary Buckner gave a warm welcome and Nick Deere, pastor of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church (Charlottesville, VA), led powerful devotionals during each of the two sessions.

Mary Buckner
Mary Buckner, retreat coordinator

So far, there have been 185 participant views with many expressing how this year’s virtual retreat has blessed them. One participant commented, “Thank you! We loved seeing the Buckners and the pictures of our retreat friends, the sing along, the worship, and the dance. The Greens are so personable. God willing, the fun will continue in person in 2022!”

It is evident that God used this year’s virtual retreat to encourage special needs friends in new ways by providing a sense of community with each other and extending a warm reminder of God’s never ending love. Special thanks for putting this together goes to Mary and Mark Buckner, Barry and Ann Green, Nicholas Deere, Grant Frederick, Sheri Crawford, Jon Buckner, Ruth Nethery, and Meredith Green.

Nick Deere, this year's devotion leader

Eagle Eyrie invites you to mark your calendar for next year’s Special Needs Retreat on October 21-23, 2022, and to visit our website for other opportunities for retreats and conferences!

Written by Baylor May, Assistant Director, Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center. For more than 50 years, Eagle Eyrie has been a vibrant location for spiritual renewal and rest for church members and leaders within BGAV and beyond.

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