Clergy/Laity Conference 2009

So that the House of the Lord “May be Filled”  (Luke 14-21-23)

Milwaukee, WI — November 5-7, 2009

The highlight of the conference this year was a visit to the new St. Iakovos Retreat Center, located in Brighton, Wisconson.

For many years, the need for a Metropolis retreat center and camp has been a priority of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Now, by and with the consent of the faithful, that need has been met in the purchase of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center.  We look forward to the day that our Holy Trinity parish can take advantage of what is now theirs.

Groups and activities that will benefit immediately from the Center and its facilities include:

  • Family Synaxis
  • Metropolis Council
  • Philoptochos
  • YAL & GOYA
  • Fanari Camp
  • Sisterhood of Presvyteres
  • Archons
  • Youth Ministries
  • Clergy Syndesmos
  • Social programs (i.e. The Bishop’s Task Force on Aids)
  • Cultural / Ethnic Celebrations
Existing Facilities:

  • 137 acres in a rural setting; 35 acres of pristine woods and hills
  • Sparkling eight-acre lake
  • Classic century old farmhouse with 1600 sq. ft., 2 stories, 5 comfortable bedrooms, large kitchen, spacious living room
  • Historical 2000 sq. ft. Community Center, comfy screened porch, large game room, wide screen television/video, outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool with jacuzzi
  • Sports facilities: basketball court, baseball diamond, tennis court, grounds for volleyball, soccer, cross-country skiing
  • 4 car Mini-train with 20 person capacity that circles the grounds
  • 930 sq. ft. barn
  • Two car garage with attached shed

Planned New Facilities

  • Chapel
  • Hotel-style rooming facility for up to 128 children
  • All-purpose building with kitchen/dining and meeting facilities







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