Lakeside Dusk at Camp Berea

Lakeside Dusk at Camp Berea

Friendship, According to the Bible

RUF Northeast Fall Conference

Friday to Sunday (9/27-29) The Rev. John Standridge (assoc. minister at Christ Church Santa Fe) will be speaking from scripture on spiritual friendship. It can be argued that perhaps no concept has been more thoroughly redefined than that of friendship. In an age of epidemic loneliness, friendship seems more elusive than ever. At the same time, a glance at our screens assures us that we have hundreds, maybe thousands of "friends." What then does it mean to connect with friends? What does it mean to cultivate a friendship? Join us as we look at this from a biblical perspective! We will consider the gift of friendship, the grace of friendship, and the God of friendship together.


John Standridge started his ministry career in New England, where he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and served at Christ the King in Cambridge, MA for 16 years, the last 7 of which as one of its pastors. In 2012 he was called to plant a church in central Texas (his home state), a church he served for seven years and which - by God's grace - continues as a thriving congregation. This summer, he has started a new call as a pastor at Christ Church Santa Fe (NM), where he's still learning the ropes. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he met his wife, Kit, to whom he has been married for 24 years. They have four children. In his spare time, John wastes money on vinyl (records), enjoys the high desert hiking of Northern NM, repeatedly chars his palette with New Mexico chiles, and loves nothing more than hanging out.

Also there will be all sorts of free time and free-time activities like pool tables, ping pong, foosball, sports, a camp fire, hiking, paintball... a 24-hour gym and cafeteria--with wifi, hot chocolate and coffee--yes it's good for studying! We'll be joining with RUFs from BU, Harvard, MIT, and UConn. Looks to be a fun time; sign up today!

Date & Time: 5pm Friday 9/27 to Sunday 9/29 (back by no later than 3pm)
Location: Camp Berea in Hebron, NH
Fee: $45 for first-years; $75 all others (scholarships available!)

All are welcome!

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Newfound Lake at Camp Berea, After Sunset.

Newfound Lake at Camp Berea, After Sunset.