Put March 7-9, 2022 on your calendar for the next Veterans of the Cross Retreat when we gather under the theme of “Tell Me a Story”, inspiring attendees to tell the story of Jesus to the next generation. Speakers, worship leaders will lead the attendees to understand how their lives are intertwined with the story of Jesus.


Storytelling is a favorite pastime of many Veterans of the Cross. We enjoy both sharing and hearing stories.

Has it crossed your mind to tell someone your faith story? Today’s technology provides a wide variety of ways to share with present and future generations.   At next year’s VOC retreat, Mary Manz Simon will be sharing her vision of Faith StoriesTM under the theme, “Tell me a Story” March 7 – 9, 2022.

To help her, the VOC committee is looking for a few people to record their own faith stories in advance to show at the retreat.  We can walk you through the simple steps of preparing, recording, and transmitting it.  Interested?  Contact Rev. Bob Steinke, Retreat Chair revstein@verizon.net or Kathy Keene, District Office, kkeene@flgadistrict.org.  As an attendee you will have the opportunity during the retreat to tell your faith story and have it recorded.  Now is the time to jot down some notes in preparation of sharing.

We are excited to have Rev. Dr. Jeffery Moore, as our Bible Study Leader, who gets it:  that the Bible is a story to share.  There will be breakout sessions, Mission Presentations, Worship, and all the wonderful fellowship of your fellow veterans.

Retreat Reservations will open soon, so save the date – March 7-9, 2022, once more we will gather at the Warren Willis Retreat and Conference Center in Fruitland Park, FL.