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Adult Retreat

September 2-7, 2014

Over the years, The Firs Adult Retreat has become a unique tradition. The week is designed with you in mind. Friends connect and reconnect, gathering together for fun events, fabulous meals, special music and hymns, meaningful fellowship, and challenging instruction from God's Word, presented by gifted communicators.



Dax Swanson • Chris Eltrich
Tom Beaumont


John & Jan Sinkevitch

Dax Swanson

We are blessed to have Dax Swanson, Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Bellingham, WA, share with us during the evenings at this year’s Adult Retreat. Dax was blessed to grow up in Hawaii, attend Princeton University, serve the sick and deliver babies as a physician, experience missions in China and Africa, and has been on the receiving end of the blessings of a wonderful wife and two beautiful kids. He’s received an MD from UCSF and an MDiv from The Master’s Seminary. He really does count it all loss for the wonder of the good news of Jesus Christ. He has to pinch himself that he gets to spend his life proclaiming the gospel in expositing the Word of God chapter by chapter, verse by verse. He has served the church in his current role since it was planted in August, 2009.

Chris Eltrich

We are excited to have Chris Eltrich join us this fall. Chris planted Lettered Streets Covenant Church in 2008, after graduating from Regent College in Vancouver with an MDiv. Before becoming a pastor in 2002, he spent seven years in the US Coast Guard serving in Washington and California. Chris has been married to Cory for 16 years and they have three beautiful daughters: Sophia, Stella, and Samara. Chris enjoys skiing, travel, and is always reading. He especially enjoys biblical studies and sharing the Good News through teaching and preaching.

Tom Beaumont

We are pleased to have Tom Beaumont, The Firs Executive Director, lead us in devotions each morning. Tom has served at The Firs for nearly 30 years; the past 11 as Executive Director.

Tom is a graduate of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary of Portland, Oregon. He has been in full-time Christian camping ministry since 1981 and at The Firs since 1985. Tom has been active with the Christian Camping and Conference Association for most of those years. He and Mary have three grown children - two daughters and a son. He enjoys teaching, reading, writing and a variety of sports activities.


MUSIC:  John & Jan Sinkevitch

John & Jan will again return to lead the retreat in worship. John and his wife, Jan, are dear friends of The Firs. All will be blessed as they share their gifts of music and worship.

Rates are per person. Accommodations include linens.
Private Cabin & Bath (single occupancy).............................$385
Private Cabin & Bath (2-3 per room)....................................$289
Lodge with Central Bath (2-3 per room, some stairs)............$259
Lodge with Central Bath (single occup., some stairs)...........$269
Commuter (program & meals)............................................$112

  • Call The Firs office at 360-733-6840 or 1-800-765-3477, ext. 0 OR
  • Print and mail the Registration Form and return to:    
            The Firs Registrar
            4605 Cable Street
            Bellingham, WA  98229  

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On Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, WA • 118 acres and 4,500 ft beautiful waterfront • Available to groups 40 to 250
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