Tres Dias

“Many HRC members have taken advantage of a spiritual growth experience held locally called Tres Dias. Tres Dias is a short course in living in Christian community and learning more about their faith. Tres Dias is an inter-denominational 3-day weekend retreat and the focus of the weekend is “God’s Unmerited Love.

The weekend is designed to show the “agape” love that God pours out on us. The goal is to empower Christians to become leaders within their families,their churches, and their communities. Participants often return to their own church with renewed commitment.

WHO CAN HELP DIRECT YOU TO ANOTHER WHO CAN HELP SPONSOR YOU?

  • Talk to the Pastor Taylor Holbrook at HRC (845) 221-9542 x23
  • The contacts for the HRC Tres Dias community are
    • Leslie MacConnell  – lbdorler@aol.com (845) 226-4920
    • Doug Archer  – danddarcher@gmail.com (845) 592-4493

SEE MORE INFORMATION and SCHEDULE BELOW

DESIGN OF THE WEEKEND:

The weekend runs from Thursday evening through late Sunday afternoon. The attendees come from all over the Hudson Valley and stay the 3 days. The weekend is cloistered with attendees and committed Christian volunteers who serve as team members in addition to local clergy.

DURING THE WEEKEND, YOU CAN EXPECT:

 – Group discussions of topics that are of vital interest to the Body of Christ.

– Times of prayer, sharing and fellowship.

– Lots of music and singing.

– Lots of fun and surprises!

– LOTS of food. (This isn’t the weekend to plan a fast or begin a diet!).

– Most importantly, you can expect that God will meet you exactly where you are!

 

Generally, the retreat is designed for married men to go first followed a few weeks later by their wives. (The reason for this is that, according to Tres Dias tradition, women generally have more of a desire to attend, so they will usually “encourage” their husbands to attend so they can then go themselves!) Single men or women can attend anytime without restriction.

Tres Dias is the Protestant counter-part of the Catholic Cursillo movement. However, many Catholics are active in both Organizations,and this also assists in the breaking down of denominational walls as Christians find they can share in those areas that bind us together in Christ, while downplaying areas of disagreement! Open communion is practiced, and anyone who acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord is welcome to partake.

WHAT TRES DIAS IS NOT!

Tres Dias is a “once in a lifetime” experience. Once a person has attended a weekend, they are not permitted to attend again unless they do so as a team member. Following the weekend, participants areencouraged to participate in small “share groups” or “home groups”(referred to in Tres Dias lingo as “reunion groups”). This is very similar to the HRC version called ChristCare Groups.

– It is NOT intended to become an alternative to your home church or practice of worship.

– It is NOT a denomination, nor is it designed to become a focal point of worship, other than during the particular weekend.

– There is no proselytizing! No particular denomination or group is encouraged or discouraged, as long as that denomination or group follows the basic tenets of the Tres Dias Statement of Belief.

Essentially, Tres Dias is the expression of unmerited Christian love exhibited by the Father through His people! It is the desire of the  Tres Dias Community that participants will return to their home churches with the empowerment of a revitalized relationship with Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit!

WHY IS TRES DIAS SO SPECIAL?

There are two things that make every Tres Dias weekend special!

-The first, and most important, is prayer! Once a person completes aweekend, they become part of the Tres Dias “Community”. The community is made aware of the weekend schedules, and it is the responsibility and desire of the community to hold each weekend up in prayer! These weekend retreats are literally “bathed” in prayer, love, and support.

– The second is the support of the Tres Dias Community. Very often, people are touched by God’s Love in a powerful way on their weekend,and it becomes their desire to share that experience with others. It is this community of believers that support the weekend retreats with their prayers and their physical labors. Christians work behind the scenes of every weekend to make certain that the needs of the participants are met!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

Anyone who wishes to participate in a weekend must be sponsored by someone who has previously completed a weekend. The sponsor carries significant responsibility to assure that the participant’s family is taken care of so the participant can focus on the activities of the weekend and not worry about what’s happening at home. There are over 60 HRC members who have attended Tres Dias and would welcome the opportunity to sponsor their friends on the retreat of their life.

The only requirement is that an application form be completed; your sponsor can help with this.

Once accepted on a weekend, you will be provided with a list of recommended items to bring (such as blankets, pajamas, etc). Other than that, your sponsor will take care of all other details. All you have to do is walk out of your front door, as your sponsor will even drive you to the retreat site.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS (SUCH AS DIET OR MEDICATION)?

Be sure to let your sponsor know of these needs in advance. All special diets can be accommodated as long as the cooks know the details ahead of time. If medication is needed during the night or at special times, members of the team will awaken you as needed and even bring a glass of water!

IS THERE A FEE?

There is a suggested tax deductible donation of $200.00 to cover the cost of the weekends. It’s important to note that  donations received on a weekend pay for the FOLLOWING weekend! (In other words, your weekend is already paid for when you arrive and you are donating to the  following weekend!). All team members are also requested to make the same donation. No pressure is placed on people to make donations, and no list is kept. Experience has shown that participants and team members who can afford to generally give more than the recommended donation, which more than offsets those who cannot afford to give. Most importantly, inability to pay should NEVER be a reason for not attending! Also, we strongly suggest that this donation not be taken away from any tithe you would normally give to your church!

WHERE IS THE RETREAT HELD?

All retreats are held at the Mt. Alvernia facility in Wappingers Falls, NY.

WHO CAN HELP DIRECT YOU TO ANOTHER WHO CAN HELP SPONSOR YOU?

Talk to the pastors or the contacts for the HRC Tres Dias community is Leslie MacConnell (lbdorler@aol.com (845) 226-4920) or Doug Archer (danddarcher@gmail.com (845) 592-4493)

SCHEDULE

  
Men's 173Sept 22-25 2016
Women's 173Oct 13-16, 2016
Men's 174Jan 19-22, 2017
Women's 174Feb 23-26, 2017
Men's 175Mar 30-Apr 2, 2017
Women's 175May 18-21, 2017
Men's 176Sep 7-10, 2017
Women's 176Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017
Young Women's
Vida Nueva 135
Nov 11-13, 2016
Young Men's
Vida Nueva 135
Dec 2-4, 2016