The Annual Cinnamon Waffles Retreat">
Once a year, Waffles from around the world gather to revitalize, relax, and refresh in the midst of God's glorious creation.
"At conference, you can definitely see the community. Retreat makes that community palpable and personal. Retreat made it possible for me to see the love of Christ alive and active."
"The Cinnamon Waffles retreat has become something that I look forward to every year... the opportunity to unplug from the world and just connect with God and the LGBTQ Community is beautiful and I can't imagine not having that each summer."
"Retreat was church for me! I was ministered to, encouraged in my calling, and loved truly. It is one of the few locations where I felt I could be fully me (with all my faults and failings) and still be loved unconditionally. Retreat is the model of church that I will lift up as I continue on in ministry!"
"Every 6 months I get to try and see my waffle friends (and meet some new ones). I consider this time to be of divine ordinance. Call it recharging, call it being poured into, call it whatever you want; it's spiritual and relational community in motion. I wouldn't trade it for the world. "
"Retreat was a phenomenally impactful experience for me. It was incredible to finally feel at home in my own skin, surrounded by others who were also Gay and Christian. I left retreat encouraged, revitalized, and with friendships that will last for years."
I have not felt as loved, included or cared for as I did at this retreat. I met so many people, most of whom I knew only from the online community, in real life! While the online communications matter a lot, the physical meeting of friends/pen pals was a real blessing... I can't wait for next year where I hope to meet friends from this retreat and make new friends there as well. My love for the Cinnamon Waffles has only grown.