Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Heavy Winds Hit the Retreat Center

July 5, 2011

COLLEYVILLE, TX. July 5, 2011 — A few weeks ago, very heavy and strong winds hit the St. Stephen Christian Retreat Center. Thanks be to God, the buildings withstood the powerful winds but unfortunately the retreat center’s sign did not.

The sign’s post was knocked down and the entire sign fell on a portion of the newly installed gate. The estimated damage is $25,000.00. Please download flyer.

If you would like to contribute towards the repair of our retreat center's signand gate, you may do so online at and then select ‘St. Stephen Retreat Center’.

We thank you for any monetary gift and ask for your prayers for our retreat center.