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Altoona Johnstown Tres Dias Christmas Party

Saturday, December 10th will be our annual AJTD Christmas Party.  
Please come, bring your family, and friends.  We will have our annual basket/bucket raffle to help support the expenses of putting on the weekends.  If possible bring a basket or bucket of items to be raffled off.  You will receive 5 free tickets for each basket/bucket you bring!
Please arrive earlier than 4:30 to have your basket/bucket placed on the table ahead of the starting time.

We will also be collecting canned goods and unwrapped toys for the needy, there will be a box upfront to place any item(s) you bring.

AJTD will provide the meat and beverages.  Beverages will be ice tea, lemonade, coffee and water.  Please bring a covered dish, dessert or something to share with the group.

The party begins at 4:30
There will be some exciting things going on.
We will eat promptly at 5:00
After eating and fellowship, we will have the raffle of the baskets/buckets
Followed by the annual Secretariat election.

Please come for a wonderful time of food and fellowship with other AJTD members and their families.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Johnson, Post Weekend Lead at grammy4christ20@yahoo.com


Coming in the future, a new AJTD website. More information to follow.

If you are thinking about working the spring weekends, please submit your desire to serve form as soon as possible. The Rectors are taking applications NOW to form their teams.

We are in need of people who have documented child care clearance for the closings. If you have clearances and are willing to help babysit at the closings, please contact Rebecca Shuster, AJTD Lay Director

Next Secuela will be January 19th, 2017

Location: Bedford St John's UCC Church 144 West John Street. Parking along street with additional parking behind the church

Candidate Applications:

Reminder, All Candidate applications Must have a Candidate, and Sponsor form together as well as a deposit toward the Candidate fee before the applications can be considered for approval.
If you use the electronic online forms, please mail your deposit immediately so the applications can be put forth for consideration.

The current policy states the Candidate and Sponsor form as well as the deposit must be submitted before they can be considered for approval.
Thank you for understanding. This is the AJTD policy for recieving Candiate applications.

NEW: Agape meal sign up!

Simply click on the link under the Weekend Tab called "Agape Meal Sign Up" Once you click on the link, you will see a page with a sign up sheet for both Men and Women's Weekends. You can sign up by clicking the link or you can also click on a link to view what others are bringing.


Get important weekend information here.

Men's Weekend #73
April 20-23, 2017
Rector: Glenn Shay
Assistant Rector: Ed Smouse

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Team Meeting Dates are:
March 4, 2017
March 18, 2017
April 8, 2017
March 25th Snow Date

Team meetings are held at:
Crossroads Alliance Church
Ebensburg, PA

Women's Weekend #73
April 27-30, 2017
Rector: Joy Stull
Assistant Rector: Kim Shimmel

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CandidatesTeamsPescadores Writing PalancaPrayer WheelAgape Meal Sign Up Pray for the Weekend Electronic Desire to Serve Electronic Candidate FormElectronic Sponsor Form Items to Bring to Camp72 Hour Prayer Sign Up
Printable Desire to Serve Printable Sponsor Form Printable Candidate Form Electronic Statement of Belief

SD RollosSD Meditations Rollos

If you need a printable application simply click the button above called "printable" form and print

****NOTE: Reminder if you submit an application online and do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a couple days from Barb Stump or myself, please contact us. Thank you.

Role of a Team Member--The following have been added to help inform you of the responsibilities of a Team Member.


Role of A Team Member Qualifications for Leadership Role of a Table Leader Canon of Tres Dias Critiquing Rollos Handling Table Discussions Guidelings for Table Prayer Table Dynamics

Palanca Reminders: Please put in alphabetical order and seperate by "team" "candidates" and "cooks". this helps expedite the sorting process. Also please have it to camp no later than Saturday 9:00 am Thank You

Please be aware of the Policy pertaining to Pictures, phone usage and media during camp.

Due to privacy acts we must follow this policy. Please make sure you are following these guidelines when at camp. If you have any questions you can notify a member of Secretariat. The policy is under the Secretariat tab. Thank you

2017 Weekend Dates:

Spring 2017
Men April 20-23, 2017----- Women April 27-30, 2017

Fall Weekend Dates:
Men October 12-15, 2017 ------ Women October 19-22, 2017

ALL MUSICIANS AND VOCALS: The AJTD Advisory Committee is trying to keep an up-to-date list of all musicians. Anyone who would be willing to go on the list please contact Nadine Deitle


Join us for future events.
Reminder: Secuela's are held the 3rd Thursday of the month 7PM at St John's UCC Church, 144 W John Street, Bedford, PA. Secuela's are Pot Luck meals, please bring an item to share if you can.Secretariat will be held at 6:00pm an hour before Secuela for 2016
Event Date
Secretariat January 5th, 2017
Secuela January 19th, 2017
Secretariat February
Secuela February
Secretariat March
Secuela March
Secretariat April
Men's Weekend April 20th - 23rd, 2017
Women's Weekend April 27th - 30th, 2017
Secuela Secuela
Secretariat May
Secuela May
Secretariat June
Secuela June
Secretariat July
Secuela July
Secretariat None scheduled for August
Secuela No secuela due to picnic
Picnic August
Secretariat September
Secuela September
Secretariat October
Men's Weekend October 12th - 15th, 2017
Women's Weekend October 19th-22nd, 2017
Secretariat November
Secuela November
Christmas Party December 10th, 2016

Secuela's are held the 3rd Thursday of each month 7PM at St John's UCC Church 144 W. John Street, Bedford, PA 15522
Remember Secuela's are pot luck meals, please bring something to share if you can.



Your Governing Body

See AJTD Policies below the Secretariat table
Position Name
Lay Director Rebecca Shuster
Assistant Lay Director Bill Deitle
Secretary Doris Stiffler
Treasurer Sheri Foor
Assistant Treasurer Barbara Stump
Advisory Committee Head Nadine Deitle
Newsletter Barbara Stump
Pre-Weekend Lead Mark Ware
Pre-Weekend Assistant Mac Bryan
Weekend I Lead Kim Shimmel
Weekend I Assistant Diane Smiley
Weekend II Lead Dwight Shimmel
Weekend II Assistant Mike Maurer
Post Weekend Lead Debbie Johnson
Post Weekend Assistant Tonya Miller
Website Sheri Foor
Spiritual Director Pastor Dulce Gerath
Spiritual Director  

Click on an individual Name below to read or print the document

AJTD Bylaws AJTD Policy and Procedures Secretariat Descriptions Assistant Treasurer Duties HistorianCommunications Duties Treasurer Duties Essentials of TD TDI SD Guidelines SD Policy Statement of Belief

Media/Phone/Picture PolicyWay of the Cross


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A solid 72 hours spent in Communion with Jesus
Includes talks by Lay and Clergy speakers
To come away with a refreshed and empowered relationship with God
through Christ



Reunion Groups

Join us for fun food and fellowship.
Group Location Contact
Bedford Reunion Group
2nd friday of the month 6:30 pm Meal, 7 pm Grouping
Bedford St John's UCC Church
Judy Williams at jwillie1968@comcast.net
or Debbie Johnson @ 814-327-9327 grammy4christ20@yahoo.com
Claysburg Men and Women
2nd and 4th Monday
Contact Roger and Polly Grace
Altoona Reunion Group-Men & Women
4th Sunday of month 6:00PM
Contact Kim for more information at
McConnellsburg Reunion Group
2nd Tuesday each month 7:00 pm

Location, My Father's House
for more information; contact Randy Whetstone
Boswell Reunion Group
1st Tuesday of month 7:30PM
North Star Outreach Building
Center Street, Boswell
Contact: Mike Maurer

Tres Dias International

Learn more about Tres Dias

To visit Tres Dias International, go to http://www.tresdias.org or click here



Frequently Asked Questions

The Tres Dias team leading the weekend is composed of former attendees of a Tres Dias or similar weekend like Cursillo or Walk to Emmaus, who have volunteered their time for months of preparation by working and praying together as a unit.

There is presented in three days, the basics of the Christian life and the meaning of living the Christian ideal and its application in our daily lives. Tres Dias is centered around lay and clergy talks. Table groups discuss each talk. Discourse that develops from these discussions makes Christ's teachings come alive.

The basic atmosphere of Tres Dias is one of love, joy, Christian fellowship, singing, laughing, and worship. Tres Dias makes future Christian experiences more fruitful because it fosters a new revelation to the reality of Jesus Christ in our lives.

A Tres Dias encounter is completed only once in a lifetime. Therefore, it is not a substitute for a retreat, nor does it have the personal solitude of a retreat.

Who should attend a Tres Dias weekend?

Just as Christ meets you at your point of need, so Tres Dias is designed for those who desire to be strengthened in their faith and to be brought closer to Christ in their discipleship. Tres Dias is for Christians of all denominations. The weekend is not necessarily for new believers, but for those who understand God's grace. It is especially gratifying for those who are in leadership within the church.

There are weekends for men and women. Someone who has previously attended a Tres Dias or similar weekend must sponsor each attendee.

For more information, click here.


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