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Handicapped Encounter Christ

New York HEC (Handicapped Encounter Christ) retreats are Gospel based Christian experiences designed to give persons who have physical differences the opportunity to participate in a spiritually centered retreat.

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Mission

New York HEC (Handicapped Encounter Christ) retreats are Gospel based Christian experiences designed to give persons who have physical differences the opportunity to participate in a spiritually centered retreat. HEC is an encounter style retreat. New York HEC has a number of retreats each year. They are designed for different levels of spiritual involvement. All retreats take their spirit and direction from a firm belief that Jesus Christ continues to bring Good News to those who are oppressed. HEC is an attempt to, for a few days, live out this Good News, and to celebrate our humanity. Because our world and our social structures frequently discriminate against those who are different, we openly choose to be counter-cultural. New York HEC is dependent. We depend completely upon the Christian community for financial survival. We depend completely upon volunteers to do the necessary work in order to have retreats. There are no paid workers for HEC. We depend most strongly upon the prayers of believers everywhere.

We Believe

New York HEC believes in Jesus the Christ.

We believe that God looks at everything, all of His creation, at finds it good.

We believe that Jesus’ words calls us to a relationship with God and with others in unique and wonderful ways.

We believe that folks with very different life experiences come together and meet God.

We believe that each individual is called to follow Jesus as only he or she can.

We believe that each of us is responsible to build the Kingdom of God on Earth in the present.

New York HEC is music, thought, prayer, touch, laughter, tears, gentleness, listening, caring, and sharing.

HEC is God and people coming together.

HEC is a welcoming place and time

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Handicapped Encounter Christ
2455 Hunterbrook Road
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Phone#: (914) 734-2933