WIN A FREE OVERNIGHT HOTEL ROOM (Must Register By Feb 13th) - 2022 NNE Marriage Enrichment Retreat REGISTRATION OPEN - March 4-6 - Westin Portland Harborview

Glenn Petruzzi

Attention all Marrieds!  We need your help!  
In order for us to meet the requirements of the hotel and have an in-person retreat, we need 100 registrants in the next two weeks!  Please register today! 


(Must Register By Sunday, February 13th )

  1. The first 30 couples to register for a Friday night hotel room are entered into a raffle to win a free night!
  2. The first 60 to register for a Saturday night hotel room are entered into a raffle to win a free night!


“This is Us” – 2022 Northern NE Marriage Retreat

Mar 4 @ 7:30pm — Sun Mar 6 @ 1:00pm |  The Westin Portland Harborview


(For the safety of everyone wearing a mask is required)

Register as soon as possible due to limited space




The hit television drama series "This Is Us” follows generations of a family starting with one couple. The award-winning writing does not shy away from exposing the more gritty, painful aspects of the marriage relational dynamic. Similarly, the narratives of marriage stories in the Bible do not come sugar-coated. From the very first couple of Scripture, there is heartache, perseverance through challenges, and great stories of overcoming. John and Arlene Markowski will also invite us into the very real, ridiculous and sometimes heart-wrenching aspects of their twenty-year love story. As people striving to shine faith into their marriages, we look forward to our own self-discovery, refreshing marital tools, and inspiration with “This Is Us.”


Shortly after becoming Christians at the University of Southern California, John & Arlene Markowski began serving side by side in the full-time ministry in 1999.  They fast became BFF’s and didn’t take long to fall in love, get married and start having kids. In 2010, the Markowskis sold everything and moved cross country with their two children (Thalia & Jaden) to join a mission field revival in the heart of the most densely populated urban center in the US. The Markowskis currently lead the Big Apple Church, the Manhattan Region of the New York City Church of Christ

This couple has had the privilege of speaking to churches throughout the US and around the world, from Caracas to Jakarta, and Moscow to Tokyo. Recently, Arlene has been busy serving on the NY congregational gender committee, the hiring team and the ICOC women’s program committee for the World Discipleship Summit leadership track while John completed a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies. John & Arlene also moonlight as NY tour guides, Salsa instructors and food critics, but have yet to receive an income for their top-notch work.

The Westin Portland Harborview -157 High St, Portland, ME 04101

Registration: $45 per couple (For In-person or Virtual attendance)

Includes Saturday Evening Dance w/ Desserts Beverages

Room Rate: $139 per (includes all taxes, fees & parking for one car per room per night)

Breakfast buffet: $40 (all inclusive) per couple.


Friday, March 4th – Open


Saturday, March 5th

12:00 pm Registration Table Opens

1:00 pm – Retreat Begins

5:00 pm – Dinner Break

7:00 pm – Dance Begins (Desserts & Beverages)



11:00 am – 1:00 pm Worship Service