Pentecost: May 30th- May 31st 2020

During Pentecost 2020, we remember God’s power displayed to the Hebrews at Mt. Sinai. As Christians, we also celebrate God’s spirit descending upon the disciples in the book of Acts. 

May 31th through the 31st marks Pentecost. We will celebrate Pentecost with an evening celebration at 7 PM on May 30th, and a brunch at Fuller Park in Meridian at 4 PM on Sunday, May 31st.

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Unleavened Bread: April 8th- April 15th 2020

During the weeklong festival of Unleavened Bread 2020, we refrain from eating leaven. We remember the journey the Israelites made in the wilderness. Unleavened Bread will be celebrated with two brunches, and Unleavened Bread begins and ends with a yearly Sabbath. Prepare now to take them off work. 


The first yearly Sabbath is Wednesday, April 8th- Thursday, April 9th. 

We will meet at Covenant Presbyterian Church for a brunch on Thursday, April 9th at 11:00 AM. Bring healthy breakfast/brunch food.

The Second Yearly Sabbath begins Tuesday April 14th to Wednesday April 15th. 

We will meet at Covenant Presbyterian Church for a second brunch on Wednesday, April 15th at 11:00 AM. Bring healthy breakfast/brunch food.

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Spring Holidays Seminar: March 28th

Spring Holidays Seminar 2020 Details

Our Spring Holidays Seminar in 2020 will introduce new beginners to the Biblical festivals. Freedom is our focus this season of the Spring Holidays. This is a way to begin to understand or review what God’s Word says about the freedom that is available through the biblical celebrations of Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pentecost. There will be the practical elements explained of “how to experience freedom” as you celebrate with your family and with the body at Twenty Six Eight.

Childcare is available for 20 children ages 0-10. Older children can sit with their parents. Each child must register so enough sitters can be available to keep your kids safe and happy.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 6p-9p

Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 N. Five Mile Rd, Boise

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Passover: April 8th

Passover 2020 is the Biblical spring festival commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt and our own freedom in Jesus. 


Passover will be celebrated in Life Groups Wednesday, April 8th this year. Sign up at the link below. 

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Israel Trip: November 2020

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus with Pastor Dave and Jerri McGerrah is a 10-day trip to Israel to visit the sites of Jesus and see the Bible come to life. 

$3949 per person, register here by July 6th, 2020.

(Registrations are full, but to get on the waiting list for the trip, email Pastor Dave McGerrah at

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Introduction to Bible Study: February 16th

During the month of February, we will be offering a one day seminar on an introduction to basic Bible study. This will be a great opportunity for you to join a group of people who are hungry to read the Bible in a clear and narrative-driven way. Childcare will not be provided.


The class will be from 1 PM-5 PM on Sunday afternoon February 16th.

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What is it?

Experiencing Freedom is designed to help people experience the transforming power of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Experiencing Freedom creates an atmosphere in which people can:

  • Discover the source of bondage and brokenness at work in their lives.
  • Encounter the power and principles of freedom available in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  • Learn to plant seeds of faith and obedience in response to Jesus’ offer of freedom.
  • Learn to apply the power of the Word and Spirit in their relationships and circumstances.
  • Discover how to give the love and life of Jesus to others.

How does it work?

Experiencing Freedom is based on the assumption that we need to experience the person and promises of Jesus, not simply hear about them. Therefore, we provide an opportunity for God’s Word and Spirit to intersect with the places in people’s lives where bondage and brokenness is actually operating.

As a result, Experiencing Freedom includes a variety of experiences including: corporate worship, personal and corporate prayer, teaching, discussion and interaction with other participants, and a variety of interactive activities designed to help you experience Jesus’ freedom and life.

Experience Freedom is not designed to be a spiritual high point in your life. It’s designed to help you experience key truths and promises from God’s Word. It equips you with God’s principles and processes of formation. More than anything, Experience Freedom is an opportunity for God to plant new seeds, which can grow to maturity in the days, months, and years following.

General Information

  • Experiencing Freedom is facilitated by the staff/leadership of Twenty Six Eight.
  • Experiencing Freedom is relevant for new and seasoned believers.
  • Individuals, men or women, couples, and families are all welcome to attend.
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16


Thursday, January 30th to Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.


  • Thursday, January 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


$165 per person Early Bird Special by Saturday, December 14th, 2019
$180 per person from Saturday December 14th to Thursday, January 16th, 2020
$225 per person from Thursday, Jan 16th to Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Tuitions are non-refundable
Scholarships available

  • Scholarships available


  • The Hampton Inn
  • 875 South Allen Street, Meridian, Idaho 83642
  • 208.887.3600
  • Rooms at The Hampton Inn available for a discounted rate.

Meals Provided

Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday


Mike S., Meridian, Idaho

The Experiencing Freedom Retreat was unlike any weekend seminar or group outing I have been to in over forty years of my working career. It is a deeply moving personal experience because the teaching staff is quite skilled at getting to the root of the issues we all face, both the good ones and the troublesome ones. In addition, relationships developed as a result of revealing and dealing with our issues in a group setting. It was rewarding and life changing. Come prepared to discuss the issues you hold deep inside, so you can begin to experience the freedom in your life that God truly wants for you.

Chris J., Boise, Idaho

For me one of the life changing things about “Experiencing Freedom” was uncovering the amount of deception I was living under. For many years, I built a facade around my life I didn’t know I was building. God used the Retreat to pull the rug out from under where I was standing. For quite a while afterward, I felt like the Lord had turned my world upside down. But months later, I was able to see I had been living upside down and God used the Retreat to help me turn my life right side up.

If you want the Lord to turn your world around and draw you into true intimacy with Him, it may be painful, but this is the Retreat for you.

Val S., Meridian, Idaho

I went to the Experiencing Freedom Retreat not knowing what to expect and, came away with the start to a deeper walk with Jesus and others. The retreat gave me insight into myself and how I REALLY relate to God and other people. It began a true love relationship with Jesus, one not based on works. Grace became more real to me. I began to understand His great love for me through His life on earth, His death and resurrection not just with my mind but with my heart.

I began to see deceptive patterns with God and others in my life. Questions started coming up like, “Who do I think is in control of my life: me or God?” and “Do I live my life in a legalistic way and if so, why?” These questions have helped me seek, with God’s help, to destroy deceptive patterns and establish biblical patterns of forgiveness and honesty with myself, Jesus, and others.

Probably the greatest revelation I received-one that has affected the core of my being-is that the God of the Universe, Creator and Master of all things, loves and cares for me. It’s not that He hadn’t shown Himself loving to me before, but since the Retreat, I perceive these things as they are: pure grace and pure love to me. As a result, I’m learning to relate to others more honestly, openly, and lovingly. I know this is a life-long process, but am very thankful to have experienced the love God has for me.

I’ve been to many retreats, and although this was not an easy weekend, it was an extremely meaningful experience that I take with me for the rest of my life.

Please contact the church office with any questions at:

Twenty Six Eight

P. O. Box 1229
Meridian, Idaho 83680


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Purim In Life Groups: March 8th

March 8th: Purim will be celebrated in Life Groups this year. To get signed up, talk to your Life Group leader, or reach out to to get placed in a group. Registrations coming soon.

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Engaging the LDS Conversation: February 18th

For the month of February, regular Life Groups will be canceled, and we will be host two evenings about engaging the LDS conversation. This will be a great opportunity for you to bring those in the LDS community to engage in the conversation.

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