Site: Suttle Lake Camp
Dates: 4/21/2017 - 4/23/2017
Age Level: Completed Grades 5 - 10
Cost: Full Rate: $95
The retreat is designed to compliment the confirmation experience already in place at the local church not replace it. Register your group with the form by clicking here on this link.
This event is a good fit for confirmation classes just starting, nearing the end of the confirmation experience, or somewhere in between. Take this opportunity for youth to be with other's going through the confirmation to experience the gift of United Methodist connection as well as the beauty of being a part of the body of Christ.
Rev. Sue Owen, will guide our time together helping the group explore faith questions and what it means to be United Methodist. There are fun interactive large group experiences included around common topics like church history, the Wesley Quadrilateral, and United Methodist social principals. Service projects and a meaningful art project help youth connect their faith and daily life. Times are also set aside for individual confirmation classes to meet together for discussion and activities as best meets church needs. Worship, songs, prayer, sharing communion, and recreation round out the weekend.
Each year's retreat is unique, as adjustments are made to best meet needs of the groups participating. Please let us know what is most needed for your youth and/or difficult for you to cover in the confirmation experience on your own. Leadership for group sessions is shared among church leaders giving leaders a chance to share their gifts and youth to hear different voices. Leaders accompanying youth on the retreat are asked to contact Jane Petke at the camp with questions and to discuss the retreat more fully (contact info below).
What others have said about this retreat:
"Our group grew so much closer and enjoyed learning more about the church together."
"Making stoles and the worships were a highlight."
"It was really meaningful to meet new people and find out more about our religion."
"The activities around the social principals and the Wesley Quadrilateral were great!"