Social Justice Retreat: We Are Called

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 9/15/2017 - 9/17/2017

Cost: $135 Pioneer Lodge/$99 in Cabins

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We Are Called – Responding to Social Justice Issues in Today’s Social/Political Climate
This weekend event offers time for nurturing your spirit in the midst of chaotic times, connecting with others who are also trying to make a difference, and exploring how to respond by framing your issues Biblically. We will begin Friday evening by grounding ourselves in faith and spend the weekend learning and sharing practices with one another for activism and nurture.

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Leading us through the weekend …
Jennifer Hofmann
Since November 2016, Jen has been writing the Americans of Conscience action checklist to an engaged list of over 70,000 subscribers and growing. With diplomacy, sincerity, and heart, she helps fellow conflict-averse introverts, pissed-off wise women, and even moderate Republicans become engaged in their democracy.
Jen will show us how to stay on the path of social justice both soulfully and sustainably, using inspiration while also offering ways to apply the concept(s) in real life.
Rev. Kevin and Carol Seckel
Kevin and Carol Seckel are both retired Methodist ministers with a long and fascinating career that literally took them all over the world. They began their ministry serving Native Americans in the Klamath basin; served as co-spiritual life directors of Alaska Children’s Services in the Alaska Missionary Conference (Anchorage and Sitka); and ministered in Latvia and Germany. Kevin’s last assignment was to start an English-speaking International congregation in Frankfurt, while Carol was Coordinator of Migrant and International work for the Methodist Church in Germany.
There is a basic Biblical principle that makes the claim that human beings were originally created in some manner by a God. And God desires a connection with human beings.In my time with this event I hope to help the participants visualize this connective principle, and become more aware of the engagement with the “other.”
“I'm so happy you are planning this event—I think it's really needed at this time. In fact, I think that gathering with intention might be the most important thing we can be doing as activists.”
Jen Hofmann

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What to Know Before You Go:

  • Plan to arrive at Suttle Lake Camp between 6 & 6:30pm after dinner on Friday. There will be snacks available in the evening, but dinner is not provided.  If you will be arriving after 7pm, please let the camp know your approximate arrival time so someone will be available to greet you. 
  • This event will conclude on Sunday early afternoon, following lunch. 
  • Click here for directions to camp. 
  • Please print and mail a completed, signed Health Form to Suttle Lake Camp at least two weeks before camp starts or bring it to camp with you.   If you have special dietary needs, please contact the camp at least two weeks in advance. (Contact information below.)
  • Plan to pack for success:
    • You'll need a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries.
    • Layered clothing is best... September is lovely in the mountains but temperatures will vary!
    • Water bottle
For registration information please contact Geneva Cook, camp registrar:  503-802-9213 or

For program-related questions please contact Karen Nelson or Louise Kienzle For camp related questions, contact Jane Petke, Suttle Lake Camp Director 541-595-6663

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