Youth Faith Formation Retreats
October 9-11, 2015, Moon Beach
February 26-28, 2016, Pilgrim Center
March 4-6, 2016, Pilgrim Center
IT'S YOUR CHURCH (really)
IT'S (really) YOUR CHURCH
IT'S YOUR (real) CHURCH
(really) IT'S YOUR CHURCH
Bring your Confirmation class/youth group to one of these retreats...
Mark your calendars now for an outstanding Faith Formation Retreat at Moon Beach Camp or Pilgrim Center! Youth will have an opportunity to build a church from the bottom up. They will call a pastor, organize several committees, plan worship, and get an overview of church life: What it is - How it works - How we get things done. As usual there will be time for worship, recreation, and yes, outstanding music!
Your youth and adults will have wonderful time learning about local church ministries and how churches operate. We will be creating several fictional churches in Wisconsin Conference. By the end of the retreat we might be ready to take over the Wisconsin Conference!
The cost is $115/person for all participants. We require one adult for every five youth attending. Adults are expected to participate in the sessions, worship services, and help create a safe and friendly environment for all.
Retreat information and registration is available for the October retreat. Deadline: October 1, 2015
Registration for the 2016 events at Pilgrim Center will be available in January.
These retreats fill quickly, so plan ahead and get registered for a (really) Great Time (really)!!!
The Faith Formation Retreats are a partnership of the Wisconsin Conference UCC and United Church Camps, Incorporated. Program planning and leadership is offered by a team representing the four Associations of the Wisconsin Conference UCC.
Knock Knock Retreat at Pilgrim Center
November 20-22, 2015
This is a retreat for middle school youth groups and their leaders. It is designed to help groups bond as the youth explore some of the many issues they will encounter during their middle school years...and beyond. Leadership is provided by the CYMT, the Drama Team and Bryan Sirchio. Register early...this retreat fills up fast! Registration available by October.
Jesus Core Retreat at Pilgrim Center
January 8-10, 2016
This is a retreat for high school youth. Youth may participate as part of a youth group, or as an individual. The focus is on the individual and exploring who they are and where they are on their faith journey. It is an opportunity for them to experience faith in community with other teens, to rest from their hectic schedules, and to be inspired by the music of Andra Moran (andramoran.com). Register early...there is limited space! Registration available in November.
National Youth Event
July 26-30, 2016
Mark your calendar to attend the most magical NATIONAL YOUTH EVENT (NYE) of all! Join 4,000 UCC and Disciples youth from across the country and world at Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.