Saturday, December 03, 2005

Fall Retreat Recap

This year's fall district senior high youth retreat was held in conjunction with district conference Nov. 4-6 in Springfield, Ill. While we would have liked to have had more youth from the central and southern regions of the district participating, we still had a good weekend together.

About 25 people enjoyed presentations by former Brethren mission worker Roger Schrock on God's calling in our lives, and on ways that youth can call the church to take on challenging issues. Youth again served a Saturday evening ice cream social at the conference, raising about $300 to help defray next summer's National Youth Conference bus trip costs. The weekend also included worship, games, good meals, and free time to get better acquainted. Many thanks to cabinet president Becca Lipscomb and others at the Springfield church for helping with the arrangements.

Plans for the Spring Rretreat have also been finalized. It will take place March 17-19 at Freeport Church of the Brethren. Tom Benevento, Latin America/Caribbean specialist for the Church of the Brethren General Board, will be our guest leader.

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