Winter Retreat is in 4 days and we are so excited about it! However, there are a few important things to remember.
We will be leaving THIS Friday, March 17, at 4:00. To simplify things for parents, we will be picking you up from school on the church bus. However, this means your parent needs to write a note giving us special permission to pick you up on the church bus this Friday, just like they do at the beginning of the year. We’ll hang out at the church for a little while after school, then leave for the retreat.
On Friday night, we’ll be stopping for dinner on the way to the retreat center. This means you will need to bring extra money with you to buy dinner. We’ll be eating fast food, so you shouldn’t need more than $7 or $8.
Please also refer to the packing list for assigned snacks for the weekend. Please try to bring one or two of the items listed for your age group.
THIS IS A CELL PHONE FREE EVENT. If you bring your cell phone, you will be asked to turn it off and/or give it to a leader for the weekend. The intent of the retreat is to give our full attention to God and each other, so by making it a cell phone free zone, we limit the distractions to both students and leaders. Parents, in the event of a situation in which you need to contact your student, please call Randy Wright, Stephanie Tarter, or Nathan Wright.
Randy Wright: (859)338-5490
Bible – actual book, not phone
Notebook and Pen (if you want to take notes)
Comfortable shoes (in case we go for a hike)
Toiletry items – Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
$$ for dinner on Friday night
HS Guys – 2-Liters
HS Ladies – Cookies/Desserts
MS Guys – Chips
MS Ladies – breakfast items: pop tarts, granola bars, bagels, etc.
Friday, March 17
4pm Leave Church
7pm Arrive/Check in/Dinner
9:30pm Worship/Introduction to Retreat/Group games
10:30pm Free Time
11:45pm Lights out
Saturday, March 18
8:00am Wake up/Breakfast/Free Time
8:45am Worship/Group games/Hike/Team Building
10:30pm Retreat Small Group #1: What is Consecration?
Noon Lunch/Free Time
1:30pm Retreat Small Group #2: Decisions
3:00pm Quiet Time
3:30pm Free Time
6pm Worship/Group Games/Lesson/Team Building
7:30pm Retreat Small Group #3: Ripple Effect
9pm Quiet Time
9:30pm Movie/Games/Free Time
11:45pm Lights out
Sunday, March 19
7:30am Wake up/Breakfast/Clean up/Pack
9:00am Load van
12:30pm Arrive @ MSBC