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Annual Church Retreat Schedule


Revised 4/26/18

9th Annual Church Retreat
May 4-6, 2018
"How Can We Keep From Singing?”
Special guest, Jason Shelton

All events are for all ages - Parents are responsible for their children

3:00 pm         Arrival and Check-In – Group Lodge
            Charles, Keymeister
            Bring-Your-Own Brown Bag Supper           
7:00 pm        Welcome and Socializing – Lodge
            Make Paperbag Mailboxes
            TV Theme Song Game
            Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, games
9:00 pm        Campfire
            Hotdogs and s’mores; bring an instrument
8:00 – 9:00 am    Breakfast by Sarajane - breakfast bread, fresh fruit, juice, breakfast egg casseroles (meat and vegetarian)
Banana Dogs for young-at-heart
9:15 – 9:30am       Ingathering, welcoming of Jason Shelton
9:30 – 11:00am     Music Workshop with Jason Shelton
                             Part 1 - Foundations
11:00 – 11:15am      BREAK
11:15-12:30pm        Music Workshop with Jason Shelton

Part 2 – Sources as Promissory Note

12:30 – 1:30pm    Lunch by Sarajane - vegetarian soup, sandwiches with egg salad or tuna salad, chips, fresh vegetables, lemon supreme cake
1:30-3:00pm        Music Workshop with Jason Shelton
-or-                Part 3 – Hymn Sing!
1:30-6:00pm        Outdoors: hike, swim, kayak
6:00pm            Dinner –  Taco Bar by Denise

Scavenger Hunt
I Scream for Ice Cream Social
Talent Show, Thena, Emcee

8:00 – 9:00 am    Breakfast by Youth
9:00 – 10:00        Worship, led by Thena & Fran?
10:00 am        Clean-up and Check-out, by Everyone

Foundations – Role of congregational singing in faith formation & congregational identity, including a tour of our hymnals as our evolving story.
Sources as Promissory Note – Visitors know within 4 minutes if we’re true to the values we’ve professed on our websites. How does the music we sing help us convey our message with integrity?

Hymn Sing! – Choosing 12 songs to help us sing who we are.