Ready for Retreat?

I hope you are ready for an excellent retreat beginning MONDAY!

In the meantime, here is what is happening at each campus:


Saturday Bible study will continue at Ulferts 4pm – 6pm! (see events for details)

PMary will speak this Sunday

LOTAN chooses songs!

  • Events
    • 6th grade promotion and lunch after – 8/7
    • Senior appreciation – 8/13 6pm
    • Beach baptisms – 8/20 (sign up)
    • College trip – 9/3


Felicia will share with Jr. high this Sunday

  • Events
    • 6th grade promotion and lunch after – 8/14
    • Senior appreciation – 8/19 7pm
    • Beach baptisms – 8/20 (sign up)
    • College trip – 8/22 (sf)



Summer retreat is a time for youth to retreat into the woods with few distractions and lots of Christian family around them.  We spend a lot of time worshipping God, listening to the speaker, playing outdoors together, and eating!  This retreat’s theme is “Renew” based on Romans 12:2.  As the youth get ready for the week, pray their hearts would be soft to hear God’s voice and be truly renewed.
8/1 – Campers need to arrive at the campground by 4pm
I and a few counselors are able to drive some campers who may need rides (YOU MUST CONTACT ME TO HAVE A SEAT).  We will meet at Crosspoint – Milpitas, at 12:30pm on 8/1.
8/4 – Campers will be leaving camp at 1pm and must be gone by 2pm
If you would like a more detailed schedule as well as cabin assignments and daily devotion study, please find that HERE
Important info:


  • Ask pastor Mary before leaving the group for any reason.
  • Do not leave the campground during free time (hiking) without two other people and permission from pastor Mary.
  • Weapons (guns, knives, etc.), alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited!
  • We may send a camper home if they intentionally harm someone or property that is not theirs.
  • Cell phones and other electronics are prohibited for use during the day except as cameras.  (If used in a way not edifying to others and glorifying to God, cell phones may be confiscated)
  • Do not enter the cabins of the opposite gender.
  • Respect rules and leaders and each other – put others first!
  • Use a plunger, replace the toilet paper, wear your deodorant, and be generally thoughtful.

    Packing list:

  • Bible!
  • Journal/writing tools
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, face wash, deodorant, hairbrush)
  • Swimsuit
  • Clothing for warm days and cool nights! (bring a jacket for the campfire)
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes for hiking
  • Flipflops for the shower and other things
  • Basketball (if you play)
  • An open and listening heart!