Confirmands Just Gotta Have Fun!
An overnight retreat is planned for all members of the 20-23 confirmation classes on Friday, September 10. We will gather at 6:00 pm Friday and be ready to go home at 8:00 am on Saturday. Participants will have lots of time for playful activities, take some time for devotions and discussion, and will get some sleep, of course .
To sign up, click the “Register” link at the top.
Click Here to download the Permission and Medical Form.
This form must be completed by all participants. A Parent/Guardian signature is required.
If you have questions, contact Betsy Wilco through the church office.
Dear Parents and Confirmands,
Our Confirmation Overnight Retreat is quickly approaching, and we can’t wait to see you there! Lots of fun and interesting things are being planned for us to do throughout the night. Below is the specific information you need in order to enjoy the night.
Permission and release form. You need to have this form signed by a parent or guardian and submitted before or at drop-off on Friday. It can be emailed ahead of time or brought to the retreat.
OSLC has agreed to follow Covid-19 protocols for everyone’s safety. You must be free of Covid symptoms or recent exposure, and there will be a temperature check and assessment by a nurse at the door during drop-off. Masking protocols will be similar to school, but there will definitely be times where we will be in close quarters and want to use them, but also times when we will space ourselves or be outdoors. You are also not expected to sleep in them. The key is to keep the comfort and well-being of others in mind.
What to Pack
You will need something to make yourself comfortable in order to sleep, at least for a few hours! You may decide what that will be, but a thin camping mattress (less than three inches tall) or yoga mat, a blanket or sleeping bag, and a pillow are suggested. We have a couple of extra mats to bring.
Bring a mask, it will be needed at least some of the time.
Enough of your favorite snack to share with the group.
Any personal items you need to be comfortable, toothbrush, teddy bear, whatever that is. No need to pack for a three-week cruise, though! Your backpack should hold it all! Appropriate clothing will be worn for sleeping.
What to Expect
Fun! Someone is making you a surprise! There will be a variety of games to play; some very active, some quieter, some in the dark. There will be some devotional time, and some “hanging out” time.
There will be some time that your phones can take a cozy nap for a while.
Without a doubt, some messes will be made. The quilting group will need to use some of the same areas of the church at 9:00 am, and Sunday school will be meeting in others this week. We will ALL make sure that we leave the space the way we found it or better! If everyone helps, it will only take a few minutes, and everyone will be able to use the building the way we need to.
What to Do
Arrive at 6:00 pm Friday and check in. Some folks said they could not be there, some were uncertain. As your plans are solidified this week, it would help in planning if you were to let us know whether you are coming, If your child needs to arrive later than 6:00 pm on Friday, please contact us ahead of time so that we know to watch for you.
Have fun! Participate, be yourself, and trust others to do the same. Share your thoughts and ideas. These are your friends in Christ, and even though we are all different, you have many things in common you don’t even know about yet!
Be packed and ready for parent pick-up at 8:00am. Don’t worry! We will wake you up in time!
Your adult leaders will be Dave Furia, Betsy Wilco, and Laurie Sanders.