November 19-21 at Bluestone Camp & Retreat
Registration deadline: Monday, November 8 at noon
Those who register by noon on Monday, October 25 will receive a free retreat t-shirt.
FOCUS: We are travelling through unprecedented times. It is easy to become disconnected from our personal plans, from each other, and from God. How do we restore the connection? How do we reconnect the scattered pieces? Together, we will spend a weekend exploring ways to embrace being a 21st Century Disciple.
KEYNOTE LEADER: Rev. Adrian Pratt grew up near Liverpool, England. Active in his home church as a teenager, he played in Christian Rock groups and eventually felt a call to full-time ministry within the Presbyterian Church of Wales. Following a “Pulpit Exchange” visit to the USA, he accepted a call to be a pastor in Fayetteville, WV in 1996. He has since pastored churches in West Virginia, New York, and Maryland. He currently serves as a minister for Vital Congregations on the East End of Long Island for the Presbytery of Long Island and as minister of Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. He greatly enjoys ministry with youth and has been a leader/participant in numerous youth-related events, including a number of years as a member of this presbytery’s Youth Council. He hopes to bring along his gifts of storytelling, teaching, songwriting, and worship leading to wherever God may lead him.
- Important Information
- Retreat Brochure
- Printable Church Registration Form (online registration is at the bottom of this post) – please do not send individual registrations. Also, these should include the registration for a responsible adult, though if you only have one or two youth who want to attend, we are usually able to put them with another group as long as you let us (and the leader of that group) know in advance. Additionally, please note that the form now asks for any dietary concerns/food allergies, as well as special needs.
- Flyer to post where youth, youth advisors, and guardians will see
- Medical Forms – different for youth and adults
- Retreat Covenant
- Volunteer Information and Background Check Consent forms for adult participants to fill out and return with the church registration. Adults who have completed these within the last 24 months and have them on file with the Presbytery do not need to complete them again, in keeping with our Child Protection Policy.
If you have youth with disabilities who would like to attend, please contact Susan Sharp Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 304-667-9428) to see how we might include them in the retreat. If church leadership, your youth, or their advisors or guardians have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan.