Tomorrow night (Wednesday): Youth Group from 6:30-8:30 pm
- Come hungry
- Get ready for relaxing fun and deeply awesome conversation
- DONATE: If you can, please bring any unused Hotel-sized shampoo/lotion/body wash bottles OR wrapped bars of soap. It is for a mission project this weekend!
Friday: Let’s Go Retreat Together!
- Meet at the Valley Youth House by 5:45 pm on Friday, November 18 (PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!!! Call me if you are running late!)
- We’ll pack up the vans and get on the road by 6:15.
- PACKING LIST (below photo)
- Bring a sack dinner or eat before you come!
- We will return to Valley by 11:30 on Sunday, Nov 20.
*Note: No Youth Bible Study or Confirmation this weekend, Nov 20.
RETREATERS: I made this FAQ JUST FOR YOU a few weeks back…please skim it!
FAQ for Valley Youth – Fall YouthCon
- What is Fall YouthCon?
It’s an annual weekend retreat (always the weekend before Thanksgiving) for youth in 6th-12th grades. All are welcome, including friends who have no clue about church.
- Cost? Scholarships?
The cost is $90/person, and that includes transportation to/from in the church vans, lodging, activities, and meals. If you registered late, the total is $120 (after 11/3). Please write checks to Moreland Presbyterian Church; they’re handling the money.
- Details? Food? Sleeping?
Aldersgate Retreat Center is in Turner, OR, just outside of Salem. Our presbytery’s churches (from Vancouver, WA all the way down to the tippy top of California, and it includes churches primarily in Portland, Salem, Bend/Redmond, and the coast) get together for this event each year to provide community with other churches and to make lots of new friends. We are all trying to figure out life and God and stuff, and this is the perfect opportunity to do those things! We sleep in little A-frame cabins, with 6-12 in each cabin. Valley boys in one, Valley girls in another. There are bunk beds, heat in the cabins, and the shared bathrooms/showers are a short walk away. (Yes, there are shower curtains and bathroom stalls.) Below is the packing list, but you’ll need to bring WARM clothes for the weekend, a sleeping bag/blanket/pillow, and you’ll need to pack your own toiletries with shower shoes. Pretty easy. The food is pretty good at Aldersgate, and they can cater to veggie/vegan/gluten free needs, no problem. You are more than welcome to bring snacks.
We will meet at Valley’s Youth House at 5:45 pm on Friday, November 18, pack up and get on the road by 6:15. This will be in the packing list, but you’ll need to bring a sack dinner or eat before you come. We will return to Valley by 11:30 on Sunday, Nov 20.
Hope to see you tomorrow!