Young Adult Retreat for Ages 18-33
December 8-10, 2017
Taking place at Loch Leven (8171 Mountain Home Creek Road, Mentone, CA 92359)
Theme: "We Are Here" based on the scripture from 1 Samuel 3
What's next? God calls us... and we are ready to respond... but how? This special retreat will be a relaxing and refueling time together. We will explore the call of Samuel and spend time thinking about how we can continue to contribute to the communities we are a part of while also receiving the support we need to sustain every day life. How do we find balance once we've arrived at a new place in life (school, new job, new city, marriage, kids, etc.)?
Cost $25.00 REGISTER NOW
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APPLICATIONS FOR israel-palestine TRIP DUE – spots are still open!
TRIP DATES: MAY 28-JUNE 9, 2018
Thirteen young adults (ages 18 to 35) will be selected among applicants to travel to Israel/Palestine to experience the stories of the people in conflict. So much of what gets reported about the conflict by the America media is biased against the Palestinians. To the casual observer, it’s extremely difficult to not only identify the Palestinian plight but also break down the perpetuated stereotype against Islam, such as the notion that all Muslims are terrorists. The media’s polarized coverage lessens the impact of the human tragedy that is unfolding in the region: the suffering of the Palestinians and Israel’s continued oppression and human rights violation in the West Bank. First and foremost, we hope this trip will inspire our young adults to continue seeking the truth and recognize the systemic circle of violence that fuels the conflict. In addition, while we will encourage the participants to look closely at the two narratives and form their own conclusions, we hope that they will come back with the courage to speak out against Israeli aggression and demand justice for our Palestinian brothers and sisters.
Cost: $3600 per person (Scholarships available reducing cost to around $2,000)
Support: The PSWR will continue to apply for financial assistance on the behalf of all accepted applicants. The goal is to reduce the cost for each participant in order to ensure everyone who is accepted can afford to travel on this trip! Each participant is encouraged to engage support from their local Disciples congregation and acquire sponsors from their communities.
Our Camp Leadership Training Weekend is designed for those who plan to serve as a Camp Director or Counselor at our youth camps. This weekend will feature guest speaker Rev. Dr. Emily Click, Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education at Harvard Divinity School. REGISTER TODAY!
YOUTH COORDINATOR VERONICA MARTINEZ REFLECTS ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017
One. The running theme of Disciples of Christ's General Assembly this year. Never has a single word meant more than it did at the General Assembly. It's funny how we don't think about mundane, everyday words; much less about how valuable and significant they can truly be and the impact they can have on our lives.
Attending General Assembly was such an exciting adventure. To have the opportunity to travel with such an amazing group of people (PSWR Young Adult Leaders) to a conference who's purpose was to encourage, and practice, unity amongst our churches was a genuine pleasure and blessing. READ ON