We are sorry to say that we had to cancel this years Confirmation Retreat, due to low registration numbers. This is Lakeshore’s second year of a Conference-wide Confirmation retreat. Last year’s retreat saw 80 confirmands, but this year we had less than 10 sign up. The retreat is designed to give churches a starting point for their confirmation class and take some of the stress off of individual pastors to do all the planning and teaching. There are many sessions over the course of the weekend that use the “Claim the Name” curriculum. It is a great chance for small churches who do not have enough young members to be confirmed during a given year or for larger churches looking for a chance to interact with other churches and hear differnet perspectives on our faith. We hope to bring back our Confirmation Retreat next year with success more like its first year. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to comment.