The Ultimate Fall Retreat Guide

Summer camp may be over, but the year-round ministry of Lakeshore is alive and well. Retreat season at Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center is well underway after the Scrapbooking group came and created beautiful things last weekend.

Our Fall is full, and we have a little something for everyone at every age group. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of returning to our everyday routines, don’t forget to take time to retreat and reflect on what is most important. I often find that whatever anxiety I am facing melts as soon as I see the Lakeshore sign on Pilot Knob Road. I immediately switch gears and see with clarity the big picture that God is Love, and I am His and the worries of this world are fleeting.

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I encourage you, too, to allow yourself a weekend this season to fix your eyes and your heart on Him at the shore of the Tennessee River.

 

YOUTH:

Elementary O.W.L.S. #3 9/23-9/25 (ages 9-12) – This is a tent-sleeping, fire-building, outdoor safety, knot-tying, meal-cooking, Jesus-worshiping kind of weekend. Safely learn outdoor skills during a weekend under the stars.

Jr./Sr. High OWLS #4 10/7-10/9 (ages 12-18)This, too, is a tent-sleeping, fire-building, outdoor safety, knot-tying, meal-cooking, Jesus-worshiping kind of weekend. Safely learn outdoor skills during a weekend under the stars.

Older Elementary Retreat 10/21-10/23 (ages 9-12) This year’s theme is “Mighty”! Join us as we discover what Paul is meaning in the book of Ephesians when he says to “Put on the full armor of God.” As a community of God’s children we will answer one very important question: what do we do when life is not easy? Travel with your youth group for this retreat.

Jr./Sr. High Retreat 11/11-11/13  – We aren’t revealing the theme on this one just yet, but it’s going to be a good one. If you’re missing your friends from camp this summer, this is the place to find them. Travel with your youth group for this retreat. Age limits are dependent on the ages your church considers junior and senior high ministry.

YOUNG ADULT:

Young Adult Wilderness 11/4-11/6 (ages 18-35)Remember before you had to adult and the best thing was going to camp in the summer and trying to explain to your friends why it was cool not to shower for a whole week? Remember good nights and mud volleyball (sans the volleyball) and archery and s’mores? Let’s go back to that shall we? Never did that? It’s about time, then isn’t it? Forget the adulting for a few days and worship God in the woods in the place we love most.

Scrapbooking 11/18-11/20 – Do you ever feel like you just have to express yourself or create something? The scrapbooking group gets your inner crafty side. Come relax and craft while the fall leaves are creating an unmistakable masterpiece themselves.

ADULT:

MCSAM 9/23-9/25 – The Memphis Conference Singles Adult invites you to relax and reflect at the Shore. This group is the place to make great memories and long-lasting friends. Register online at: Memphis-umc.net/mcsam-registration

Men’s Emmaus 9/29-10/2 – The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. Sign up through your home church.

Retirees Retreat 10/4-10/5 – A two-day reunion gathers the retired clergy in fellowship and worship. It is a testament to the relational aspect of the Methodist church and the relationships formed in ministry.

Women’s Emmaus 10/13-10/16 – The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. Sign up through your home church.

United Methodist Women 11/5-11/6 – This retreat is an opportunity for women to learn and grow in their faith while meeting others from throughout the Memphis Conference. The United Methodist Women’s purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission.

Scrapbook 11/18-11/20 – Do you ever feel like you just have to express yourself or create something? The scrapbooking group gets your inner crafty side. Come relax and craft while the fall leaves are creating an unmistakable masterpiece themselves.

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