St. Matthew Annual Retreat (including weekend schedule)

St. Matthew’s Annual Retreat

May 19-20

Camp Sequanota, Bowersox Enrichment Center

Cost: $65.00
$15.00 for children 10 and under
Staying in parents’ room
$25.00 Saturday only

A weekend getaway full of fun, activities and relaxation for ALL AGES. Please join us!!!

Friends welcome! Youth in grade 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Retreat Outline

Theme: God’s Gym – God – the real source of wisdom and strength. Job 12:13

SATURDAY, MAY 19

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and settling in.
9:00 Pre-work Out Devotions Psalm 18:1-6
9:15 Warm-Up
Review theme and rules, form groups
Warm-up exercise – Hebrews 10:10
We gain strength when we work together as the body of Christ
Game or begin service event.
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Stretching
God helps us to stretch ourselves and our gifts to do the “impossible.” In groups, use your creativity (poster, skit, song, etc.) to show how God has stretched those in the Bible to do more than they dreamed possible.
11:45 Cool Down
12:00 LUNCH
1:15 Workout
God formed us like lumps of clay and still transforms us daily. Share in a time of story, study and activity to explore how we are formed and transformed as children of God.
2:45 Weightlifting
We can lift the weights of others in serving God. (service project)
4:00 Cool Down
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Lifting
Being lifted up in worship, song, and the meal
7:30 Stretching
Time to show your creativity from our Stretching session.
8:00 Game time in the ring
Circle around playing various games in timed segments
9:00 Hitting the Showers
Getting comfy for the evening
9:30 Training films
Watch a movie

SUNDAY, MAY 20

8:00 Concentration breakfast
Focus and concentration are keys in a good workout program. We will begin the day in total silence.
9:00 Weight training
Finish up our service project
10:30 Packing up the Equipment
11:00 Workout Review and being fed for the ride home
Morning Prayer