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Young Adult Winter Retreat
February 3-5, 2023
Bradford Woods, Martinsville, Indiana

In January and February of 2023, we will journey as a congregation through the parables of Jesus and their capacity to tell the truth, but tell it slant. These parables, set against the backdrop of winter, will become our guide on this Young Adult Retreat. With evenings around the fire and days spent sharing meals and conversation, we will meet the winter — around and within us — with the same tenderness that Christ extends to all. As we gather around the Table we will listen for the dormant parts of us that Christ is wrestling awake, how we are called to respond with a patient and persistent trust, and how these holy encounters ought to make us deeply humble and hungry to pass on God's mercy.

The weekend will be one to remember with big meals, opportunities for worship and spiritual direction, time with new and old friends, and the best kind of Sabbath play. We'll caravan from the church on Friday at 5 p.m. and return in time for 10 a.m. worship on Sunday.

Cost for the retreat is $100, and registration closes January 31. If cost is prohibitive, please let Rev. Gracie Payne know; we want to ensure all who desire to participate are able.

Note: If you need to arrive later than 8:30 p.m. on Friday or leave earlier than 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, please plan to simply join us on a future retreat and allow someone else to take the spot this time.

If you have any other questions, contact Rev. Gracie Payne at GPayne@SecondChurch.org.