Come see why so many join us for our annual Confirmation Retreats. For nearly 20 years, Cedarkirk has been combining confirmation study with community building through fun and recreation. It is our hope that during this retreat your students will learn about their faith and Christian heritage and also grow closer together into their own community of faith.
This is a time for confirmands to:
~Gain a greater understanding of the church within the Presbyterian Church (USA)
~Build relationships with their peers and the adults who are helping to shape their faith.
Building A Church is the theme and participants will have an opportunity to go through the process of new church development, from writing a statement of faith and mission statement for their ‘new church’, to studying the covenant relationship with a presbytery and asking why we as a church might consider starting a new worshiping community. This is really an overview of all the confirmation curriculum you will cover in your individual classes. Students will articulate what they believe as well as gain a greater appreciation of what it takes to work together to build a church family that worships God, supports one another, and reaches into the world.
In addition to the time for study there will time for recreation like climbing our 25’ wall, zipping through the trees off of our 19’ tower, and group games. Of course, there is also time spent around the table enjoying meals with good food and friends. Cedarkirk is a great and safe environment for sharing and articulating one’s faith.
This event begins with registration from 7:00-8:00pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday (about 1:15pm). The cost is $80 for rustic lodging and $120 for climate-controlled lodging. Fee includes lodging, activities, meals (Saturday breakfast-Sunday lunch), and two evening snacks.
Register by mailing, emailing, or faxing in a Group Registration Form (available in the “Helpful Information” box at right) or by contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.685.4224 x2. Each participant (adult and youth) must also bring an Individual Registration Form with them to Check-In.