When is it?
This year's confirmation retreat will be May 19-21, 2017. We will plan on meeting at GUMC at 3:30pm, with a goal of leaving at 4:00pm to miss as much of the Beltway rush hour traffic as we possibly can. We will head to Philadelphia on Friday, spend the night there and then head up to New York City on Saturday afternoon. We'll be on our way back home midday on Sunday, and hopefully back in Gainesville by 8pm.
What is it & where?
Our annual confirmation retreat is a "rite of passage," so to speak, for our confirmands. They get to see some of the sights & churches that are prominent in the history of the Methodist movement and the United Methodist denomination. We also get to experience a couple of different types of worship throughout the trip, and we use the weekend not only to cement the bonds formed in confirmation class during the spring, but also to touch on church history, Methodist theology and worship. This is a can't miss trip, we hope that all of our confirmands will be able to join us this spring!
What does it cost?
Registration will be open in January. There is no registration fee - however each student will be asked to bring a set amount of money (Typically around $75) that will help us offset drivers' tolls, entrance fees to sites, tour fees, etc. That amount will be set closer to the trip once we have a finalized roster of participants.
Registration will be available in January 2017.