Ignite*Midwinter Dates and Information
Ignite*Midwinter, our Annual Conference wide youth retreat, is a long standing tradition for the students of the Texas Annual Conference. These weekend retreats will have students and volunteers again spending time in scripture, making new friends, hanging out with old friends and spending time in God’s creation.
Along with traditional camp activities (zip-line, canoeing, and camp fires), Ignite*Midwinter focuses on furthering spiritual development in students, and deepening relationships with our triune God. The theme for the 2015 retreats is Redemption with scriptural focus on The Lord’s Prayer as found in Matthew 6:5-14.
Students will explore this well known prayer in its familiar prayer format, how we find the prayer in scripture, the Lord’s Prayer through history as well as different interpretations from around the world. “This year’s Ignite curriculum and schedule is really shaping up to create a space for deep thinking and growth for both students and adults,” says Rev. Thera Freeman (Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Texas Annual Conference). She continued, “The Ignite*Midwinter planning team has been in prayer and hard at work for a wonderful retreat at all camps.”
We have three events on two weekends to offer you this year, each bringing a unique setting and opportunities for growth and rest with fellow United Methodist students from across the Conference connection:
Lakeview on February 20-22
Forest Glen1 February 20-22 (Cap registration: 400)
Forest Glen February 27-March 1 (Cap registration: 250)
Lakeview will have combined worship with students from junior high and senior high sharing in worship together in Copeland and breaking out into age-level small groups with plenty of time for GaGa, kickball around camp. Forest Glen1 will operate a junior high camp and a senior high camp, each camp with a speaker and band, across the lake from one another. Forest Glen2 will also share together in worship across age groups, staying on one side of the lake, and breaking out into age-level small groups. Both Forest Glen gatherings will have the zip-line, canoeing and other camp activities open for Saturday’s free time.
Looking for prices? Ready to register? Want to volunteer at for a weekend? Do you have a workshop you would like to lead for junior or senior high? Need a poster or extra registration forms? Visit the Ignite*Midwinter 2015 website http://www.txcumc.org/ignitemidwinter for more information or contact Rev. Thera Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Posters and a hard copy of student and adult registration forms are being mailed to each church (addressed ATTN: Youth Worker) the week of November 10).