A weekend retreat led by Episcopal Women to provide young women with tools to navigate today’s changing society. The weekend will focus on talking about our faith and our sexuality using the These Are Our Bodies resource from Church Publishing. We will worship, sing, eat good food, play, rest, and support one another.
We will also go to Gary’s Berries Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch with the Guys Only retreat taking place the same weekend.
When: Friday, September 21, 7 pm to Sunday, September 23, 11 am
Where: St. Margaret’s in Lawrence (Main building)
Who: Youth females in grades 8-12 (for the 2018-19 school year)
Fee: $50 (fee increases by $15 after Friday, September 7)
Registration forms: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/gogo2018
Questions? Contact Michael Funston, Associate for Youth & Campus Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be using a resource from Church Publishing called These Are Our Bodies, and focusing particularly on our Language, Identity and Self-Image. From the book jacket: “Our inherent value and worth comes from God’s love for us, but our modern world is filled with sexual expression that too often leads us away from the life of Christ. As Christians seeking to live a life worthy of our calling and desiring to pass along these values to our children and youth, this book explores how we can explore issues of sexuality in the context of our faith….This book, grounded from a theological perspective, focuses on foundational issues for addressing how we (and why we) are called to have these conversations in a faithful community to support families. The importance of looking at one’s sexuality throughout the lifespan through the lenses of decision making, faith and daily life, respect, growth and change, behavior, responsibility, values, prayer, and intentionality is be explored…” If you are interested in advance reading, you can order the foundational book, student booklet and parent booklet on Cokesbury.com or Amazon.com.