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Annual Meeting Retreat May 18, 19 Register now!

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Burlington Meeting House
340 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
United States

The Worship and Ministry committee has been hard at work, planning our annual retreat. This time we will be at a new location for an overnight, extended opportunity for fellowship--the Burlington Meeting (NJ) conference facility on the banks of the Delaware River. Bring some dinner to share on Friday; all other meals will be provided. Please advise the organizers of any dietary restrictions.  Children must be accompanied by parents. Contact Steve Lewis if you are need of a ride to Burlington. You will need to bring your own sheets, blankets/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and toiletries; maybe a bathrobe for the shared bathrooms. There are several dorm-style rooms with bunkbeds; the building is accessible but may pose some limitations. More information on the facility is here: http://burlmhcc.org/

REGISTER BY APRIL 30 SO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING! The registration form has been emailed out.

This year's theme is exploring the Quaker testimonies of integrity, community and equality. Here is the schedule:

Friday Night – 5/18

                            6:00 -  arrival begins

                            6:30 -  7:30 - Dinner (Food will be held for late comers)

                            8:00 – 9:00 -  Games – run by Kirk & Karen

                            9:00 – 9:30 -  Introduction to testimonies in small groups

 

Saturday – 5/19

                            8:00 – 8:30 – Meeting for Worship (Optional)

                            8:30 – 9:30 - Breakfast

                            9:30 – 10:00 – Games

                           10:00 – 12:00 – Testimony sessions in small groups -

                           12:00 – 12:30 – Testimony wrap up – all together

                           12:30 – 2:00 - Lunch and free time

                           2:00 – 2:45 – Afternoon sessions – Your choice of attending one

                             the following sessions – 1. The Psalms or 2. The Gathered Meeting

                           3:00 – 3:15 – Break

                           3:15 – 4:00 – Expanded Joys & Concerns (Worship Sharing Format)

                           4:00 – 4:15 – Wrap up session.  Please pack up and depart the meeting house by 4:45pm.

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