Welcome to Fall Retreat 2019!

Student – you have been prayed for throughout this year. We didn’t know your name until you registered, but even prior to that we were praying for you. We believe fall retreat has a UNIQUE place in our Christian journey and we are STOKED for this retreat. In this packet, you’ll see all sorts of detailed info to help you prepare for retreat. Give it a look and begin to prepare your heart and mind.

 

Parent/Guardian – thank you for entrusting your student into our care. It is not something we take lightly. We have worked diligently to create a retreat atmosphere that is intentional and as safe as possible. We believe God will work during this weekend and we’d love your prayer support. Retreat is a unique opportunity for your student to break away from the daily grind and connect with God in a new way. Below you’ll see all kinds of information that you will find helpful. Please look it over as it will answer many of your questions. If you have additional questions don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

We are grateful for the faithfulness of God in leading us during this year and so grateful for all of the Retreat staff that is giving of their time for this weekend. We’re excited about retreat and look forward to being with all of our students.

 

Grace & Peace,

 

Jordan Rearick, Susan Magnusan and Mike Kennedy

NED NYI Retreat Co-Directors

Payment Info and Registration link

This year our District will be using a new registration platform that will make it easier for you and your student to register for Fall Retreat. Please register on the district website. You will be asked to pay a $50 non-refundable registration free and will be responsible to pay the remaining of your balance before attending the retreat. This means you will NOT have to bring a check to Singing Hills Retreat Center. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Susan at youth@stpaulsduxbury.org

 

Registration cost

Student $125

Adult $100

Registration closed Nov. 3rd


Payment link: nednaznyi.churchcenter.com

Theology of retreat

Our vision for Fall Retreat is:

“Fall Retreat exists to

create space to encounter God

through play, prayer,

community, and corporate worship.”

You will notice through the schedule (included later) that we are attempting to establish rhythms of community, corporate worship, prayer and play throughout the weekend. We believe that each of these is key in our growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that fall retreat uniquely has the opportunity to set aside sacred time and sacred space for these purposes. It is our hope that our schedule, our adults, and our attitudes reflect this. 

Theme Of the Retreat

Our theme for the weekend of retreat is “Micah 6:8.” What does God want from us, really? This is a question that has troubled generations of people trying to follow the will of God, from the ancient Hebrew people to many of us today. During this retreat we will get a chance to dive deeply into Micah 6 and explore what it means and how Micah 6:8 can shape the way we live like Jesus in every aspect of our life. 

Retreat Center Info

Singing Hills Christian Camp New Hampshire: 

The indoor facilities have relaxing lunges, game rooms, and comfortable accommodations for groups of 1-215 people. Two chapels are equipped with stone fireplaces.


Contact Info

GPS Location: 351 stage Rd Plainfield, New Hampshire 03781

Mailing: 71 King Drive.

Phone: 603-469-3236 Toll Free: 1-888-863-2267

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-4pm. 


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Our Worship Band

The worship band FIRE will be leading us in music for the weekend. They are from our New Bedford Church of the Nazarene, which is comprised of young adults that are passionate to see youth follow Christ.  

our Speakers

  • Kayla Kish

    Kayla is the Associate Pastor of Youth and Small Groups at South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene. She is married to her wonderful husband Sam who does ministry right alongside her. She is an ENC graduate and is working on her MDiv from NTS! She and Sam are very excited to be expanding their family in December as they welcome there first BABY! Kayla loves to ski, kayak, and mountain bike!

  • Andrew Magnuson

    Andrew along with his family, serves on the pastoral team at the St. Paul’s church of the Nazarene in Duxbury, MA as pastor of discipleship and outreach.   He grew up on the New England district and has served in youth ministry for more than 15 years. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from ENC in religion and his graduate degree from Olivet in pastoral leadership.  He loves spending time with his wife, Susan, and three children, Emily, Kyle, and Luke, playing golf, fantasy football, and fortnite. 

  • David Shaw

    David is married to his high school sweetheart; the father of four, wonderful, young adult children; grandfather to a 7-year old named Eva; and pastoring the congregation at the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Loudon, NH.

  • Keri Lewis

    Keri grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania but has been in Quincy area for the last 19 years. She has a BA from ENC and a Masters in Old Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is in her 11 year on staff at ENC, serving as Assistant Dean for Community life, and attends North Street Community Chapel in Hingham, MA. She spends most of her free time with her husband EJ and their son Ezra. They love to be outdoors at the playground, kayaking, or in their yard. She also loves reading and Starbucks energy drinks. 

Weekend Activities

You will see below that on Saturday afternoon, students will have options. A relaxing trail walk or playing group games with the ENC team. Both of these activities will be on the camp ground.

 

Trail – For those that do not desire to hike a mountain, we will have the option of going on a trail walk on the campground.

 

Games – This will be led by our very own students from Eastern Nazarene college. Here is a link to learn more about ENC. https://enc.edu

 

Harvest Social

On Saturday night we are going to celebrate the awesomeness of the Fall season with a Harvest Social party. There will be Harvest themed games, food & drink. 

Retreat Schedule

Friday

             5:00-8:30pm                        Arrival & Registration

9:00-11:00pm                          Worship Gathering

11:30pm                                                   Lights Out

 

Saturday

9:00-10:00am                                          Breakfast

10:00-12:00pm                        Worship Gathering

12:00-1:00pm                         Community Groups

1:00-2:00pm                                                   Lunch

2:00-4:30pm                   Hike/Trail/Group Games

5:00-6:00pm                                                  Dinner

6:00-7:30pm                             Worship Gathering

7:30-8:30pm                            Community Groups

9:00 -11:00pm                                Harvest Social

11:30pm                                                   Lights Out

 

Sunday

9:00-9:30am                                             Breakfast

9:30-10:30am                                                 Clean

10:30-12:30pm                        Worship Gathering

12:30pm                                                          Lunch

Rules

- No “coming and going” from the campground

- No weapons of any kind

- No drugs, alcohol, e-cigs, or anything that can produce a flame or requires a flame to work 



- No one out of cabins after lights out until 8:00 am

- No guys in gals’ room and vice-versa

- Absolutely no hazing will be tolerated

- Practice discernment with clothing – don’t wear something that will be a distraction to others

- No public or private displays of affection

- No students sharing a bed for any reason

Packing List

- Bible

- Notebook

- A Pen

- Sleeping Bag & Pillow

- Towel

- Toiletries

- Clothes (warm clothes)

- Hiking clothes (shoes & socks)

- Snacks

- “Fun” – for downtime (cards, board game, hacky sack, etc.) 

Fall Retreat Directors

  • Mike Kennedy

    Mike is a pastor, husband, runner (wanna be triathlete), lover of coffee, Christian hip hop and avid fan of the New England sports (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics). Mike has served 7 years in youth ministry, he serves at Community Chapel in Nashua NH as the Family Ministry Pastor. Mike and his spouse, Tory, live in Amherst with their dog Bella. Mike is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College & Nazarene Theological Seminary.


  • Susan Magnuson

    Susan serves as the youth pastor at St. Paul's Church of the Nazarene in Duxbury, MA with her pastor husband, who happens to be the love of her life, and three children. She loves Jesus and the teenagers, which is fortunate because her two oldest kids are teens. Susan went to ENC and is currently working towards her Masters of Divinity at NNU. She also works at Rockland Trust in the Investment Management group. In her spare time (what spare time?!) she likes long walks on the beach, baking things she shouldn't eat, and snapping. 

  • Jordan Rearick

    Jordan is a member and youth leader at Journey Church in Derry, NH. He enjoys spending his time either disc golfing, playing video games, playing sports, or watching the Pats win the Super Bowl! He grew up on the New England District and has a big heart for the teens here and watching them grown in their faith. He and his wife, Amanda, are currently living in Londonderry and have a fur baby named Penny.