2021 Fall Retreat
The annual fall retreat is returning this year! It’s always a great time of growing together as friends and disciples of Christ. This year, Daniel Stalker will be our speaker. Mark your calendars, and invite your friends.
The retreat will take place at Gull Lake Ministries in Hickory Corners, Michigan, October 1 – 3. You can check out the retreat facilities at www.gulllake.org. We’ll be staying in beautiful cottages, enjoying delicious meals, and taking advantage of various activities.
There are two registration options:
- $120 for the regular registration rate
- $100 with the Scripture memory discount
Choose the appropriate button below and click to register. Please also click here to download the Gull Lake Guest Letter.
Important Retreat Info
—The cost for the retreat is $120.
—A $20 discount (retreat cost $100) is available to those that memorize 10 Bible verses.
—The deadline to register is Friday September 17. You can pay online via credit/debit card or your bank account.
—A limited amount of scholarship funding is available. To apply for scholarship funding, please reach out to Pastor Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Gull Lake is approximately 165 miles from Chicago, and the drive takes about three hours (in good traffic). When you register, please be sure to let us know if you’ll be driving, if you can take passengers, or if you need a ride.
—Because of Covid-19, we will likely be making cabin assignments with carpool arrangements in mind. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
—If there are any details that will help in the process of making carpool arrangements (i.e., you can’t leave until 6:00pm Friday, or you can head out early, or you can take passengers but the back seat of your hatchback is tight) please let us know in the “comments or questions” section. That will help as we work to match everyone up.
—We hope you can leave with us and carpool from the church at 1:00pm Friday October 1. Check-in begins at 6:00pm (EDT) at Gull Lake Ministries. Friday night will be a time of games, fun, and enjoying each others company.
—On Sunday, we will return to Chicago by about 5:00pm.
—Check-in opens at 6:00pm Friday October 1. Dinner will not be provided. The surrounding area has several restaurants, both fast-food and sit-down. (Remember, Michigan is in Eastern Time, so Gull Lake is an hour ahead of Chicago.)
—Our group will be housed in beautiful cottages, and there will be between 3-8 people per cottage. Rooms are hotel-style, NOT dormitory or camp-type lodging. Each room is fully furnished, and has sheets/blankets/towels. Most rooms have their own bathrooms; in some cottages, two rooms share a bathroom.
—You may request a specific roommates, or we can assign you to a room. Each room will have 2–3 people, each with his/her own bed. When able, please request roommates with whom you would also like to carpool. We will do our best to respect all requests; however, the room list is contingent on the number of people coming and the space we have available, so please note that requests can’t be guaranteed.
—Serving times are 8:00am, 12:30pm, and 6:00pm. Mealtimes last for one hour, so be sure you’re on time!
—Due to COVID-19, breakfasts and lunches will be pre-boxed. There will be eating spaces available outside, or you can eat in your cabins. Dinner on Saturday will be served from behind plexiglass in the dining hall by attendants wearing masks and gloves. Seating will be spaced out and a limited number of people will be able to sit at each table.
—Gull Lake can accommodate those with special dietary needs as long they have advance notice. If you have dietary restrictions, please fill out this form no later than Thursday September 17.