Fall Retreat: Why You Should Go

As someone who went last year, I feel the need to let you all know that you do not want to miss Fall Retreat. If you are on the fence about going because you aren’t sure what to expect, I will tell you: expect beautiful fall foliage, a winding creek, and trails for exploring both. Expect hot cocoa, a crackling fire, and all the coziness that comes with spending three days with a small group of people. Expect worship music, Bible reading, and prayer groups. Expect a warm place to sleep and fully functional plumbing, if you’re the sort who doesn’t enjoy roughing it. Most importantly, expect to strengthen friendships, make new friends, and grow in your relationship with God.

New to Retreat this year is the speaker, Jenn Underwood, whom I have not met, but from talking to Sarah Halstead, I expect to really like her, since we share a love of cuddly animals, hiking, and coffee. She is from the beautiful state of Colorado and has two Master’s Degrees, one in Biblical Studies and Theology, and the other in Christian Education with an emphasis on College Ministry. She has also been working in higher education for over ten years. I expect she will have very insightful things to say about her topic, which is: our relationship with God, how it is broken, and how we can be reconciled to Him.

If midterms have left you feeling worn out and you want a chance to recharge, if you love spending time in nature, or if you want to strengthen your relationships with your fellow students and God, then Fall Retreat is perfect for you. Sign up in Student Life or here. You really don’t want to miss it.