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March 2018

2018 Winter High School Conference Youth Event

Friday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm - Sunday, March 11 @ 12:00 pm
Luther Crest Camp , 8231 County Road 11 NE
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This year's theme: Becoming Yourself: 6 Qualities for Spiritual and Personal Formation Beloved, valued, strong, gifted, beautiful, enough. These are a few words that describe who we really are as God’s beloved creation. But do these words really describe how we truly see ourselves or who we understand ourselves to be? How can we come closer to seeing ourselves the way God loves us? Pastor Sheri Nelson from First Congregational UCC in New York Mills, will lead participants through a weekend of self-exploration and community connection.…

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May 2018

Spring Middle School Youth Event 

Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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6 Qualities for Spiritual and Personal Formation How do we interpret ourselves compared to how God loves us? Led by Pastor Sheri Nelson from First Congregational UCC in New York Mills, participants will experience Scripture readings, videos, and art, creating opportunities to connect with God at the intersection of the inward and outward journeys of faith, life, and leadership. Hans Peterson, also a returning favorite, will provide musical leadership for the weekend.

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OWL Adult Training

Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States

Our Whole Lives, the comprehensive sexuality curriculum created and supported by the UCC and UUA, relies on trained facilitators to bring it to life in local congregations. This training will be for adults, 21 and older, who are sponsored by their congregations to become facilitators of the 7-9/10-12 or Young Adult portions of this curriculum.

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Sowing Justice Retreat

Tuesday, May 22 - Thursday, May 24
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This retreat is for individuals and congregational groups/teams who have are committed to learning together and working for change within their communities. Pilgrim Point Camp is partnering with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light to offer a two-day retreat for folk to explore the intersectional nature of our work for justice in the world. We will specifically engage the complex relationships among a number of justice issues, including racial inequity, economic disparity, environmental justice, and mass incarceration.

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June 2018

West Central Regional Youth Event 2018

Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 22
Grinnell College, 1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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Faith=Action: a just world for all In June 2018, over 200 United Church of Christ youth from Arkansas to Minnesota will be heading to Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA for the West Central Regional Youth Event (WC-RYE) This four-day gathering, from June 19—22, is open for current 6th through 12th graders. The cost will be $325 per person which includes dormitory housing in double rooms for three nights, 8 meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast, and all programs and service opportunities.…

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Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life — Middle School Sexuality Retreat

Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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We invite middle school students with their parents/caregivers to spend a four-day retreat immersed in workshops from the Our Whole Lives sexuality curriculum. Students will work in their own cohort while parents spend time learning about their role and exploring topics around sexuality. Each evening we will gather and share what has been learned.

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July 2018

July Family Camp

Sunday, July 15 - Friday, July 20
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This MN Conference sponsored camp invites families from across the state to join together for a week digging into our theme “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life.” Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will be providing his musical ministry and our Summer Communities of Service interns will be leading activities and art. This camp is designed for intergenerational campers, nurturing faith formation for all ages. Questions about July Family Camp? Email Kim & Jan Shaffer or call (507) 526-3979.

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Affirming Beauty, Affirming Life: a retreat for families with transgender and gender nonconforming children.

Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This weekend retreat will be a safe place for families to gather, be themselves, relax, and play. Come to find and provide support and to connect to other families and resources. At this retreat, families will have the opportunity to: Meet and connect with other families who have trans and gender nonconforming children Find support through other parents and our on-site therapist Relax! Play at the beach, rest, sit by the campfire Talk about the challenges and rewards of raising…

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Youth Camp

Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 3
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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A perennial favorite for campers 6th-12th grade to gather to explore faith, make new friends, and have fun! Our “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life” theme will invite us to dig more deeply into the meaning of gratitude and how it shapes our lives. Youth (or church) leaders make this camp possible, look for leader training in the spring!

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August 2018

August Family Camp

Sunday, August 5 - Friday, August 10
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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This camp, sponsored by St. Anthony Park UCC invites families to join together for a week digging into our theme “Sowing Beauty, Sowing Life.” Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will be providing his musical ministry and our Summer Communities of Service interns will be leading activities and art. This camp is designed for intergenerational campers, nurturing faith formation for all ages. Questions about August Family Camp? Please contact the St Anthony Park UCC church office at (651) 646-7173.    (Registration is done through St.…

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Sowing Kindness: A Family Service-learning Experience

Sunday, August 12 - Friday, August 17
Pilgrim Point Camp, 2059 Pilgrim Point Road NW Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexadria, MN 56308 United States
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Join us for a unique week of service, recreation, and worship at beautiful Pilgrim Point. Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in this week of service both at Pilgrim Point and with community organizations around the Alexandria area. Throughout the week, we will spend our mornings engaging in service work together and then enjoy some downtime and recreation each afternoon. The evenings will be spent doing additional service-work, community reflection for all-ages, and shared worship. There…

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