What is New Beginnings? “New Beginnings” is a unique ministry in the Diocese of Central PA that shares the love of Christ with the middle school-aged youth of today. Throughout the retreat weekend, the high school youth will minister to the middle school youth. “New Beginnings” speaks, listens, and challenges middle school youth to be positive about themselves, their friends, families and their communities, in a critical time in their lives. This ministry reminds them that we are all children of God, we are special, we are loved, and there is nothing that we cannot overcome with Christ.
Who can go to New Beginnings? Anyone in grades 6-8 may attend. You can attend the weekend as many times as you want during these years.
When is New Beginnings? The “New Beginnings” check-in begins at 6 pm on Friday, March 16th and continues through a special Eucharist at 11 am on Sunday the 18th. (The entire weekend concludes around 12 noon). Activities include a series of songs, skits, movie clips, and small group discussions. Topics such as God’s love, prayer, self, friends, parents, siblings and school is explored with talks introduced by the high school youth and adult members of the team.
New Beginnings #1 is Friday, March 16, 2018 – Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Where is New Beginnings? Camp Mount Luther, just outside of Mifflenburg, PA
How much does New Beginnings cost? Only $125.00 per participant! That includes housing in cabins with other youth, all meals, a t-shirt and an entire weekend of activities!
How do I register for New Beginnings? Click here. Please fill out the information if a scholarship is needed.
In order to prepare materials for the retreat, the registration deadline is March 8, 2018
What do I need to bring with me when I come to New Beginnings? After your registration has been sent in and accepted, you will receive a few additional forms to fill out along with a packing list for the weekend.
What if I have more questions? Please feel free to email or call Mary Ellen Kilp or Theda Tallman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-475-2785.