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IGC Confirmation Retreat Weekend #6
November 9-11, 2018 with Rev. Carolyn Poling

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In the United Methodist Church, Confirmation refers to the intentional commitment that a person makes to respond to God's grace, publicly reaffirming their baptismal vows before the congregation. The focus of our weekend is to provide tools to youth that will help them understand their promise ofPrayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness. 

The focus of the retreat weekend will be enhanced with mini-workshops to address the importance of:

Learning the spiritual disciplines, likePrayer,in developing a converstaional relationship with God.  Being Present in the life of the church. Exploring what the Bible says aboutGifts, and why it's important to tithe as a joyful expression of faith. 

Figuring out what talents God has given you, what you are passionate about, and how you can put theminto theServiceof others and reflecting the spirit of Jesus through your life as aWitness because of your faith.

Tour theWorld Methodist Museum where youth willl discover more about John Wesley, and the roots of United Methodism.

Visit theSEJ Heritage Centeris a valuable opportunity for youth to get a better understanding of the polity of the United Methodist Church with an emphasis on the southeast.  

TeamBuildingis a returning favorite activity for youth to discover how working together to problem solve and meet challenges as a group translates to working together to bring about God's kingdom here on Earth. Plus, it's really fun!

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Download the 2018 Confirmation brochure.

Meet Rev. Carolyn Poling
Carolyn Poling

Guest Speaker Rev. Carolyn Poling is a Deacon in the UMC serving in the North Georgia Conference currently working with two churches, Eatonton FUMC & Madison FUMC. She loves hanging out in her ENO, walking her two dogs Bailey (pictured) & Zion and is an avid Georgia "Bulldawg" fan.

You can catch Rev. Poling and Bailey at Confirmation 2018!

Program Fee & Lodging Info
Housing Options

Housing Reservations are made separately through the Conference Center at 800-222-4930. Costs are per person and includes 2 nights lodging and 4 meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast.) Reservation requests received thirty days or less prior to the event date may be subject to prevailing rate and availability. A $5.00/person deposit is required at time of booking. Cancellations will result in automatic forfeiture of $15/person up to 15 days prior to arrival. Less than 15 days prior to arrival date, no re-funds will be given.

West End Per Person Option: Junaluska Apartments, Lakeside Lodge, Mountainview, or Sunnyside with meals at the Jones Cafeteria: $166.00/single, $116.00/double, $98.00/triple, $94.00/quad occupancies. (Applicable NC Sales and Occupancy taxes will be added to the rates above.)

Upgrade Option: Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn: Best Available Rate at time of booking. The Front Desk will ask for a credit card upon check-in to be held as a Guarantee of Payment in case of damage to any furnishings, walls, carpets, etc. including tobacco use in any indoor space.

Other Options: The Providence Lodge is a privately owned lodge available for groups. Call Anne at 828-550-9729 for rates and availability. Cottage Rentals: privately owned homes, apartments and cottages managed by the Lake Junaluska Conference Center. Call 800-222-4930 ext. 2 for rates and availability. Groups of 10 or more wishing to eat on campus are asked to purchase meal tickets in advance by calling Reservations at 800-222-4930.

Program Costs*

West End and Upgrade Options: $70.00/youth, $60.00/adults, $50.00/clergy and paid church staff.

Program Only (provide your own housing/meals): $80.00/youth, $70.00/adults, $60.00/clergy and paid church staff.

*The program fee includes all mini-workshop materials, museum tours, TeamBuilding activities, stole and t-shirt. Program fee does not include lodging and meals.


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