Here you will find information on THE MISSING LINK, the 2021 Older Youth (grades 9-12) Retreat. You are receiving this because you are the pastor, clerk of session, youth ministry or Christian education contact, or secretary/administrator at your church.
Attached, you will find the following:
INFORMATION PAGE to share with your youth and adults who work with youth in your congregation or who have children or grandchildren in high school
BROCHURE to be shared with potential participants
CHURCH REGISTRATION FORM, which should include the registration for a responsible adult, though if you only have one or two youth who want to attend, we are usually able to put them with another group as long as you let us (and the leader of that group) know in advance. Additionally, please note that the form now asks for any dietary concerns/food allergies, as well as special needs.
FLYER to post where youth, youth advisors, parents, and grandparents will see
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION and BACKGROUND CHECK CONSENT forms for adult participants to fill out and return with the church registration. Adults who have completed these within the last 24 months and have them on file with the Presbytery do not need to complete them again, in keeping with our Child Protection Policy.
If you have youth with disabilities who would like to attend, please contact me to see how we might include them in the retreat.
The registration deadline is Monday, November 8
. Those who register by Monday, October 25, will receive a free t-shirt.
This deadline is set based on when the t-shirt order MUST be placed by the Presbytery. Register online at wvpresbytery.org
or send the attached registration form to Presbytery of WV Older Youth Retreat, 520 Second Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303. Payment should be received in the office prior to the retreat.
I hope you will share this information as noted above. If you, your youth, or guardians have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at 304-667-9428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Sharp Campbell
Associate for Educational Ministry
Presbytery of West Virginia