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Summit reflection video for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time with Joel Stepanek
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Camp Hidden Lake // December 16 - 19
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
The Lord desires more fruitfulness for you- it's not always about rooting out sin or about doing more for the Lord. Praise and worship, prayer teams, dynamic talks, reconciliation and spiritual direction are what make john 15 the #bestretreatever
Remain in me as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.
Without Him you can do nothing; so what have you been doing without Him? Spend four days remembering how to surrender self-reliance and independence. Reconnect and recommit to the Lord and to the community you’ve found in summer missions.
By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
Remember how to love because you have been so loved. Remember how to forgive because you have been so forgiven. Remember how to give because you have received. Discipleship is the fruit that lasts beyond our time as a summer missionary. Remember how to create disciples because you have been one.
The 2019 Leadership Team will include…
Priests: Fr. Branson Hipp, Fr. Jonathan Stephanz, Fr. Mike Metz, Fr. Marvin Bearis OFM, Fr. Gabriel CFR, and Fr. Emmanuel CFR.
Religious Sisters: Sr. Fidelis Marie OSB, Sr. Karolyn FSGM, Sr. Serena, and Sr. Amy Marie.
Speakers: Paul Albert, Stephen Estes, Christie Kreikemeier, Sean Delaney, and Stephanie Espinoza
Musicians: Rita West, David Mares, and Ricky Vazquez.
and our MC… Jay Martin!
Registration for John 15 is now closed!
The only way to come to any part of john 15 is to register. We do not allow day visitors or drop ins. Only registered participants may visit Hidden Lake from Dec. 16-19. Thanks!
On Monday December 16th, check in will take place between 4 and 6 pm. The retreat will begin with dinner at 6 PM and opening session at 7 PM. There will be check in available for late arrivals until 10:30 PM. If you cannot arrive by 10:30 PM on Monday please wait until Tuesday morning. Shuttles from the Atlanta airport to Camp Hidden Lake will be available for $10 and leave the terminal at 3:00 PM. In order to take the shuttle flights must land in Atlanta by 2:30 PM.
*December 10 is the final day to register for a shuttle from the airport to camp.
The retreat will end with lunch at noon on Thursday December 19th and a shuttle will again be provided from camp to the airport leaving as soon as possible. It is recommended that you do not schedule flights that leave Atlanta before 4:30 PM.
We do our very best to keep this retreat as affordable as possible. The $75 retreat fee covers all sessions, a sweatshirt, prayer journal for the weekend and meals Monday dinner through Thursday lunch.
The optional round-trip shuttle to and from the Atlanta airport is available for an additional $10. The one-time fee covers both the trip from the airport and back to the airport.
You must complete a liability form in order to participate in the retreat. Please visit paperwork.lifeteen.com and enter the code XAUP. You will need to know basic information including health insurance information but the form should only take you a couple minutes. Paperwork is due December 1. If we do not have paperwork by December 1 you will be charged a $15 late fee.
If you are driving, please plan on arriving no earlier than 4 pm on Monday and plan to be on the road by 2 pm on Thursday.
If you are flying into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) and want to take the shuttle, please book your flights to arrive no later than 2:30 pm on Monday and leave no earlier than 4:30 pm on Thursday.
All registration fees must be paid no later than December 1. Payment can be made via credit card or checks mailed to:
Life Teen Camp Hidden Lake
Attn: john 15
830 Hidden Lake Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Any registrations cancelled by December 1, 2019 will receive a full refund. Any registrations cancelled after December 1, 2019 will receive no refund.
We will have housing sign ups posted online via google forms on December 10, 2019. You can sign up to share a room or a wing with your friends or with strangers who will become your friends.