The Holy Spirit
RUF Northeast Fall Conference
Friday to Sunday (9/29-10/1) The Rev. Ricky Jones (former RUF minister now church-planter in Tulsa, OK) will be speaking from scripture on The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. Also there will be all sorts of free time and free-time activities like pool tables, ping pong, foosball, sports, a camp fire, hiking, paintball... a 24-hour gym and cafeteria--with wifi, hot chocolate and coffee--yes it's good for studying! We'll be joining with RUFs from BU, Harvard, MIT, UConn, and UVM. Looks to be a fun time; sign up today!
Date & Time: Friday 9/29 to Sunday 10/1
Location: Camp Berea in Hebron, NH
Fee: $45 for first-years; $75 all others (scholarships available!)
All are welcome!
"Okay, I'm coming! What do I bring?!"
Please pack lightly, because the bus and our vehicles will be very full. We may have to stuff bags under seats and in other nooks and crannies. Small duffels will be the best to help us save space.
1- Please bring final payment for the retreat costs. LTS will be checking everybody in, getting everyone on the bus, and off to Camp Berea. You can pay by cash, card, or check made out to RUFBrown. I'm sorry, we can't allow you to go unless you've paid in full. So please make sure to remember that!
2- Paintball: If you'd like to go paintballing, please bring the appropriate outdoor clothing that can get dirty. It's paintball after all. Also, rain repellant in the event of rain--duh. Paintball is an extra $25 (for 18+ years old). If you want extra paintball rounds, it's another $5 per extra 100 rounds--for the trigger-happy RUFer. And you know who you are! We would recommend it, because in a combat situation, you don't want to be without ammo. Pearl of wisdom, we know.
3- Pillow, sleeping bag, towel (and indoor shower shoes if you like!). Usually it's in the 40s at night, and in the 60s by day. Hebron-NH is the town where we're going if you wanna check the weather yourself. Please be sure to check for rain! Also, indoor sports clothes (t-shirts, shorts, sneakers) for the 24-hour indoor gym where there's dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard, and... did someone say carpetball? Ask us when we get there.
4- Bibles, notebooks and pens
5- Sunday clothes for church. We'll be attending First Presbyterian Church of Concord, NH on Sunday. So you'll want Sunday clothes for that.
6- We will have several small group discussions and prayer times over the weekend that'll be organized by family groups. This is a great way to ask your questions and have great discussion. Also, if you haven't yet plugged into family groups, this is a great way to start!
7- The retreat will start at 9pm Friday night, and ends after church around noontime or so. The church always provides us with a generous meal afterward! And the bus will roll back into Prov. by 3pm at the latest.
Departing Location & Time:
Pick up will be at J. Walter Wilson (Brown's mailroom, 69 Brown St.) at 5pm. LTS will be there checking people in. They'll check you in, collect any remaining fees, and get you on the bus. Please eat ahead of time or bring something to eat, and make sure to use the bathroom beforehand. With the number of people and the distance we have to travel, rest breaks can eat up a lot of time. Please help us minimize the impact. We appreciate you working things out beforehand to help us get to camp in a timely fashion.
Late Rides are for those who indicated they need a late ride. Pick-up time will be 6pm at J. Walter Wilson. Someone from LTS will check people in, collect remaining fees, and roll out.
Whether you're on the bus or late rides, please be on time! If you miss the bus, it is not a given that you'll be able to catch a late right. Late rides are prioritized for those who specified a need ahead of time.
Last but not least, please pray for a great, safe, and restful weekend!