“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:11-12)
The Freshman retreat theme is “Let my gifts change the world” and is based on the above passage from the Gospel of Matthew. Do you see yourself as a unique, beautiful and wonderful gift from God. How do you use your gifts, your talents and strengths, to be a light for others?
During the retreat, freshmen are split up into small groups, which will be led by a student campus minister. Each group is named after a saint. We will focus on these holy men and women of God who have let their light shine and made a difference in our world today.
Freshman Retreat Dates
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Students with last names starting with A-Le will be attending on Wednesday
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Students with last names starting with Li-Z will be attending on Thursday
Freshman Retreat Information
The Freshman Retreats are held on campus on the date specified above according to student’s last name. This retreat runs the full day of school, from 8:00 am to 2:20 pm. Students will report to their first class of the day to take attendance and then are dismissed to the retreat. Students wear spirit dress on this day. Lunch is provided. If students have a food allergy or dietary restrictions we request that they please bring their own lunch.