Church Office Workers' Retreat - It's A Secret

WhenFriday, April 21, 2017 to Saturday, April 22, 2017
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WhereDanish American Center
3030 West River Pkwy. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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ContactStacey Edwards
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It’s a Secret!

The Bible is full of stories about secrets. We’re going to dig deeper into them while playing with the ideas of secrets—with activities that could include secret agents, secret identities, secret messages, secret recipes … what exactly? It’s a secret! Sound fun? Absolutely!

This retreat is open to current and former workers in a UMC office—paid or volunteer
"No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—What God has arranged for those who love him." 
1 Corinthians 2:9 The Message



Danish American Center
3030 West River Pkwy. S., Minneapolis
Beside the Mississippi River
(Includes: materials, meals, bedding, towels)
$95 for members, $105 for non-members
$10 charge for single room 
Registration & refund deadline: April 3
Scholarships are available; do not let the cost keep you away. Application deadline for scholarships is March 27.  View scholarship application



Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21

After eating dinner together at 6:30 p.m. Friday, we will play with the idea of secrets with some games and getting-to-know each-other activities. There will be time for board games, chatting, and puzzles as well.
On Saturday, we’ll continue having fun with the concept of secrets while Pastor Becky Sechrist helps us explore stories in the Bible of people who kept secrets as part of God’s call as well as people who revealed secrets.
Note: We will not be asking people to bring forth and face deep secrets - we only have 24 hours together.
Pastor Becky will lead us in communion and worship together before we head home at 4 p.m. Saturday. And if you aren’t done enjoying each other’s company, make plans to hang out together afterward!

Rev. Becky Sechrist has been serving United Methodist congregations for 25 years and is currently the pastor at Minnehaha UMC in south Minneapolis. She loves a good joke, enjoys training her dog, and when she isn’t at home, she can often be found camping on the North Shore or somewhere in the Boundary Waters.

It’s a time to get together with people who know what your job is like—to talk, to laugh, to play, to grow in the Lord and be rejuvenated.  

Bring yourself, clothes and toiletries, and if you want, a treat, game, or puzzle to share.

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Questions or need help with registration? Contact Gail Johnson (612-230-6125).

PAUMCS (The Professional Association of Church Secretaries) is an international organization providing a supportive base for the unity and fellowship of its members in order to provide individual growth, professional development, continuing education, and spiritual enrichment.

Cost: $95 or $105
Lodging: Double rooms with linens and towels provided.
Sponsor: MN Chapter PAUMCS - Professional Association of United Methodist Secretaries

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058