Archive for the ‘Conference’ category

ARISE Spiritual Retreat – November 7-9 at Mt. Aetna

October 15, 2014

Hey everyone, the “iThirst” Spiritual Retreat is coming up Nov. 7-9 at Mt. Aetna Camp in Hagerstown, MD.  I took a look at the schedule of programming for the retreat and it looks very interesting.  I’ve been to a similar retreat and it was really a blessing.  I’m looking forward to this one.

The registration fee is $75, which includes lodging for two nights, all programming, and six meals.  Registration closes October 30, and space is limited, so hurry!

More info here:

Register here:

Hope you can make it!



Reminder: ARISE Camping Trip Sept. 12-14

September 2, 2014

Hello, everyone, just a quick reminder that the ARISE camping trip is coming up in less than two weeks!

See previous post for more info:

Facebook event page

Register here

Sign up for meal items

Hope you can make it!


ARISE Camping Trip, September 12-14

August 20, 2014

Hello Everyone!

Before the summer comes to a complete close, join us for a weekend of fellowship and praise in beautiful Shenandoah National Park from September 12-14.

There are a limited number of spots, so spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is a flat $15 regardless of how many nights you stay, food is not included.

To officially reserve your space, register here:

Join the event on facebook for more information and updates:


Location: Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park
Sites: D165, D167, & A080

Check in: 12 noon on Friday, September 12
Checkout: 12 noon on Sunday, September 14

Small worship service on Sabbath morning, followed by a hike in the afternoon.
Participation in planned activities is optional.


5 Meals Total:
Participants are expected to sign up for an item for each communal meal they would like to participate in.

Sign up here:

Please also sign up to bring tents and other necessary camping items to share.


Additional information regarding meal sign up:

The section at the top of the spreadsheet is for “all meals” —-meaning you can sign up for one of these items and have it count towards one of your communal meals.

Voluntary sections:
Camping Initial Tasks and Contribute Camping items
—if you are able and willing to help with some tasks and/or have camping equipment to share, please sign up under these sections. This is completely optional.

Other Volunteer Items: Sign up here to help with worship etc.

Other Camp Duties:
Please sign up to help with either cleanup or preparation for at least one meal.


Camping trips are an amazing opportunity to enjoy God’s creation while bonding with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. But these trips take a lot of work, so your help is appreciated.

For those who sign up, follow up information will be sent closer to the date.

No Bible Study or Sabbath School – Camp Meeting Weekend

June 19, 2014

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that we won’t have Bible study this Friday night, nor will we be having Sabbath school.

I encourage all of you to attend the Chesapeake Conference Camp Meeting this weekend at Highland View Academy in Hagerstown.  Arise has a bunch of activities going on for Young Adults, so check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Additional Links:

General Camp Meeting Information

Young Adult activities information (scroll to the very bottom)

Chesapeake Conference YA Retreat – Feb 1-3

January 21, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I hope your day was good 🙂 As most of you hopefully know by now, the Chesapeake Conference is having their first annual Young Adult retreat! This will be a great opportunity to meet new friends, attend interesting seminars and just have a good time.

If you haven’t registered yet, I suggest you do so soon as the registration deadline is  Sunday, January 27!

Event Info:

*What/Who: Chesapeake Conference Young Adult Retreat (ages 18-35). Btw, you don’t have to be a Chesapeake Conference member to attend, everyone is welcome 🙂

*When: Friday, February 1 @6pm  – Sunday, February 3  @1pm

*Where: Mt Aetna Camp, Hagerstown,MD Website + Directions

Registration options/Pricing:

*Full weekend + lodging: $65

*Full weekend but NO lodging: $55

*Sabbath ONLY + meals: $30

*Sabbath ONLY with NO meals: $15

To register:

Please visit the registration page (<–click on that link),  and follow the instructions on the page.

For more information:

*Details/seminar/programming information: Arise Young Adults Website

*Questions: Please contact Jen Blondo (Coordinator) at

I hope to see many of you there. Blessings!

Cecilia 🙂

GYC Atlantic Unity Day on May 7th, 2011

April 29, 2011

When: 5/7/2011, all day event
What: Fellowships and worship
Who: Young adults in the mid-atlantic region
Where: Burnt Mills SDA Church in Silver Springs, MD

Hi everyone,

I thought some of you might be interested in attending this event (free) at Burnt Mills SDA church not too far away to meet people, hear the message, and to fellowship with them. If you do plan to attend please leave a comment here so we can coordinate carpools.

More information here on the official webpage.

Have a wonderful Sabbath!


GYC Conference (last weekend of this year) – early registration deadline is Oct 10th, 2010

October 6, 2010

Hi everybody,

This post is about Generation of Youth for Christ – the largest conference for young SDA that’s hosted annually across the US and attended by fellow Adventists from around the world (literally).

You’re probably wondering why am I posting about an event that’s still ‘far away’.  The reason is that if you register by 10/10 (< four days left), you’ll get a discount of $20, that’s a good meal right there 🙂

Another reason I’m bringing this to everybody’s attention is that this year they’re hosting the event at Baltimore, not California or somewhere in midwest.  It’s very close by that you can just come home to sleep rather than renting out a hotel room and sharing bed with others.

Yet another reason is that this is a youth and young adults oriented event that we won’t get many opportunities to attend in the future.  We’re fast approaching the end of the ‘young adults’ age zone.  In fact, if you’re over 35 there is a $100 ‘penalty’ to attend.

But the biggest reason that I recommend everybody to attend is that it’ll likely be an unforgettable event in the most positive way to you.  I attended during 2008 when it was hosted in San Jose, CA.  It was very rewarding to see many fellow SDAs and to commune, to fellowship, and to listen to seminars/sermons together.

I recommend the entire Thur – Sun event if you can get time off.  Please leave a comment if you plan to attend so we can coordinate carpools, thanks!


p.s., please pass the word around!