April 5-7, 2019

Mar-Lu-Ridge
3200 Mar-Lu-Ridge Road
Jefferson, MD 21755

God in the here and now

The immanent and imminent God

God can often seem so ancient – a relic of old words in dusty books, or dim images in stained glass windows. Or, if not ancient, then distant – far away in heaven, separate from our world and our lives, accessible only in late night prayers or moments of worship. Whether ancient or distant, that kind of god seems neither loving nor life-giving. Come to Transformers to explore and experience together the ways in which God’s very being is promised and present with us now, the way in which God fills all things in all and that the Holy Spirit walks with us through the moments of our lives.

This leadership retreat for middle school youth is your opportunity to send up to four young people and one adult adviser for a weekend of faith exploration and leadership development. You’ll want to send 8th graders on the cusp of becoming your next group of leaders, 6th graders who are just starting to show signs of leadership, or anyone in between. Who you send is up to you!

$120 per person includes program, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt! You can download a one-page printable to share about the event here.

How to register

  • Distribute the Individual Registration Form to all participants. Your church’s primary leader will use the forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to submit these forms when you check in on Friday, April 5 (if you need to retain them for your own records, please make copies). Remember to collect any scholarship applications now.
  • Using the Individual Registration Forms, register your group online below. If you received any scholarship applications, please enter them into the online form.
  • Mail in your payment ($120 per middle school/adult participant, $100 per LYO participant). Make checks out to “Delaware-Maryland Synod” with “Transformers” and your congregation’s name in the memo line.
    • Payments must be postmarked by March 22, 2019 and sent to:
      Delaware-Maryland Synod
      ATTN: Julie Stecker
      575 S Charles Street, Suite 202
      Baltimore, MD 21201
    • Note: scholarship applications must be submitted by the March 22 registration deadline.
    • Please make sure to read our event cancellation policy below.

That’s it! Once your payment is received, the primary leader will receive a confirmation letter by email.

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. Please plan to feed your group dinner on Friday and lunch on Sunday.

LYO members not attending with a congregation and LYO adult mentors register here.

Additions/Deletions/Substitutions to your group?
Email Deacon Julie Stecker.

cancellation policy

For cancellations received by the check postmark date, the payment may be returned.

For cancellations received after the check postmark date, participants are responsible for the full balance.