October 20-22, 2017
NorthBay Retreat Center
North East, MD

Registration is now open!
$190 per person includes:
programs, lodging, meals, activities and t-shirt!
Bring your Middle School youth for a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions, and relationship-building in small groups. FreeRide includes workshops and networking for adults, as well as opportunities to worship together. Come make new friends and renew friendships with attendees from throughout our synod!
​Reform School:
​What does this mean?
Two thousand years ago, an edgy rabbi from Galilee gathered a group of losers and started traveling from town to town, stirring up trouble in synagogues, hanging out with social outcasts, healing the sick, casting out demons, and getting into fights with the powers that be. Five hundred years ago, a snarky and faithful German monk named Martin Luther started causing trouble in the name of Jesus in Germany and throughout Europe.

Here’s the thing — the Holy Spirit is always up to something. Always challenging our assumptions. Always troubling people in power. Always working toward justice. Always calling us to repentance. Always raising us to new life. Always reforming … reforming us, reforming our church, reforming our society. Together we’ll draw from God’s Word and our confessional foundations to dive deep into this ongoing work of Reformation.
Click here to download a schedule for the weekend
How to register
Five Easy Steps:
#1. Distribute the Individual Registration Form and the North Bay Waiver 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 Friday, October 20. Remember to collect any Scholarship Applications now.

#2. After collecting forms from your group, the Primary Leader completes the Group Registration Summary Form.

#3. Using forms from Steps 1 and 2, register your group online.

#4. Next, your Group Registration Summary Form and any scholarship applications must be included with your non-refundable deposit of $100 per participant. Make checks out to “Delaware-Maryland Synod” with “FreeRide” and your congregation’s name in the memo line. Deposits must be postmarked by September 22, 2017 and sent to:
Julie Stecker
​Delaware-Maryland Synod
575 S Charles Street, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21201
Note: Scholarship Applications must be included with your non-refundable deposit payment of $100.

#5. That’s it! Once your deposit is received, the Primary Leader will receive a confirmation letter by email. Balance due on your payment for this event is due on or before FreeRide begins.

Additions/Deletions/Substitutions to your group?
Click here to make changes.
Event Staff, Small Group Leaders, Work Crew, and LYO Members
click here to register as an individual.
Registered congregations may need the following resources:
General Confirmation Letter (one with specific congregational information was e-mailed to each church’s primary leader)
Individual Registration Form (a completed and signed form needs to be submitted on Friday evening when the group arrives)
NorthBay Release Form (required for every participant)

School Kits for
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FreeRide participants are asked to generously contribute to the LWR School Kits Initiative. Click here for details about what to bring with you.
Work Crew
FreeRide relies on a small group of adults (aged 18+) and high school students who help as the Work Crew for the weekend – serving in the kitchen and dining room to serve the event participants. We encourage each congregation to bring one Work Crew member with them (this person does not count toward the youth-to-adult ratio for your group). For more information on work crew, you can download the info letter. You can register for Work Crew online.