Advent at Horizons – Dec 3-4

Let’s create space in this busy holiday season to get away with family and friends to celebrate Advent surrounded by the beauty of Bethel Horizons­. You are invited to come Friday evening and stay through Saturday afternoon (or just come on Saturday). We will have numerous activities for all to enjoy including tree decorating, caroling, sharing family traditions, gift making at Adamah Art Studio, a chance to play board games, hike, and play outdoors. We will conclude the experience with an Advent service on Saturday late afternoon.

Feel closer to God as you spend time with friends and family in a gorgeous natural setting. The retreat includes a one-night stay at the Prairie Center at Horizons. The number of rooms is limited so be sure to sign up without delay!

Check-In begins, arrive any time after!
6-7pm   Light supper
6-8pm   Tree decorating and carols
8-9pm   Campfire and holiday story time

             Breakfast @ Prairie Center
8:45-9am    Welcome of day guests
9-11am          Activities: Winter outdoor activities/environmental education; Gift-making at Adamah studio; Service project/card-making
11am-12pm  Open/Free time
12pm              Lunch
1-3pm            Activities: Winter outdoor activities/environmental education; Gift-making at Adamah studio; Service project/card-making; Gift swap/”shopping” and wrapping
4pm               Family worship
5pm               Pack up and depart for home

Anytime: sledding, board games, hiking, nature center, resting, reading

What to bring:

  • Bed linens / sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels: bath/hand
  • Toiletries
  • Slippers*
  • Hiking shoes/boots*
  • Layers for weather*
  • Stories of family holiday traditions
  • Board games and card games*
  • Snack to share*
  • musical instruments
  • gently used toys or books (for any age) that can be swapped to be given as a Christmas gift
  • Smile

Scholarships are available. Prayerfully consider what you can contribute. Registration covers food and housing. Contribute some, all, or more of the costs in order for all to be welcomed.

We want all to feel welcome. What are the barriers for you? Travel? Cost? Child care? Please contact Pam Shellberg at

The deadline to register is Nov 28.


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