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Over 75 young adults gathered at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center for a weekend of spiritual growth and fellowship from April 21-23.
Chesapeake Conference’s “Make Room” Young Adult Retreat took place this past weekend, from April 21-23, at the scenic Mt. Aetna Retreat Center in Hagerstown, Md. Over 75 young adults from churches all around the conference participated in the event.
The weekend-long retreat aimed to provide a nurturing environment where young adults could deepen and grow their faith and build positive relationships with peers. This year’s theme, “Make Room,” encouraged participants to be intentional about prioritizing time with God. Guest speakers Elijah Ramjattan, campus chaplain at Highland View Academy, and Javier Scharon, pastor of the Dover First church, shared inspiring messages emphasizing the importance of making room for God amidst the chaos of everyday life and offered practical tips on how to do so.
Attendees enjoyed a range of activities throughout the weekend, including dynamic worship music, compelling messages, and interactive games, including a creative scavenger hunt. One of the most memorable parts of the retreat was the social activities on Saturday night. Participants had the opportunity to partake in various activities such as axe throwing, painting, karaoke, and board games. These events encouraged bonding and camaraderie among the attendees, further fostering a sense of community.
The “Make Room” Young Adult Retreat proved to be a resounding success, with many attendees expressing their gratitude for the event. Organizers said they are already looking forward to hosting next year’s retreat, with the hope that it will continue to inspire and strengthen young adults in their walk with God.