**UPDATE: Despite the pandemic, we still plan to have Cru Restart Retreat. It's happening! Soon we will be together in Kalamazoo for Cru Restart Retreat 2020.
We'll reconnect with old friends and make new ones, refocus our attention on God and his Word, and prepare to offer hope to our campuses which are full of students looking for hope in this season!
Plans in light of COVID-19:::
"...in humility count others more significant than yourselves" Phil. 2:3
In order to humbly serve our campuses, to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, and to make as many students as possible feel comfortable with joining us, we will take wise precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
-All meetings will be outdoors (unless weather forces us to meet indoors in small physically-distanced groups)
-We will stay physically distanced 6-feet apart.
-Bring your mask. We will all wear masks when arriving at Restart Retreat events, but we can take off our masks when we are situated 6-feet from others.
-We will have group singing for worship on Saturday morning and Saturday evening. The worship leaders will be spaced far from the audience and the audience will wear masks while singing.
-We'll use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently.
-Everyone will need to check in at the check-in table upon arrival. That will help if contact tracing is ever needed.
We have made these plans prayerfully, seeking to honor guidelines from our government, Western Michigan University, and Cru's national organization. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns! Looking forward to being together soon and seeing how God uses this semester in all of our lives and beyond! ***
8 Cru students who are seniors or D-Group leaders will lead the different portions of the weekend. Time of vision, prayer, scritpure, extended time with God, music, training, planning, some fun, and then putting on Cru's outreach events at Fall Welcome, starting with Sunday afternoon. Can't wait to see you all!***
We are inviting every returning Cru student to come back to campus for a "Cru Restart Retreat!" It's August 28-30, the weekend before classes resume.
We will begin with a cookout Friday at 5 pm. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday students and staff will lead us through times to connect, scripture, worship, training, preparation for Fall Welcome events, and some fun together, culminating in our Annual Root Beer Kegger on Sunday afternoon. The rest of the week we will put on Cru's Fall Welcome Outreach events leading up to our first Thursday Cru on September 3!
The Cru Restart Retreat is free. It will all take place in Kalamazoo, so we can be ready for Fall Welcome at WMU. (You can stay at your own place in Kzoo or crash at a friends' place here for a few days.)
Please register so we will know how many students to expect.
Make plans now to move back to town by Friday, August 28, and be ready for a weekend together of fun and mission.