***UPDATE: During this global pandemic we want to continue Cru's mission. We also want to love the most vulnerable in our community by preventing the spread of the virus. In light of that, Restart Retreat sessions will take place outdoors. Meeting outdoors significantly reduces the risk of virus transmission. We will practice social distancing and also mask-wearing as appropriate, so please bring your spiffy facemasks!
In case of bad weather, we might move under a large outdoor tent. In case of really bad weather, we will split into small groups of less than 10 to meet in indoor spaces, with all the groups connected on a video call. (We will send a specific schedule with meeting locations closer to that weekend.)
Right now we are planning to have friday dinner and sunday breakfast are provided. Other than that, plan to get food on your own.
If anyone can't return to Kalamazoo or is uncomfortable at all meeting in person, please let know. We're considering a virtual option if there are students who would benefit from that. We don't want anyone to miss out on connecting this weekend!
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 (hopefully, depending on COVID regulations!), 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.