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Apples and Oranges: The Quest for Common Ground

Written by Kurt Fekete

SCYL Memorial Day Teen Retreat for ages 13 – 20
Almont New Church Assembly in Allenton, Michigan

Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM ET – Monday, May 30 at 10:00 AM ET

At our retreats we offer life skills and spiritual sessions based on the principles of the Swedenborgian Church. We strive for a safe, secure, and inclusive environment to discuss and share relevant and meaningful ideas that help with challenges youth face today. We work, play, craft, and learn together as a community. We have fun! This year’s theme is Apples and Oranges: The Quest for Common Ground. We all know that we live in a very divisive world. It seems everyone is taking sides and fighting. This retreat will help us discover ways to find common ground and peace amid the division. I’m sure we’ll all benefit from the lively discussions and activities. 

Everyone attending this retreat must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We will take extra care to follow all established C.D.C. guidelines for hosting an overnight event. 

The cost is $75 with a household maximum of $150. Cash or check payable to ANCA should be brought to the retreat. Assistance is available with the cost. 

Bring a sleeping bag (if you are not flying), PJs, towel, personal items, instruments, and a friend. See you there!

For more information, please call or text youth director, Kurt Fekete, at 802.345.0169 or email kfekete@
. We also have a private Facebook Group that parents may ask to join for updated information. 

Read the full issue of the April 2022 Messenger

Kurt Fekete

Meet Kurt Fekete

Kurt Fekete has been the Youth Director of the Swedenborgian Church of North America for over 20 years. He also serves as vice president of the denomination.