Presentation on theme: "“PENTECOST PEOPLE – MOVING AHEAD WITH SPIRIT”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “PENTECOST PEOPLE – MOVING AHEAD WITH SPIRIT” YEAR 7 RETREAT“PENTECOST PEOPLE –MOVING AHEAD WITH SPIRIT”
2 IMPORTANCE OF RETREATS Time to be away from the classroomA time to reflect on our years togetherA time to reflect on myself and how I feel about ‘moving on’A time to give thanks for the abundance of blessings that are mine to enjoyA time to say ‘thank you’ – to each other, and to God
3 WARM FUZZIES No put downs If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all
4 SESSION 1REFLECTIONS Who am I? What makes me tick? What are my hopes and dreams?
5 ON THE COUCHAfter completing your sheet, share your answers with two people around youWhy is this a valuable activity?
6 Choose a card based on its words or image Take it back to your place and look at it – thinking about what it means to you at this timeIn pairs, tell ONE other person why you chose this card…
7 THE CLIMBHannah Montana Miley musik video - The Climb.mp4
8 TIME FOR QUIET REFLECTION Find a space away from othersOn the back of your ‘On the Couch’ sheet, you will notice a shape of a body, with headings around itThinking about your time at primary school, begin to jot down your thoughts, memories, feelingsIMPORTANT PEOPLE TO METHE IMPORTANCE OF THIS SCHOOL TO MEIMPORTANT EVENTS/MEMORIES FOR ME
13 BEING CHRIST FOR OTHERS IN OUR OWN CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE Lady_Gaga_Wants_Anti-Bullying_Law.mp4
14 WHAT HAPPENS WE IGNORE OUR OWN INSTINCTS? Kate_Miller-Heidke_-_Caught_In_The_Crowd.mp4
15 DURING MY TIME AT SCHOOL – WHEN HAVE I NOT BEEN A TRUE FRIEND? When have I let others down?When have I forgotten a friend?When have I not stuck to what I know is right?WHO DO I NEED TO RECONCILE WITH?
24 FOR THE CLOSING REFLECTION Please place your flame in the sacred spacePlease have your bands of remembrance with you
25 CLOSING REFLECTIONAs we gather together, let us be mindful of this sacred place, this sacred time and this sacred company. We recognise God’s presence in our midst and light a candle to symbolise this presence in the burning flame.
26 WE GATHER ~MOVING FORWARD WITH SPIRIT~ Moving On After Toy Story 3.mp4
27 OPENING PRAYERHeavenly Father, With the gifts of the Holy Spirit may we be inspired to move into our futures with promise. May your spirit living inside us fill us with love, Forgiveness and understanding, helping us to become more like Christ your Son. Grant this through Jesus our Lord. Amen.
28 WE LISTEN (Philippians 4: 8-9) A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. The word of the Lord. ALL: Thanks be to God.
29 WE SHARE Select a word of blessing and read it aloud. “MY BLESSING FOR THIS GROUP IS…”
30 TYING OF THE BANDS OF REMEMBRANCE Select a person near you to assist them in tying on the band of the remembranceIn turn they will do the sameWish each other well for the journey ahead
31 CLOSING PRAYERLoving God, We thank you for your many gifts so generously poured out, particularly during our primary school education. May our lives be pleasing for you and may we always share in your blessings, and live in your spirit, as we continue along our life journey. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
32 WHEREVER I GO (Andrew Chinn) While the song is playing, come forward one at a time and collect a random flame to take with you to remind you of this day, and to symbolise the spirit of this school and this group.
33 You are my family I am who you are You gave this life to me And love with all your heart Your love gave life to me Made me who I am We made this journey hand in hand
34 Wherever I am Wherever go you’ll always know I’ll thank my God for you and all the love you’ve shown Wherever I go I’ll always keep The love I have for you, and the love you gave to me
35 You shared the path with me You walked with me, laughed with me, You are my friends;You shared the path with meYou walked with me,laughed with me,Shared all our dreamsYour love it lifted me,Together we now standWe made this journey hand in hand
36 Wherever I am Wherever go you’ll always know I’ll thank my God for you and all the love you’ve shown Wherever I go I’ll always keep The love I have for you, and the love you gave to me
37 You are my home, a place for me to grow A place to love, to learn and to know Your love it nurtured me, now I know I can We made this journey hand in hand
38 Wherever I am Wherever go you’ll always know I’ll thank my God for you and all the love you’ve shown Wherever I go I’ll always keep The love I have for you, and the love you gave to me
39 You are my God, you always walk with me You have always been, and you will always be Your love is my life, my life in your hands We shared this journey hand in hand
40 Wherever I am Wherever go you’ll always know I’ll thank my God for you and all the love you’ve shown Wherever I go I’ll always keep The love I have for you, and the love you gave to me