Green Team

The Green Team’s purpose is to promote good environmental stewardship in the church’s facilities, in our homes, and the wider community. The committee also works to raise awareness and foster action on Climate Change.

Retreat for the Environment
Columbus Day Weekend, October 5-7, 2018
A great weekend! Ask someone who attended last time!
AMC’s Highland Center, Crawford Notch NH
(approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes from South Church)

  • All are welcome: Singles, families, kids, seniors, young, old, partnered. Handicap Accessible. All members are welcome.
  • Great facility: Modern facility, choice of housing: from bunk rooms to private en-suite rooms
  • Beautiful location: Mountains, foliage, hiking, photography
  • Great program: Our ever-popular science fair, story-telling, exploring the environment, and more
Event schedule
Friday, October 5, 2018.

  • Plan to arrive for dinner. The game room, library and other facilities will be open and available.
  • Buffet-style dinner 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday, October 6

  • The formal event begins after breakfast
  • Workshops, outdoor group activities, keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Jim Antal, and science fair
  • Activities are designed for participation by all ages (toddler/infant childcare available at lodge)
  • Campfire and s’mores (if weather permits)

Sunday, October 7

  • Breakfast
  • Web of Life
  • Church Service and event closing
  • This leaves time for an informal lunch, a hike, a foliage tour, or just a pleasant ride home
  • As Monday October 8 is a school holiday, you can also stay through Sunday evening.
Facility highlights
AMC’s Highland Center

  • In the midst of the White Mountains
  • Modern, comfortable facility incorporating many green building features
  • Handicap accessible, suitable for members of all ages
  • Includes a range of public rooms: Game room, library, fireplace lounge, photo gallery
  • Perfect for short & long hikes, photography, foliage tours, rocking on the porch
  • Onsite playground for young children
  • Complimentary use of gear in the LL Bean Equipment Room; includes warm clothing, rain gear, backpacks, boots and more!

All are welcome! This has been a key element of our success in the past!

Meals
  • Dinner and Breakfast included with room
  • Provide food allergy information and vegetarian requests when making reservation
  • Lunch is available a la carte in café, or a “trail lunch” can be prepared. Pre-purchase lunch and save.
2018 Room Costs

Rates are per person, per night and include dinner and breakfast. Two night minimum. “Member” AMC rate means AMC membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booking Instructions

Space is limited

  • To make your reservation, call AMC Reservations Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm at 603-466-2727 by August 6, 2018 to reserve. Reservations received after this date will be on a space available basis.
  • Ask to reserve into South Church Green Coalition & Reservation # 380146
  • Provide food allergy information and vegetarian requests
  • Payment in full is required when you reserve. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to 14 days prior to arrival date, less $25 processing fee. Reservations can be changed up to 14 days prior to stay with no penalty.

 

We have a dedicated contact at the Highland Center if you have questions or concerns.

Your ideas are most welcome
Let us know of your questions, concerns, or ideas for the retreat. Contact: stevefink73@icloud.com or 978.470.1640