Let's Get Together! Building NNU's Community


Planners continue to finalize details for this summer's 2014 Faculty Retreat that focuses on Building Community.

*Note: Since Trinity Pines removed its soda fountain several years ago, there will no soda available during the meals.  You can find pop machines downstairs, and you are also welcome to bring your own.  The dining room's juice fountain offers a variety of options. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • No program, dinner, or child care provided.

  • You may arrive anytime after 5:00 P.M., since Trinity Pines will not have rooms ready prior to that time.

  • Enjoy fun games and good conversation! Feel free to bring snacks & games to share.

  • Registration opens at 5:00.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Morning Session

  • 8:00-9:15 -- Registration Open   

  • 8:15-9:15 -- Full Breakfast available 

  • 9:30 -- First large group session in basement of Trinity Pines.

    • Welcome

    • Housekeeping

    • Introduction of New Faculty

    • Children 
      • Children ranging from birth through nine can either attend third-floor activities or remain with adult for supervision. Keep in mind that if you opt for your child not to participate in the children's program, he/she will need supervision by someone 18 years or older during all sessions.

      • Children ranging from 10 through 15 may meet on deck with activities director.  Similar to younger children, if you opt for your children not to participate in the youth program, he/she will require supervision by someone 18 years or older during all sessions.

      • If you prefer for your children, as siblings, to remain together during the activities, they will need to attend the younger of the two programs.

  • 9:50 -- Large Group Session with NNU's newly-assigned Directors of the Office of Spiritual Formation and chaplains, Reverends Dustin and Olivia Metcalf 

  • 10:45 -- Break

  • 11:00 -- 12:00 -- Large Group Session with Dustin and Olivia

  • 12:15 -- Lunch 

  • 1:00 -- Free Time (See Recreation tab for on- and off-site activities.)

  • 5:30 -- Dinner

Evening Session 

  • 6:00-6:30 -- Set up for Fun and Games! 

  • 6:30-8:00 -- Fun and Games! in Dining Area and Karaoke in basement

Immediately following Fun and Games! 

  • Preparation of banana splits, if desired, by choir members prior to rehearsing 

  • Choir rehearsal for Sunday Morning Service Downstairs  

  • Do the Splits! Ice Cream Sundaes and Banana Splits in Dining Area!

  • More Games, Food, and Fun Upstairs!

 Sunday, August 17, 2014

Morning Sessions

  • 8:00 -- Full Breakfast 

  • 9:30-10:15 -- Fireside Chat with Gary Waller

  • 10:30 Group Session with Reverends Dustin and Olivia Metcalf

    • Music, Scripture

    • Choir & Communion

    • Message by NNU faculty member and spouse

  • 11:45 -- Break to pack.  Don't forget to clean your cottages and dorms! 

  • 12:15 -- Lunch

                                                      Drive home safely!