Laymen’s 2020 Retreat Cancelled

Regrettably, the Laymen’s Retreat will not take place this year. Olivet College has cancelled
all of its summer programs due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For those of you who might be curious, here is the text of the official announcement we received this past week:

“The Executive Staff of Olivet College has elected to close the Olivet College Campus for the summer of 2020 due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. This decision was not made lightly but it is imperative that we follow the Governor’s guidelines and be ready to serve our student body in the fall.”

As a  group, the retreat committee decided that it was too late to seek out an alternative location for the retreat, so there will be no face to face retreat this year. However, our reservation for next year has been confirmed, and with God’s grace, we will all be back together on the lawn outside Shipherd Hall when July of 2021 rolls around.

But what about this year? The committee is planning for some kind of online retreat to take place Saturday, July 11th. Right now there are no other details but we will make them available as the day gets closer and we figure out what is possible.