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A weekend for 6th to 12th grade youth to retreat from the everyday in a secure space getting closer to God.

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Photo of the fire bit and cross on the waterfront at West River Center by Carly Aughenbaugh.

Refuge Youth Retreat’s planning team unites members of various United Methodist Churches throughout the Baltimore Washington Conference. While our home congregations are at different stages of the discernment process for the inclusion of LGBTQIA individuals, the leadership team of Refuge Youth Retreat is united in welcoming all people into full participation and leadership regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, nation of origin, immigration status, socio-economic status, and political ideology.

Photo of the waterfront at West River Center by Carly Aughenbaugh.

Cost: Updates for Refuge 2021 Coming Soon

Main/Keynote Speaker: Updates for Refuge 2021 Coming Soon

Worship Leaders: Mark Miller (His website)

Registration: Updates for Refuge 2021 Coming Soon

If you wont be attending this year but would like to support Refuge Youth Retreat, you can donate to help make it even better.


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Photo of West River Center by Carly Aughenbaugh.

Refuge Youth Retreat 2021 will be held on March 5-7, 2021

Information from Refuge 2020

Photo of the waterfront at West River Center by Carly Aughenbaugh.

Refuge Planning Team: 

  • Rev. Jennifer Karsner, Lead Pastor Asbury UMC Arnold
  • Rev. Katie Bishop, Pastor Greater Brunswick Charge
  • Rev. Chris Broadwell, Pastor Eastport United Methodist Church
  • Yost, Emmanuel UMC
  • Arlene Chen, Emmanuel UMC
  • Megan Blizzard, Westminster UMC
  • Donna Meoli, Emmanuel UMC Youth Director
  • Scott Karsner, Asbury UMC Youth Director
  • Rev. Giovanni Arroyo, General Commission on Religion and Race
  • Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, St. Paul’s Kensington

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