SSM HOLD FAST Rooted Retreat 2017
Thirty-eight Jr. High and High School students and leaders spent a September weekend on Catalina Island for the 2017 Rooted Retreat! This year’s retreat was nautically-themed “Hold Fast,” taken from Hebrews 6:19a, which reads, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (NIV). We studied and discussed how God provides hope in difficult situations, including dealing with themes of failure and fear in our lives. There was also a great deal of hair braiding, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, personal devotion time, snacks, and crafts!