Junior High Spiritual Life Retreat

Junior High Spiritual Life Retreat: The Encounter

October 20-21, 2018

Cost: $80 per person

Registration deadline: October 15th

So often we encounter God on retreats or grand adventures when we are out of our normal lifestyles. Wouldn’t it be amazing to encounter God more in our everyday lives? We are busier than we have ever been, lonelier than we have ever been, more stressed than we have ever been and we need God’s constant reminder that only He truly sustains us and gives us purpose. Throughout JHSL ’18, we are going to take a look at practical ways for us to live in such a way that allows us to encounter God more every day. Come join us!

Speaker: Cory Phillips

Madison, MS

Worship: Abbye West Pates

Memphis, TN

Cory Phillips was born and raised in Knoxville. He and his wife, Abbey, who is a teacher and a coach, currently reside in Madison, MS where Cory serves as the Student Minister at Madison UMC.  Cory has a degree in Christian Studies from Mississippi College and a Master’s degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary.  Cory and Abbey have one son, Ward, and two dogs.  Cory loves everything about the sport of soccer and is a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan!

Abbye West Pates is a singer-songwriter and worship leader based in Memphis, TN. Abbye has been leading worship for over 10 years at student events, retreats and in congregations. She’s passionate about intergenerational worship and helping other worship leaders and bands use their gifts in their own context. When she’s not leading worship, Abbye tours in the southeast and beyond sharing her original music in house concerts and other intimate listening room venues. Learn more and her the music at abbyewestpates.com.


Saturday, October 20th

9:30 – 10:30 am – Registration

11:00 am – Opening Worship

Noon – Lunch

1:00 – An afternoon and evening of fun and fellowship!

Sunday, October 21st

8:30 am – Breakfast

9:15 am – Small Groups

10:00 am – Closing Worship

11:00 – 11:30 am – Departure