The programme, still in the planning stage but will take this shape:
FRIDAY: Arrive at La Foresta (just a 20-minute drive from Tervuren) any time after 5pm. Settle into bedrooms and explore the centre. Dinner together and first teaching and worship session (introductory session 1). Social time in designated lounge/bar room with board games and toy corner for young children.
SATURDAY: Breakfast, session 2, tea/coffee break, session 3, lunch. Afternoon - choice of activities, tea/coffee break, social time. Dinner, evening family entertainment (games, music, dancing…)
SUNDAY: Breakfast, session 4, tea/coffee, communion, pack up, lunch, leave for home.
Adults and children will separate for the teaching and worship sessions on Saturday and Sunday, with invited children’s workers to take the children. Friday evening there will be a movie and popcorn.
We would love you to sign up and you can do that as you scroll down this page
Initial sign-up fee, per person of any age above 2 years old is €20
The decision was made to ask for a minimal payment €20 from each participant on the weekend away to confirm their attendance, then to collect the rest of the money required to cover the costs by donations.
The St Paul’s Inreach/Outreach budget will be covering the cost of the speaker, but as well as accommodation and meals we will have to pay for the use of the conference rooms and materials for the children’s work. The costs incurred per person depend on the number of people sharing each bedroom and in the case of the children, their age.
A breakdown of the costs are below. If you can afford these costs, you should pay them. However, if these costs would prohibit you from joining in the weekend away, we ask you to pay what you can afford. The congregation will be invited to cover any possible shortfall. We trust that God will guide hearts and provide to ensure the weekend is a success.
To keep the costs to a minimum, everyone will need to bring their own pillowcase, sheet, duvet cover and towels.
We are allowed into our rooms on Friday afternoon (arrival time 5pm or later) and the cost includes the Friday evening meal, Saturday full board and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
For transparency, here is a breakdown of what we expect to be charged (over and above the initial sign-up charge of €20 per person). The website for La Foresta publishes the exact amounts charged for rooms and meals.
For one adult sleeping in a single bedroom, full board €92
For two adults sharing a bedroom, full board €140
For each child age 12-18, full board €50
For each child age 6-11, full board €40
For each child age 2-5 who needs a bed, full board €30
For children who will sleep in a travel cot brought by their parents €0
Adding another €20 to the room and meal cost per person above would cover the additional costs listed below:
For the use of the conference rooms
€0 provided that we have a minimum of 100 full board paying guests (adults and/or children); if not we will be charged approx €400
For the children’s and youth work We expect to run 3 age groups, so the cost of meals for the invited leaders and materials is likely to reach €650
For photocopying, welcome pack, lounge decoration, workshop materials, Saturday entertainment materials
We are budgeting €650 for these expenses
For the guest speaker costs, as yet unknown This will be covered by the church inreach/outreach budget but donations are welcome.
Please use the above information as a guideline to help you to decide what you can pay.
We do not want anyone to be put off attending because of money. It is our priority that as many members of our church family as possible will participate. Recalling Acts 11:29, we are confident that if each person contributes according to their ability, we’ll meet our budget.
Join us on the weekend away: For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.