Dismantling Racism: A Lenten Retreat for High Schoolers

High school-aged youth and the adults that support them are invited to join the Children and Youth Formation team for the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan for a Lenten Retreat focused on the work of dismantling racism.


Our 2022 Leadership Workshops — including an offering from our incoming provisional bishop, the Rt. Rev. Prince Singh — will take place online via Zoom in light of the ongoing pandemic and current surge. Our hope is that holding these workshops online also enables greater participation from those for whom the distance to centralized or regional workshop days was a barrier. 

The series is open to all and some workshops may be especially beneficial to those newly elected to vestries and specific roles (treasurers, clerks, etc.). We may not have their contact information until parochial and election reports are submitted later this year — please pass this information along to those elected during annual meetings.

Please read below for workshop descriptions, dates, and registration links. There is no cost to attend any workshop and each will be recorded.

March 10-12, 2023

St. Andrew's, Big Rapids


Parents/guardians are invited to join on Zoom for a pre-retreat parent meeting on February 26th at 6pm.

RSVP for Parent Meeting

A post-retreat follow-up discussion for participants will be held on Zoom on March 26th at 6pm.

RSVP for Participant Meeting


High schoolers and the adults that support them are invited to participate in this retreat. Adult youth leaders must be up-to-date on Safe Church, Safe Communities training and have a background check on file.

The event is offered at no-cost by the bi-diocesan Office of Children, Youth, and Young Adult formation.

Please register by February 24th.