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Krista Colleague Friends and Mentors Coffeehouse

Time 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Location 3223 15th Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119


Colleague Friends and Mentors share desserts, coffee/tea, and connect around service, mentoring, and life's big questions. This is a fundraiser at Q-Cafe in Seattle. (Just South of the Ballard Bridge)

Please RSVP to:

Tags Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Urban America, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Post-Service Term Reflections, Sustaining Service, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life



Memorial Day Weekend Conference 2009

Location Spokane, WA


Dear Colleagues,

As the conference quickly approaches, we look forward to seeing as many as you as possible! Join us for a weekend to re-connect with fellow colleagues, meet new people and hear our delightful Keynote speaker Moses Pulei guide us through the theme of "Shifting Ground, Solid Ground". Our conference theme will highlight some of the major trends/shifts during the last ten years and their implications as we head into the next decade of figuring out how to live the art and science of global citizenship and ‘service as a way of life'.

The Krista Foundation will cover Krista Colleague travel/room/board for three conferences. We will also cover spouse/fiancé room and board 3 times as well (we can sometimes help with travel).

Been to more than 3? (If you aren't sure, e-mail me!) We'd still LOVE you to come & help mentor, network and encourage others on their service journey! Clearwater Lodge kindly offers an ‘at cost' rate for returning Colleague families.

Conference Schedule:

*NEWish* Friday, 22nd: Since the majority of returning colleagues generally end up coming in Friday evening we are very excited to create a fun and informal time to reconnect up at Clearwater Lodge.
7-11pm: Returned Colleagues arrive at Clearwater Lodge (food, games, general fun)
New (2009) Colleagues at Hearth Friday - Sat AM.

Saturday, 23rd:
8-8:45 Lodge check in for Saturday arrivals
9:00am Opening session: Special Colleague working session
11:00am 2009 Colleagues arrive

Sunday, 24th: Open Day - guests welcome ($30.00 for the day - two meals)

Monday, 25th:
9-11:30am Morning Session/Workshop
11:30-12:30 Clean up/Departure


Driving Directions

Friday May 22nd between 5-9:30pm - we will transport you to Clearwater Lodge. Flights arriving after 10pm - we will house you in Spokane and head up early Saturday.
Monday, May 25th, No earlier than 2:30pm

Arrival: You are welcome to come up to Clearwater Lodge Friday evening, arriving 7-11pm(there will munchies, but no meals that evening), or come in early Saturday morning.
Conference concludes at 11:30am - you are welcome to return to the Hearth and wait out the traffic or stay the night. Critical: If you must leave prior to 11:00am, please let us know as transportation is carefully scheduled with airport runs and other carpools.
**IF you are driving, even if KF is not reimbursing you, PLEASE let us know your schedule as well as possible space in your car to help with transporting people during the conference!**


Important Info

For The Krista Foundation to purchase your flight (if not already done):
1. Research a flight that fits within our time frame and which airport works best.
2. Email a copy of the before itinerary to then we will purchase on KF Card.
3. Provide your name as it appears on your ID.
4. Email more than one option if cost and/or timing seem less than ideal.
Helpful tip: If possible (and reasonably competitive) please fly AK as we get miles on our card to help bring in more Colleagues. You can HOLD an AK itinerary & email it to us for booking.

Room/Board at Clearwater Lodge:
Colleagues: First 3 Conferences FREE (and your 10-year reunion)
Spouse/Fiancé: First 3 Room/Board covered, check in with us on sharing travel costs.
Colleagues and Spouse/Fiancé (4 and up): $75.00
Non-Colleagues (double occupancy): $181 (Kids under 7 FREE)
Non-Colleagues (3 or more): $155
Sunday Guest: $30.00 w/brunch & dinner
Note to Parents w/children - please RSVP early as we are trying to offer the option of either a private room or shared w/another parenst/child. We are also working on extra hands for child care during main workshops/sessions.


Tags Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Global Citizenship, Post-Service Term Reflections, Preparing To Serve, Community

Krista Colleagues re-connect to process their service experiences during a Debriefing Retreat at The Hearth guest center.


Krista Colleague Debriefing Retreat

Time 6:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location The Hearth, Spokane, WA


Come and connect with like-spirited people. Reflect on the joys, hardships, and memorable food & community experiences from our varied service encounters. This retreat is also a carefully protected time for exploring and discerning next steps.


Led by Val Norwood, along with other guest mentors.

Driving Directions

At the Hearth, behind Jim and Linda's.

Important Info

Additional information for Krista Colleague attendees:

Here are a few important things to bring/do:

1) Please read the attached article before arriving, Service Compost by Sarah Wanless. (great for the plane ride)

2) Be prepared for SNOW! Spokane has a couple feet of snow and will have highs around 36. We will have some good free time so you may want to see if the sledding hill is in any shape for use.

3) Bring your journal or a notebook to use during guided reflection.

4) Bring journals from your time of service/transition for private reflection.

5) Bring a photo (printed) of one person that was significant to you during your season of service.

6) Bible

7) Album/online photo gallery - we have informal time in the afternoon and evening to share photos/stories

8) Bathing suit / extra towel for the hot tub.

9) Toiletries/warm clothes (layers)

10) Puppets available at Hearth if you want to design your own puppet show for our entertainment

Feel free to email with any questions. Also, though the impetus for the retreat is transitiong out of ‘volunteer service' we hold that term loosely as many times KC's ‘formal service' extends into vocational work/employment. The retreat will focus on debriefing the service journey (as you define it) and navigating the season of transition beyond. Together we will create space to explore how certain experiences and encounters have enriched, challenged, reshaped who we are, how we perceive the world and choose to interact with it. Perhaps most importantly, we have an opportunity to do this in the context of hearing each others journey.

Tags Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Urban America, Transitions Home & Beyond, Post-Service Term Reflections, Transitions Home & Beyond, Post-Service Term Reflections, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life