Happening #85

Happening is a spiritual formation weekend designed for teens in 9th-12 grades and led by teens with the support of youth ministers and clergy. Happening is open to teenagers of any denomination who have not participated in a Happening in the past. You do not need to attend an Episcopal church or school to attend. Happening is a Christian retreat that is open and welcoming to all.

What to Expect

You can expect to enjoy getting away, unplugging from technology, and de-stressing this weekend. Happening is a time of prayer, conversation, music, fellowship, laughter, and soul searching. There are hands-on activities, small groups, times for worship, and fun.

Where and When

March 12-14, 20201 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. Rooms, lodging, and materials for the weekend cost $75–NEW price–for participants and staff. Please bring a check made out to SECC at the time of the event. Children of clergy may attend for free (with registration). Finances should not be a barrier for any student to attend Happening. Email jwigginnettles@edola.org for scholarship assistance.

The Butterfly

How do we as followers of Jesus grow in our faith? We ask questions, seek guidance, and embrace the still small voice of God calling us into a deeper relationship. The butterfly, the Christian symbol of rebirth, is also the inspiration for the Happening weekend. May the Love of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit lead you to Happening #85.


Every distancing precaution that can be taken will be maintained throughout the weekend. The planning team anticipates temperature screening upon arrival, face mask required for all, small groups meeting outside under canopy tents, and single occupancy per room if necessary. Happening can only be experienced in person, which is why we are doing everything we can to meet together while following CDC, state, and diocesan guidelines.

To Register

Use the following links for staff (youth and college) or participants (9th-12th grade students who have not “happened” previously or in another diocese).

Registration will open soon.

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
54296 HWY 445
Loranger, LA 70446


For Questions and More Information: 

The Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles
Diocesan Youth Coordinator
(504) 295-1375


1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 895-6634
Fax: (504) 208-3511

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