Welcome to the SCM Weekend 2018!

Welcome to the social highlight of the year in SCM Norway! All you need to know about The SCM Weekend 2018 is right here. Click here to find the event on Facebook.

About The SCM Weekend 2018





Practical information

The SCM Weekend (“Forbundshelga”) is the social highlight of the year in SCM Norway. This year it is held October 5th-7th. True to tradition, it takes place at SCM’s old smallholding collective Haugtun in Aust-Torpa, Oppland.

The main topic for this years SCM Weekend is “Kairos Palestine – A moment of truth”. The Kairos Document is the word of Christian Palestinians to the world about what is happening in Palestine. The document describes the living conditions of the Palestinians and calls for active, non-violent reistance to the Israeli occupation. This year, we are blessed with the presence of four members from our Palestian sister organization, Palestine Youch Ecumenical Movement. They will witness about life under occupation, and get to know Norwegian SCMers. In addition, there will of course be services, parties, good food, good company, opportunities for hikes in beautiful rural surroundings, bonfires, games and everything else that makes for a classic SCM Weekend.

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From Oslo:
Friday October 5th: Bus to Haugtun departs from the SCM House in Universitetsgata 20 at 4:30pm.
Sunday October 7th: Bus from Haugtun arrives at Universitetsgata 20 around 7pm.

From Bergen:
Friday October 5th: Flight from Bergen Airport Flesland 3pm or 4:20pm. The bus will pick you up at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 6pm.
Sunday October 7th: Bus from Haugtun. Flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen 6:20pm, 6:45 pm, 7:40pm or 8:20pm.

From Kristiansand:
Friday October 5th: Train from Kristiansand 11:55am or flight from Kristiansand Airport 3:40pm. Bus to Haugtun departs from the SCM House in Universitetsgata 20 at 4:30pm or from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 6pm.
Sunday October 7th: Bus from Haugtun.  Train from Oslo Central Station 6:25pm or flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 8pm or 9:45pm.

From Stavanger:
Friday October 5th: 
Flight from Stavanger Airport Sola 3pm or 4:30pm. The bus will pick you up at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 6pm.
Sunday October 7th: Bus from Haugtun. Flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen 6:05pm, 6:40pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm or 8:45pm.

From Tromsø:
Friday October 5th: 
Flight from Tromsø Airport Langnes at 10:50am. Bus to Haugtun departs from the SCM House in Universitetsgata 20, Oslo at 4:30pm.
Sunday October 8th: Bus from Haugtun. Flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen at 9:05pm or 10pm.

From Trondheim:
Friday October 6th:
Train from Trondheim Central Station (to Lillehammer) 3:29pm. The bus to Haugtun will pick you up on arrival Lillehammer.
Sunday October 8th: Bus from Haugtun. Train from Lillehammer at 4:10pm.

From other places:
We will find the best way to get you on the bus to Haugtun from Oslo 4:30pm, Oslo Airport Gardermoen 6pm or Lillehammer 8pm!

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The fee for the weekend is NOK 400,- for SCM members. This covers travel, stay and food for all member of SCM Norway. You must have paid your membership for 2017 to qualify for this (It’s ok to include pay for membership when you pay for the SCM Weekend, membership costs NOK 50,- the first year and NOK 100,- following years).

Early bird price before September 7th: NOK 250,-

You can pay your participation fee to account number 3000.17.18602, or by Vipps to 103444. Please label the payment “SCM Weekend”. If you are paying for both participation and your SCM membership, please label the payment “SCM Weekend + Membership”

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To register, fill out this form.

Deadline for registration is September 17th (or September 8th to get the early bird price).

You are registered when you have sent us an email AND paid the fee for the weekend.

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Friday 5th:
16:30 Attendance at Universitetsgata 20
17:00 Bus Departure from Oslo
18:00 Departure from Oslo Airport Gardermoen
20:00 Departure from Lillehammer
21:00 Arrival at Haugtun
21:30 Supper
22:15 Ice breakers
23:15 Evening prayer
23:15 Sleep or leisure time

Saturday 6th:
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Morning prayer
10:30 Panel talk: Kairos Palestine – an introduction. By Palestine Youth Ecumenical Movement (PYEM)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Parallel workshops:
SCM theology for dummies. By Torkil Hvidsten.
Prayers for Palestine. By PYEM.
15:00 Break
15:30 Parallell workshops:
Introduction to the SCM theology on gender justice. By the SCM Equality Committee.
Make your own batik garment. By Per Høyland.
Local leaders gathering. By Torkil Hvidsten.
17:00 Break and snack
17:30 Leisure time/outdoors activities
19:00 Dinner
20:00 The SCM Olympics! Cooperation, competiotion and (im)practical tasks on a rather untraditional journey through the Bible.

Sunday 7th:
09:30 Breakfast
11:00 Church Service
12:00 Lunch, cleaning, packing
13:30 Departure Haugtun
14:30 Arrival Lillehammer
16:30 Arrival Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
17:30 Arrival Universitetsgata 20, Oslo

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Practical information
Haugtun is located a bit off the beaten track, and there is not scheduled time to search for a Supermarket. So remember to bring everything you need with you!

NB: You do not need to bring bedsheets or linen – it will be provided for you upon arrival Haugtun.
Indoors and outdoors clothing, suitable for hiking (if you feel like it) and bonfires.
Good outdoor shoes
Slippers/pair of warm socks
Pen and paper (if you want to take notes)
Snacks, tobacco, beverages of your choice
Travelling receipts (if you have any)
Cash (or Vipps) to buy goods from the women’s center in Abu Dis, on the West Bank.
Travel reciepts (if you have any)

You can check the weather forecast for the SCM Weekend here.

If you have any questions, please contact the General Secretary of SCM Norway, Torkil Hvidsten, at post@forbundet.no or (+47) 414 78 657

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