Recharge amongst the beauty of God's Creation.


Join us August 24-26 for a weekend of recharging yourself, your faith, and your connection to community.


Our Annual Congregational Retreat from August 4-6 is about spending time in community and in nature -- and it's amazing to see how these two things recharge people to live out their faith and take on life in the city. New friendships are made. Our sense of community is deepened. And everyone leaves feeling re-centered and rejuvenated. 


Make new friends, deepen relationships, and strengthen community.


You really get to know people at this retreat.


And you get to feel more connected to this faith community. These relationships don't just make for a fun weekend. They enrich every Sunday at Advent thereafter, and open up new doors for ongoing friendships, exploring your faith, and getting involved.

annual Congregational Retreat


Register today!


Sample Schedule

Friday, August 4

6:15pm | Group transportation leaves Advent for Koinonia

8:15pm | Arrive and check-in at Koinonia Retreat Center

8:30pm | Evening reception with orientation, drinks, snacks, and games at Koinonia Retreat Center

Saturday, August 5

9am | Breakfast

10am | Morning activity options: Bible Study, petting zoo, and more

12pm | Lunch

1pm | Afternoon activity options: Hiking, kayaking, crafting and more

6pm | Dinner

7pm | Campfire Worship & S'mores

8pm | Talent Show

Sunday, August 6

9am | Breakfast

10am | Worship

11am | Head back to Advent

1pm | Arrive back at Advent


Private Room | $207

2 person Room | $161/adult

3+ person Room | $131/adult

Bringing children? Children 5 and

over cost $76/child and children

under 5 are free for all room options.

Group Transportation | $30/person


Koinonia is a Lutheran camp and retreat center in upstate New York with full retreat center amenities. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and meals are all included in the retreat cost. Koinonia is situated on 1,200 acres of land, including a lake, a petting zoo, and more.


We provide group transportation from Advent for $30/person. Group transportation departs from Advent at 6:15pm on Friday, August 4.