August 24-26, 2018
Koinonia Retreat Center
165 Lake View Drive, Highland Lake, NY 12743 | 845-557-8335
Join us 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.
Unbound & Uncontained
This year's theme is Unbound and Uncontained. Come get in touch with how the Holy Spirit is moving in you and in this community.
We will be looking at the book of Acts, where the apostles Paul and Silas are in jail. They defiantly and joyfully sing praises to God anyway. When an earthquake breaks the jail wall, they stay, and the jailer is moved to become a Christian like them.
Using this text a starting point, we will be delving into how the Holy Spirit is moving through us today. We'll do so in worship, meditation, prayer, action, and intentional faith-building activities. There will also be time for the usual fun, like kayaking, hiking, s'mores, and board games.
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.
Friday, August 4
6:00pm | Meet at Advent (if you are taking group transporation)
6:30pm | Depart for Koinonia
9:15pm | Arrive at Koinonia. Room assignments.
9:30pm | Welcome and Taize Service
10pm | Social time with drinks, snacks, and games
Saturday, August 5
8:00am | Morning Prayer
8:30am | Breakfast & Announcements (Coffee available earlier)
9:15am | Morning Witness: Encountering the Holy Spirit
9:30am | Bible Study: Unbound and Uncontained! Acts 28:17-31.
10:00am (till 12:00pm) | Children's Activities led by Koinonia staff
10:15am | Faith Conversations (1-on-1)
10:40am | Tuning in to God: Prayer Practices
11:45am | Group Processing
12:00pm | Break
12:30pm | Lunch
1:30pm | Afternoon Activities: Rest and Rejuvenate
Activities include Hiking, Lake (Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming) Napping, Playground, etc.
3:30pm | Art and Crafts
4:45pm | Choir
5:30pm | Dinner
7:00pm | Campfire & S'mores
8:00pm | Ice Cream Social and Talent Show
9:00pm | Evening Prayer/Guided Meditation
9:30pm (till late) | Snacks/Games for Night Owls
Sunday, August 6
8:30am | Breakfast & Time for Packing
9:00am | Koinonia Store Open
9:30am | Gathering Activity
10:00am | Wagon ride to Chapel in the Pines for worship
10:30am | Sunday worship with the whole Koinonia Community
12:00pm | Lunch up at the Chapel
1:30pm | Bus departs back to 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.