Adult & Family Non-Summer Programs

Adults and families need Christian community too. Adults are given time to just unwind, but also time to deepen
friendships and focus on the things that are most important in their lives. Families grow in faith together and
make memories that they will carry with them forever.

Reflect, Renew, Recommit

Sunday - Friday, January 6-11, 2019 • McKanna-Sandrock Retreat Center 

$550 from participant, $550 from sponsoring Synod, for total cost of $1100 •  $300 for spouse (includes lodging, transportation and food)

WHO should attend? ELCA rostered ministers and spouses who are facing a critical
discernment in their ministry, such as:

• a current call which does not seem to be a good fit for their gifts
• whether or not they are serving in a vocation that fits their strengths and gifts
• if they might be better suited for a different form of ministry within the ELCA

WHAT is Reflect, Renew, Recommit? A five and a half day spiritually-grounded retreat that utilizes personal
reflection, small group conversation, and well-researched tools and exercises to enhance self-understanding.
We will identify core values, interests, personality characteristics, strengths, and gifts for ministry.

Facilitated by  Dr. Harvey Huntley – DR. HARVEY HUNTLEY, JR., is a retired ELCA pastor and now a member of the Orthodox Church in America. Previously, he served for 16 years as the Region 9 regional coordinator. He has completed advanced graduate study in career counseling at Johns Hopkins University and has extensive experience leading seminars for rostered leaders in career transition.

Deacon Tammy Devine, ELCA Wellness Manager – DEACON TAMMY DEVINE is the ELCA Wellness Manger, serving the church through Portico Benefit Services. She frequently collaborates with thought leaders to facilitate and motivate whole-person lifestyle choices and serves as an external wellness consultant and coach to integrate well-being throughout the ELCA.

For more information contact Tammy Devine:

Register by contacting your Bishop to begin the registration process.

Quilting Retreat

Thursday - Sunday, February 21-24, 2019 •  $305 Private Room; $255.00 Double Occupancy

Join teachers Holly Anderson and Sharon Jefferies for a weekend of stitching and fun.

You are invited to bring your own unfinished projects or learn new skills and techniques related to "the nines", "Bloomin' 9-Patch", "Double 9-Patch" or “Single Irish Chain”.

“To the nines” is an English idiom meaning “to perfection or “to the highest degree”.

We will take a look at this theme throughout the weekend to see how it applies to our life experiences and quilting designs. All patterns relate to 9-patch blocks and how to use them for stunning designs. Sew as much and as long as you like! The retreat will also include a Teacher’s Trunk Show one evening, Show & Tell with your personal projects and accomplishments a second night, and a “See What I Did” on the third. Supply list available upon registration.


Parenting in the 50Forward Years: Parenting Our Parents & Parenting Adult Children

March 22-24, 2019  •   $230 per person (2 nights/4 meals)

Join others in the later career/early retirement years to find support and information for parenting challenges. Two tracks, each led by a professional counselor, will offer advice and resources for those struggling with parenting their parents or unsure how to best parent adult children. Choose the track that fits your need, then come together for worship, fellowship - and refreshment in God's creation.

Fall 2018 NonSummer RegistrationSpring 2019 NONSUMMER REGISTRATIONRegistration Information

God's Spa For Women


Worship and Bible Study Leader: Pastor Nancy Christensen
Massage Therapist: Jill Knueppel
Yoga Saturday and Sunday morning taught by: Jill Knueppel

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.  (Isaiah 40:1-2)

The reign of God is like a family reunion where we gather around a plate of cookies and a pot of tea, and everyone is welcomed home! We encourage and comfort, support and uplift one another, embracing the renewal of God in our midst.  Together we know the rich blessing of poured-out love!

This year's God Spa weekend at Lutheranch will offer wonderful opportunities for prayer and meditation, bible study, worship, spa activities, jewelry making, fellowship and relaxation.  Massages will be available for an extra charge.

We'll also have a tea luncheon, and a tea ceremony, so participants may bring their favorite tea cup!

Come, and join us around the table of welcome!

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

Lutheranch is part of a family of locations for Camps, Conferences and Retreat Rentals managed by NovusWay Ministries and supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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