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.
Exploring Transitions, True to Myself
Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20, 2019 • $425 Private room; $350 Double Occupancy; $50 for round-trip airport shuttle
1st of a four part retreat series sponsored by Portico Benefit Services. While everything seems to be changing within and around us, we seek to determine our true nature. In this retreat, we will explore our whole unbroken selves amidst our life stories, which we offer up freely and joyfully to the world.
Designed for rostered leaders, but open to anyone in the midst of a life transition. Whether that be retirement, new call, divorce, loss of a loved one or emotional distress. Whatever your transition, come away to Lutheranch to listen, discern, and connect with God and others in transition.
The retreat offers the rhythm of liturgy that includes music, scripture, poetry, and time for individual and small group reflection within a sacred, safe space. Participants are invited to pause, listen and gain clarity.
Guest Speaker Tammy Devine – Deacon and ELCA Wellness manager at Portico Benefit Services
Worship Leader – Michael Larson – Director of Worship, Arts & Service, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olympia WA
Thursday - Sunday, February 21-24, 2019 • $300 Private Room; $250.00 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.
God's Spa For Women 2018
Tea and Comfort
Friday - Sunday, October 26-28, 2018 • Before 9/20 $150; After: $180
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)
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.