Periodically throughout the year, the church organizes weekend retreats, volunteer work trips, and other events that take us out into the world.
Our Youth participate in camps most summers, whether with other churches in the Conference or as a group. Outdoor activities, music, spiritual reflection, and crafts give them the chance to bond with each other, grow in their faith, and to experience the joys of summer camp.
Every summer in August, 60-90 members of our church attend a retreat at one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. The 2019 outing was held on Lake Onamia. This weekend helps us connect as a community and reconnect with the beauty of God's creation.
As we swim, canoe, worship around the campfire, watch the sunset, and listen to the loons and the waves on the shore, we have a chance to catch the sustaining breath of God's love and to play in the midst of God's joy!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no summer weekend retreat this year. However, we enjoyed our first All-Church Winter Retreat on February 12-15, 2021 (Presidents' Day Weekend) at Moon Beach Camp in St. Germain, Wisc. A wonderful wintery time was had by all. We look forward to repeating this opportunity in the years to come.