AdultS & Family
Adventures and growth in faith isn’t just for kids anymore; 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.
ADULTS & FAMILY Programs
God's Work Our Hands Day
Saturday - September 8, 2018 *FREE
Youth groups, men's groups, women's groups, congregations, families, individuals! Projects may include clearing trails, chopping wood, painting, cleaning, sorting and organizing or a special building project. Our main day of service will be Saturday, with lunch provided. Overnight accommodations are based on availability. Call Sue Mendenhall (727) 415-9887 to register. Space is limited!
March 4-8, 2019 (Monday-Friday)
Spend a week with other quilters in a relaxed atmosphere. Teachers will assist with projects, as well as answer questions regarding different techniques. Quilters may work on provided projects for gift ideas & to benefit non-profits, as well as their own projects. There will be a day trip to a local quilt shop and the opportunity to share some of your own creations!
$370 *Call registration (828) 209-6302 for discounted rates on cabin and campsite lodging!*
Respite in the Wilderness
April 10-12, 2018 (Tuesday-Thursday)
All rostered leaders and church professionals are invited to join us for a retreat of rest and renewal through prayer and study as we close out the busy season of Lent and celebrate the beginning of the season Easter. Reverend Rick Malivuk, BBA, MBA, MDiv., CFT will address how God calls for us to care for ourselves while caring for others. We are also excited to announce that Bishop Suarez will be in attendance!
NovusWay Ministries would like to say thank you to all rostered ministers for giving this respite time as a gift to other church leaders. Guests are only charged for the cost of food.
$100 *Call registration (828) 209-6302 for discounted rates on cabin and campsite lodging!*
God's Spa for Women
April 27-29, 2018 (Friday-Sunday)
Soak in the beautiful scenery and solitude of Luther Springs, relaxing your mind, body, and spirit. Activities may include: faith filled conversation, devotions, music, journaling, guided meditation, relaxing, and spa-type activities such as facials, manicures, pedicures and massages.
$180 *Call registration (828) 209-6302 for discounted rates on cabin and campsite lodging!*
April 13 - 15, 2018
Adults: $105; Youth: $70
GRANDPARENTS & GRANDKIDS, join us for a GRAND WEEKEND enjoying spiritual growth and fun. Each day includes regular camp activities, cookie baking, worship, Bible study, exploring creativity, sharing stories, growing together in Christ and family free time. Children may stay with grandparent(s) in motel-style rooms or in a cabin with a Luther Springs counselor. Leaders: Rev. Dick Hafer, Margo Walbot, Steve Helm, and Rev. Keith Walbot.
Practice Discipleship Retreat for Youth Workers
Thursday - Sunday, September 27-30, 2018
Motel: $80 + $25 each additional night; Cabin $65 + $25 each additional night; Prices increase $25 one month prior
Come to rest, re-energize, and reconnect with God and His action in our lives! Thursday evening we will gather for a time of networking and hospitality. Friday is an all day intensive care course. Saturday and Sunday we will offer workshops geared to equip you in your ministry to children and youth. Register for just one day or for all four! To register, go to FBSynod.com/youth.
Living Forward with Joy & Peace
November 9-11, 2018 $135
Living into the second half of life brings about a desire for self-renewal. We want to ensure our life is moving forward. Every age and stage brings us closer in relationship to God and community. come for an enriching and inspiring weekend while enjoying the beauty and peace of Luther Springs. Canoe Vause Lake, walk the trails, relax in a rocker with a book, and explore how God is calling you to serve Him in the second half of life. We'll explore Biblical foundations about this life-stage, enjoy meaningful discussions, sing hymns, exercise our creativity, make new friends, eat wonderful meals, and enjoy nature!
Leaders: Margo Walbolt, ALOA FL, Pr. Stephen Kauffman and George Algozzina, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tampa; and Pr. Richard Hafer, ALOA Executive Director
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