Upcoming Events:

Reclaiming Our Souls Through Friendship

Christian Church

in the Upper Midwest 

Women's Fall Retreat

Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds

Paynesville, MN

September 27-29, 2019

What is Fall Retreat?

Each autumn, women gather for a weekend away from the everyday.  We learn, pray, sing, play, rest, and build relationships (and let someone else make our meals).  We enjoy the beauty of the change of season on the shore of Lake Koronis.  We are touched by each other's stories and we might shed a tear or two and almost certainly will laugh a lot!  The Retreat is yours for what you need - activities, rest, learning,m enjoying nature, reading, craft projects, and being with other delightful women!

What is the form of this year's Retreat theme?

We're trying something new this year!  Instead of hearing from a keynote speaker in person, this year we'll have video presentations (TEDx downloads) by Shasta Nelson on the theme of the importance of friendships to our live,s followed by discussions and activities to deepen our connections with each other.  We are excited that Rev. Anjeanette Perkins, a long-time attendee of the Fall Retreat, will be our Chaplain this year!

Upper Midwest School of Ministry

Upcoming Classes:

Hebrew Bible: taught by John Bolen, Ph.D.

The class will begin Monday, Sept. 16 and run through November 18.  All classes will be held online at 7 p.m.

Required text for the class: "The Hebrew Bible for Beginners" by Joel S. Kaminsky and Joel N. Lorh

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CMEP Retreat:

Focus: Pastoral Care

Facilitators: Kristin Van Heyningen and Christine Isham

When: November 15-16, 2019

Retreats begin after dinner on Friday evening and go through mid-afternoon on Sunday.  Breakfast and lunch on Saturday are provided in the cost of the retreat as well as lodging in an air conditioned cabin.

Where: Christian Conference Center, Newton, Iowa


5064 Lincoln Street

Newton, IA 50208


T: 515-255-3168



Lori Krase-Cayton


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