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Classes & Workshops

Beginning Quilting Workshop
April 5th, 2017 – Only $45 per person

At this workshop you will learn the concepts and skills of cutting and piecing a quilting project. During the first session we will learn how to rotary cut and piece accurately while making 3 blocks. Over lunch we will hear a lecture on the “Essential Concepts Needed for Successful Quilts”. Followed by session two where we will learn how to piece a small quilt.

What To Bring:
SEWING: A sewing machine in good working order that you are familiar with using,  Scissors, Seam Ripper, Straight Pins, Thread in tan or gray, 12 x 18  cutting mat,12 ½ x 6 ½ ruler, rotary cutter.
FABRICS: 1 yard each of a light, medium, and dark print in your favorite colors.
Fabric Kits are available in a variety of colors for $20 each.
Stay and Sew: If you would like more time at Lutherdale, please register for our April Quilting Retreat, April 5th—9th 2017. Flyers available a www.lutherdale.org
Please feel free to contact Barb at 262-639-8185 directly with any quilting  questions.

Promise and Peril of Elderhood Conference
September 12th, 2017 -Only $129 per person
with keynote speaker Professor Roland D. Martinson of Luther Seminary

Creatively and wisely navigating the last third of life is an ever changing challenge. Many more people are living longer thus greatly increasing the promise and perils of elderhood.  Listening to the voices gathered from interviews with  60, 70, 80 and 90 year-olds,  we will consider how to “seize the promises” and  “manage the perils” of aging. During the course of the conference, through the lens of faith, participants will not only come to a better understanding of aging, but develop there own “pathway” of quality life during their senior years.
Keynote Speaker: Roland Martinson Professor Emeritus of Children Youth and Family Ministry.  Martinson is a member of the National Council on Family Relations. His works include: Gearing Up for Youth Ministry in the 21st Century (1992); Effective Youth Ministry, A Congregational Approach (1988); Bringing Up Your Child and Ministries with Families (1986); and A Joyful Call to Ministry (1982).

Retreats

Harvest Your Life’s Wisdom Retreat
September 13-15, 2017 – Only $279 per person
with Pastor Paul Campbell

Life is full of teaching moments. Some through grand successes and others through difficult challenges even losses. What is life’s journey marked by this transition to sage inviting elders to explore? How can this wisdom empower us to serve God & God’s Creation in new, deeper, and exciting ways? How can this new found meaning & purpose instill well-being into our lives and the lives of those around us? How can this well-being bring joy and fulfillment in your 3rd Chapter of Life?
This relaxing, joyful and meaningful retreat will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Celebrate the “wisdom seeds” that were sown throughout your life that have led to a spiritual maturity that can create well-being for you and those around you.
  • Identify and reflect on experiences that have shaped who you are.
  • Discover how to harvest your wisdom.
  • Feel empowered as you embrace your calling from God to become an elder/sage: Intergenerational impact, seeding the future with your wisdom.

These key insights will be cultivated and harvested through reflection, small group
sharing, and worship.

God and Golf Retreat
May 16-17, 2017 – Only $175

“Two things I take very seriously in life, my golf game and my relationship with God. Neither one is simple.”
This retreat is a chance to enjoy a relaxing round of golf and     explore the connection between God and the green. Friendly competition, great food, fellowship with new and old friends, and spiritual discussion are all part of this fantastic get away at Lutherdale. We will enjoy 18 holes of golf at one of the golf courses located near camp.
Stay in our adult friendly Watson Retreat Center (linens will be provided)
Golfers of any skill level are welcome to join!
Register as a single or bring a whole foursome!