Koinonia Retreat Center


koin lake copyA donation of land in 1961 and 50 years of loving care have produced “Koinonia” for thousands people from Hennepin and the greater community. Nestled in 100 acres of property on Lake Sylvia, about 90 minutes west of the Church, our retreat center offers a relevant, inclusive and beautiful setting for worship, small group development, study and service.

Koinonia’s name comes from the Greek New Testament and means, “fellowship in Christ.” In addition to its role as a retreat, conference and reunion venue, Koinonia is home to the Big Woods Heritage Forest, birds, wild flowers and other natural resources. This is how Koinonia fulfills its hospitality mission today. For more information call 888-801-7746 or go to the Koinonia website.

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2015 Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Events at Koinonia Retreat Center
(updated 6/16/2015)

Those not affiliated with Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church are welcome at all events, unless otherwise indicated in the “This Event Is For” column. Watch for flyers in Carlson Hall.

Contact Program Director Mark Peterson for information at 612-871-5303 or via email mark.peterson@haumc.org. Go to www.hennepinchurch.org/register to sign-up! Also, see www.facebook.com/koinoniaretreatcenter for updates.

2015 Dates Event This Event Is For Description For Information Contact
Sept 18 – 20 Fall Family Retreat at Koinonia Families, couples and singles – all ages An intergenerational event where guests gather for Fall fun Mark Peterson
Sept 20 Connect at Koinonia EVERYONE Koinonia’s annual open house beginning with chapel at 10 a.m., followed by a complimentary lunch, afternoon activities and dinner Mark Peterson
Sept 29 – Oct 1 Dignity Center Retreat Dignity Center Participants and volunteers (by invitation only) Participants experience outdoor life, engage in skills building and learn about effective ways to find employment John Cole, Mary Martin, Mark Peterson
 Oct 16-18 Young Adult Retreat  Nate Melcher
Oct 17 Fall Work Day Adults, high school and middle school aged students Volunteers prepare our Retreat Center for the Winter. Free lunch! Kevin Dahlen, Mark Peterson
Dec 31 – Jan 2 New Years at Koinonia Families, couples and singles – all ages A three day intergenerational retreat ending on January 2, 2015 to celebrate the new year Mark Peterson