A 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.
2015 Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Events at Koinonia Retreat Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.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|
|June 26 – 28||Summer Family Camp||HAUMC members and friends||Boating, fishing, waterskiing, tubing – excitement galore for kids and grown-ups! Meet Hennepin’s new lead Pastor, Judy Zabel.||Mark Peterson|
|July 6 – 9||Earth Camp||1 – 4th graders||Students learn about ways of connecting God, nature and themselves||Dana Neuhauser|
|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|