It is with deep sadness that we share of the passing of Rudy Lange,
our colleague, mentor, and friend.


Rudy's illness with cancer and his time of hospitalization and palliative care came to a close on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. As he lived in sure and certain hope of resurrection, so we live in thanksgiving of the gifts he shared with us.


From the time he joined us in fall 2017, Rudy approached his vocation of Property Manager with enthusiasm, competence, and good humour. In addition to his dedication to keeping the place in top shape, Rudy actively joined in on Kuriakos's programs whenever he was able, sometimes bringing his adored granddaughter, Paige. Twice, he served as the auctioneer for Kuriakos Gathers Together.


In the months before his diagnosis, Rudy was excited to have found a tractor (with a heated cab!) that would make his job of removing snow from laneways and of clearing brush easier. Although the Summer of 2020 did not provide Rudy with the tractor-driving opportunities that he had been looking forward to (between the pandemic and his own failing health), Rudy was overjoyed to be able to use it for a couple of months last winter before he fell ill. The former owner was willing to let Kuriakos have this tractor for $30,000, to be paid off by the end of 2020, and Rudy was the first donor to the project. At the time of his passing, Kuriakos is left with just $2000 yet to raise. Gifts to the Tractor Fund in Rudy’s memory are greatly appreciated.


As members of the Kuriakos community, we know that life together means joy and sorrow, celebration and mourning, peace and challenges. We also know the confidence that comes from living all of this in community with each other and with Christ. Throughout his time at Kuriakos, Rudy spoke wtih joy and gratitude about the community we have all found here.


On October 9, the Board of Kuriakos presented Rudy with the Service Award, for "living out the Spirit of Kuriakos".


Through it all, Rudy has reminded us that "God is good."


Lord, now let your servant go in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation - Luke 2:29

Memorial Service

Dear Friends,


The memorial service for Rudy will be held on December 19, 2020 at 2PM from Leduc Fellowship Church. Your virtual attendance would be a blessing.


https://youtu.be/qhVn55y6BP0

Social distance is important. Spiritual connectedness is crucial to helping us all during these difficult days! Stay connected with your faith community and with Kuriakos during this time.


As we know from Psalm 46, God is our refuge and strength. In times of uncertainty and anxiety, we know we can talk with one another and with God about our situations. We pray for God's work through each person to care for one another, pray for one another, and live in grace and peace each day.

Read our May 7 Letter

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden."

Matthew 4:15


These are dark times. To comply with government requirements, Kuriakos’ Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to suspend our planned on-site camp programs, retreats, and rental group activities.


But the light of Kuriakos will not be extinguished. The Board is listening carefully to how God is calling us to be light to the world this summer. The ministry of Kuriakos will continue — though we aren’t yet sure exactly what it will look like. Our summer staff have been training online with the knowledge that their service this summer will be different than it would in a regular year.

Q & A

as of May 7, 2020


1. Will my registration fee be refunded?

Yes. All registered campers will receive notification concerning their deposit and fees paid to date.

 

2. How can I stay connected with Kuriakos in the months ahead?

We will post updates on our website, on Facebook, and Instagram, and in our e-Courier newsletters.

 

3. Should I schedule an event at Kuriakos for the fall/winter/spring?

Yes! We remain hopeful that our schedule of retreats, school programs, and rentals will resume this winter.

 

Our staff will be working hard to implement new health and safety requirements prior to accepting guests.

 

Please contact us at info@kuriakos.ab.ca to inquire about availability and details.

 

4. How can I help?

Kuriakos asks for your continued prayers. We seek God’s guidance and provision as we navigate this challenging time.

 

Our 2020 budget has taken a substantial hit due to COVID-19 cancellations. Please continue to remember us in your financial contributions. E-transfer gifts can be sent to info@kuriakos.ab.ca, and cheques can be sent to our regular mailing address. The staff who are still on-site love to receive mail!

               

                5-39317 Range Road 24

                Lacombe County AB  T4E 2R7

 

5. My question isn’t answered here. Who can I call?

You are always welcome to call the camp office at 403.746.2702 or to email info@kuriakos.ab.ca.

Join Our Spring and fall Team!

Our spring team (May/June) and fall team (Sep - Thanksgiving) host school groups and retreats.

Or, we also hire contract staff for occasional retreat and school programs (October to March)


Apply NOW for Fall 2019. View the job description here.


If interested in spring, fall, or winter positions, please send your cover letter and resume to

paul@kuriakos.ab.ca


Learn more about working at camp in our STAFF INFO FOLDER.

For volunteer opportunities, have a look at the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT and VOLUNTEER pages.