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Summer CampS

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Virtual Resources

Backyard CampOut

At camp, we believe it's not summer without a campout. That's why we've come up with some great ideas for camping wherever you are!


Elanor's
entirely optional
ESSENTIAL MUST-HAVES
for a successful campout


Here are some tips for your at-home campout experience.


Kendra's
planning, practical, and safety
Suggestions
for a successful campout


Here are some tips for planning your at-home campout experience.



We will have our check-in all together on August 16th at 6:30pm before our evening Campfire... and you can all share what you and your family did for your campout!


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Family Day Weekend

February 12-15, 2021

Check out the suggestions below to find some ways to spend time together during the Family Day Weekend.


Friday

7pm - Evening Devotions on Facebook/YouTube


Saturday

9am - Morning Devotions on Facebook/YouTube

7pm - Evening Devotions on Facebook/YouTube


Sunday

9am - Morning Devotions on Facebook/YouTube

7pm - CAMPFIRE on ZOOM

Join us for a Campfire on Sunday evening and share about your family weekend!


Monday

9am - Morning Devotions on Facebook/YouTube


Additional activity suggestions will be posted on Facebook throughout the weekend.

Family Day Getaway

February 18-21, 2022

$190/Adult            $130/Kid         Max $380/family


A mid-winter retreat for families.

 

Messy Church Host / Guest speaker - Dora Hall, Okotoks

 

This retreat over the Family Day long weekend will follow a "Messy Church" style, with games, crafts and activities incorporated into the Bibe study times. We will spend time outdoors, play games, worship, relax and enjoy great meals together.

Men's Retreat

Feb 4-6, 2022 |  $160 +gst   |   Age 18+

Men's Spirituality in a Modern Age ~ Rev. Kevin Powell - Calgary

Arrive 8-8:30pm on Friday             Wrap-up 12:30pm on Sunday


Think camp is great in the summer? We've saved a beautiful winter weekend for our Men's Retreat! Come with your friends, sons, father, buddies, or pals to enjoy time with God and each other. We provide great meals, space to relax, time to learn, and opportunities to use power tools.


Options include hockey, ice fishing, sitting by the fire, service projects, or telling stories. Interested in tackling a larger project? We have a fairly well-equipped shop. Bring your own idea, or we can provide a service project of our own.

Cancelled

Young Adult Winter Retreat

January 21-23, 2022

Join students from across Alberta and Saskatchewan for relaxation, reflection, and recreation. HOSTED THIS YEAR BY LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY-CALGARY


Registration is through Campus Ministries.


Stay tuned for a re-scheduled retreat from Lutheran Campus Ministries

Thanksgiving at the lake

& Celebration Sunday

October 8-10, 2021

FREE! Donations Welcome

REGISTER ONLINE


All are welcome! Join us for the whole weekend and help with projects around camp,

or come for the party on Sunday.


8:30am - Alumni Breakfast

Hosted by staff and camper alumni. You do not need to be alumni to attend! All are welcome! Get in touch if you'd like to help.

12:30pm - Campfire Lunch

2:30pm - Birthday Cake!

3pm - Worship Service

5pm - Banquet + Program


We'll also have Campfire each night and would love for you to share a favourite song!


All events will follow current Covid guidelines as part of the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Dress for the weather in case events are moved outdoors!

Please plan on masking indoors and presenting proof of Covid vaccination or recent negative test.

Details can be found on our Covid page


Young Adult Leadership Development Program

January - May 2022, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7-8:30pm


"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another". - Proverbs 27:17


Join a group of young leaders (18+) for monthly virtual gatherings. As this is a community learning environment, we do ask that you register, and make every effort to attend all sessions, however there is no fee for this program. Each session will include a lesson and discussion on a different aspect of leadership and faith development. With special guests and professional speakers on a variety of topics, we're excited to learn and grow together.

Family Getaways I + II          Aug 2-4 + 4-6, 2021 - DATES LIKELY TO CHANGE - AUGUST PLAN TO BE ANNOUNCED BY JUNE 15. Look at Community Camping instead!

Family Getaway III                Aug 8-10, 2021 - DATES LIKELY TO CHANGE - AUGUST PLAN TO BE ANNOUNCED BY JUNE 15. Look at Community Camping instead!

 

This program is planned specially for families with busy summer schedules. Supervised activities for children are provided each morning and, and family activities each afternoon, allowing parents to enjoy a vacation and enjoy camp with their family.


For the fullest experience, stay for the week.  If you're short on time, try just 1-2 nights. Choose camp accommodations or bring your own RV/tent.


Click here for more information on What to Expect at Family Camps.

SHIFT Retreat

DEC 3-5, 2021   |   $160+gst

Arrive 8-8:30pm on Friday               Wrap-up 12:30pm on Sunday


Welcome to winter! It's a busy time of year - that's why you're invited to a retreat at camp. Commit to SHIFT, come be challenged and equipped, while engaging in a strong community. 


Join us for a weekend at camp, and enjoy some time outdoors with friends. We'll have a relaxing weekend among great people, forming relationships and building each other up, and learning a thing or two along the way.


Activities include snowshoeing, climbing wall, snacks, knitting by the fire, wearing things knitted by the fire, and general hilarity. Skating on the lake, tobogganing, and skiing are always big hits.


Evening activities will include a gift exchange (homemade or re-gifts only, no purchases!) and a Coffee House talent show.


See last year's schedule for a sneak-peak at all the fun!

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

July 19-23, 9am to noon

age 6-11, older kids and adults encouraged to volunteer

$5/day ($25 for the week)


"JESUS MEETS" - Campers will explore how and where God meets us, through crafts, games, skits, and songs.


A daily themed snack is included!


Download the Registration Form

Please contact the church to register.

goodshep@telusplanet.net

403-340-1022

Day 1                                                              Day 2                                                                      Day 3

(Monday July 5th/ Friday July 9th)         (Tuesday July 6th/ Saturday July 10th)         (Wednesday July 7th/ Sunday July 11th)

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                                                                        9:30-10:00 am Worship                                          9:30-10:00 am Worship

                                                                               10:00-10:30 am Bible Study                                  10:00-10:30 am Bible Study


2:00-3:00 pm on-site Afternoon Activities       2:00-3:00 pm on-site Afternoon Activities                                                            

3:30-4:30 pm online Afternoon Activities        3:30-4:30 pm online Afternoon Activities                                                              

 

7:30-8:00 pm Campfire Worship                       7:30-8:00 pm Campfire Worship                                                                            

8:00-8:30 pm Bible Study                                   8:00-8:30 pm Bible Study                                                                                        

Prime Time

July 5-7 or 9-11    |    Free Sessions   |    Age 35+

Conversations with Rev. John Lentz, Red Deer

Sessions are hosted on Zoom and at Kuriakos


Prime Time will be back this year, with all the fun, fellowship and faith development you have come to expect from your time in the Kuriakos Community.


Participants are invited to join online from their homes, or register in Community Camping and join worship services together in the chapel, as well as activities as permitted by restrictions.


Rev. John Lentz, from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Red Deer will be providing spiritual leadership to this time together.


Suggested donation of $50


Meals available at an additional cost - please contact the office

Sing-along

4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 7PM

We host a monthly Virtual Sing-Along.

Join us as a family to worship together.


This informal gathering is a chance to request favourite hymns or camp songs. Bring your piano, guitar, flute... and jump in to share a song of your choice, or ask if somone else knows the one you love!


Next Sing-Along: May 23

NEW - Sign in 10 minutes ahead for "Fellowship Time"


Register by clicking here!

Awe & Compassion

with Rev. Daranne Harris

May 6-27 (on Zoom)

Thursdays at 9am


Threads of awe and compassion woven through the fabric of humanity


Awe is an experience of wonder that often has qualities of vastness or reverence to it. Compassion is a process of noticing suffering and taking action to alleviate suffering. Come explore how awe and compassion weave through Christianity and other spiritual and religious traditions. In this 4-part series, participants will explore awe and compassion in sacred texts and traditions while also reflecting on personal experiences and practices.


Rev. Daranne Harris is a theologian-scientist who brings together the heart and science of compassion. This calling reflects her pastoral heart and doctoral research on how experiences of awe relate to the practice of compassion. In 2019, she founded Catalyzing Compassion, which offers compassion education and brings together a community to advance the practice of compassion for self and others.


Register now!

Baptismal Living

With Rev. Dr. Tom Johnson

April 8-29 (on Zoom)

Thursdays at 9am


In this 4-week study, we will explore what it means to live as Baptised people. We will look at a Lutheran understanding of baptism, and discover ways to affirm and celebrate our baptism in our everyday lives, on special occasions, and in different seasons.

Rev. Dr. Tom Johnson was our speaker at Retreat Of Our Own in 2017.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Johnson moved to Berkeley, CA in 1977 to attend Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
He did his internship in Cairo Egypt in 1980-81 and graduated with his MDiv in 1983 and was ordained the same year into the ELCA. He received his doctorate from Claremont School of Theology in 1996 and has served as an adjunct professor and Director of the Center for Lutheran Studies for the past 24 years while serving congregations In Arizona and California before retiring from full-time parish ministry in 2018. He continues to serve as Interim pastor and provide pulpit supply. He has written and contributed to numerous books, including Celebrating the Seasons of Baptismal Living.

He is the current president of the Claremont Interfaith Council and is active in building interfaith relationships between the Muslim and Jewish communities and the Lutheran Church. He has contributed to an upcoming book entitled “Another cup of tea and coffee: Muslim and Lutheran conversations”.

Dr. Johnson had led spiritual pilgrimages to Isreal/Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Portugal and Spain, the British Isles, Luther sites and Danube River, Russia, Amazon River, Scandinavia. He is h
oping to organize a new trip back to the Holy Land in 2022.

He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Julie; he has four adult children.

Renew Spiritual Retreat for Women

April 9-11, 2021 | ages 16+ | Suggested donation of $50

You're invited to connect on Zoom and make space for a personal retreat at home. This is a weekend for women to come together to be renewed - in their faith, in their life, in their relationships.

Breath, Laughter, Colour, and Movement. Join in as we explore a number of different prayer practices with Rev. Bev Swanson, Hannah Rude, Susan Freeland (certified Laughter Yoga Instructor), and Kendra Freeland.

Between sessions, take time to relax, reflect, pray and engage in personal retreat practices.

  • Friday 7-8pm - Worship, Introduction, and Prayer Meeting Places
  • Saturday 10-11am- Worship, Prayer as Breath, Invitation to Retreat Practices
  • Saturday 2-2:30pm - God gave us Laughter
  • Saturday 7-8pm - Worship, Praying in Colour, and Reflections
  • Sunday 9-9:30am - Movement Prayer
  • Sunday 7-8pm - Campfire Worship with the Kuriakos Community

This weekend runs at a slower pace than many of our retreats, with an intentional focus on rest and spiritual renewal; however we will still have lots of fun, laughter, worship, and growth.


Praying in Colour is led by an experienced facilitator. For a preview and some great resources, look at prayingincolor.com


Register now!

Lenten Poetry

with Rev. Sean Bell

February 18 - April 1 (on Zoom)

Thursdays at 9am


In this Lenten devotional, the words of scripture and the poetry of Emily Dickinson will be our guides. Each week, biblical texts and Dickinson’s poems throw light on each other, pointing toward simple, powerful practices you can try yourself, with your family or friends, or in concert with your congregation.

Rev. Sean Bell will lead us through reflection and discussion on these texts and poems.

Hello, my name is Sean Bell and I’m the Chaplain of Luther College at the University of Regina. Luther College is both a High School and University Campus in Regina. I grew up in Southern Alberta and have been involved with many Lutheran ministries: attended CLBI ('94 to '96), was a camp counsellor at Kinasao ('95 and '97), served as the director of Mulhurst ('02 and '03), was ordained as a Pastor ('09), and served two Alberta parishes ('09 to '19). I look forward to going on this exploration of poetry and themes of Lent with you!


Register now!

Faith, Grief, & COVID-19

Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 pm, January 20 to February 10


A facilitated discussion through Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

Visit their website for more information

With Pastor Doug Heine of the ELCIC Alberta Synod CARE Team


This conversation is based on a resource that addresses the questions so many of us are facing during this pandemic: How do we understand and process grief as people of faith? How can we support vulnerable and grieving members of our community while practicing physical distancing? Where can we find hope and joy in this season?


Four short films feature insights from a panel of experts with knowledge and experience in the fields of counselling, psychology, theology, and palliative care. These films are followed by discussion and sharing.