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Archives Retreat

Adult Retreat

“A Place in the Pulpit”
Women in The UMC Tradition

September 8-9, 2017

Come and join the seventh annual Archives Retreat as we turn to the topic of women in The United Methodist Church and look back at the 60 years since women gained full clergy rights in the Methodist Church.

 Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from the Rev. Chomingwen Pond, the first woman to receive full clergy rights in our East Wisconsin Conference of the Methodist Church in 1964.  But was she the first in our denomination in Wisconsin?  What about Ida Richards Marquardt from the United Brethren in Christ? Discover how their stories fit into the largely unknown history of women preaching in Wisconsin in our predecessor denominations back to the 1800s. Learn about others along that timeline including the Rev. Lourinda Sanford who was granted full clergy rights in the West Wisconsin Conference in 1965. Hear the stories and ask questions of some of the women clergy who followed in their paths in our panel discussion on Saturday afternoon.

How did the change to include “Women in the Pulpit” come about?  Our dramatization of the debate over this issue at General Conference 1956 will show us.

 How has the role of women in the church changed over time?  Join the Rev. Dan Dick in an interactive Bible study of women in scripture to find out.

 Finally, bring your stories, questions, and insights from your local church’s history to share with others and to learn new strategies in our local church historian’s workshop.  And help us to mark and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Camp Lucerne

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FOUNDATIONS Confirmation Retreat

A confirmation retreat for church groups led by the staff from Asbury UMC - Madison. This retreat is a great way to kick off your confirmation year and meet others who are just beginning their confirmation journey. Open to all confirmation aged youth for the 2017-2018 program year and their adult chaperones. Join us for a great weekend focused on Loving God, Loving Others, and Loving the Bible. 

Contact Collin Grooms- for more information.

Winter Youth Retreat

The Winter Youth Retreat is a chance to step away during the holiday break and recharge with faith, friendships, and fun. In this excitement-filled weekend, we pack in sledding, broomball, games, faith formation time, camp-style worship, delicious food, time with friends new and old, and so much more. High School participants are supervised by WIUMCamps Summer Staff and Middle School participants (6-8 grades) are asked to come to camp with a chaperone -- perfect for youth groups!  Cost for the weekend is $100/youth camper; $40/chaperone.

Please contact Collin Grooms- with any questions about this can't miss event! Historically, spots have filled up fast and you don't want to be left out.

Spring Women's Retreat


Women's Retreat April 27-29, 2018 at Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center. Last year's theme was Bee United by God's Sweet Word and featured workshops such as Bee Keeping, Bible Study, Cooking with Herbs, Flower Arranging, Chimes, Stamping and Mindful Movements. For more information or to be added to a list to be notified when 2018 registration materials are available, contact event leader Bonnie Clement-