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Quality retreats and conferences can be powerful in strengthening both individuals and groups.
Let us know what you are considering; what your goals and purpose are
and we will do our best to make it happen.
We offer a variety of accommodations and services to meet your needs.

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Stewardship Retreat

Adult Retreat


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A stewardship retreat to help clergy and laity to incorporate best practices of stewardship in our churches.  In addition to Margaret Marcuson’s keynote on Money and Ministry, we will hold workshops on 3-5 year stewardship planning, year round stewardship activities, annual stewardship campaigns, narrative budgets, church financial practices, asking for money, and more.  Bring yourself or your team for a weekend of food, fellowship, fun, and learning.

Full Retreat – Friday & Saturday, August 10-11
Double Occupancy (Rader Retreat Center)        $100
Single Occupancy (Rader Retreat Center)         $150
Drive-in Day $40

For a full list of workshops, see the Foundation website

For additional informaiton, contact Jim Wells at or 608-807-6806

Leaders: Jim Wells, Eric Churan and members of the WI UM Foundation Board of Directors

Archives Retreat

Adult Retreat


“50 Years Together”
Celebrating 50 years of
The United Methodist Church

September 7-8, 2018

Don’t miss the eighth annual Archives Retreat as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of The Methodist and The Evangelical United Brethren Churches that formed The United Methodist Church.

The year was 1968—one the most turbulent years of the 20th century. Indeed, the events of those twelve months continue to shape and define our world today.  One event defined our Church. For in the midst of this national, and indeed world-wide upheaval, the Methodist and the Evangelical United Brethren Churches met at their Uniting Conference in Dallas to complete their Union.  Join us as we explore  the history that led up to this defining moment in our history as United Methodists.

Learn more about the genealogy of the two denominations that came together in 1968 to form The United Methodist Church. What were the commonalities and hopes that brought them together?  And what were the differences that needed to be worked out before union?  How was the name of the new Church decided upon?  How was the issue of The Methodist Church’s race-based Central Jurisdiction resolved? And how did the  1969 union of the three Conferences in Wisconsin play out to create the new Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church?

Hear  the Rev. Dan Dick reflect on this past history and how it informs our path forward for The United Methodist Church today.

Finally,  join us for a local church historians’ workshop in which we will discuss successful strategies for the local church, have the opportunity to ask questions of  Lynn Lubkeman, our Conference Archivist, and also celebrate the 70th anniversary of  the founding of Pine Lake Camp.


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 2018-2019 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

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The Winter Youth Retreat is a chance to step away following 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 or for scholarship assistance forms! Historically, spots have filled up fast and you don't want to be left out.

Wesleyan Heritage Confirmation Retreat

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Led by a team of experienced pastors from across the state, Wesleyan Heritage is a retreat to introduce confirmation students to the deep heritage of the United Methodist Church. Held at Lake Lucerne Camp March 1-2, 2019. Cost is $70/youth.  Registration is available to any interested youth group and chaperones are FREE with each six youth. 2019 Registration Packet will be available this winter. Questions can be directed to Collin Grooms- Lake Lucerne Site Director-

Faith In Stitches

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A retreat for knitters and crocheters to spend time together sharing their skills and fellowship with other stitchers. New knitters and crocheters are welcome! Look forward to meeting fellow crafters for a weekend retreat filled with projects, relaxation, great food, and fun! Full registration information available Fall 2018.