Adults and families need Christian community too. Our program directors are nationally known for the quality of programming that they provide and for the quality of study leaders and clinicians they bring in from nationally known musicians to bishops of the church. Adults are given time to just unwind, but also time to deepen friendships and focus on the things that are most important in their lives. Families grow in faith together and make memories that they will carry with them forever.

Adventures and growth in faith isn’t just for kids anymore. Adults are seeking adventure and the development of new skills. Adults also seek to grow in their relationships with one another while unwinding from the stress and demands of daily life.

Programs for those aged 50+ are receiving special attention as our churches are seeing growth in this demographic group.

2019 NONSUMMER REGISTRATION     Registration Information



Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2019  •  Onsite: $310; Commuter: $210

Give creativity larger space in your life. Explore the FRUITS of the SPIRIT through music, words, paint, movement, fabric, drums, paper, clay and more! Inspiring Bible study by NC Synod Bishop Tim Smith and creative worship are highlights of the retreat. Learn from artists excited to share their skills with you. No experience is needed! Let GOD create in YOU!


September 26-29, 2019   $245

Join designer and teacher Mitzie Schafer for a weekend of stitching fun. Bring your own project and “quilt ‘til you wilt”!  Mitzie, a rostered ELCA Deacon, will provide daily devotions, and offer a lecture on Quilt Yoga – as well as being available to offer help with all your quilting projects. Find out more about Mitzie at The retreat includes delicious food and a lovely setting, plus a Trunk Show, Show & Tell, optional field trips to fabric stores, and/or the annual Asheville Quilt Show – which will be happening right down the street. Bring friends and make new ones!


October 18 -20, 2019  •  $230    50FORWARDLIFE LIVING WELL REGISTRATION

Gather with others 50+ to find inspiration and information for Living Well in the late career/early retirement years. Engaging speakers, informative workshops, optional outings, and activities explore this year's theme: FACE to FACE. 

Keynote speaker is Susan Pinker, author of The Village Effect. Our theme will center around community and explore how relationships with friends, family and community create a healthier, happier you — not to mention helping you live longer. Of course, we’ll also feature engaging Christian worship, great food and lively entertainment.

50ForwardLife is a faith-based learning community of active adults created through program offerings geared to the late career/early retirement stage of life. LIVING WELL is an annual conference for people 50 and older that focuses on a topic of specific interest. See for retreat details!  

What a great value! $230/person registration includes all workshops, keynote and devotional times; two nights’ lodging; three meals on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday and much more!  

For more information visit:  50Forward Life


February 1-3 (Closed to groups - very limited space available for individuals. Please contact registration at 828-209-6329 for more information)
February 8-10, March 8-10, 
March 15-17, & March 22-24, 2019  •  $223 Onsite   •  $ 210 Commuter

Adult women of all ages will gain fresh vision and strength in the beauty of the mountains. Bring a group to deepen fellowship with women you know, or come alone to find kindred spirits among women from across the southeast. Bible study and creative worship will focus on God's promise in transition times. How do we move from one season to another without fear or regret? Where does Jesus offer JOY at every stage? Thoughtful reflection + Laughter and fun make for a wonderful retreat. Become a Wild Woman at Lutheridge!


Friday-Sunday, February 22-24, 2019 & March 1-3, 2019  • Onsite: $260; Commuter: $210

2019 Group Registration Form

Two opportunities for individual ringers or entire choirs to gain skills for their home ministries. Renowned clinicians share skills and inspiration. Choirs will leave with pieces that can be used in their own congregation.

February 22-24, 2019 Advanced - William Payn

Carillon for Advent; Wagner, Level 3, MHP1906  (Advent)
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem; Compton, Level 4, 46259 (Christmas)
By His Hand; Krug, Level 3+, MLC202016L (Lent) Easter; Payn, Level 3, MAG35307 (Easter)
Commemoration of the Spirit; Payn, Level 5, MAG5031J (Pentecost)
The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want (Psalm 23); Guebert, Level 3+, CGB979 (General)

February 22-24, 2019 Intermediate - David Harris

Passacaglia in C Minor / Gramann (Choristers Guild CGB875)
Wondrous Love Was There / arr. Eithun (Jeffers/Ring Out RO3313)
Crown Him with Many Crowns / arr. Compton (AGEHR AG35340)
Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming / arr. Eithun (Agape 2649)
Praise to the Lord the Almighty/ arr. Krug  (Agape 2657)
O God, Beneath Your Guiding Hand /  Payn (National NMP-118)

March 1-3, 2019  Advanced - David Harris

Exodus Dance / Hakes (National MNMHB604) Invocation / Joy (GIA MGIG9291)
On This Day, Earth Shall Ring / arr. Shakley, Sherman (Agape 2723, 2723P-perc)   Percussionists needed.
By His Hand / Krug (Lorenz 20-2016L)
Fantasia Misterioso / Moklebust (Choristers Guild CGB707, full score CGB708)  Percussionists needed.
If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee / arr. McChesney (Agape 2167)

March 1-3, 2019  Intermediate - Susan Berry

Fantasy on Kingsfold (arr. H. Dean Wagner) Agape 2124 (2000) L2+
Calypso on Sing to the Lord of Harvest with For the Fruit of All Creation Agape 2841
(Ringer’s Edition) (2018) L3-
‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Cathy Moklebust) Choristers Guild CGB155 (2-3-oct.);
CGB402 (3-5-oct.) (1994) L2
Contemplation on Beautiful Savior (arr. Matthew Compton) Agape 2856 (2018) L2+
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (arr. Arnold Sherman) Agape 1732 (1995) L3-
Come Celebrate (Cynthia Dobrinski) Agape 2846 (2018) L3


Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2019  •  $249    50FORWARD BACKPACK REGISTRATION

An adventure designed for those 50+. Includes 2 days of hiking on beautiful trails and 2 nights camping – plus 1 overnight at camp. Here’s a chance to enjoy nature at its finest with folks your own age. Beginners welcome. Some equipment required. (See for packing list and description of the trail). Finish the expedition with a celebration meal. Plus a toast and a soak in natural hot springs.

See for packing list and description of the trail.

~ Justice is the Body of Love - Love is the Soul of Justice


Come for...



a sacred space of hospitality where we can find rest, respite, and renewal


abundant food for hungry souls; intellectual and spiritual nourishment that both challenges and nurtures


deep conversation, uplifting music, evocative art and spirit-filled worship, encouraging us to look deeply into our lives and choices, energizing us as we return to our communities

Featuring Ed Bacon ~ activist Episcopal priest, rector emeritus All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, a regularguest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday Series and author of the book, 8 Habits of Love,

Heidi Kim ~ staff officer for Racial Reconciliation, TEC (The Episcopal Church)

Larry Maze ~ retired bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, frequent presenter at the Haden Institute’s Dream and Spirituality Conference

Catherine Meeks, PhD ~ executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and author of Living Into God’s Dream and Standing on Their Shoulders

Our chaplain, Brian Prior ~ bishop, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and music by the AwakeningSoul Ensemble.

For more information visit

Lutheridge is part of a family of locations for Camps, Conferences and Retreat Rentals managed by NovusWay Ministries and supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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