ADULT AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
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.
ADULT & FAMILY NONSUMMER PROGRAMS
November 1-4, 2018 $267
Join renowned teacher Holly Anderson for a weekend of stitching fun. Bring your own project or create a wall-hanging of Holly's design. The retreat will include daily devotions, a Trunk Show, Show & Tell, optional field trips to fabric stores, and the Folk Art Center. Bring friends and make new ones!
WILD WOMEN WEEKENDS
February 1-3, February 8-10, March 8-10, March 15-17, & March 22-24, 2018 • $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 seaon 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
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: Intermediate - David Harris
Advanced - Fred Gramann
March 1-3: Intermediate - Fred Gramann
Advanced: David Harris
Please note that the clinicians are the same for both weekends, but switch tracks.
CREATE IN ME
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!
50FORWARD BACKPACK TRIP
Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2019 • $249
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 50Forwardlife.org 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 50Forwardlife.org for packing list and description of the trail.
50FORWARD LIVING WELL: Simple Enough
October 19 -21, 2018 • Onsite: $249; 5 or more $200; Commuter: $175
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: LIVING SIMPLY. How much is enough? How do we live more with less? On top of learning, enjoy creative worship, storytelling, great food – and fun!
Keynote Bob Sitze wrote the Simple Living column for the Lutheran Magazine for five years. He will share wisdom and courage for making faithful lifestyle changes as we move into the next chapter.
50Forward 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 50Forward, focusing on a topic of specific interest. See 50Forwardlife.org for retreat details!
What a Deal!
Register with a group of five or more and pay only $200/person — this includes all workshops, keynote and devotional times; two nights’ lodging; three meals on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday and much more!