Camp Luz to offer personal retreat

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Camp Luz in Kidron will hold a personal retreat Nov. 11-12. Check in will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and the retreat will end at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Cost for this retreat is $60 per person. The registration cost covers three meals and lodging. The retreat will feature a silence and sol­itude schedule, including a handout. Register…

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Women’s Retreat planned for October

“Light of the World,” based on Matthew 5:14-16, will be the theme of the annual Women’s Retreat at Camp Luz in Kidron on Oct. 14-15. Although the final input session will take place Saturday afternoon, retreat participants also will have the option to stay at the camp overnight until Sunday morning, Oct. 16. Speaker for this year’s retreat will be…

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Men’s Retreat set for April 1-3

Camp Luz in Kidron will host a Men’s Retreat April 1-3. Wayne Morgret will be the retreat speaker, focusing on the theme of restoration. Get more info and register at https://www.campluz.com/mens-retreat.html.

Women’s Retreat to use personal retreat format

Camp Luz in Kidron will hold a Women’s Retreat Sept. 24-25. This event will follow personal retreat format. Each woman will have her own room, unless requesting to share with a family member. Prayer stations and a simple devotional will be provided, but participants are welcome to use their own devotional resources if they like. Three meals will be provided on Saturday,…

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Camp Luz seeks program director

Camp Luz is accepting applications for the position of program director. This full-time position is a key member of the year-round team and carries primary responsibility for planning and carrying out all retreat and summer camp programs at Camp Luz. The full job description is available at www.campluz.com. Resumes should be sent to Andrew Michaels, Camp Director, at andrew@campluz.com or mailed…

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Camp Luz to host youth worker retreat

Ohio Conference will hold a retreat for youth workers Oct. 15-17 at Camp Luz in Kidron. “Equipped for the Journey: The who, what and how for youth workers” is the theme of this retreat, which will be led by Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA. The cost of this retreat is $125 per person for members of Ohio…

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Retreat to focus on equipping youth workers

Coming Oct. 15-17, 2021: Ohio Conference is excited to announce its next youth worker retreat — Equipped for the Journey: The who, what and how for youth leaders. This event will be held at Camp Luz in Kidron. Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, will be leading the retreat. Participants will be challenged to settle into who God is…

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Camp Luz plans Men’s Solitude Retreat

Camp Luz will hold a Men’s Solitude Retreat Feb. 26 and 27. This retreat will be focused on solitude and personal reflection based on a theme from Esther 4:14b, which says, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Retreat organizers will have a set of devotions for participants to use…

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Pastors explore spiritual direction

On Feb. 4 Ohio Conference held a daylong event to introduce pastors to spiritual direction, a practice of deepening one’s relationship with God and learning to grow in one’s own spiritual maturity. This event, held at Camp Luz, brought together an equal number of spiritual directors and pastors, approximately 20 people altogether. Facilitated by Janice Hershberger, Randy Murray, and Christine…

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Jan. 14 is registration deadline for spiritual direction event

Ohio Conference is offering a spiritual direction event for pastors Feb. 4 at Camp Luz in Kidron. If you plan to participate, register at  http://bit.ly/2020SpiritualDirectionEvent by Jan. 14. For more details, please see the event flier: http://bit.ly/2020SpiritualDirectionFlier.

Register now for spiritual direction event

On Feb. 4 Ohio Conference will be offering a day-long event at Camp Luz in Kidron to introduce the concept of spiritual direction to pastors. Spiritual direction is an opportunity to pay attention to God’s movement and stirring in one’s life. Led by Janice Hershberger, Randy Murray, and Christine Nafziger, attendees will learn about spiritual direction while also experiencing how…

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Camp Luz to host spiritual direction event for pastors

Ohio Conference will be offering a day-long event to introduce the concept of spiritual direction to pastors on Feb. 4 at Camp Luz in Kidron. Led by Janice Hershberger, Randy Murray, and Christine Nafziger, attendees will learn about spiritual direction while also experiencing how spiritual direction functions. Registration cost is $25 and includes the event and lunch. Lodging and breakfast…

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Women’s Retreat set for Sept. 13-15

Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi, superintendent of Central Christian School, will be the featured speaker at the annual Women’s Retreat at Camp Luz Sept. 13-15. She will focus on the theme “Be Strong and Courageous,” based on Joshua 1:9. Registration cost for the full retreat is $95. Reduced prices are available for those not staying overnight at the camp. To learn more,…

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Men’s Retreat features Dick Barrett

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More than 50 men from about 10 different congregations gathered for the annual Camp Luz Men’s Retreat on April 5-7.  While some of the men have been attending this retreat for years, there were a good number of younger men also in attendance, which was very encouraging to see. Dick Barrett, Conference minister for the Ohio Conference, provided the input…

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Camp Luz seeks summer staff

Camp Luz is hiring summer staff for its 2019 summer programs. Anyone 16 or older can apply. Major needs include lifeguards and male counselors, but a variety of positions are still available. Summer staff members receive a weekly salary and college age staff may also be eligible for a matching staff scholarship. More information and applications can be found on the summer staff page…

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Retreats to feature Dr. Don Bartlette

Dr. Don Bartlette will be the featured speaker at two retreats at Camp Luz in February. He will speak at both the Youth Retreat on Feb. 1-3 and the Junior High Retreat on Feb. 15-17. For more details, please see the retreat brochures below: 2019 Camp Luz Youth Retreat Brochure 2019 Camp Luz Jr. High Retreat Brochure

Camp Luz seeks program director

Camp Luz is in search of a qualified individual to serve year-round as program director. This position is critical to the ongoing mission of Camp Luz. Details and qualifications can be found in the job description.  Interested candidates should send their resume and three references to Camp Director Andrew Michaels at Andrew@campluz.com no later than Jan. 2. 2019 Camp Luz Program Director…

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Camp Luz seeks office administrator

Camp Luz is in search of a qualified individual to serve year-round as guest group coordinator and office administrator. This position is critical to support the ongoing mission of Camp Luz. Details and qualifications can be found in the job description.  Interested candidates should send their resume and three references to Camp Director Andrew Michaels at Andrew@campluz.com no later than Friday, Dec.…

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Sept. 17 is registration deadline for ‘Reviving Hope’

Sept. 17 is the deadline to register for “Reviving Hope,” a suicide prevention training event sponsored by Camp Luz. The workshop will be held at Central Christian School in  Kidron on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee, which also covers the cost of lunch, is $15 per person. For more information or to register, go…

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‘Reviving Hope’ to focus on suicide prevention

Camp Luz is sponsoring “Reviving Hope,” a suicide prevention training event on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will be held at Central Christian School in Kidron from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jay Trainer, a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and founder of Infuzion, will be the presenter. The registration fee for this event is $15 per…

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Hispanics of Ohio churches to celebrate the 15th year of Hispanic Encounters

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By Haroldo Nunes The 15th year of Hispanic Family Encounters will take place at Camp Luz, Kidron, Ohio, during the weekend of June 15-17.  This year we will have a celebration of 15 years (called “quinceañera” in Spanish).  Hispanics from various Ohio Mennonite churches will come together for the celebration. The topic for the weekend is “The security of the…

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Quilting the memories of time

Ohio Mennonite Women celebrate together Photos by Willie Stoltzfus and Heidi Childs   By Willie Stoltzfus Quilts were the theme of the Time of Celebration during Women’s Retreat on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Camp Luz — a time of celebration and closure for the Ohio Mennonite Women (OMW) as an organization. The Camp Luz chapel was decorated with various…

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Camp Luz to host Jr. High Retreat

Glenn Nofziger, associate pastor at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, will be the featured speaker at the Jr. High Retreat at Camp Luz Jan. 12-14. The theme for the retreat will be “Rooted,” based on Colossians 2:6-7. The retreat will begin with check-in at 7 p.m. on Friday and conclude at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Cost of the retreat is $90 per…

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Time of celebration planned for Ohio Mennonite Women

Ohio Mennonite Women will hold a time of celebration during the Women’s Retreat at Camp Luz on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Camp Luz chapel. The Ohio Mennonite Women organization will be disbanding, and this celebration is planned as a time to remember, tell stories and celebrate the accomplishments of Ohio Mennonite Women. All…

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Ohio Mennonite Women Executive Board decides to dissolve the organization

July 29, 2017 Dear Ohio Mennonite Women, The Ohio Mennonite Women have been meeting for many years, to accomplish its primary mission and vision:  “To minister to the women of Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA, by resourcing women’s groups and individual women, as we nurture our life in Christ, study the Bible, utilize our gifts, hear each other, and…

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Hispanic Retreat focuses on peace

By Raul Tadeo On the weekend of June 16-18, Hispanic families came together at Camp Luz in Kidron, including 42 children, and 102 youth and adults. Families came from churches of western Ohio,  Salem Mennonite Church of Wooster and Iglesia Christiana of Columbus, Ohio. Local Hispanics appreciated getting acquainted with Hispanic Mennonites from other Ohio churches.  Meal times were the…

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