University Ministry

Retreats and Koinonia

Reflect. Renewal. Community Building.

Lewis University Ministry offers a variety of spiritual, religious and community-building programs to assist the members of our community to grow into the persons God calls us to be.

Koinonia

Koinonia XLIX - November 2-4, 2013
Koinonia L - April 4-6, 2014

This relaxing student-led retreat held at the LaSalle Manor in Plano, Ill. helps students form a community of friends in a quiet environment to help reflect on their lives and get a chance to see God in a whole new way. Contact Steve Zlatic or Joseph Preston.
"Koinonia made a crazy positive impact on my life. I made more than 100 new friends, easy. It was also a great opportunity for me to learn and understand the different faiths around my campus and, in turn, help strengthen my faith."
- Andrew Koomen

EPIC Busy Person's Retreat

(Each Person in Christ/Community/Contemplation)
October 20-25, 2013

This powerful on-campus four-day retreat will meet you where you are.
  • 30 minutes a day with a spiritual companion and alone in prayer
  • Powerful experience for those willing to give it their all
  • Great opportunity to reflect on your busy life and a chance to "get away" from it all for awhile
EPIC Camping Retreat - TBA
EPIC Advent Reflection - TBA Contact Michael McKeon or Joseph Preston.

FYI - First Year Interaction

September 22, 2013

Take a break with this one-day event to meet other first-year students, participate in exciting team challenges and talk about your hopes for your college experience.
  • Student-led event
  • Great way to meet new friends
  • Have fun while discovering your purpose at Lewis
Contact Joseph Preston or Chris Hueg.

Heritage Experiences

Taking Care of Your Temple - October 16, 2013, 6-8 pm

Kwanzaa - November 21, 2013, 5-8 pm

Celebrate your African American heritage while addressing common challenges and exploring your Christian faith.

  • Student-led experiences
  • Reflections, small groups, music and outside speakers
  • Gospel Brunch
Contact Br. Moses Abunya.

Heritage Experiences

Dia de los Muertos - November 6, 2013, 5-8 pm

Celebrate your Latino/a heritage while addressing common challenges and exploring your Christian faith.

  • Student-led experiences
  • Reflections, small groups, music and outside speakers
Contact Br. Paul Joslin, FSC.

Contact ministry@lewisu.edu with any questions or to sign up.

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Helpful Resources

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