Adult Conferences & Retreats

Transforming lives through engaging conferences

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For more than 85 years, Kanuga has sponsored conferences and retreats that provide enlightening, restful and transforming experiences. Our goal is to offer you a peaceful place to focus on your relationship with the Holy and return to your home with renewed energy to reveal God’s grace to the world. With many Kanuga-sponsored adult conferences offered each year, our hope is you’ll find one that resonates with you.

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Knitting & Quilting

January 16-19, 2020 

Take a weekend retreat and join in a variety of workshops with innovative experts. Crafters of every experience level work on a project of their choosing and learn new knitting and quilting techniques.

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Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

February 8-14, 2020

Explore the gospel in line and color. During this week of art and prayer, participants paint an icon using gold leaf and egg tempera on gessoed boards, lead by instructor Suzanne Schleck.

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Elevate

March 13-15, 2020

This year we are introducing an expansion of our long-running Lansing Lee Conference which will become Elevate in 2020. This conference will focus on creation care and environmental justice. We believe the health and future of humankind is deeply tied to the wellbeing and care of the environment we share. Join us as we gather to explore these important topics and the actions needed for bringing this work to life in communities around the world.

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Musician’s Conference

April 14-17, 2020

The Musician’s Conference at Kanuga is a time for Church Musicians to gather in the spirit of collegial awesomeness! Over the two days and three nights, we will share ideas and resources, worship and grow together, collaborate, discuss and hear from leaders such as Fran McKendree, Dent Davidson, Charles Milling & Live Hymnal, Conie Borshardt, Sam Hensley, and hopefully YOU.  (We are all colleagues, teachers and learners.)  Come share in this sacred time of restorative worship, resource building, networking and just plain old jam-session fun.

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Fly-fishing Retreat

April 28 – May 1, 2020

Engage in the contemplative art of fly-fishing through a three-day retreat. Join local river guides from Davidson River Outfitters to learn casting techniques, fly-fishing knowledge, and enjoy a guided fishing trip to Davidson River.

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Nuevo Amanecer

May 12-15, 2020 

The Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Kanuga partner in offering the biannual Nuevo Amanecer conference for those who are already involved in Latino Ministry as well as those that are interested in becoming involved. The conference brings together many successful and dynamic leaders involved in Latino Ministries; offers workshops that provide training that can be implemented in any parish; as well as keynote addresses that promise to inspire everyone.

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Art and Soul Retreat

June 7-12, 2020 

Explore the Divine through artistic expressions led by talented, encouraging instructors in a nurturing Christian community. Classes will include photography, embroidery and other arts.

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Christian Formation

June 8-12, 2020

Strengthen your spiritual relationships with God, yourself, others and the natural world at Kanuga’s longest-running conference.

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Renewal

June 21 – 26, 2020

Recharge spiritually with friends and family during a week of powerful worship, teaching and healing.

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Enneagram

October 22-25, 2020

Discover the spirituality of the Enneagram and imagine your life transformed.  Learn to live the life that God imagined for us.

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Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison

November 14-20, 2020

Teresa Harrison instructs attendees in the ancient art of icon writing, inspiring reflection and meditation. Beginners and experienced iconographers welcome.

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For more information, please contact Director of Formation Programs and Resident Chaplain Richmond Jones at rjones@kanuga.org or 828-692-9136 Ext. 2745.