Lantern Fellowship Spring 2024 "Courage is a heart thing!"
Spring 2024
Theme: "Courage is a heart thing!"

Courage is a Heart Thing!

More than anything nowadays, we need courage to live in our tumultuous world. As the Apostle Paul reminds us in 2 Timothy 1:7, “God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power, love and responsibility.” We sometimes forget that the Holy Spirit is the feminine side of God and that that Spirit lives within our hearts. The Spirit is our courage and power. As women, how do we grow in courage? How do we embrace our own power, God’s gift to us? And how do we practice it? We will discuss courage, the root of which is “cour,” which means heart. We will discuss many of the courageous women of the Bible such as Eve and Mary, Zelophahads’ daughters, Zilpah and Zipphora, Lydia and Elizabeth, many of the unnamed women, and more!

Guest Speaker/retreat leader is:
Rev. Nayiri Karjian, Association General Minister Living Water association of the Heartland Conference UCC

Nayiri has been serving as the General Minister of the Association since February 2018. An Armenian Christian born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, Nayiri graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Haigazian University, and Near East School of Theology, Beirut Lebanon; and with a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA. Since her ordination in 1985 she has served UCC congregations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Chicago, Houston, St Louis, and Colorado Springs. Nayiri has shared her gifts both as settled and transitional Minister, including numerous board and committees on the UCC National Setting.

What is Lantern Fellowship?
Planned in the spring and fall each year by women of the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ, Lantern Fellowship is a time when women of all generations come together to enjoy faith, fun, and friends. Our oasis of Templed Hills is tucked into the peaceful beauty of wooded hills and trails where the spirit can find renewal. The planning team hopes you will invite a few friends and loved ones to share in the wonderful experience of the Lantern Fellow-ship.
Weekend Activities:
There will be time to explore Templed Hills Camp, shop with the Market Path Fair Trade Store, get crafty doing art projects, and have lots of fun and fellowship with friends, old and new!

We endeavor to accommodate differently-abled participants. Please include preferences on the registration form. Final lodging decisions are made by the steering committee.

The weekend is $135 per person; $100 for first-time attendees. Refer a friend, and save $10 on your next Lantern weekend. If cost is a concern, please contact us about the Callie Budd Scholarship Fund

Covid-19 Safety Measures:
All attendees are highly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. Please do not come to camp if you have any symptoms. If you have been exposed within 10 days of the event and do not have symptoms, please contact Jill Frey, or 1-800-282-0740 ex. 3 for directions.

Contact us:

Templed Hills Camp and Retreat Center, 5734 Durbin Rd., Bellville, OH 44813

Lantern Fellowship Voicemail: 740-481-1956

Templed Hills Camp and Retreat Center
4/19/2024 3:00 PM - 4/21/2024 10:00 AM
Ages 18 - 0
This session has openings for females
Registration will end on 4/16/2024 at 11:00 PM.
Lantern Fellowship first time
This discount is for any first time participant to Lantern Fellowship
Lantern Fellowship recruiter discount
If you have recruited someone to attend Lantern Fellowship for the first time, you get $10 discount for each person you recruited. Please answer question on the form completely to verify this discount. Only one recruiter discount can be automatically recorded here. If you are owed more than one, please contact Jill or Becca at 1-800-282-0740 ext. 2 or 3 for a special discount code before you register.
Lantern Fellowship Scholarship Fund
The Callie Budd Scholarship Fund is available to cover 50% of the fee for any participant who wants to attend that finances are a problem. If you need additional assistance, please contact