Where God transforms and prepares people in an
outdoor environment to love and serve one another.
Common Ground Dinner
Our Common Ground Dinner is on Sunday November 21 from 4-7:30 pm in the Conference Center. We will be honoring our 2020 and 2021 Common Ground Members and are inviting everyone who made a donation during that time. You can rsvp on Eventbrite or call the office. Expect a delicious meal from our talented cooks! You will be surprised by our special program.
Common Ground Receptions
Two churches have graciously agreed to host Common Ground Receptions in November. The Long Island reception will be on Sunday November 14th from 11:45am-12:00 and you can register here.
Common Ground Reception at Trinity Lutheran Church Rocky Point Tickets,
Sun, Nov 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite
The Westchester reception will be held on Sunday November 28th from 4-5:30pm and you can register here.
Common Ground Reception at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville Tickets,
Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite
November 8th, 2021
Koinonia Good News
WE ARE THANKFUL!
“And the One who was seated on throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.’” (From the Revelation of St. John, Chapter 21, a reading for All Saints’ Day, November 1.)
From the Board of Directors and our Executive Director
I was thinking then and now over the September 11 “Memorial” weekend of our need for rest and renewal. At the rededication of the Conference Center on September 4th we read Psalm 127. The psalm invites us to build our hopes on the Lord and to rest easy.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. … It is in vain that you rise up early and go to bed late, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep” Psalm 127).
Isn’t it relaxing to simply read those words? Then let them rest in your mind as you go back to your toils. I pray that you will indeed sleep better.
And if you still have a hard time sleeping, then come to Koinonia!!
On June 17th our Executive Director, Kathleen Kristin Ruen was interviewed on the radio by Grace Woodward to talk about Koinonia!
Listen to the interview here!
Caroline "Grace" Woodward
WDLC Country 95.3/107.7
Neversink Media Group
Kathleen Kristin Ruen
Koinonia's facilities can accommodate any number of guests, from a congregational retreat to small families or individuals.
Kairos Conference Center
The Conference Center is a single - level facility that contains 20 guest rooms, each with private bath. It also has the Great Room, the Agape Room, the St. Francis of Assisi Garden, a library, a children's playroom and additional small group areas.
Retreat Buildings and Camping
In addition to the Kairos Conference Center, these smaller accommodations are available:
Family Centers 1 & 2
Camping in Family Camp
Local Attractions and Dining
Koinonia is a short drive from various museums and attractions, and local restaurants are available for off-site dining. The nearby small town of Eldred also provides shopping for groceries, ice cream, pharmacy, and other necessities.