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 Dinner Tickets, Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

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


Good Newsletter

November 8th, 2021

Koinonia Good News




“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.)

Register now for Thanksgiving and Advent Retreats at Koinonia
Call the office at 845-456-0214 or email
register@koinoniany.org today!
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

00:00 / 13:37

Kathleen Kristin Ruen

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Winding Road


Koinonia's facilities can accommodate any number of guests, from a congregational retreat to small families or individuals. 

Download the 2021 Accommodation Rates HERE

Register Online and email or call to confirm availability 

Email register@koinoniany.org or call (845) 456-0214 to plan your visit today!

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

  • Lakeside Cabin

  • Asdal House

  • 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.