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
Koinonia LII: March 27-29, 2015

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 Camping Trip

Epic Camping Trip

(Each Person in Community)
September 26-27, 2014

This off campus overnight camping retreat will help you feel a sense of community here at Lewis.

  • Overnight camping at Starved Rock State Park
  • Tents, fire, marshmallows, and fellow Lewis University Students
  • Learn the importance of your role community in your Lewis community and your community at home

Contact: Joseph Preston.

EPIC Busy Person's Retreat

(Each Person in Contemplation)
October 19-23, 2014

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

Contact: Joseph Preston.

EPIC Advent Experience

(Each Person in Christ)
November 22, 2014

This retreat focuses around Advent, specifically the manger scene.

  • Downtown trip to the Loyola Museum of Art to see artistic displays of the manger scene from all around the world
  • Reflective questions from the team leaders revolving around the Christmas season and Jesus’ birth

Contact: Joseph Preston.

FYI - First Year Interaction

First Year Interaction
September 20, 2014

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: 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, FSC.

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.

Videos

What is Koinonia?