Sanctuary Retreats

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

-Martin Luther 

Sanctuary Retreats are geared toward any group that would like to come together for an immersive spiritual retreat that will help them relax and learn how to find time and space to let God work within their lives.

Let LOMC staff facilitate your event and provide a unique and immersive experience.

Come and experience the restorative spiritual, physical, and mental benefits of spending intentional time in God’s creation.

Participate in activities both indoors and outdoors that will help build your relationship with God and others


Designing Your Retreat

Let LOMC design a retreat and handle the schedule and activities.
You may pick the activities and experiences you are interested in and LOMC will help you arrange the best retreat schedule based on your needs.

LOMC staff will guide and lead your group!

$150 for 1-day facilitator
$300 for full 2-night facilitator experience

Accommodations and meal fees are additional.

You PICK Your Date

Weekdays and weekends available for 1-2 nights

Freedom Tree Village

Retreat Cabins

Offered December-May
(for full LOMC-led retreats)

Sanctuary Retreat Options

Indoor and outdoor activities are available depending on your group’s interests, abilities and interests.

LOMC can even take care of registration details:
-Your participants can register directly with LOMC handling payment.

Activity options are included below.

Coffee and Couch Morning Devotions

Devotion themes can be centered around the church season (Advent, Lent, etc.) or other themes such as dealing with letting go of anxiety and grief, managing stress, adding thankfulness and praise to your day, or needing to forgive. 

Prayer Labyrinth Meditation Experience

Learn about labyrinths and spend time in meditation at LOMC’s outdoor Prayer Labyrinth or create your own indoor prayer finger labyrinth.

Forest Bathing Meditation Experience

Journey together on a a short meditative walk in the woods using your 5 senses to “bathe” yourself in the richness of nature among God’s amazing creations.

Nature Journaling – Create your own journal!

5 Reasons for Journaling

♦Improve observation skills.
♦To remember details you would have forgotten.
♦To enhance your curiosity.
♦To fall more deeply in love with the natural world.
♦To be more in-tune to go-out and care for the world that God has created for us.

Birding for Joy! Meditation Experience

Learn some basics about our feathered friends and how to find them! 

Birding may be good for your mental health as well! 

Haiku Prayer Meditation Writing Experience

The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third.  

We will practice the art and experience of praying in haiku form:

Nothing new today;
My prayers is a repeat, God
And still You listen.
John W. Stevens- ELCA pastor/author of “Seventeen Syllables of Grace”


Meditation in Art Option Experiences

♦Praying in Color
♦Color and Breathe
♦Create Prayer Beads

“You Time” Optional Experiences

Snowshoeing (limited # available)
Fishing (bring your own equipment)
Read & Relax
Activities in the Oregon/Mt. Morris area
Campfire and S’mores (indoor or outdoor, extra fee)
So much more...


Visit our Retreat TOGETHER page to learn more about our overnight accommodations, meals, activities, fees and more.

Group leaders will complete a form on the Retreat TOGETHER page and if you would like to have LOMC lead a Sanctuary Retreat please select that option.

Find out more…

1-Night Stay Sample Schedule

2-Night Stay Sample Schedule


Let us lead your retreat experience!

Go to our Retreat TOGETHER page and fill out the planning form.
If you want us to plan your Sanctuary Retreat, mark that option on the form.

Once we receive your form we will get to work helping plan your unique experience at LOMC.