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RETREATS - EXTENDED AND DAY LONG

You are invited to give your staff/work team the gift of time and space to reflect with colleagues on personal and professional values and meaning in the context of their work life.   Knowles Mercy Center offers the perfect environment and surroundings for your staff/work team to engage in planning and team building; retreat and recreate together; away from the hecticness of your professional environment.

We invite you and your team to place the wholeness and well being of your group as a priority – spend a day/overnight at Knowles Mercy Center. Imagine your group working together in a peaceful natural setting of our Center.  The Knowles Mercy Center property, on the banks of the Platte River, feature woodland paths to the river, meditation decks, outdoor sanctuary, and an outdoor labyrinth. 

Your day will begin with an easy drive to the Center, just 15 minutes west of Lakeside Hospital on West Center Road.  Our staff will greet you and offer a quick overview of the Center’s amenities and grounds.  The day will then be yours.

To assist you in your staff retreat, the Center offers our conference room, chapel, and dining area with food service options (provided by our staff or you are welcome to bring your own food and use our kitchen facility).  Overnight stays are also available for groups of 15 or less.

Enjoy an opportunity to move out of your normal setting, and take time to share, reflect and experience the sacred space of Knowles Mercy Center.

° Design Your Own Retreat Experience gives you an opportunity to choose a week day or several week days and overnights that fit your schedule. You will have a private room and use of our Chapel and grounds. If you wish spiritual direction, you can meet with the Center’s spiritual director or invite your own director to meet you at the Center. Bring your own food, or inquire about other food service options available for groups of 10 or more.

° Group Reflection, Renewal and Celebration Mini-Retreats provide an opportunity for your prayer group, your spiritual support group, or your church circle or committee to spend time together for prayer, celebration, planning or rest and relaxation.

MEETING FACILITATION
We have experienced facilitators available on staff to lead your staff, team, or group through a day of retreat. They would be more than willing to visit with you about your group needs. Please call 402.359.4288 to visit with the facilitators or email kmscenter@mercywmw.org.

FOOD SERVICE can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. (Our dining area accommodates 50.)
Continental Breakfast--$6.00 per person
Lunch or Dinner--$12.00 per person
Snack--$4.00 per person
Beverage Stations are open for your use during your stay. Hot beverages include coffee (regular and decaf), assorted tea, and hot chocolate. Donations for beverages are welcome.

INTEREST GROUPS
Do you enjoy gathering with others and sharing in group discussions? Would you like to meet on a regular basis with others that share a common interest? There are different opportunities meeting monthly at Knowles Mercy Center. For information about the "Book It" Evening Book Group, Daytime Christian LIterature Book Discussion, Prayer Shawl group, Centering Prayer, Nature and Spiritual Writing, "Gathered in Grace" Prayer Gathering or "Heart to Heart" Christian Women's Sharing Group call the Center at 402.359.4288. Additional information on interest groups can currently be found on the Retreats page.

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