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Men’s Retreat 2024

2024 Cobblestone Men’s Retreat “Limping With God” is scheduled for February 23-25 with Dr. Brian Beckett.  We have the same lodge again this year (Casper III) Camp Kern.  The lodge has 2 sleeping rooms.  Each room can sleep up to 18 guys and is divided into 3 areas with bunk beds and mattresses.  Each sleeping room has it’s own bathroom with heated showers.  The main living area has a large kitchen with refrigerator/freezer/microwave and a large living room with vaulted ceiling with a large stone fireplace.

We hope all men from cobblestone can make it.  REMEMBER, you can come for any part of the weekend that fits your style, availability, etc. It would be appreciated if you would e-mail the church and/or Brent at if you plan to attend any portion of the Men’s retreat by February 12th so we can plan for supplies, etc.  If you plan to stay overnight, we would like to have the money in by February 12th also.  However, if you are unsure about your ability to attend or stay overnight; you can let me know right up to February 14.  If you would like to attend but finances are tight, you can let the church know.  We have extra money donated each year to help anyone attend the retreat who wants.
The itinerary for the retreat is:
I.  Friday Night 6pm – till you leave:  Casual night – Rooster wings, chips, pop; roaring fire; cards; hanging out with fellow men from Cobblestone.
    A. Friday Overnight – just bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and toiletries.
  • Cost = $35
II. Saturday (approximate times)
    A. 8am – 8:45am:  Hot breakfast
    B. 9am – Noon:  Topic discussion – Brother Brian
    C. Noon – 12:45pm:  Lunch
    D. 1pm – 2pm:  Free time for hiking, hanging out, etc.
    E.  2pm – 5pm: Continue from morning discussion
    F.  5:30pm – 6:30pm:  Dinner
    G. 6:30pm – 7:30pm:  Conclude the days program
    H. 7:30pm – till you leave:  Hang out by the fire, play cards, read, chill, etc.
  • Cost=$30 for the meal & programming
III. Saturday overnight
  • Cost = $35
IV.  Sunday morning:  Wrap up and leave around 8-8:30am.  Traditionally, we stop at the Country Kitchen for a hot breakfast before heading to church.
V.   Total cost if you stay both nights, including 4 meals = $100.00
If you have questions; you can contact Brent Jividen at
or 513-484-1318.

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