facebook script

Can't find something?

We're here to help.

Send us an email at:

[email protected]

and we'll get back with you as soon as possible.

Living a ‘Palms Up’ life

Hands with palms open

Rev. Jenny Smith will lead a ministry professionals retreat at Lake Louise Camp, April 17-19, on how to develop a “Palms Up” life and understand how letting go changes everything.

Ministry professionals are invited to Lake Louise Camp and Retreat Center, April 17-19, for a time of rest and renewal. During this three-day, two-night retreat, author and speaker Rev. Jenny Smith will lead participants through her four-fold “Palms Up” practice.

This retreat is open to any ministry professional, including clergy (elders and deacons), licensed local pastors, and Christian education, discipleship, faith formation, and youth group leaders. It will begin Monday evening and conclude before noon on Wednesday.

The cost is affordable. Single occupancy rooms are $250. Double occupancy rooms are $125. The daily rate for those wishing to participate but not stay overnight at the camp is $75. Limited scholarships are available. Please get in touch with Rev. Greg Lawton, Director of Camping and Outreach, at [email protected] about the availability of these scholarships.

Register for the retreat by clicking the button below. The registration deadline is April 7.

Rev. Jenny Smith, an ordained United Methodist elder from the Pacific Northwest, believes that we need a different way to hold our lives. We’re outgrowing our coping mechanisms as humans. We long for something that helps us navigate relationships, work, family, and spirituality with courage, trust, and maybe even some joy.

A “Palms Up” life invites participants to explore a four-fold contemplative practice that has the power to heal and transform. With Jenny’s support, participants will explore this powerful and sustainable spiritual practice and leave with an embodied practice for their full selves.

In addition to learning and growing with Jenny, participants will be able to spend time at Lake Louise enjoying the freshness of spring. See things from new heights while tree climbing, go on a hike, or take a kayak on the lake. Enjoy God’s creation with weather-dependent activities.

To learn more about Jenny’s writing and her “Palms Up” life philosophy, visit www.jennysmithwrites.com.

Lake Louise Camp and Retreat Center is located in Northern Michigan at 11037 Thumb Lake Rd., Boyne Falls, MI, 49713, halfway between the Vanderbilt exit on I-75 and Boyne Falls on US-131. Learn more about the camp by visiting www.lakelouisecommunity.org.

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

The Michigan Conference