Retreats: 2015 Synod Youth Gathering & Women’s Retreat

Synod Youth Gathering Registration Is Now Open!

Called and Sent 2015 SD Synod Youth GatheringThe 2015 South Dakota Synod High School Youth Gathering will be at Joy Ranch April 10-12. Join high schoolers and leaders from across the synod in learning, service, worship, and fun! The event will feature music and worship leader, Larry Olson of Dakota Road.

Registration opens February 15. The cost is only $95 per person!

More info and registration has been posted on the synod website. If your browser does not support the link, it can be found at:


Women’s Retreat – April 17-19, 2015 “Rubber Band Emotions

A weekend for women to spend quality time with other women in the beautiful Black Hills.

Face it ladies – God, in His infinite wisdom, created us with a whole slew of emotions that are often tangled together like a wad of rubber bands. We will get together and try to untangle these emotions, name them and claim them as part of who we are and then turn them over to God and God’s unending grace. With help from Patsy Clairmont and her book “I Second That Emotion,” we will spend the weekend laughing, reflecting, rejoicing, and recognizing that we are in this business of a turbulent emotional life together.
Resource Person:

Our session leader for the retreat is Pastor Deb Grismer from Hot Springs, South Dakota. Pastor Deb, Brownie (the dog) and her rubber band wad of emotions moved to Hot Springs last fall to join her husband and begin a new adventure in her life as an unemployed, empty nester. She is currently working as a chaplain at the South Dakota Veteran’s Home and is filling the rest of her time with whatever other opportunities God throws her way.

Cost includes two nights lodging, 3 meals Saturday, brunch on Sunday and all programming.
Lodge or Barn- $107
Cabin – $89
Commuter – $71
$45.00 Deposit per person
(Deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation)
Please register by April 8, 2015.
For more info, contact Outlaw Ranch:
12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd
Custer SD 57730
Phone: 605-673-4040