to Mar 31

Creative Space

Artists of all varieties of media and experience are invited to join us for Creative Space, a retreat that offers the time, space and opportunity to stretch your creative muscle. Painters, photographers, writers, musicians, quilters, book makers, poets and more come together for this time of creating and sharing.

Table space, performance space and quiet space are available. And participants can choose whether or not to share their work. The retreat begins with set-up time and lunch on Friday and continues through lunch Sunday, with optional time for finishing projects until 3 p.m.

“Creative Space is an incredibly supportive and welcoming environment. It is so helpful to just focus on being joyfully creative for a weekend. I always leave feeling inspired.” — Amelia

Cost for the retreat, including lodging and meals, is $210 (single room) or $200 for a shared room. Commuters are also welcome and pay $125. A $50 deposit is required with registration.

To register and for more information call 262-633-6401, ext. 110. We hope you will join us!

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Second Tuesdays Programs

The DeKoven Center’s popular Second Tuesdays series returned in 2018, with a fresh, new approach that includes a broader range of subjects.  As always, this series of free, public programs aims to inspire reflection and meditation, and is open to people of all faiths and interests.

“Our Stories Matter” is the title of DeKoven’s next Second Tuesdays program, set to take place April 9 in Taylor Hall. The Rev. William Grimbol will share his thoughts about why it is critical for each of us to not only collect our stories, but to tell them.

People find their faith in stories, says Pastor Grimbol. And storytelling helps to preserve history and to ensure our future – something that seems especially important in today’s high-tech world of texts and tweets.

Originally from Racine, Pastor Grimbol returned to his hometown in recent years after serving for 25 years at New York’s historic Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. He then served as pastor of Racine’s Holy Communion Lutheran Church for two years, and since has spent much of his time pursuing his passions of writing, painting and teaching.

A masterful storyteller, Grimbol is the author of more than a dozen books, addressing topics ranging from “Spiritualty for Teens” to “Life’s Big Questions.” The Horlick High School alumnus graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, after earning degrees in political science and literature from Minnesota’s St. Olaf College. For more about Pastor Grimbol, go to

All Second Tuesdays programs are held in Taylor Hall and run from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of specific months. Each session begins with time for coffee and conversation at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m.

We hope you will come share this time with us as we discover why our stories matter!

For more information, go to or call 262-633-6401, ext. 110.

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to Jul 21

The Gospel According to "Dr. Who"

Fans of the BBC television series “Dr. Who” might do a double take when driving by The DeKoven Center this July. A TARDIS – a fictional  time machine and spacecraft from the British sci-fi show – will be stationed on DeKoven’s  grounds while we host a new retreat titled “The Gospel According to Dr. Who.”

Led by the Rev. Deborah Woolsey, the two-night retreat will feature screenings of past episodes and discussions of the Christian themes that can be found in them. But, you don’t have to be a “Dr. Who” fan, or of any particular faith, to participate.  Even those who have yet to see a single episode are welcome to join this time of finding God in all of time and space.

Woolsey, who serves as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio, led a  series of “The Gospel According to Dr. Who” programs with her parish last year.  And several parishioners who did not know about “Dr. Who”  were “delighted to learn something new and appreciate learning to look for the sacred in the secular,” she said. They, too, had a TARDIS on the church grounds and found that it reminded them “that interacting with the Holy Spirit can be playful and joyful and still be holy,” Rev. Woolsey said.

DeKoven’s July retreat will open with a Friday evening gathering and meal, and run through Sunday brunch. Cost, including accommodations and meals, is $275 per person. To register, and for more information, call 262-633-6401, ext. 110, or send an email to

All are welcome to join us for this unique program!


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