MFSA, RUMI hosting fall retreat


The IGRC chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling United Methodists of Illinois will have its fall retreat Oct. 5-6 at Little Grassy Camp in Makanda. The retreat is open to all and membership in one of the two groups is not required.

Cost for the weekend is $50, which will cover housing, Friday dinner and Saturday’s breakfast and lunch. The retreat will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude around 3 p.m. Saturday. Those arriving and departing via Amtrak into Carbondale can be provided transportation by camp staff.
Please contact Steve Lobacz at for more specifics or to register.
The retreat's purpose is to provide a time of prayer and reflection, communion with nature, exploration, education, renewal and commitment to the church and to each other. Specific agenda topics have yet to be finalized.
MFSA was founded in 1907 to encourage and enable a faithful witness to living out the gospel in society. RUMI is a group of persons related to IGRC with a commitment to full inclusiveness in the United Methodist Church of gay and lesbian persons.