Singles Retreat to MiVoden

October 01, 2004 | Susan Varesko

Camp MiVoden’s Memorial Day Singles Retreat, held May 28–31, was a fun-filled success this year.

Singles from several states came to Hayden Lake, Idaho, for a seminar, "The Five Love Languages, Forgivness and Service," by speaker Cheri Corder. Corder was both entertaining and insightful as she used wonderful stories to describe her topic.

The central decorating theme by Jeri Hicks showed numerous scenes with people sharing God’s love. The weekend of fellowship and new friendships found Adventists and other Christians praying for loved ones and each other. Activities included group games, horse-back riding, indoor swimming, hot-tubbing and a wagon ride. The costume banquet of clowns and mimes complete with face painting turned out to be a huge success.

The 80 attendees, aged from the early 20s through retirement, came from Canada and a number of states including Maryland, Oregon, Washington, California and Montana.

The 2005 retreat, to be held Memorial Day weekend, will feature speakers Colin and Mable Dunbar. Colin is a pastoral leader in the Upper Columbia Conference where Mable is the family life educator and Polly’s Network director.

Please don’t let the stigma of being “one of those singles” keep you from attending this yearly retreat. It may or may not result in finding a perfect match, but it is bound to result in members going home with God’s blessing of many new friends. Each person there can be a delight to others in return. For information on this fun-filled and spiritual event, contact Terrie Leen, event coordinator, at