Cyber Monday Sale 2 Weeks Away!

Make sure to stop at our online store on Cyber Monday (December 2, 2019) to save big! All merchandise shown online will be 50% off all day! This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite camp gear for yourself and for those on your gift list! Limited sizes of each item is available, so shop early on December 2 and save!

Family Advent Retreat in December

Join us for a brand new retreat to bring families together during the season of Advent. Come and spend time as a family and intentionally slow down. Play games, eat delicious food, read scripture, make crafts plus much, much more. Cost is $145 for the first pair and $65 for each additional person. Register online, or call Katie at 701-263-4788 if you have any questions.

Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday (December 3rd), Thrivent will give Metigoshe an extra dollar for every $2 that our donors contribute, up to $10,000. That means that if you make a $200 contribution, Metigoshe will receive $300!

Here are three ways you can participate in the Thrivent-Metigoshe Giving Tuesday match:

  1. On 12/3, make an online donation Here.
  2. On 12/3, join us IN PERSON anytime between 6:30-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran in Minot for an evening of “Cider and Song.” We’ll have hearty snacks and appetizers, hot cider & cocoa – and we’ll sing favorite church hymns and camp songs! A freewill offering will be gathered during the course of the evening  – to be added to the Thrivent match total.
  3. Send a postdated check along with your name, address, phone and email address to our office (Make check out to Metigoshe Ministries, dated December 3 and have Giving Tuesday in the memo line) or include your credit card information and we’ll run it on December 3rd.

Twice Blessed

For the second year in a row, Metigoshe Ministries has been chosen by the St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation to participate in their Twice Blessed program. Like last year, St. Joe’s will match – dollar for dollar – your gifts from 11/16-12/31. New for 2019 is that in addition to a $2,500 campership match, Metigoshe has also been chosen for a $10,000 match to support the fully handicap-accessible addition to our retreat center. That means that every gift to Metigoshe will be doubled – up to $12,500!

To participate in the St. Joe’s match, you will need to make your gift through the Twice Blessed webpage. Here’s how!

  1. Go to http://sjchfnd.com/twice-blessed/
  2. Find and “Click” on the Camp Metigoshe logo if you want to give to the Campership Match
    OR
    Find and “Click” on the Metigoshe Ministries logo if you want to give to the handicap-accessible rooms in the Christian Center addition
  3. Fill out the details as requested and submit your gift!

Meet the Mission Builders – Terry and Kathy from North Dakota

This fantastic couple didn’t have to travel far to our build site at Metigoshe Ministries, but they do enjoy travelling. In fact, in the fall of 2017 they went to Spain and hiked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. For this trek they hiked 560 miles for 44 out of the 45 days that they were on this backpacking adventure. Glad that they joined us here this summer!

Meet The Mission Builders – Chris and Bob from Texas

This summer Bob is serving as our Construction Manager and Chris is serving as the Mission Builder group liaison. Bob and Chris feel like they are now North Dakota residents since they have been in North Dakota with Mission Builders a total of 7 years of the 9 years they have been Mission Builders! What a gift they are to both Metigoshe Ministries and the Mission Builders!

Voices from the North Concert and Meal

Come to the Christian Center to hear the beautiful music featuring performances from the Arctic Norway. After the concert, an authentic Norwegian meal will served. This has become an annual event at Metigoshe Ministries, and is a favorite among those who have attended. Please call 701-263-4788 to RSVP and receive more information.

Meet the Mission Builders

Meet the Mission Builders: on our team this year are Allan and Sue from Montana. This is their 7th year as Mission Builders. You might recognize them from their time spent on other North Dakota builds at Christ Lutheran in Minot, Camp of the Cross in Garrison, and Bread of Life in Minot. Welcome Allan and Sue!  

Christian Center Expansion Rolls Along

Great progress on the expansion of the Christian Center this past week! So much has been happening that we have a ton of pictures to share with you! Take a look to see the ground work continue and more walls going up including for the new chapel area.

Registration Now Open for the Metigoshe Ministries in Norway 2020 Tour!

We are excited to announce that Early Registration is now open for the Metigoshe Ministries in Norway 2020 Tour!

Brekke Tours will manage all aspects of registration and tour reservations for our group.  If you have any registration or flight related questions, you may call their office at 1-800-437-5302  (9am – 5pm Central Time)
 
Please register via mail by Friday, August 23rd to secure your spot on the tour! Space is Limited! Click Here to open the registration form and trip itinerary.

If you would like a registration form to be mailed to you, please contact the Metigoshe Ministries office at (701) 263-4788 and ask to speak with Laura Halvorson or email Laura@metigosheministries.com
 

More Construction Updates

Construction on the Christian Center Expansion recently included successfully installing the heavy fire wall that will separate the conference room areas from the sleeping room areas. Take a look at the pictures below to see how it was done! 

We Rejoice! $4.5 Million Has Been Raised!

We Rejoice!  The community of Metigoshe Ministries has successfully raised $4.5 Million for Ensure the Adventure from Generation to Generation!  Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who have assisted throughout this effort and a huge thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who have shared generously to provide the necessary funds to update and expand our ministry.  We celebrate that all projects at Camp Metigoshe are complete and in use!  We celebrate the ongoing work to expand facilities at the Christian Center!    Please join us this Sunday, June 9th at the A-frame chapel at 9 am or 10:30 am for worship and fellowship in between services in celebration of reaching this milestone. We Rejoice!

Watch this space for news about our plan to reach the campaign challenge goal needed to complete the Christian Center Expansion!

Anna Manor at camp was expanded to include staff office space, a meeting room and a larger storm shelter.
16 new cabin spaces were built a Camp Metigoshe on Pelican Lake
The interior view of a new cabin at Camp Metigoshe.
Gary’s Place is a new retreat facility at Pelican Lake with six theme rooms, a full kitchen and great room.
The great room at the new retreat facility at Pelican Lake.
The new expansion at the Christian Center will include a welcome center, one large conference room, two additional conference rooms, an updated Faith Chapel, a sauna, and six additional theme rooms for overnight guests.
Construction work is in full swing on the build site for the Christian Center Expansion.
Mission Builders have been our faithful partners for three years in providing construction work on all of the building projects. Here they move a newly built wall frame.

More Quilts to View!

Here are more of the beautiful quilts that will be auctioned at our annual quilt auction on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am at the Christian Center. On Tuesday, June 11, you can visit the Christian Center and view the quilts in person. They will all be displayed for the public to view before the auction date. Click Here to view the quilts in this post.

More Quilts to View!

Head on over to the Metigoshe Blog and view the new quilts that have been posted. We are always amazed at all the beautiful quilts donated and all of them are so unique and different. Remember Saturday, June 22 is the Quilt Auction. Make sure you come and claim your own beautiful quilt. If you can’t make it, call the office and place your bids with the office staff. Click Here to view the latest quilts.

Meet Mission Builders Dean and Cris!

Introducing Dean and Cris..Dean will be our project foreman this summer. Dean and Cris are from Oregon but grew up in North Dakota and are excited to be back in North Dakota for our construction project at the Christian Center this summer! They enjoy travelling to foreign countries and a highlight of their travels is getting to hike in Machu Picchu in Peru. A huge thank you to Dean and Cris for their work at Metigoshe Ministries this summer!  

 

More Quilts Added to the Blog!

The quilts for our upcoming Quilt Auction keep coming in and you can view another batch today. Remember to put the date on your calendar–Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am at the Christian Center. Click on the link below to view the most recent quilts posted and remember to check back often to view more.

Click Here to View Quilts

From The Ground Up!

Work continues on the Christian Center Expansion as more footings are poured, electrical and plumbing continue their installation, and lumber is prepped. Each week we will keep you updated on the progress as we work towards Ensuring the Adventure for Generations to Come!

More Quilts on the Blog!

Happy Friday! We are less than a month away from the exciting Quilt Auction. Remember it is June 22 at 10:00 am at the Christian Center. The quilts will be ready to view in person after June 11.

Another batch of quilts are here for you to browse through. Click Here to go to the most recent quilts and remember to check back often, as we are adding quilts a couple times a week. They are all beautiful!

Meet the Mission Builders!

We are thrilled to have ELCA Mission Builders on site and working hard on construction of the Christian Center expansion. See the group and what they have been up to this past week. Plumbers and electricians have also been on site getting everything in place for the new construction.

More Quilts to View!

The Quilt Auction is just over a month away, and here are more quilts to view. We are getting quilts every day, so make sure to come back and view all of the quilts added. Remember, the quilt auction begins at 10 am on June 22. Want to see them in person? Stop in the Christian Center on or after June 11 to see all of the beautiful craftsmanship. The new quilts are in this post. Click Here to go directly to the quilts blog to see all of the quilts on the blog.

Construction Begins!

Ready, Set, Build! Construction work is beginning on the Christian Center Expansion as we work to Ensure the Adventure. Check out the equipment and preliminary work happening right now! (Click on article title to see the photographs in this post.)

Metigoshe Ministries in Norway 2020

Information is now available for the Metigoshe Ministries in Norway 2020 adventure. Travel with Executive Director Rev. Jon Halvorson and his wife Laura to Norway to learn about the history of Christianity and the Lutheran Church in Norway. Experience the local food, arts, music and people of Norway. Click Here to see information on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. For more information, please contact Laura Halvorson at 701-263-4788 or email laura@metigosheministries.com.

Meet the 2019 Mission Builders!

Mission Builders have started to arrive at Metigoshe Ministries and they will soon be busy with the Christian Center expansion. It is definitely an exciting time. Remember, if you wish to help out with this exciting project, you can volunteer and work right alongside the Mission Builders. Contact Deb Syvertson or Laura Halvorson at 701-263-4788 for more information.

Click Here to see the names and photographs of the 2019 Mission Builders team.




View Quilts on the Blog

The quilts are coming in for our upcoming Quilt Auction, which is being held at the Christian Center on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. The quilts will be posted on our blog for everyone to start looking at and making their list for the items to bid on. Click Here to go to the blog.

Quilt Auction 3 Months Away!

The annual Camp Metigoshe Quilt Auction is only 3 months away from today! Are you planning to submit a quilt for the auction? The deadline for quilt submissions is May 15. Now that spring is here, it is going to come fast.

Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend the quilt auction on June 22, beginning at 10 am. It is a fun event for the entire family and helps raise money for our summer camp staff. See you in June!

Celebrate Spring!

Spring is finally here!  We are celebrating it by marking down all Trading Post items throughout the month of April!   We need to clean out our shelves to make room for the new camp clothing that will be arriving soon!  

Check out our online Trading Post store at:  http://store.metigosheministries.com/ or stop by the Christian Center office and shop on site! Everything is 20% to 50% off!  

2018 Nights of Christmas Coming Soon!

Plan to attend the 2018 Nights of Christmas event on December 27, 28 and 29 at the Metigoshe Ministries’ Christian Center. This year’s entertainment is as follows:

December 27

Red River Worship brings an incredible sound to our stage as we try something new for Nights of Christmas in 2018! In recent years, many churches have been gathering in public places, like bars and restaurants, and singing favorite church songs: hymns, camp songs and contemporary worship music. We will gather around tables for a night of “Cider and Song” – both listening and singing along with these talented musicians from Fargo/Moorhead and Alexandria MN. Red River Worship includes Nolan Weisz from Calvary Lutheran in Alexandria and Jon Dahl, Eric Addington and Camp Metigoshe alum Kevin Stenstrom  from Good Shepherd Lutheran in Moorhead and Fargo.

December 28

Thistle & Lace is husband and wife, Jon and Ashley McLemore. They are joined by Bradley McClendon in an “eclectic, acoustic trio that combines spot-on harmonies with music from the past eight decades,” with a special emphasis on folk and country sounds. You might recognize Jon as one of the acapella vocalists from the group Street Corner Symphony – they were runners-up in season 2 of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2010. Thistle & Lace is based out of Dixon IL, and has toured throughout the United States. It is a show that you are sure to love!

December 29

Colleen Reinhardt is a talented pianist and singer from Bismarck ND. She is an accomplished church musician who also has performed widely both as a part of groups and as a solo artist. You may have heard Colleen at the 2018 Hostfest in Minot.

Too Old to Stand is a talented group of Bottineau-area musicians who have been getting audiences on their feet since 2017. They cover a wide range of musical styles and have performed widely throughout North Dakota. Band members include Shane Parsons, Luther Olson, Tim Hines, Brady Michel and Metigoshe Ministries’ own site and facilities director, Robert Marum.

2019 Summer Camp Schedule Set

Start planning now to choose the dates you want to attend Camp Metigoshe in the summer of 2019. Grandparents Camps, Family Camps and Youth Camps for campers entering Grade 2 to College Freshmen are all available with registration beginning January 1, 2019. Camps have limited space and fill quickly, so start planning now.

Click Here to download the 2019 summer schedule.

New Trading Post Items Online

New clothing, stickers, pop sockets and much more have been added to our online store. Camp Metigoshe clothing is so comfy…you will want to buy some for yourself and gifts for others. Click Here to go directly to the store and shop all of the merchandise now!