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

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: 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!

Cookbook Now For Sale!

We have a new cookbook available for sale! You can now bake all of the goodies you have experienced at Metigoshe Ministries. Recipe categories include Cookies, Baked Breakfast Goods, Desserts, Bread, Sourdough and Camp Favorites. Cookbooks are $10 and can be picked up at the Christian Center office, the Trading Post at Camp or you can call 701-263-4788 to order one and have it mailed out to you for $7.50 additional. Order today for yourself and pick up a few extra to have on hand. They make excellent gifts!

Another Batch of Quilts to View

The Quilt Auction is fast approaching and here are more quilts for you to view. Remember to mark down the Quilt Auction date, June 23, on your calendar and plan to attend. The fun begins at 10 am at the Christian Center. Click Here to view the most recent quilts, plus all the others that have been posted.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are building and we need your help! We will begin working on the final cabin at camp beginning on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8. We will also need volunteers June 18-22 as well. If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and Volunteer Health History Form. Click Here to access the form. Please bring the completed form to our office or to Anna Manor the day you plan to work. Questions? Contact Deb at 701-263-4788.

Tons of New Quilts!

The quilts continue to arrive for our upcoming Quilt Auction, which is going to be held June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Christian Center. View some of the newest quilts here, or Click Here to go to the Quilt Blog and view all the quilts that have been posted so far. Remember to keep checking back as we add more quilts throughout the week.

Another Batch of Quilts to View

Enjoy viewing more beautiful quilts. We are close to just a month away from our annual Quilt Auction. Remember the date…Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am at the Christian Center. Is your calendar already booked with something else? You can still place bids on your favorite quilts. Call the office and receive details on how to place your bids. Click Here to go to our Quilt Blog and see all the quilts posted so far.

Even More Quilts To View Now!

We are getting closer everyday to our annual Quilt Auction, and the quilts continue to roll in! We are so blessed to receive these works of art by many talented quilters. These donations help us raise money to be used towards our summer staff at camp. Please plan to attend the Quilt Auction. It is a fun and entertaining event at the Christian Center…Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction Blog to view all the quilts that have been posted so far.

Beautiful Quilts Available to View

Even though it may be Monday, it is a great day because more quilts are available to view on the blog. Remember to mark the Quilt Auction date on your calendar. It is an event you will not want to miss…June 23, 10:00 am at the Christian Center. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction blog to view all of the quilts that have been posted so far.

View More Beautiful Quilts!

The quilts keep coming in for our upcoming Quilt Auction. Plan to attend the auction on June 23 at 10:00 am at the Christian Center. You can preview the quilts here. Keep watching for more to be posted in the next few days. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction Blog, where you can see all that have been posted so far.

More Quilts to View Now on the Blog

More quilts have been added to the Quilt Auction Blog. The Quilt Auction is coming up on June 23 at 10:00 am. Click Here to go directly to the Quilt Auction Blog to view all of the quilts that have been posted at this time. More quilts will be added, so keep checking back to view the artistry!

10 Years of Climbing!!!

Our high ropes course, Higher than the Mountains, is 10 years old and we have had hundreds of climbers over the years. To stay within regulations, updates are needed to some of our equipment. Help us by sponsoring an item with a monetary donation. See the items on the list below. Thanks for your support!

Trading Post Sale!!!

We are clearing our shelves at the Trading Post to make room for our new summer items. All items are on sale from April 1 to June 1. Find clothing and other Camp Metigoshe gear at 10% to 25% off! Get ready for camp by online shopping on our website at You can also stop by the Christian Center to browse as well.

Save The Date!

Mark your calendars for special events at the Lakeside Christian Center on Sunday, April 29. Stina Fagertun, Trine Strand and Joan Paddock will be presenting two Norwegian concerts as well as a Norwegian craft activity for children. We will also be serving an authentic Norwegian meal between concerts. The children’s concert and story telling event (adults invited as well) begins at 3:00, with the craft project beginning at 4:00. The delicious Norwegian meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with the evening performance for both children and adults at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP by April 22 by calling 701-263-4788 or email A free will offering will be collected, with the proceeds divided between the performers and Ensure the Adventure building project.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

These delicious cookies make a wonderful addition to any holiday dessert spread, both with their beautiful color and their sweet-tart flavor.

Cranberry Orange Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups fresh cranberries*, chopped (I do this in the food processor)

Cream together butter, sugars, and orange zest until smooth. Beat in the egg, followed by the orange juice, scraping the bowl well between additions. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt just until the flour disappears, then stir in chopped cranberries until the dough is all the same shade of pink. Chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375⁰. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

*Be sure to use fresh cranberries for this recipe, not craisins. Fresh cranberries usually show up in the produce section in October and last through December, but freeze well if you want to make this recipe all year long.

More Quilts to View

Quilts for our upcoming Quilt Auction are on our blog to view. Make sure you check back often, or subscribe to our blog, to keep up on all the beautiful quilts being donated. Remember the Quilt Auction–June 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Click Here to go directly to the Quilt Auction Blog.

Amazon Chocolate Cake

This has become my go-to chocolate cake in recent years. It’s simple, chocolatey, and happens to be vegan (although you wouldn’t guess it) if you’re looking for a new treat for the dairy- or egg-free people in your life.

Amazon Chocolate Cake


1 ½ cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
5 tbsp neutral oil (vegetable or canola)
1 cup cold water (you can substitute some or all of this with cold strong coffee)
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cider or white vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar.

Whisk together the wet and dry mixtures until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 inch round cake pan and tap the edge of the pan on the counter a few times to pop any air bubbles in the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

Cool before removing from the pan. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, a scoop of ice cream, or frost with your favorite frosting.

Quilts are Arriving!

The beautiful quilts are beginning to arrive for our annual Quilt Auction which will be held on June 23 at 10:00 am. Quilts submitted to the office before June 1 will be pictured on our blog, so stay tuned to view all of the amazing quilts. Make sure you save the date for the Quilt Auction. We appreciate all of your support!