The affirming and uplifting company of other women is quite inspiring. Lantern women have gathered away from home and church responsibilities for a time of community, worship, spiritual renewal and learning since 1928.
Spring and Fall sessions are held each year, planned by the Associations of the Ohio Conference UCC. The group meets at the Ohio Conference’s Pilgrim Hills Camp and Conference Center near Brinkhaven, Ohio.
Those who have attended Lantern in the past continue to speak of the great impact the event has had on them. They talk of the difficulty of explaining to others just what the experience has meant to them.
Members Say …
It’s very hard to explain what Lantern is. It’s more than a women’s retreat. It’s a ‘spiritualness’ that you receive. Whatever you’re looking for, you can probably find it there.
Being surrounded by nature is very much a part of the Lantern experience. The beauty of Pilgrim Hills lifts our hearts and spirits.
I love nature and the walk in the woods for my quiet time. I feel closer to God when I’m there.
The opportunity to grow in faith is very important to Lantern women…
The women come wanting to learn. There is such a desire for the women to grow in God’s grace and in the knowledge of what God has to give us.
Lantern is intended to be a renewing of your spirit.
Looking for new members…
Lantern is open to anybody and everybody. We want people to learn that Lantern is a wonderful, spiritual weekend where you can grow, learn about God, see scripture in new ways, and take what you learn home with you.