Ground Breaking Ceremony October 9, 2016
Former Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, Honored
Matching Gift AnnouncedLutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) wishes to express thanks for a $60,000 grant towards constructing a new multipurpose activity center. The building will be named the Pastor Norm Nelson Program Center in honor of Pastor Nelson’s work and support for youth ministries.
Individual donations to the building project are now matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to this generous grant from the Kolschowsky Foundation, until the combined goal of $120,000 is reached.
The new facility will enhance LOMC’s programs and activities designed to build Christian community, faith development, congregational leadership training, and environmental education and will be used year-round by guests.
As the only ELCA camp and retreat center in Illinois, LOMC serves more than 170 congregations annually. In addition to 30 summer camp programs, LOMC hosts weekly activities, programs, custom retreats, and facility rentals for adults, families, youth, and other groups. Its mission includes “connecting the Word of God with the World of God.”
For more information, and to take advantage of matching gifts in supporting the Pastor Norm Nelson Program Center, please contact LOMC at 815-732-2220.