In the beautiful late spring, summer, and early fall, we gather in the Outdoor Chapel under a canopy of trees. Guests can park at the Conference Center and follow the crowds across the street. Some guests arrive with their own lawn chairs. If it rains, we head to Luther Hall by lakeside. Beginning in mid-October, our Sunday morning worship takes place at Calumet's Conference Center.
There are four major parts of the Lutheran worship experience. "The Gathering" comes first. We sing some songs, pray, think about the ways we have fallen short, and hear the reminder that God loves with arms of mercy that stretch forth and wrap around each person. Then "The Word" when we hear a couple of verses from the Bible, listen to the Chaplain share some of his/her thinking about how God might be speaking to us at that moment, and share prayer petitions with God. The third section of the service is "The Meal" when we share and celebrate Holy Communion -- EVERYONE is welcome at the Lord's Table. And we totally mean it! Last is "The Sending." Essentially it's this -- "Now go out there and love people the way God loves you." We sing and we smile at each other and we head out with the hope that we can more fully be the compassionate people God has called us to be.
Please come. Find a seat. Relax. Make eye contact with someone and smile. Know that you are part of a community made up of individuals who are just doing the best they can. We like to sing, we like to pray, and we like to wonder together. And we try to be on our way in about an hour.
Whether you're visiting the area for the weekend, or you live nearby ... whether you have the gift of a deep faith, or you are struggling with all kinds of doubts ... whether you believe in all of your Church denomination's doctrines, or you get frustrated with all of those rather less important things that bring about division ... Sunday morning at Calumet is a welcome place for all people who value a time set apart for God. We get going at 10 AM. There'll be a spot waiting for you!
PO Box 236
W Ossipee, NH 03890
Copyright © 2020 Calumet Lutheran Ministries.
Adopted by the Calumet Board of Directors October 12, 2006
Calumet's primary responsibility is for the safety and security of our campers . To help meet that responsibility, Calumet has adopted certain policies governing the collection and use of personal information.
This document describes how Calumet handles the personal information we learn about you when you contact us by mail, phone, email, or when you access our web site. Any personally identifying information you provide is voluntary. We use it for program registration, to fulfill requests you make, or to assist us in carrying out our mission.
Calumet collects your personal information when you register for a program, make a donation, or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. If you contact Calumet, we may keep a record of that correspondence. If you submit a camp application or registration materials, or an application for employment, we will keep those documents on file for at least seven years.
We will use your information to process enrollment requests, orders, and donations, to provide you with information about Calumet programs and services we believe will be of interest to you, and to ask for your support.
In some cases, a third party may be contracted by us to provide a specific service. We will only disclose as much personal information as necessary. For example, when we use the mailing service of our printer to send a Calumet newsletter, we will share only the information necessary for delivery of the newsletter. Any third party with which Calumet shares information has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information.
We may share your information with third parties in other limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing imminent harm, or ensuring the safety and security of our campers, facilities, and programs. This includes confidential medical information that complies with federal statutes.
Calumet does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide information from our database to third parties except for the reasons stated above.
Calumet complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about this law, visit www.coppa.org.
Calumet's web site automatically collects and stores anonymous data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more useful. We do not use this data to track or record information about individuals.
Calumet's web site does not use “cookies” or tracking mechanisms to collect any personally identifying user information. Cookies are used for maintaining user sessions only. You can set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
Calumet has taken substantial precautions to ensure security for users of online services. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. Consequently, Calumet cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information that you transmit or provide to Calumet online.
From time to time, Calumet takes photographs and video (film and digital) of campers and retreat groups during their participation in Calumet programs. These photographs and video may be used by Calumet in promotional materials.
Calumet will make its best effort to honor any request from a parent to remove a photo of a camper from the web site.
Upon request, Calumet will provide you with access to all information we maintain about you. It is your right to correct any inaccuracies in that information.
You have the right to opt out of any mailings or other contacts from Calumet.
Parents retain these rights on behalf of their minor children.
If you have questions or concerns regarding Calumet's privacy policies, please contact:
Calumet Lutheran Ministries
PO Box 236
West Ossipee, NH 03890-0236
(603) 539-4773 ext. 211