August 27-30, 2018
Theme: "A Universe of Wonder: Space Stuff-God Stuff"
Presenters: The Rev. Anne Deneen, Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Gloucester, MA and Dr. Kevin Luhman, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University
Anne and Kevin presented terrific programs in 2016 & 2017 and are returning with more of God's beauty of the universe to share and discuss. This summer Lutherhostel will explore current unknowns and mysteries at the limits of our knowledge, movies with reflection time, opportunities for reflecting on our own faith, and time with great friends, old & new, and of course Calumet's delicious food!
Discussions will include:
1. Are we alone in the universe?
2. How was the universe created?
3. What is the fate of the universe?
Special Monday evening program this year: "The Starry Messenger," presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic fun-filled adaptation of Galileo’s short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly-devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture, Galileo answers questions about his experiments, his life, and his times.
Lutherhostels at Camp Calumet are popular gatherings for adults over the age of 50. People come from all over New England to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation here in the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire. This time of year the kayaks will be available, the pontoon boat will take us out for star gazing and daytime trips on Ossipee Lake, swimming at the Family Camp Beach is still a great summer activity, and time for walks around camp and nearby locations will be offered.
Contact Alice to make your reservation.