Other Faith Options
Alternatives to Catholic Cursillo. As you form environmental groups, make friends, etc, and find candidates who would benefit from the Cursillo experience, but who are not Catholic, this information may be helpful:
Koinonia - This is open to Christians of all denominations. Men’s and women’s weekends are separate and are held in the spring and fall of each year. Weekends are held at the Olmsted Community Church, 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. Very active community in Toledo. For applications and further information, contact any of the following: Rev. Nancy Kin, contact Bert Wisbar St. Matthew Church (Episcop.) Olmsted Falls 5240 Talmadge Rd. Ph. 440-897-9246 Toledo, OH 43623 Ph. 419-473-1187
Emmaus Walk – Although sponsored by the United Methodist Church, this program is ecumenical. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Men’s and women’s weekends occur typically in fall and spring. Weekends are held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay and Widewater Retreat Center, Liberty Center, OH. More information can be obtained online “Emmaus Walk” or “Walk to Emmaus.” For applications and further information, contact: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Harmony Lodge 800 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 Widewater Retreat Center (UMC) Ph. 419-422-4236 4050 US 24, Liberty Center, OH Contact Person: Mike Noggle, Ph. 419-306-7248 Ph. 419-262-7598 -retreat scheduler
Via de Cristo –Southeast Michigan & Northwest Ohio Initially Lutheran, now open to Christians of all denominations. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Spring and fall weekends are held separately for men and women at locations below. More information can be obtained online by searching for “Good News Via de Cristo” or contact or any of the following: Current Lay Director is Kevin Kay and he can be reached at email@example.com. Current Spiritual Director is Pastor Ray Maurer and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Communications Chairperson: Gregg Blossom: The people may change but these email addresses will always get your message to the correct people. Another local contact is Debbie Wade, Ph. 419-350-8423. Epiphany Lutheran Church (spring) St. Paul Lutheran Church (fall) 915 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 21915 Beech St., Dearborn, MI Ph. 419- 536-5986 Ph. 313- 561-0168
Tres Dias –Cleveland. Open to all denominations, this is also nearly the same as Cursillo. 3-Day weekends are held separately for men and women at Camp Burton. Tres Dias communities are in Bay Village, Burton, and Lakewood, OH. See website for more info.
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