Healing Weekend West Ohio AIDS Task Force
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 4:00pm to Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 3:00pm
Healing Weekend

Our theme for the 2013 UMC Healing Weekend is "Celebrate Life".  We are an inclusive ministry. Healing Weekends are for all persons living with HIV/AIDS as well as their friends, partners, spouses, families and caregivers. Weekend activities include workshops, live entertainment, small groups that are intended for healing and discussion, a talent show, a candlelight ceremony, Sunday morning worship service, a bonfire, hayride and late-night movies. This year we will also have outside activities, including a nature walk for those interested, swimming in the pool and boating in the pond.

Spirituality, education and creating bonds of friendship are the focus of the HIV/AIDS Healing Weekends. We create a spiritual web by encouraging connection to every person at the Healing Weekend through small healing groups, Sunday church service, a Candlelight Celebration and a meditation room. 

The cost of the Healing Weekend is $50 per person and all meals are included. Cancellation requests must be received no later than July 2013. Failure to notify us of your intention to cancel by this date will result in the loss of your registration fee. 
We welcome youth ages 13 and above. However, we do not guarantee specific events for youth.
  • Please let us know of any special needs you may have including mobility difficulties, vegetarian diet, allergies or special medications we should be aware (such as meds that needs to be refrigerated.) Rooms are dormitory style with 7-10 people assigned per room. 
  • If you are a person living with HIV/AIDS please contact Brian Montgomery directly at 419-798-6249 or email healingweekendumc [at]
  • Your confidentiality is very important to us, and will always be respected.
  • You can register 2 ways


Location Name: 
Widewater Retreat & Ministry Center
Mary Blackstone