Posted by MM

Dear ALC members and friends,

For those planning to meet up for the retreat on
Saturday September 16, please note the following

Unfortunately, we have NOT been granted a driving
permit. This means that everyone will have to be
physically capable of doing the hike up. We apologize
for any inconvenience this may cause.

It is much appreciated if participants can bring a
backpack and help carry up food items for the


Retreat Saturday-Sunday Sept 16-17th at Haslumseter kapell
We are excited to invite all members/friends to join us for the
Congregational Retreat September 16-17th.

Please meet at the parking lot by Fossum Klubbhus, Ankerveien 245, in
Eiksmarka by 10 a.m. From Oslo, take the T-bane to Eiksmarka and
then you can take bus number 732 to Fossumbanen.

Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Please bring a
water bottle or other drink of your choice.

From Fossum klubbhus we will follow the blue-marked path, following
signs first to Østernvann and then to Haslumseter kapell.  The hike is not
steep but will take 1-2 hours depending on your speed.  The distance is 6,5
Once at the chapel, we will have teaching, lunch, and worship time together.
We will plan to finish Saturday’s portion of the retreat around 5 pm in the
afternoon so those who will return home can do so well before dark. Those
who wish to stay overnight at the chapel and hike back on Sunday are also
very welcome to do so.  There will be a simple supper on Saturday evening
and breakfast on Sunday. Those staying overnight MUST bring a sleeping
bag and pillow.

A group from ALC will be leading an informal church service
(“sportsgudstjeneste”) at the chapel on Sunday morning and will also
be making waffles and selling candy after the service to hikers/walkers
who come by.

Volunteers are needed for this event- do you have a talent for
cooking? Leading worship? Running cafes? This is your chance to
use your skills!

Suggested donation for the retreat is 100 kroner per person or 200 kroner
per family. Donations can be made in cash at the retreat or paid to ALC’s
account or Vipps account.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to participate, but think you are not
physically capable of doing the hike, please contact
sarahkaldestad AT  asap to make alternative arrangements
for transportation. If you need help getting from the t-bane at
Eiksmarka to Fossum, we are able to assist.

sarahkaldestad AT or call at 97 50 57 72.

Have a good day!


Church Office Administrator
The American Lutheran Congregation
Fritznersgate 15, 0264 Oslo, Norway
tel. +47 22443584
email office AT