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Jul 6th - Jul 10th 2011 Oshkosh/Menasha WI — ** 6/9/2011 UPDATE *** Hi all ~ the June 3rd due date has past for deposits.  However, since there is still room at the retreat center, we...

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Sunnyview Expo Center
Oshkosh/Menasha, WI 54901 USA

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** 6/9/2011 UPDATE ***

Hi all ~ the June 3rd due date has past for deposits.  However, since there is still room at the retreat center, we are still accepting additional deposits.  The $55 is applied to your first night at the retreat center.  Each additional night is $55, which includes breakfast & lunch food that we prepare together.

Make sure you SIGN UP today!!!  Send your deposit.  Don't miss the opportunity of making new friends and sharing in some of the best fellowship that you could experience.

I hope to see you in July!!!  Email me now with questions at:


  ** 5/19/2011 UPDATE **

You Do NOT want to miss this event!  This is one of the best events that you could attend to meet more CMers.  I am actually quite shocked that we don't have 75 people signed up for this already.  It has all of the elements of an absolute summer blast!  Great music, great people, great food, great location, great weather.  There is a reason that I love going to Lifest and I want to share the fun with the rest of CM-land.  Come join us!

***$55 Deposits due by June 3rd***

If you want to stay at the retreat center, you MUST send us a deposit.  Otherwise, you will need to find a hotel and those are very difficult to find during the festival.  The deposit is applied to your first night at the retreat center.  You will need to pay $55 for each additional night that you are staying.  This also includes food that we purchase for breakfasts & some lunches.

Please email Jason for address to send your deposit.

4/20/11 UPDATE**** The Retreat Center Has Been Confirmed!***

Please email Janet directly at so that you can be included on the future email updates, which may include important attached documents.

3rd Annual Event for CM Members:

Main Events:

~  Lifest 2011

~  Visit to the recently declared, First approved Holy Site in America (Marian Apparition) -  Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help -  

~  Visit to Lambeau Field & Packer Hall of Fame (Optional Side Trip)

~  EAA AirVenture Museum Oshkosh (Optional Side Trip)

~  Paine Art & Garden (Optional Side Trip)

~  Picnics & volleyball (Optional Side Trip)

~  High Cliff State Park Hikes (Optional Side Trip)

Looking for a CM event this summer?  Make a memory at Lifest 2011! Join one of the countrys largest Christian Music Festivals!  Lifest is so much more than music; its a place to reconnect with friends and meet new ones. Its a place where you can have the time of your life! Its a place where you can abandon your inhibitions and experience life like never before. Its a place for you and God. 

   ~ We will be staying at the retreat center again, which provides such a great sense of community.  (Lower cost than a hotel.)

   ~ Cost of the Lifest ticket for a 4 day pass to Lifest event - You must purchase that on your own at  (You can also purchase a 1 day pass.)  The range is between $60-$78, depending on when you purchase it.  

   ~ Some meals are included at the retreat center - mainly breakfast and some lunches.

   ~ Remaining meals are paid for on your own at either Lifest or a restaurant that we go to as a group.

   ~ Admission to any other events scheduled for the weekend are paid for by you if you choose to go.  So make sure you bring enough cash.  (Last year we might have spent around $40 per person for the other fun things we did.  The thing is that you can pick and choose - Lifest is the main event, but we are hoping to have some other outdoor fun as well.) 

Even though Lifest is the main event, I will be planning other CM events in the area aside from Lifest.  You may pick and choose what you want to do, but you need to let me know so that I can make the appropriate reservations. 

Clarification to all reading this: Come 1 day, 2 days, or come the whole time. I will have meeting points for you to join us whenever you are available. Just sign up to get on the emails sent out to the group.  I will provide my cell phone number to all participants once I know they are definitely coming.

More than 150 musical acts will appear at Lifest 2011!

Other Wisconsin Events:

     * Stop at Holy Hill between the commute from Milwaukee airport & Oshkosh for time of prayer & solitude.  Walk the outdoor Stations of the Cross.

     * Tour of the EAA AirVenture Museum -

     * Tour of a CHEESE Factory - What is a visit to Wisconsin without Cheese? Simon's Specialty Cheese -

     * Canoeing in Waupaca

     * Outlet Mall Shopping -

     *  Visit Lambeau Field - Great year to go since the Packers made it to the Super Bowl this year!!!

     *  Visit the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay

     *  Go for a Hike at High Cliff State Park

     *  Take morning/evening walks to Lake Winnebago

     *  Visit the Paine Art Museum & Gardens

For those of you who would be flying in for the event, you would want to fly into Milwaukee, Green Bay or Appleton and rent a car to drive to Oshkosh.  Cheapest flights for those of you from out of state would probably be to Milwaukee.  Go to  or to find good rates.  Do a little research.  Do a mapquest from the airport to Oshkosh.  It is your responsibility to find a ride to Oshkosh if you are using public transportation.  There is a Greyhound bus that has a route from Milwaukee to Oshkosh.  
Contact other attendees for possible carpooling options. 

Some of the other highlights of the Lifest event are:

A schedule of events will be made for CM members to view prior to coming so that you can decide which days you want to come.  Come for the whole weekend or come for a day.  It is your choice.

Find cool stuff that youd never see at the mall. Eat food on sticks and experience the bliss of deep fried cheese curds. Interested in being a vendor? Scroll to the bottom of this page. 

A display of sparkly fireballs and loudness. And to top it all off its in the dark. Friday, July 8th! 

A personal way for you to creatively express yourself to God. Talk to Him, tell Him things and get to know Him better! 

Sunday Morning Mass at Lifest 9:00 AM in The Lounge 

Gather around a big bonfire and sing songs much more fun than when you went camping up northand a lot less risk of being eaten by bears. 


FREE open-play Disc Golf Course located across the street in Winnebago County Park.

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July 7th, 2011 - Janet-83198 said:

Day #1 was a lot of fun at Lifest! Newsboys put on a great concert! There is more great music to come. We still have room at the retreat center. Last minute people are welcome to come!!! Email me at We are staying at the Mount Tabor Center in Menasha, WI.


July 1st, 2011 - Michael-76823 said:

Less than a week away! Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Moline, Madison, Menomonee... you're alll easy driving distances away. C'mon over for the fun, fellowship, music; meet up with us at the Festival if you wish. This is a great event!


June 12th, 2011 - Michael-76823 said:

It is less than a month away, yay! I can't wait for the music, fun, and fellowship. Anybody: if you have never attended a CM event before, this was the first one I ever attended, and it is a great one to start with. There is so much to do here, between the music and the side trips, and as nice a bunch of people as you can meet.


June 10th, 2011 - Janet-83198 said:

Mary - I've been waiting for Lifest to post the finalized schedule of bands. I really didn't want to plan a long day excursion on a day that people want to get to Lifest for one of the best headliners. All side trips are optional. Since most people will be driving to this event, it gives people the flexibilty to drive separately in case they want to get to a band earlier than the rest of the group plans to go. We always have general meeting spots throughout the festival.

I assure you.... it is one of the best CM events that people can attend. The spirit will move you in ways that you didn't know it could. The peacefulness of the retreat center provides the opportunity to escape the fast pace of our lives.

Everyone ~ be sure to check out the schedule of bands at Lifest!

In past years, we've had someone fly from CA & IN. Others have driven from WV, SC, MN, IL. I understand people's apprehension for this event if you are coming from out of state. Lifest has drawn people who never attended an event before, but now they are event regulars across the country.


May 31st, 2011 - Janet-83198 said:

Mary - yes, the retreat center will be single occupancy.