Our mission is to provide sacred space in nature where groups and individuals of all ages are offered opportunities to:
- Experience the presence of creation
- Discover personal wholeness
- Participate in community
- Environmental interaction,
- Educational activities,
- Spiritual renewal,
- and Relationship building
Safety – emotional, physical, and spiritual
Stewardship of Nature
Creation of Sacred Space
For 50+ years Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center was owned by the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ; but as of October, 2007, operations were transitioned to Our Sacred Space, Inc.
In October 2007, Our Sacred Space, Inc. (OSSI) a 501c3 non-profit organization, was born of the need to successfully build and manage the camp and retreat programming facilitated through Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center in Montour, IA. In January of 2008 the management of the facility was transitioned from the IA Conference UCC to OSSI. See Agreement below.
OSSI maintains a strong convenantal affliation with the Iowa Coference of the United Church of Christ and the UCC congregations throughout the state.
- 51% of Board Members UCC
- 2 Board Members appointed at Annual Meeting of the IA Conf. UCC
Below is a link to the Final Transition Agreement between the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ and Our Sacred Space, Inc.