Founders and Executive Directors of Hi-Point Outdoors, Inc.
Joe and Kathy Narens grew up in Texarkana, AR. They are very family orientated and love spending time with their grown children and their 2 Grandsons. Joe and Kathy are members of St. Edward's Catholic Church. They are very active in community projects.
Joe and Kathy are active in working with the Physically Disabled and the Less-Fortunate Youth in their community. They host outings on their property for these individuals and groups. It is on this property that their calling from God to build the Hi-Point Retreat Center will be located. Joe and Kathy have owned this property since 1991. Since that time they have always known that the property was given to them from God and they have treated the property as a gift, a treasure from God, in reaching out to those that have no place to go to enjoy The Great Outdoors.
If you would like more information on how you can help in the development of Hi-Point Outdoors Retreat Center, please contact Joe and Kathy at 870-772-7070.
Hi-Point Outdoors, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization in accordance with State and Federal Laws.
Any donations made to Hi-Point Outdoors, Inc. is tax-deductible.
Reality of Hi-Point Retreat Center
The reality is, Hi-Point Retreat Center has not yet been constructed. However, the dreams of Joe and Kathy Narens making Hi-Point Retreat Center a reality "will" come to be. This is a call from God and with God, "All Things Are Possible."
Joe and Kathy own 300 acres of land, which was given to them from God and they know that God has called them to be stewards of this great gift.
Hi-Point Retreat Center will be located 15 South of Texarkana, just a 10 minute drive from Loop 245 and South State Line. Hi-Point Retreat Center is centrally located, just 1 hour from Shreveport, Louisiana, 2 hours from Little Rock, AR and 3 hours from Dallas, TX.
The facilities at Hi-Point Retreat Center will create a serene, charming environment for groups or 5 to 50 for day use or overnight accommodations, Monday through Sunday.
The facilities of Hi-Point Retreat Center will be available weekdays to non-profit organizations and schools for their retreats and meetings. The Retreat House will be nestled in the wooded acres in the serene, picturesque setting overlooking the lake, yet is easily accessible from major highways. Nature Trails on the grounds follow along through giant oak and cypress tress. As other nature trails wind through beautifully landscaped gardens. With guests catching glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat.
Joe and Kathy Narens, Hi-Point Retreat Center Executive Directors, will serve as your centralized resource for scheduling and planning your meetings. They will provide you with any assistance you may need - room reservations, audio-visual requirements, meal planning and overnight accommodations.
If you would like to know more about Hi-Point Retreat Center or in helping making Hi-Point Retreat Center become a Reality, please contact Joe or Kathy at 870-772-7070.
Hi-Point Retreat Center, a community of prayer,
rooted in the Word of God and in the Catholic tradition,
the Spirit frees minds and hearts to mature friendships with Christ,
to find God in every aspect of experience, and to live Gospel values.
The following pictures used for the Hi-Point Retreat Center Information
are not pictures from Hi-Point Retreat Center.
These pictures are to serve as an example as to what Joe and Kathy Narens vision
to be constructed at Hi-Point Retreat Center.
The Cabins, Retreat Lodge and Chapel may not look the same as
the pictures included, but each structure will be constructed to keep
in the beauty of the Great Outdoors.
Site Plan & Master Plans For Hi-Point Retreat Center
Hi-Point Retreat Center will be a place of beauty and incredible peace. Everyone who comes to Hi-Point Retreat Center will feel special because they will sense that God has prepared this place just for them. In the silence and solitude, riches beyond the human imagination will await the open heart.
At Hi-Point Retreat Center, we hope that our guest will capture a bit of the spirit of the great love, peace and joy of God, it's visible and invisible beauty. It would be our prayer, when Hi-Point Retreat Center is completed you will visit as our guest.
Hi-Point Retreat Center's Mission:
Believing that peace comes from God, and flows through the human heart, Hi-Point Retreat Center will seek to be a channel of God's peace in the lives of His people and therefore, the world.
Hi-Point Retreat Center will be a center of spirituality called to serve God's people through prayer and by providing the opportunity to spend time in silence and solitude of a simple environment. In the midst of the natural beauty of the forest, people of faiths will be invited to come and respond to God's call:
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:11)
"From Restlessness To Resting In God"
Many are busy and focused on self, yet are unfulfilled and restless.
We pray with St. Augustine, "My heart is restless until it rests in thee."
Share with Jesus a weekend of restful companionship and renewal of spirit for daily life.
Retreats That Will Be Offered
Seasonal Retreats - One Day Programs
* Retreatants will be asked to bring their own priest, spiritual director or retreat leader.
Hi-Point Retreat Center Lodge
The Lodge guests will the Registration Office, Religious Book Store and Gift Shop and Dining Room. The Retreat Lodge will also have a Library, Conference and Meeting Rooms available for guests. The winterized lodge will have a large handicapped-accessible deck, four season porch, recreation room for our guests. Large windows will provide excellent views of the lake and the beauty of nature in the wildlife settings.
Hi-Point Retreat Prayer Cabins
Each prayer cabin will have private baths, small closet space, single or full size beds and sitting area, and a small table with Bible for praying, study and meditation.
All cabins will be completely handicapped accessible.
Hi-Point Chapel In The Woods
The Chapel will be open every day. The Chapel will seat 50-75. Guests will be invited to come pray, worship, spend time with God in the rustic chapel. The Chapel will be nestled in the secluded setting of God's natural beauty. Mass times will be announced.
Open Air Pavilion
The Open Air Pavilion will be a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!
The Pavilion offers one of the most scenic views on the property and overlooking the lake.
This area invites guests to relax and enjoy nature, a workshop outdoors with a splendid view. A great place for activities for your group.
The possibilities are endless!
Stations of the Cross
Hi-Point Retreat Center will have an outdoor Stations of the Cross. The Stations, or theWay of the Cross, are a traditional method of meditating upon Christ's Suffering and Death.
The Stations of the Cross will be located within the Meditation Walking Trails, which will be located around the Chapel. Guests can walk in the beauty of nature while meditating and praying the Stations of the Cross.
Nature Meditation Trails
The grounds of Hi-Point Retreat Center will provide a beautiful setting to experience the presence and love of God and His peace through walking, hiking, reading or meditation.
The Meditation Trails wind throughout the property of Hi-Point Retreat Center, throughout these tranquil nature trails, guest will find benches for prayer and resting, porch swings in a gazebo encourages meditation. To keep body and spirit in tune with the love, peace and joy that God has to offer each of us.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome,
and I will refresh you...
learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.
Your souls will find rest. (Matthew 11)
Would You Like To Help Make Hi-Point Retreat Center A Reality?
Ways That You Can Help...
Planned and Deferred Gifts:
Trust were once considered a financial-planning tool only for the very wealthy. Today financial planning seminars point to the advantage of trusts for people of even modest means. Trusts, annuities, and bequests are some of the ways to give a deferred gift. You may wish to make a significant gift to Hi-Point Retreat Center, but hesitate out of concern that you will need the funds for other purposes. Through planned or deferred gifts, you need not choose between charitable giving and not giving. You can make a gift that benefits Hi-Point Retreat Center while still providing for yourself or a family member. In short, you can make a significant gift without sacrificing other financial needs.
There are different types of trusts and annuities that can be customized to your specific financial requirements. Contact Joe or Kathy Narens if you would like to know more about this gift opportunity.
Current Gifts differ from Deferred Gifts in that the giver receives an immediate charitable contribution deduction that reduces federal income taxes in exchange for giving up rights to donated property. This property, for example, can be in the form of cash, tangible personal property, appreciated property such as, stocks or bonds or real estate.
"Gifts provide the seed, from that seed grows our strength and effectiveness as a Retreat Center. For the extraordinary generosity of our friends who have sown the seed, we are grateful - you make it possible for people to find here a life of prayer, to experience God."
The effective work of Hi-Point Retreat Center depends on dedicated group of volunteers. If you would like to become part of the loyal Friends of Hi-Point Retreat Center, we would be delighted to hear from you. Your commitment of a few hours a week is of great value to us.
Ways To Contribute
Hi-Point Retreat Center needs your help in giving contributions and gifts to fund its dream of completing the Retreat Center.
As a non-profit ministry, we do not receive any funding from the government.
Instead, we rely on God's Hand of provision through private donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and grants.
Ways You Can Donate Your Resources To Help Hi-Point Retreat Center:
Give Your Dollars
Plan Your Estate
Help With The Construction of Hi-Point Retreat Center
Naming and Recognition Opportunities
The "Our Legacy, Tomorrow's Promise" for Hi-Point Retreat Center affords donors an attractive range of prominent and meaningful opportunities to link their name, or the name of a family member or honored friend, in perpetuity with the life and work of Hi-Point Retreat Center.
Such naming and recognition opportunities include the dedication of specific facilities, Retreat Center Lodger, Meeting and Conference Rooms, Retreat Prayer Cabins, Chapel, Open Air Pavilion, Stations of the Cross, Marion Grotto, Playground Equipment and Meditation Trails.
Donor's name and the projects they help fund will be acknowledged in a way that pays tribute to the donor's spirit of generosity, while maintaining an environment suited for Hi-Point Retreat Center.
We invite parents, grandparents, foundations and friends to partner with us by considering one of a number of permanent naming and recognition opportunities.
"Let each man give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." (Deut. 16:17)
If the Lord has blessed you with more finances, we encourage you to share a larger gift as a ministry to those who cannot leave as much. This will allow us to keep Hi-Point Retreat Center available to all who want to come for a quiet time of prayer and refreshment with their Lord, Jesus Christ.
A place where God's children can come for intimate fellowship with Him.
Thank you for taking the time to consider making a contribution to Hi-Point Retreat Center.
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