June 8-10, 2018
Ephesians 1:3 says…
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
We are thrilled to try something a little bit unique for our “Country Store” this year. Ladies, you are invited to think outdoors, gardens and God’s amazing creation… We are looking for plants, flowers, bulbs, seeds, pots, trowels, gloves, herbs, and even potting soil. Perhaps you have so many Hostas this year that you don’t know what to do with them all….split them, and bring them with you to the retreat! Maybe you have a garden stone, a lovely herb label (or two) or even a neat bird feeder that you can contribute. If all else fails and you are stuck, consider getting a gift card to your closest nursery (e.g., Terra, Connon etc.). We will gladly take all donations so long as they are new or gently used and in good condition. All proceeds will go toward funding next years’ retreat and The White Cross.
Location: Guelph Bible Conference
Have a look at what the facility has to offer: https://guelphbiblecc.com/facilities-tour/
You get all the amenities of a hotel including air conditioning, full baths, and bedding if desired. There are several accommodation options to suit a variety of budgets. You will also enjoy the great food provided throughout the weekend. Besides the wonderful facilities, there will be plenty of time to spend with old and new friends alike learning more about God’s grace and love towards us as women…Come and check it out! We welcome you!
Have a look at this beautiful facility located in a secluded ten acre park-like setting, within the city limits of Guelph, Ontario. It is close to scenic Elora Gorge, St. Jacobs and Mennonite country, and just minutes from major shopping malls and factory outlets.
Speaker: Janet Surette
We are thrilled to have Janet with us for our ladies’ retreat this June. She is passionate about sharing God’s truth in a tangible way with an enthusiasm that is contagious. As a mother of 3; and a practical, outgoing woman… we are sure to be in for a treat! If you’d like more information on our speaker this year, feel free to check out her website at the link below…
I was welcomed into the world by a family narrowly plucked from the brink of destruction. My parents had found the cure for their despair, drivenness, anxiety and marital breakdown in the saving grace of Jesus Christ just months before I was born. As that grace transformed my family, I grew up easily convinced that God is good and His ways are perfect. As I put God’s principles to the test throughout high school and university, I discovered that submission to God’s rule in my life was far from bondage. Actually, what it proved to be instead was glorious freedom that opened my life to lavish grace.
I’m all grown up now and believe more than ever that God’s truth is far too robust to be relegated to a Sunday obligation or remembered only as quaint, childhood stories. Over three decades into this journey with Jesus Christ, my life is rich because His wisdom informs and beautifies my marriage, my parenting, my friendships, my speech, my decisions, my work and my purpose on this earth. Out of the abundance of blessing showered on my life through His grace, it is my delight to share with women how God’s wisdom perfectly intersects with everyday life.
5:30 – 6:45 pm – Arrive/Registration
7:00 pm – Session 1 (Fun and refreshments to follow)
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – Session 2
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 pm – Fun Activities
5:00 pm – Banquet
7:30 pm – Session 3
9:00 pm – Games Night (Snacks provided)
8:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Session 4/Communion
12:30 pm – Lunch
Fun, Friends & Free Time
“Digit Spa” -Come and feel pampered, sharing time with friends. Manicures, pedicures and lots of laughs!
Shopping -If you are interested in going shopping you can meet up with others, carpool and have a great time together at the local shops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskB9IOkkFk
Colour Your World -Who says you are too old to colour??? Enjoy some colouring with others who share your interests. Take your mind off of your busy life and just share in the friendship of others with markers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qWeeq5w7A8
R ‘n’ R -Take a load off and just relax on the beautiful grounds. Take in the sunshine and share with a friend.
Take Note -As missionaries are such a big part of our Retreat, we want to encourage them with a brief note, word of thanks or a special memory. Come and share your thoughts with those who share the Gospel with others.
Rip ‘n’ Roll (White Cross) -Come and help the White Cross by making bandages to send out to those in need. Have a look at what a blessing this ministry can be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzqXkBgre-Q
What to Bring
Notebook and Pen
One Dressy Outfit