WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Women’s Retreat

June 8-10, 2018

Treat yourself to a weekend away to explore God in a new and special way!

Blessings by Laura Story...A wonderful song to get us in this frame of mind!

Blessings Beyond Belief:

Just Live It!

Ephesians 1:3 says…

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.

God’s Garden:

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.

Offering:

There will be a few changes to the delegations this year.  We will continue to collect an offering on Saturday evening however, it will be distributed a little differently in order to accommodate our new additions to this wonderful weekend away.  Some of the funds collected will go toward the unique experiences that you will enjoy this weekend such as the worship team and special presentation on Saturday evening!  Another portion of the funds will go toward The White Cross as they will be our focus mission this year.  Finally, we would like to keep a nest-egg in the bank in order to provide financially for next years’ retreat.  Thank you for your continued support in this matter.  We are excited to see what God will do with your gifts!

General Registration Information:

  • A deposit of $50.00 is due online by April 20th, 2018 to secure your spot (Please complete the registration form located under the Registration Tab below to pay online)
  • Contact Kristy at [email protected] if you have any questions or are in need of assistance
  • Fees

Room at the Inn: $280.00

Dorm Room (with linens): $240.00

Dorm Room (no linens): $234.00

Saturday Only (Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner): $100.00

 

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!

image5Have 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 by clicking on her picture.

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.

Melissa Dutch

Melissa Dutch along with Rachel Talabis (on guitar) will help to bring us into Worship throughout the weekend.  We are looking forward to being blessed by their musical talent!

Christine Mathews

We are so excited to have Christine bless us with her artistic abilities. You won't want to miss this powerful presentation! Click on Christine's picture to check out her amazing work!

Downloads
Poster & PowerPoint Slide
Schedule

Friday
5:30 – 6:45 pm – Arrive/Registration
7:00 pm – Session 1 (Fun and refreshments to follow)

Saturday
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)

Sunday
8:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Session 4/Communion
12:30 pm – Lunch
Departure

Additional Details

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

Bible
Notebook and Pen
Casual Clothes

One Dressy Outfit

Sportswear