June 9-11, 2017
SERENITY: Wrapped in God’s Love
Some verses to consider…
Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Country Store Donations:
You are invited to bring craft and resale items as donations to sell in the Country store. Examples of the types items to bring: jams, baked goods, jewellery, toiletries, hand crafted items or donated retail gift cards (e.g., Tim Hortons). Good quality items only please. Whatever is not sold will need to return with the original owners. All proceeds will go toward supporting our missions projects.
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: Bev Hadland
Bev is the Outreach Ambassador for Crossroads/100 Huntley Street. She travels across Canada with a message of hope and healing as well as giving a voice to our First Nations people. In his 1985 interview with Bev, David Mainse opened the door to invitations for her to speak nationally which has developed into an international ministry. More recently, in April 2016, David, Ron and Ann Mainse prayed over Bev as she prepared for her new ambassadorial role with Crossroads. She is the best- selling author of three books, with the fourth on the way entitled ‘Ask Me, I’ve Been There’. Among many accolades, Bev was named ‘Woman of the Year’ by REAL Women of Canada in 2003 for her pro family activities. She’s also an ordained minister with Anchor Ministries, a non-denominational church organization. With over thirty years of experience working and speaking with teens, Bev exemplifies the Generation to Generation focus of 100 Huntley Street.
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 (Dress Up & wear your favourite scarf)
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 –wear your favourite scarf