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WOMEN'S RETREAT

September 27-29, 2024

Save the Date!

Women, this event is designed especially for you. Join us for a weekend of Jesus, girl-time, and Sky Lodge fun! We all come from different places—school, work, single, married, young kids, old kids, not to mention so many other joys and challenges of life. Join us as we learn, play, laugh, share, pray, and grow together as women of God.  RSVP (Register) today!

We love because He first loved us.  I John 4:19

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Retreat Speaker

 

Rev. Deb(orah) Somerville The product of a Free Methodist pastor’s family,  Deb has learned through her childhood and adult years what a gift this heritage has provided.  She continues to learn from her pastor/father who, at age 94, remains active and passionate about all things Jesus.  Prior to Deb’s retirement, in December of 2020 as senior pastor of the Greenville FMC, she served as lead pastor in three conferences (Great Plains, Wabash, and Gateway).  She also had leadership responsibilities in two General Conferences of the FMCUSA, has spoken at numerous family camps and women’s retreats, and continues to fill pulpits in the Greenville area as invitations are presented.  She also remains active in her home church in Greenville.  Deb and Karl celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in July.  They enjoy their two adult children and their spouses, and their one most excellent grandson, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan.

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is an annual tradition and great way for us to raise money...and find some sweet deals! (Sometimes quite literally!) If you desire, bring some quality items to donate for our annual silent auction, and don’t forget your checkbook! Typical items include homemade treats, handmade gifts and gift baskets.

 

 

Book Exchange

Our annual Book Exchange will be in the coffee house.  If you enjoy reading, donate a book, or find a book to read!

 

 

 

Free Time

In addition to scheduled activities, there will be free time! Many women enjoy activities around Sky Lodge such as horseback riding, mini-golfing, canoeing, hammocking and hiking.  Or visit the Candy Store, Princeton antique stores, or local Amish shops!

 

 

Service Project

We will be filling bags to bless women who are struggling and are living in a women’s shelter.  If you desire, bring a couple of small items such as travel size shampoo, soap, toothpaste, comb.  We will also have items and bags on hand and would love your help filling the bags. 

 

Blank note cards will be available. Join us to write an encouraging note to these women as they are in a very rough time of their lives.  Your words of encouragement will mean the world to the woman who receives it.

Optional Breakouts

 

Outdoor Cooking with Wendi
Wendi Dykstra

 

An outdoor, hands-on, fun time cooking around the campfire!  Wendi is an expert at cooking all kinds of great meals over an open fire. Join her for delicious seminar where you get to eat your work!  Cost $7

Wendi loves working with kids and adults teaching outdoor cooking skills.  She is married to Dwayne and has 4 grown children.

 

Cowgirl Church
Becky VanDamme

 

This outdoor seminar will be held in the corral near the barn. 

Becky has been our Sky Lodge Horsemanship Director since 2012, and rode her first horse as a little girl at Sky Lodge!  She earned her degree in Stable Management from Kentucky Equine Institute.  Our horse program has grown by leaps and bounds under her direction.  Becky is married to Chris and has two grown children and one son-in-law.

 

 

Bread
Amber Stephens

Freshly-milled flour is very different from the flour found in stores today. Come and hear the history behind flour and sample delicious baked goods made from this time-tested and Biblical way of eating grains.  

 

Amber is  married to Jeremy and has four young children.  She loves cooking from scratch and keeping her chickens.

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Nursing Moms
We welcome your participation.  You may bring your nursing infant with you if you are using off-site or camper park lodging options.  This invitation includes nursing babies only and carries with it the understanding that crying or loud babies are taken out of the session.

Lodging Options

Pricing includes the retreat, meals, and on-site lodging.

 

Please select one:

-Cabin ($129)  Bring your own bedding and towels

-Motel ($134)  Bring your own towels

-Camper Park ($111)  Bring your own RV or tent

-I will arrange my own MOTEL OFF-SITE  ($99)

 Outdoor Cooking Class ($7 additional charge)

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