WOMEN'S RETREAT

September 23-25, 2022
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You Are Invited to THRIVE!

You are invited to...Thrive!

All women are welcome to a weekend of THRIVING together! 
We will take time to pause, and lean into the scriptures that remind us how God invites us to THRIVE in life. The weekend will be full of moments to connect with God and each other.  Jesus wants to draw us into his presence, and allow us to THRIVE. Learn to listen for the voice of God, rest in his presence, and be reminded how he wants to protect us. 

 

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10b  NIV

 
Note - Nursing Mothers:

We desire and 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/noisy babies will be taken out of the session.

Main Speaker
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Diana Shiflett has been in ministry for 27 years.  Diana is an ordained pastor. She has been an adjunct professor of youth ministry.  Diana is a certified spiritual director. She has a master's degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College.  And did her undergraduate work at North Park University. Diana has written the book Spiritual Practices in Community.  Diana is married to Rodney, and has two cute dogs named Fozzie and Scooter. Diana loves to laugh, and help people connect with God. 
Optional Breakout Sessions
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Thrive Stretch and Refresh
Kristin Bauder
Friday Evening Stretch

 

A session of gentle stretching and refreshment to renew your body as well as your mind and spirit. Include basic stretches for your muscles which will leave you relaxed, yet ready for the rest of the weekend. Most stretches will be done seated in, or standing behind a chair, and we will also share about how various prayer postures listed in the Bible can help you to stay healthy. Kristin, LAT, ATC, has been teaching stretching to all abilities from athletes to seniors for over twenty-five years, and will include a portion at the end of the session to answer questions about how to stretch any of your achy joints and muscles. 

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Thrive In Your
Devotions/Prayer Life
Heidi Millimaki
Saturday Morning Breakout Session

 

Fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.  Heidi is married to Rob and has two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, a college aged daughter, and one beautiful baby granddaughter!

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Thrive In Your Marriage
Cheri Coakley
Saturday Morning Breakout Session

 

"Failure to thrive" is a diagnosis given to children who fail to grow normally. Sometimes this is caused by problems such as poor nutrition or neglect. Come share ideas about how to nurture your marriage so it can thrive with Christ as the center. Cheri and Pat have been married for almost 50 years.  They have 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren.

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Set Free to Thrive
Abby Fitzgerald
Saturday Morning Breakout Session

 

Learn how The Set Free Movement (SFM) works with local churches to address the brokenness of human trafficking around the world through community-based action.  The conversation will have a special focus on the ministry of Thrive in Kenya, founded by missionary Vickie Reynen.  Abby is a licensed counselor and the Assistant Director of Team Care and Development for SFM.

 
Retreat Prices

Prices include the retreat, lodging, and meals.

 

Motel$130.00 - Bring your own towels (Motel Full-waiting list only)

Cabins: $125.00 - Bring your own bedding and towels

Camper Park: $108.00 - Bring your own camp or tent

Motel Off-Site: $99.00 - I will arrange my own motel off-site

Optional Craft Time: $3.00 

Craft Time

Make a reminder of a great weekend!  This is a fun and easy project that anyone can do.   If you would like to make one, please indicate it on your registration form.  We want to make sure we have enough supplies ready for everyone that wants to join us!  $3 fee for supplies.  (Lots of varieties will be available for you to pick from when you are here.).

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Special Events

 

Free Time

In addition to scheduled activities, there will, of course, be free time! Many women enjoy activities around Sky Lodge such as horse riding, mini-golfing or disc golfing, canoeing, or hiking.  Visiting the local candy store, antique stores, or Amish shops are also favorite free time activities!

 

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, bring a book to donate or find a book to read!