September 24-26, 2021
General Info


Retreat Info

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You Are Invited...

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.


Women's Retreat starts Friday, September 25th with registration at 6:00 p.m. Then enjoy a Soup and Sandwich 6:00-8:30 p.m.  First session starts at 8:30 p.m.  Retreat ends Sunday at 11:30 a.m.


Taking your Prayer Life to the Next Level


"The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with."

James 5:26 MSG

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 babies will be taken out of the session.

Melanie Redd

Melanie Redd is a woman who loves to encourage, equip, train, and motivate other women.  With her easy smile, warm personality, and positive outlook, she enjoys offering hope in all that she does.  One of her favorite Bible verses is 1 Thessalonians 5:11.  "So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing."

Melanie wrote Sunday School curriculum and magazine articles for Lifeway Resources before launching her own speaking, blogging, and writing ministry.  As a speaker and as a writer, she inspires others using the Bible, practical applications, a little wit, and a whole lot of common sense.  She's known for taking complicated biblical and relational concepts and making them simple to understand and put to use.

Her days are filled with ministry both online and offline.  You'll find Melanie encouraging a friend at a local coffee shop, cheering on a group of MOPS, writing an article for her blog, working on her latest book, and spending time in prayer with friends - all on the same day.  She's an energetic woman who loves to share the love of Christ with everyone around her.


Main Speaker
Optional Breakout Sessions
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What's Next God?
Kim Brannon


Come learn what it looks like to listen to God and to do 'The Next Thing' that God places before us.  Navigating the challenges and identifying the blessings of unexpected God-ordained opportunities is a lifelong journey.  Kim will share her story of overcoming obstacles and insecurities in order to follow God's leading.  Time for interactive sharing will be included in this workshop.  We each have a unique story.  Yours may inspire someone to take steps toward doing their 'next thing.'


Calligraphy Class - $10.00
Michelle Cahill


Michelle learned calligraphy on her own three years ago.  Since then, she has used calligraphy to address wedding envelopes, design greeting cards, make wood signs, and everything in between!  She loves helping people learn calligraphy because it is a fun, creative outlet that anyone can enjoy.  No perfect handwriting or artistic skills required.  You will receive a brush pen, worksheets, and a small card that you make in the class to take home.  (This calligraphy class will also be offered in the evening.)


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

Calligraphy Workshop: $10.00 - (Optional Breakout Session)

Horse Ride: $10.00 - 30 minute trail ride

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, gift baskets, photos, or services.

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!

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