2018 Women’s Retreat

By Megan Crain

July 20, 2018

Last week, about 50 ladies ranging from 13 years old and up journeyed north together for our 10th annual women’s retreat.  We spent three beautiful days near Petoskey, MI. This year’s theme was “We Are His.” Together we gleaned wisdom from God’s Word on what it means to be His in unity, to extend and receive forgiveness as His people, and about the comfort and hope God abundantly supplies His people with. Five talented guys from the worship team blessed us with some fantastic opportunities to worship the Lord, and to dance a little too! The women’s discipleship groups were incorporated into our time away with many groups preparing a special gift or activity in advance. Each discipleship group also stayed together, where they reflected on large group sessions, encouraged one another, and gave thanks to God together.

Of course there was lots of time to relax, laugh, and do some out-of-the-ordinary fun activities too! Whether it was just enjoying a slower morning, looking through quaint downtown shops, searching for Petoskey stones on the beach, catching the sunset over lake Michigan with some delicious ice cream, or getting super competitive with a game of laser tag, we were all able to enjoy and celebrate many good gifts of this life together and with our Lord.

It was a blessing to be able to get away from the plethora of demands that each of us have on our plates. After being refreshed and refilled with the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, hopefully all of us have been able to return to our good and diverse God-given responsibilities with new energy, purpose, and hope. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for us ladies to retreat, and to do it for so many years now! Your prayers and support were felt!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort! 

2 Corinthians 1:3