Fall Refreshment (Sept 22-24, 2017)
Set aside time to reflect and meet God. Come away from your usual routine and hear the voice of God in a fresh way. This year’s retreat theme is Overflowing Hope from Romans 15:13. Come with an open heart to experience God's goodness and hope! So, for one of the best weekends of your fall, come to the Fall Refreshment women's retreat and reflect, reconnect, be refreshed, and get recharged.
Each year we invite a powerful speaker to challenge and encourage attendees to grow in their relationship with Jesus. The 2017 speaker is Molly Sanborn. Molly Sanborn (a.k.a The Cheese Ball Chick) is a wife, mom, speaker, and lover of Jesus. Her creative ideas and infectious personality have been featured on several TV shows, including Twin Cities Live and Wipeout. She loves to laugh and makes it her mission to help others find joy even in the midst of tough times. Most people have a hard time picturing Molly with less than a smile, but her backstory includes a dark season where joy was fleeting and hope was fading. Find out more about Molly at www.CraigandMolly.com.
Chris Atkins will lead our worship team for the weekend. Chris is a singer-songwriter who has led worship and performed concerts across the United States and abroad. Author of The Isaiah Encounter: Living an Everyday Life of Worship, Chris has a passion for helping others experience God’s indwelling presence. He has taught worship in conference, church, and seminary settings, and he continues to write and record worship music. Chris also writes a weekly blog on worship at chrisatkins.net and is executive director of Grace Unleashed, an outreach organization.
Saturday Workshops and Activities
We invite you to choose from a variety of enriching workshops after lunch on Saturday. Then enjoy free-time activities: NEW high ropes course, tackle the rock climbing wall, play paintball, go down the zip line, take out a canoe or paddle boat, ride a pontoon, test your archery or riflery skills, play volleyball or softball, bike, ride a horse, go for a walk, and more. Or just relax, take a nap, read a book, go shopping in town, or chat with friends.
What to Bring
Bring a sleeping bag or twin bedding. Remember a pillow and towels! Other necessities: casual clothes of course (warm and cool weather options), walking shoes, rain gear, Bible, flashlight, and toiletries.
from these accommodations:
Rustic cabins are situated near a down-the-path restroom with shower facilities. Modern cabins have their own bathroom. Either cabin type is equipped with twin bunkbeds and mattresses. Shalom House offers hotel-style accommodations; each room has two twin beds and a bathroom. If you’d like to drive your RV, our RV site has water and electric hookups and a nearby restroom with shower facilities.
5:00 pm - Registration Begins
5-7:30pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Chapel
9:30 pm - Refreshments
6:30 am - Espresso Cafe
7:00 am - Early Options
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - Chapel
11:00am-6:00pm Midday Options
11:45 am - Lunch
1:00 & 2:30 pm - Workshops
5:00 & 7:00 pm - Dinner & Concert at Stoneridge
9:30 pm - Campfires
7:30 am - Espresso Cafe
8:15 am - Breakfast
9:30 am - Chapel
11:30 am - Lunch