Fall Refreshment (Sept 24–26, 2021)
Set aside time to reflect and meet God. Come away from your usual routine and hear the voice of God in a fresh way. 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.
Speaker: ChristianAnn Larson
In 2018 God called ChristianAnn and her husband JD to plant a church committed to loving the neighborhoods of North Minneapolis and surrounding area. They have lived in the Victory neighborhood of North Minneapolis for two years. They trusted God would call people to join them in discovering what God was up to. ChristianAnn has been pastoring in various roles for a number of years. She earned her MDiv from Bethel Seminary.
Worship: Katy Dahl
Katy is an independent artist & worship leader in Minneapolis, MN. Originally from northern MN, Katy grew up with a love for music, especially the sound of the acoustic guitar. She has a B.S. in Music Ministry from the University of Northwestern. Katy is currently on staff at Grace Church in Eden Prairie as the associate worship leader for the Chaska campus.
Typical Fall Refreshment Schedule
5:00 pm - Check-In Begins
6–7:30pm - 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
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.
Scarf Knitting Time - Must Order Ahead of Time
We will have a time for knitting and everyone has the option to knit the same scarf, different color options are available! Click here to order your skein of yarn and we will have it ready for you at the retreat. You may order needles or please bring your own US7, 16" circular needle, needles will not be provided.
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.
Choose 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.