WOODSTOCK – The organizing committee for the 29th Annual Women’s Retreat has been meeting since the new year and recently met with the Ministry Team to complete final preparations for this weekend’s event.
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Lillian MacLean (left) and Paulette Longaphie are on the planning committee for the 29th Annual Women’s Retreat to be held this coming weekend at the Rodd Mill River Resort.
This year’s annual Women’s Retreat will be held Oct. 4 to 6, at the Rodd Mill River Resort, on Route 136 in Woodstock. The retreat weekend will be centred on the theme “Joy in Believing” using the Scripture reference of John 15:11.
Keynote speaker will be Geraldine Myers who has a passion to see the church of Christ grow in unity, maturity, and wholeness. The chaplain will be Rev. Kathy Neily who ministers at the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home. She is uplifted with the Scripture verse “Always be full of joy in the Lord” that complements this year’s theme. The worship leaders are Elaine MacLennan and Beverly Beck.
The retreat will also include a book and gift display by Corrine Peters of Sonshine Books & Gifts in O’Leary.
One of the planning committee members noted that, “Jesus made it a regular practice to get away from his busy life to be refreshed, strengthened, energized, and empowered. Oh, how we need that.
“The reaching and teaching of God’s word will be refreshing and strengthening and our praise and thanks in songs of worship will be energizing. We will be impacted with greater motivation and passion as we grow in the knowledge of Christ Jesus through the Bible study and group sharing. Our private personal time will provide opportunity for prayer and meditation on God’s Word as well as time to take in the resort’s beautiful surroundings and inside amenities.”
The retreat organizers promise a weekend of good fellowship with other Christian women.
They are also inviting anyone with a story of the goodness of God to share with other women, or to talk about your faith being challenged.
All women are invited to come and experience the presence of God, be encouraged, and encourage other women.
Call Paulette at 894-4204 or Lillian at 892-1822 for more information.