What: Women's Retreat 2023
For: Women of all ages
Start: Friday, March 31st, 4:00pm
End: Saturday, April 1st: 4:00pm
Cost: $75 (both days) or $65 (Just Saturday)
Feelin’ Fruity? Does it feel like you’ve “upset the fruit basket?” How’s your connection to the “True Vine”? Are you abiding in Christ? Do you need a reminder that you are the “apple of God’s eye?” Are you in need of some pruning in life? Is God calling you to bear much fruit?
If you’re ready to be “Living the Fruitful Life”, then join us at Brethren Woods on March 31st-April 1st for our 2023 Women’s Retreat! During this overnight retreat experience, woman (age 16+) will explore God’s word together to dig deep into the fruits of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control - and discover the truth of John 15:5 where Jesus proclaims: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit…”
This weekend will reflect the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10 as we enjoy fabulous food and tasty treats, lift our voices in worship, participate in personal reflection time, do crafts and other activities, and share encouragement, fellowship, and fun with other sisters in Christ.
Ladies can arrive anytime after 4pm on Friday. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00pm and our first session starts at 6:30pm. Our time together will end around 4pm on Saturday.
This year’s retreat leader is Linetta Alley, Brethren Woods’ new Executive Director! She is no stranger to camp’s women’s retreats because she started them back in 2007 in her previous role as Program Director, but this is the first time she will be providing the session leadership. Linetta has served in outdoor ministry for 20 years at both Brethren Woods as Program Director, Assistant Director, and now, Executive Director, and at Camp Swatara (PA) as Administrator. She is an ordained minis-ter in the Church of the Brethren and attends the Linville Creek congregation. Linetta lives on-site at Brethren Woods with her three children and dreams of someday hiking the Appalachian Trail and visiting every National Park.