The Program

 
 An old smiling woman from Tajikistan in 2007, Steve Evans | Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

An old smiling woman from Tajikistan in 2007, Steve Evans | Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

 
 

FRIDAY

6:30pm – Registration/fellowship

7-7:30pm – Worship with song

PROGRAM 7:30-8:30pm – Too Old, Too Busy, Too Sinful (Anita) [Sarah, Martha]

~ In her old age, Sarah's story was filled with laughter and sorrow, about having faith to go out when God calls, yet not running ahead of God's plan. 

~ Martha was worried about all the details of serving her guests. But she missed the much bigger picture.

DISCUSSION 8:30-9pm – Ice breaker, and large group discussion with Anita

SATURDAY

[DEVOTIONAL]The program comes with a devotional participants may do on their own time, either during the retreat for quiet time, or after the retreat for further study

8:30 – Breakfast

9:30-10am – Worship with song

PROGRAM 10-10:30am – Sinful Woman (Anita)

 ~ A sinful lifestyle can make a woman feel worthless. The Sinful Woman cried tears of shame. But at the feet of Jesus, she confessed her sinfulness and received forgiveness. She left crying tears of joy.

DISCUSSION* 10:30-11:30am – Discussion groups

TALK 11:30am-12noon – Living Forgiven (Joanne)

12noon – Lunch

WORKSHOP 2-4pm – Living By Faith workshop – Sinful Woman (Joanne)

TALK 4-4:30pm – Testimony, My Faith Stories (Anita)

6pm – Dinner

PROGRAM 7-7:35pm – Who Ya Gonna Serve (Anita) [Elizabeth, Puah, Herodias]

~ Elizabeth and her husband, Zachariah, were both upright in the sight of the Lord, but both were incredibly disappointed by her long-term infertility. Yet miraculously, she became pregnant in her old age with a son who would become the last, and greatest, Old Testament prophet.  

~ As a midwife, Puah was ready to spring into action. She defied Pharaoh because she realized the Hebrew God was the one to fear. 

~ Night after night of nightmares, Herodias couldn't sleep. A woman with a sense of entitlement and the need for revenge the diabolical plan she had hatched became her undoing.

DISCUSSION 7:45-8:30pm –Discussion

8:30-8:45pm – Worship in Song

TALK 8:45-9pm – Mature Faith (Joanne)

*Training is available for discussion group leaders one hour before registration

SUNDAY

[DEVOTIONAL]The program comes with a devotional participants may do on their own time, either during the retreat for quiet time, or after the retreat for further study

8:30 – Breakfast

9am – Checkout of rooms

9:30-10am – Worship with song

PROGRAM 10-11am Women share how God met them over the weekend

TALK 11-11:30am – Growing Faith (Joanne)