2019 Women Ministries Fall Retreat Ruth Hill Rebecca Worl Mission Meadows

Enter the Story – Women Ministries 2019 Fall Retreat Mission Meadows

I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. – Isaiah 46:11

September 20-22, 2019

“Enter the Story” with Ruth Hill and Rebecca Worl. This dynamic mother-daughter duo brings us closer to God as they lead us through the epic story of His Word. In the style of epic adventures (The Odyssey, Indiana Jones, The Game of Thrones), Ruth and Rebecca take us on a journey through the whole Bible showing God’s love for us and how the Master Storyteller desires us to be a part of His story.


Ruth Hill is well-known as a retreat speaker and leader in women ministries. She and her husband Brad were Covenant missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo for 19 years. They then served the Bellingham Covenant Church for 8 years before 2019 Women Ministries Fall Retreat Ruth Hill Rebecca Worl Mission MeadowsRuth was called to serve as Executive Minister of Women Ministries in 1999. She currently works part-time for Rightsizing for Seniors and volunteers in the Covenant’s Advocacy for Victims of Abuse ministry.

Becca serves at Cedarcreek Covenant as Pastor of Discipleship. She has a deep passion for teaching the living Word of God and desires above all else to see people live the abundant life in Christ (John 10:10). She and her husband Rob have been married for 14 years and have two fiesty children, Annabelle (10) and Bradley (6).

Worship Leader

Kelsey KotashKelsey Kotash has been the Director of Music at Grace Covenant Church in Clay, NY since June of 2011. Raised in the Syracuse, NY area, she graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Houghton College in 2007 and has since earned three certificates in worship leadership. She has actively led worship since 2000 in high school, college, various churches in NY, and all over Alaska, while employed by the North American Mission Board. She was also part of a church plant launch team from 2007-2010 where she served as the worship leader and on the pastoral advisory team. Kelsey and her husband Jeremy were married in 2007. They have a son, Canaan, and a daughter, Reese.

Breakout Sessions

A wide variety of topics will be offered throughout Saturday afternoon. Return to our website often as more information will be on glcwomen.org as time gets closer. You can also visit our facebook page to keep connected with all that Women Ministries of the Great Lakes Conference has to offer.

Personal sessions with a trained spiritual director as well as a small group/breakout options to learn more about spiritual direction, with sessions on Spiritual Compass and the Prayer of Examen.

5K Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Sleep In

Support Lycee Vanette (School for the Girls in Congo) on Saturday by participating and donating in the annual 5K Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Sleep In!

Camp Activities

Mission Meadows offers a wide variety of Camp Activities for your free time, from an indoor climbing wall, pickle ball, and a pool party Friday night, to relaxing by the lake, long conversations and quiet time.

Want to start the weekend early?

Arrive any time after 1 pm on Friday and jump start the weekend. We are providing a number of options for you to choose from to make this time a blessing for you, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Sit by the lake with your Bible, a coffee, a book or JUST BE

Cost and Registration

  • Early bird registration – $135
  • Regular rate (after August 4) – $160
  • Day rate (no lodging) – $100
  • Friday Jump Start – $20

Arrival/Departure times

  • Friday Jump Start – any time after 1 pm (includes evening meal)
  • Regular arrival – any time after 4 pm (does not include evening meal)
  • Friday worship begins at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday departure – after brunch

Daily Verse

  • Psalm 14:1 April 1, 2020
    “For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.”


So we are almost done with our first week of mandatory shelter-in-place and end of our second week of voluntary shelter-in-place. Kinda starting to understand why pets try to run out of the house when the front door opens.

I keep hearing all sorts of good things that are going on. Keep it up!

One neighborhood banded together and brought 'Elsa' to visit houses that had smaller children. She stayed outside and sang and danced for the kids. The kids were so thrilled that 'Elsa' came to see them!

We all need something to look forward to in these dark days. These days will not last. We will come out of it.
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