Women Ministry Retreat Wrap Up

Another Women Ministries retreat season is behind us. We had beautiful weather, great attendance, wonderful food and great messages at both retreats. God used both retreats for His purposes.

Mission Meadows

Mission Meadows

Mission Meadows

The Mission Meadows retreat was September 18-20. There were 137 attendees from 13 different Covenant churches. The speaker was Dawn Swanson, from Iron River, Michigan, whose messages about Ruth, Bathsheba, and May addressed love, forgiveness and courage. We had seven attendees from the House of Hope, a half-way house for women in Warren County Pennsylvania. Several women from the House of Hope provided their testimony. The Kazoo Choir was a hit! Thanks so much to the Pleasant Community Church and the Scandia Church for co-hosting this retreat, and as always we thank the Mission Meadows camp and staff.

Portage Lake

Portage Lake

Portage Lake

The Portage Lake retreat was September 25-27. There were 193 attendees from 23 different Covenant churches. The speaker was Rev. Kanyere Eaton, the pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church in the Bronx. Her message was “A New Heart: Seasoned to Serve” based on Ezekiel 36:26. Tammi (Biggs) Hernandez was the guest missionary speaker, whose home church is Saranac Community in Michigan. There was one woman who was led to be baptized, which was done in Portage Lake on Saturday afternoon. All praise to Jesus! Thanks so much to the Whitehall church and to the Portage Lake camp and staff.

Retreats are an important part of Women Ministries. It is a time to get away and reflect on what God is calling you to do. Stay tuned for announcements on the 2016 retreats.

Daily Verse

  • 1 Timothy 2:5-6 March 28, 2020
    “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.”


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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