Restoring our Connection with God...Others...Ourselves
March 18-20, DoubleTree Hotel, Lancaster, PA
We are now at full capacity. Please contact the retreat team at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office (908.647.0594) if you would like to be put on a waiting list.
MBC’s Women’s Ministry is excited to invite women to a special weekend of reflection, retreat, rest, and restoration in the heart of Amish Country.
It’s hard out there in the big wide world and often in our own hearts and homes. If your soul needs a long, deep breath and your hope yearns to be restored, we invite you to explore these gifts that God longs to lavish on you at our women’s retreat.
“I will restore the years that the swarming locust has eaten…” (Joel 2:25)
“This retreat will mark 2 years since the shutdown. Our hearts have been shattered; but maybe, just maybe, instead of us viewing our hearts as broken apart, we can view them as God providing a space for us where our hearts are broken open…to Him, to others, and to ourselves.”
Lodging & Meals: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Lancaster, PA
We’ve provided a few different lodging options for you to review and consider before completing your registration. Early Bird = prior to February 16.
*Retreat costs include: Lodging for 2 nights, Friday & Saturday refreshments, Saturday & Sunday breakfast, Saturday lunch. (Friday & Saturday night dinners are on your own.)
Things to do:
In addition to our speaker sessions, there is space for restorative “you” time, however that looks for you. Here are some suggestions:
- Sight & Sound Theater production of “David”. We have a block of 40 seats at $75 each. If you would like to attend, please secure your seat during registration.
- Hiking Trails (Trail maps will be available.)
- Terrace Room Hangout – Refreshments, coffee & tea service will be served throughout the day in our designated meeting room. Feel free to curl up with a hot beverage and connect with old and new friends, play board or card games, needlework, puzzles…whatever suits you!
There is room for 15 on each of our two MBC vans. One van will require masks, the other will be mask optional. Please indicate whether or not you’d like to travel on one of the vans. Departure time is TBD.
If driving on your own, here is the address and phone #:
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
What about COVID?
By registering for this retreat, we ask that you understand there is a risk of contracting COVID as in any circumstance. We will designate one of the church vans as mask-required and the other mask-optional. This is a mask-optional event.
Reservations are refundable if your cancellation is made prior to February 16th or if you test positive for Covid within 2 weeks of the retreat date.
For more information about Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 Travel Resources page.
Contact the Women’s Ministry Retreat Team (email@example.com) or call the church office at 908.647.0594.
About Esther: I was born and grew up a missionary kid in war-torn Ethiopia. I now live in rural New Jersey in a house surrounded by perennial gardens where you will find me digging in the dirt or basking in the glory of it all.
When I’m not on a date with my husband of 30 years, I’m writing, watching crime shows, figuring out the cures for all the world’s problems with a friend, or being a mom to four grownish kids and one adorable preschool grandson.
I have a fierce passion to restore hope for the sacred space where our hearts and our homes meet. This includes faith, marriage and motherhood.
My husband wrote this haiku for me and it’s who and what I hope to be and share with you:
Alive to passion.
Inside beautiful outside.
To Christ she is true.