February 10-11, 2018
All women are invited to attend this weekend retreat with other women from the First Presbyterian Church community. Our theme is "Finding Calm in the Chaos," and will welcome key note speaker Kathleen Long Bostrom.
In addition to the following schedule, activities on the retreat will include visiting a craft cottage, doing puzzles together, knitting (yarn provided), journaling, quiet time, and more. Crafts will include making beaded bracelets and crosses, painting flower pots planted with seeds, decorating your journal, and more. There's something for everyone!
The following schedule is tentative and subject to some minor changes as the event nears.
Saturday, February 10
8:30-9:30 a.m. Arrival, Registration, Fellowship
10 a.m. Speaker (Session 1)
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3 p.m. Activities/Free Time
3-5 p.m. Speaker (Session 2)
5-6 p.m. Fellowship, Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Worship & Prayer Service
8 p.m. Activities/Free Time
Sunday, February 11
9-10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion
11:30 p.m. Farewell Brunch
Following brunch, you may choose to return home, shop in Granbury, or enjoy the Camp Crucis grounds.
Saturday Day Only: $50
Price includes a retreat gift, day pass to camp, Saturday retreat activities, and two meals on Saturday (lunch and dinner). Reservations must be made with payment by November 15, 2017.
Saturday to Sunday: $125
Price includes retreat gift, Saturday lodging, Saturday and Sunday retreat activities, 2 meals on Saturday (lunch and dinner), and continental breakfast and full brunch on Sunday. Reservations must be made with payment by November 15, 2017.
Optional Friday to Sunday: $150
Price includes a retreat gift, Friday and Saturday lodging, Saturday and Sunday retreat activities, 3 meals on Saturday, continental breakfast and full brunch on Sunday. Please note there is no meal provided on Friday. Reservations must be made with payment by November 15, 2017.
Late Registrations: The following prices apply to registrations made from November 16 - December 15, 2017. See above for descriptions of what’s included with each option. No registrations will be accepted after December 15. Saturday Day Only: $75; Saturday to Sunday: $150; Friday option not available after November 15.
Kathleen has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1983. She and her husband, Greg, live in Carlsbad, California, where she writes full-time.
Kathleen has won awards for preaching and is often requested to speak for groups at the national level. She’s published numerous articles and is the author of over three dozen books, most for children. Her book Finding Calm in the Chaos: Christian Devotions for Busy Women features Bible readings based on monthly themes; with additional devotions, poems, prayers, quotes, and a Sabbath Celebration. She is a member of the Presbyterian Writers Guild and belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors Guild.
In 2013, Kathleen was named Distinguished Alumna of Princeton Theological Seminary. Then in 2014, she was named as the David Steele Distinguished Writer, the most prestigious award given by the Presbyterian Writers Guild.
Kathleen has a master of arts in Christian education and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry in preaching degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She and Greg have three grown children. She enjoys reading, swimming, and snuggling with her dog, Ellie.
Wondering what to pack for the retreat? We suggest casual clothes, comfortable shoes, a flashlight, Bible, book or recipe to exchange, knitting or crochet items, etc. Once you register, we will be sure to contact you with any additional packing suggestions.
The Women's Retreat will take place at the beautiful Camp Crucis in Granbury, TX.
Camp Crucis seeks to be a peaceful place of Christian Community for nurturing, planning, reflection, discussion and serves as a diocesan resource center for ministry, education, and spiritual renewal. Camp Crucis serves congregations and organizations of Fort Worth as well as private and public schools, non-profit groups and organizations plus individuals, families and private groups.
The Camp Crucis setting provides for relaxation, outdoor recreation, comfortable meeting areas and a variety of lodging accommodations. The natural setting gives a feeling of seclusion and quietness. Delicious, homemade meals are served in Roloef’s Dining hall, the camp’s charming, lodge-style dining facility. Two chapels are on site for worship experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: Your registration is not complete until payment received in the church office. Also, a current medical release form is needed for every participant. If you need to complete a form, you may access one here or by coming by the church office. Forms must be notarized; the church office has a few persons on staff who are notaries. You may call and make an appointment for this purpose, if needed. Questions? Call Celeste Falter in the church office at 817-335-1231.