Women's Retreat

Woman’s Retreat: April 29-30, 2017

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2017 Annual Women’s Retreat

Each Spring the Women of Grace Avenue gather for a weekend of connection, celebration and relaxation. For questions or more information, email Laura Echols-Richter at [email protected].

2017 Information


Do you ever feel caught between your “To Do” lists and a desire to simply be still and fully present with God and those you love? The drive to have it all and the constant weight of expectations drains our souls and harms our bodies. Our program throughout the weekend will be based on Shauna Niequist’s book entitled Present Over Perfect. Laura Echols-Richter will encourage us to explore letting go of the expectations that bend us over and open ourselves more fully to God’s invitation to be present. Come be immersed in Christ’s redeeming love and God’s transforming grace. On Saturday night, we will share dinner and have time for fellowship. On Sunday, we will close with breakfast buffet, small groups & closing worship.

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$110 per person for lodging, programs, and 3 meals. This rate is based on quad occupancy meaning you will share a queen bed with someone. (Private bed cost is $140)
$60 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Balance due by Monday, April 24, 2017.
Day Rate (Saturday only) is $60 & includes lunch & dinner.


We would like to get everyone registered by April 18, 2017, so start encouraging your friends to sign up today. After that date, registration is based on availability.

Schedule of Activities

8:30 a.m: Meet at Grace Avenue
9:45 a.m: Arrive at Tanglewood
10:00 a.m: Session I
11:30 a.m: Lunch
1:00 p.m: Session II
2:00 p.m: Break
2:15 p.m: Session III
3:15 p.m: Free Time/Check-in Rooms
6:00 p.m: Dinner
7:00 p.m: Session IV
8:30 p.m: Late Night Games or Good Night…

Saturday afternoon activities might include reading, sitting by the pool, hiking around the property, napping or talking to new friends. The Tranquility Spa is also available if you would like to make a reservation prior to coming for your free time. Get information on specials from [email protected]. Additional information may be found on the Tanglewood web site.

8:30 a.m: Breakfast
9:30 a.m: Session V
10:45 a.m: Worship
12:00 p.m: Depart