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Time to Put JOY on Your Calendar!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Our 10th annual Time for JOY retreat will be April 8-10th, 2016, at the beautiful Camp Mitchell.  There’s something for everyone in the diocese to do to support this important ministry for women ages 19-40ish.

  • Sponsors:  Seek out a young woman in your midst who needs a break, a time to renew her spirit.  Two per congregation is ideal, but more are welcome, as space allows.  The retreat is limited to 24 participants, so register early!
  • Young Women:  Speak up!  This is what you need, and your Church knows you deserve it.
  • Congregations:  Support the young women who are coming.  Help them plan for childcare, meals, and travel, if needed.  Encourage them to share their experience upon return and watch what a difference your support makes in their spiritual journey.
  • Volunteers:  Whether you’re a past retreatant or a more experienced woman in life, we welcome you to participate in this rewarding ministry.  Serve on our committee or help us for the weekend on our Angel Team by contacting Elanka at [] you can also help by donating gifts and funds.  Thank you for your support!
  • All: Pray for our retreatants and volunteers.  We already have a prayer prepared.

Time Draws Near

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

As we get closer to this year’s retreat, we are reminded how amazingly everything comes together, how quickly and effortlessly Spirit moves amongst us.

As part of the team, we worry if all will be well, if women will respond to the call to come, if we will have enough.  After a few breaths and many prayers, Spirit speaks to us, too, calming all anxieties, reassuring us, calling us to Trust.  This is a ministry for us, and it is one we are wise to bring into our daily lives.

Whether you are a retreatant, a sponsor, a donor or a team member, know that we are grateful for each other.  We gives thanks for you and all you have done or are about to do and for all you have to teach us.  May we all remember to let Spirit speak in our lives.