Remember the Promise – Wade in the Waters, Take Heart

Remember the Promise – Wade in the Waters, Take Heart

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As women, we all have times when it feels as if we are treading water, swamped by waves, unable to find our way out of the sea.  In those times, it is easy to question – “where is God?”, “does God know who I am?”, “what will happen to me?”. In both Isaiah and John, we find scripture that gives us a life-line, the courage to find a way out of the waters.  God names us and claims us, deems us precious in his sight, and through grace and mercy, brings us peace. Come explore what it means to “Take Heart,” to remember God’s promise to us and to live fully in God’s love and care.

This restful, inspiring day will feature opening and closing worship services, two Rest Stop Sessions of your choice, as well as a delicious lunch and plenty of time for fellowship time with friends old and new. This wonderful event will be a day filled with worship opportunities, relaxing experiences, and chances to grow and learn more about your faith. Registration is $30 and includes lunch, morning refreshments and all materials. New this year, we are offering early bird yoga at 7:45am prior to the retreat for an additional $5 fee (registration required). We can’t wait to see you on September 22!

Retreat Schedule


8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee, Refreshments
9:00 a.m. Opening Worship
9:30 a.m. Rest Stop Sessions (choose one – see below)
10:45 a.m. Transition
11:00 a.m. Rest Stop Sessions (choose one – see below)
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Closing Worship

What’s Included


All women are welcome! Whether you are a member of FPC, another faith community, or are seeking a spiritual path, we invite you to participate in this special day. Cost of registration is $30 and includes refreshments, lunch, and all materials. Retreat participants must be at least 16 years of age. Childcare is also available at no cost for children 6 weeks to 10 years of age (parents must provide lunch/snacks for children). Please wear comfortable clothing as some Rest Stop sessions include physical movement.

Register by September 15, 2018


Please click here to register online by September 15, 2018 to reserve your space or call 336­-228-­1703 to request a registration packet. Payment may be made by check to the church office or online via PayPal.

Rest Stop Sessions


Please Note: Participants will select their first, second, and third choice rest stops when completing their registration form. Each participant will be placed into two rest stops. Participation in specific Rest Stops is available on a first-­come, first-­served basis. Due to space restrictions, some sessions have a limited number of participants. Click here for more details about each session.

Stilling the Self: Yoga and Meditation
Julie Lellis, Associate Professor / Associate Department Chair at Elon University, Writer, Artist, and Yoga Instructor

Sacred Steps: Walking the Labyrinth
Dee Irwin and Pat Bailey, Experienced Retreat and Pilgrimage Leaders with Stillpoint Ministries and Healing Ground

Visio Divina: Divine Seeing with a Fresh Vision
Trina Holt and Nan Perkins, Seekers and Small Group Leaders

Finding Your Voice
Sally Ann Morris

Receiving Grace Through Humor
Beth Patty and Barrett Thompson, Mother and Daughter

A Spirituality Journey
Participant-Led

The Prayer Path
Participant-Led