FEB | 2223 | 2019

Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Chapel of the Cross

Join us as we Live, Laugh, Learn & Love! We will wrap ourselves in the truth that God is love as we discuss the importance of loving well. We will learn what it means to live with strength and dignity, so we can laugh together without fear of the future. We will explore the importance of continuing to learn, grow, and be challenged throughout our faith journeys as we influence those He has placed in our lives. We will have lots of FUN learning about our gifts we can use in our many roles. God really has so much more for us! His desire for us is to live a full and meaningful life—a life of abundance!
Our keynote speaker is Amy Meyer. Amy obtained her degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia in Speech Communications, and has been speaking most of her ministry. She has led many different Women's Retreats and training sessions for congregations and other organizations throughout the United States.
Amy loves speaking to groups to inspire spiritual transformation. It is an honor to use the gifts that God has given her to help others in their journey with Jesus. She finds it a delight when there is an "aha!" moment, or discovery made that results in a life that is changed. Her preferred style is interactive, speaking and then asking questions for small group discussion and personal reflection. She uses God's Word as the foundation from which she speaks.
Attend both days for $35, or only Friday for $10/only Saturday for $30.

Friday, February 22nd
6:00 - 6:30 pm Registration Open
6:30 - 7:00 pm Opening/Meet & Greet
7:00 - 7:15 pm Music
7:15 - 8:15 pm Amy Meyer
8:15 - 9:30 pm Hot Chocolate Bar & Mission Project

Saturday, February 23rd
7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast & Registration
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening/Meet & Greet
8:30 - 8:45 am Music
8:45 - 9:45 am Amy Meyer
10:00 - 11:00 pm Breakout Session #1
11:00 - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm Breakout Session #2
1:15 - 2:15 pm Amy Meyer
2:15 - 2:30 pm Closing Remarks

The options for Saturday's breakout sessions include:

“Ruff” and Ready! 

One dog’s story of comforting even in the hardest situations. God’s love shines through it all! Presented by Tabby and her handlers from St. Paul Des Peres Lutheran. 

Bible Study Helps
Whether yours is a weathered Bible, or one yet to be cracked open, this breakout session will provide a basic tool set that will aid you in studying the Bible on your own, as well as provide tips on how to glean insights into Scripture
electronically. Presented by Debra Lein.

Finishing Well 

The Christian life is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. Our lives take many twists and turns and are filled with disappointments, pressures and heartaches. In this breakout session, we will learn how an unshakable faith in a very big God can help us avoid being sidelined by loss of hope and trivial diversions as we race toward the finish line. Presented by Margaret Hibbeler.

Praying Abundantly

This session will offer the peace of the sanctuary to lift up your own prayers and also pray for the petitions from the prayer cards submitted at the retreat. Offered by the Prayer Committee. 

Visual Faith Workshop 

The Lord wants us to remember all His blessings in our lives. Creating a visual faith journal is a way to document God’s faithfulness in our lives. In this workshop we will start a 30-day visual faith journal. We’ll learn how to doodle Bible verses, draw inspiring quotes and document the everyday moments in our lives. Come join us in this journey. No artistic talent required! Presented by Marsha Baker.

Cookie Decorating 101

Come learn how to bake and decorate beautiful cookies for those special occasions! These professionals will share their recipes, do a quick icing demo and then help you create 3 special cookies to take home. Presented by Happy Camper Cookie Co. Additional Fee of $10

A Mindful Marriage: What you pay attention to grows

Learn to build healthy connections in our marriages and families using evidence-based strategies by Dr. John Gottman. Utilize mindful practices, habits, and intentions to create solid foundations to withstand storms and conflict, reflecting the perfect love God gives to each of us. Presented by Lori Snyder, LCSW.

Financial Strategies for Women

Not all women have financial challenges or even have the same challenges. But, statistically, a majority of women are likely to have at least some. Determine whether your retirement strategy is on track. Presented by Thrivent Financial.


Our Mission Project this year is Child of God Lutheran School in St. Peters, Mo.