Is this retreat for me? Do I have to attend Warm Beach Church to come? YES- this retreat is JUST for you! It is for EVERY woman. NO- You do not have to attend Warm Beach Church to join us. Please come!
Is this an overnight retreat? Is it all day on Friday? No. The retreat will be Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 8:30am – 6:30pm. See the schedule below.
Is there a cost? How do I sign up? Yes. $20 cost for adult women will help provide for some of the cost of the retreat. High school teens may attend for no cost. We also have scholarships available for those who need assistance. We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend! Please indicate on the registration form that you would like help with the cost and we will be in touch! You can register at www.wbfmc.org or stop by the church office. Registration will also be available at the event.
How old do I need to be to attend? This retreat is planned for ages highschool to heaven! Childcare will not be provided. Because of the nature and format of the retreat, we ask that you find childcare offsite. Nursing mothers are welcome to bring your little babies, and if you desire, you will have no lack of support in giving your arms a break!
Where will the retreat be held? The retreat will be on the Warm Beach Church campus at 20815 Marine Dr. Stanwood.
What kind of retreat will this be? Will there be fun and free time? This retreat can be what you want it to be. We will have teaching and worship sessions, Saturday break-out groups, and meals together. Teaching and worship sessions will inspire us to grow deeper in relationship with God and with each other. Break out group options will give us an opportunity to personalize the retreat with fun, fellowship, or going deeper. We will have some intentional times of coming together to encourage and equip. Feel free to participate in whatever way you are needing or feel God leading you toward.
Is there a theme for the “Living Loved” retreat? YES! Our retreat theme is identity. Deep down inside, we all desire to have value, matter to someone, and to make a difference with our lives. The truth is that every woman can have what we desire- through Jesus! “Living Loved” is about knowing who you were created to be and letting that impact every area of your life. This retreat will equip women of all ages to recognize their value, encourage their gifts, and learn how to operate every day, living loved!
Who is teaching and leading worship? Kate Grennell will be leading main sessions. She will be sharing from her own journey from rags to riches, and how Jesus saved her life with his Steadfast love. She has a heart to see every woman realize her value, recognize her identity, and live OUT that identity in the fullness of what Jesus paid for. Angela MacPherson will help to guide us in worship, to focus our hearts and respond to what He has in mind for each of us. She wants to see all women realize their full created potential, bring their whole hearts to Jesus, and watch Him make something beautiful out of their life!
What are Break Out Groups? Break out groups are small workshop type opportunities to personalize your retreat experience. Some break out groups will provide further teaching and going deeper opportunities. Some break out groups will provide fun options like a spring craft or a walk in the woods. There will also be a break out group specifically for having time of fellowship with other women and encouraging one another.
Are meals provided? Yes. We will have refreshments available Friday night at check-in, a continental breakfast at Saturday morning check-in, a boxed lunch, and dinner together. There will be gluten free and vegetarian options. Please let us know if you have any severe allergies. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and meals if desired.
Will there be coffee? Yes! Good coffee and tea will be available. You may want to bring your own water bottle for the day.
Should I bring extra money? You may want to bring some money for extras. We will have some event merchandise for sale throughout the weekend. Also, we will be hosting SEED Livelihood Group, a ministry of the Free Methodist Church that helps to support women from marginalized cultures by selling their handmade items here in the USA. These are beautiful items, and you might want to budget some extra money to shop this table!
Friday, May 3
6:30-8:30: Opening Session
Saturday, May 4
8:30: Check-in/Light Breakfast
9:00-10:15: Morning Session
10:30-11:15: Break Out #1
11:30-12:15: Break Out #2
12:15-1:00: Lunch (Provided)
1:00-2:15: Afternoon Session
2:30-3:15- Break Out #3
3:30-4:15- Break Out #4- Bridging the Gap
4:30- 5:30- Dinner (Provided)
5:30- 6:30- Closing Session