A Day to Draw Near

April 29-May1, 2016

Where: Lial Renewal Center Whitehouse, OH www.lialrenewalcenter.org

When: Friday, April 30, 7 pm  through Sunday, May 1, 11 am 

Who: Women desiring to follow Jesus’ example of going to a quiet place for rest and  “quality time” with Him.

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At one time or another (and maybe most of the time), the hectic pace of our lives drowns out the “still small voice of our Lord.” We long to be with Him, to know Him, even enjoy Him, but the ever present demands of life seem to crowd out extended time in God’s presence. In Mark 6:31 following a painful event in the life of the disciples, Jesus instructed them to come away with Him by themselves to a quiet place to get some rest. Following this three fold pattern of getting away 1) with Him, 2) to a quiet place 3) to get some rest, this retreat is uniquely designed for those seeking spiritual rest and refreshment away from the stresses of daily life. Experience shows that it takes time to become still. We cannot rush into God’s presence expecting to hear His voice with the many nagging duties and pleasures that distract us. This retreat is an opportunity to set aside approximately 40 hours to “come away to the quiet” and speak and listen to your Lord.  Carol Klekota and Jane Cawley will be leading this retreat at the Lial Renewal Center in Whitehouse, Ohio, a beautiful facility especially conducive for a day apart with God. Friday evening will set the tone with a time of worship and prayer. It will allow you to “get comfortable” with your retreat surroundings as well as the concept of spending a day in prayer. You will receive materials to help guide you on your self directed retreat time the following day. Without having to repack bags and “be out by 11,” Saturday affords a preciousundivided day with Jesus that is so hard to achieve in an overnight stay. Each room has a cozy atmosphere that overlooks a parklike setting. Quiet time can be spent either in your room, in the lovely common areas or enjoying the 95 acres of woods and trails. Should you desire to break the silence of the day at some point, Carol will be available for prayer and counsel. Your 40 hours away concludes on Sunday morning with a time of private devotion, small group worship and a delicious breakfast (food is also a part of renewal and refreshment—recall Elijah under the Juniper tree in 1 Kings 19). The main goal of this retreat is to provide you with a “quiet space” and just enough structure to assist you in spending quality time with the Lord.


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Hopewood Women’s Retreat

April 29- May 1, 2016

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