April 13-15, 2018
Threads of Grace
At one time or another we will all encounter obstacles in our lives that leave us scrambling for solid ground. Maybe our health is taken from us, or we are struggling at work or at school or perhaps the relationships around us are breaking apart. When life looks bleak God often weaves a thread of grace into our lives…a thread that leads us back to Him. Come join us at Women’s Retreat 2018, as we hear from three different women sharing their journey of how God reached them, transformed them and is using them today. Their stories will leave you inspired, encouraged, and challenged as you reflect on God’s thread of grace in your own life.
Dana Bryant is a passionate woman with a deep desire to bring relief to those that are hurting. Dana is the Co-Founder of Crossing the Jordan. Dana and her husband Michael had a vision to support struggling women and mothers seeking to change their lives,, they opened an 18 month residential Life Transformation Program that now serves nearly 70 residents and their children. Dana and Michael have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.
Mary Ann Moore:
Mary Ann Moore is a dynamic and energetic woman that has been serving in women’s ministries leading Bible studies for over 23 years. She loves encouraging others in studying the Bible and growing through their circumstances. Mary Ann is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University in Public Relations and attend Golden Gate Theological Seminary. Mother of two adult daughters and wife to Tim Moore for 38 years
Rosy Dabel is a gentle woman of great strength and courage. Drawn to give her heart to the Lord through music as a little girl in foster care, Rosy found herself pregnant at the age of 16. Through God’s grace and the redemptive power of Jesus, she is now married with four daughters, a worship leader, and supports her husband as he leads an international ministry to children called Kids For The Kingdom.
Worship Leader: Miranda Ables
Miranda Ables has been leading worship for over 15 years. She now is the worship leader for her church Citrus Heights Fellowship and she also leads worship at Bayside 20-30 singles group called Fusion. Miranda has two beautiful girls Loriah and Mia. Her girls are her world, being a single mom, but when they are not home she finds time to be involved in ministry as often as she can.
Pre-Conference Luncheon Friday at 12 noon
Theme: I Choose You!
How wonderful it feels to hear the words, “I Choose You!” All of us long to have significance and to make a difference in this world. The good news is that God did choose YOU and every day He longs to have you partner with Him in making an impact in the world…one person at a time. Come join us as we learn the joy of responding to His voice when He says, “I Choose YOU! Now, go walk beside this one that is dear to my heart. I need you to reach them for Me.”
Speaker: Dawn Gould
In October of 1987, Dawn moved to Mt. Gilead. She thought well, we will give it a couple years and see how it goes. Little did she know that 31 years later her and husband Executive Director, Dave Gould would still be living and working at Mt. Gilead. A native of Seattle, Dawn and her husband met at Seattle Pacific University. They have three children and one adorable 4 year old grandson. Dawn is the Coordinator of Women’s Ministries and Marketing at Mt. Gilead.
Special Events on Saturday
On Saturday Morning we will have our first time ever “Just Between Us” Panel Discussion with Emcee Angela Nielsen. Angela will also being Emcee our Pajama Party featuring our new Techie Challenge and our annual Talent Show. We encourage you to grab your friends and share your talent with us.
Saturday Seminars with Retreat Team & Co
Track One: 9:50-10:50 am
Stuff that Matters: When we are bombarded by a culture that tells us that holiness doesn’t matter, Satan uses it to minimize our need to obey God. But what does God have to say about that? Come join us as we learn to understand God’s purposes behind what he asks of us. Leaders: Pastor Mike Hayward & Victoria Hayward
Ready! Set! Grow!: The Bible is filled with believers that had a rich vibrant faith in Jesus. How did they cultivate such a deep walk with God and how can I learn from their example? How can I change the pattern of my life of longing for more, but settling for less and move to a pattern of longing for more and overflowing with Christ? Come join us as we explore the foundations of our faith and learn strategies for growing a faith that is alive and unshakable. Leaders: Lisa Lantz & Kelsey Strom
On the Edge: Being on the edge of a cliff can be exciting and exhilarating, but it can also be frightening and make a us feel trapped. When we find ourselves in midst of difficult trials and circumstances that we didn’t expect we can feel like we are on the edge of what we can handle. Come join us as we look to the Lord and His Word for a way to through trials that threaten to rob us of our hope and strength. Leaders: Tricia Hayward & Tara Feickert
Track Two: 11 am – Noon
Senior Moment: Young people are longing to hear the voices of godly older people that love them and will speak the truth in these very
uncertain times. How would you like to be that older woman that breathes life, hope and encouragement into the next generation? Come join us as we learn how to seize this moment in time and use our wisdom, life experience and faith to equip the young people that God has brought into our lives. Leaders: Sandi King & Victoria Vernard
Relationship IQ: Nothing stretches us quite like relationships. The people God has placed in our lives are there by design. In relationships we have the opportunity grow and mature. Come learn how to maximize your ability to relate to those around you. Leaders: Rhonda Robertson & Parris Robertson
What can we do when we find ourselves living in ways that limit us? Often we need to look below the surface, where there are clues to our story. It is there that we can break the strongholds that keep us living small. Join us as we explore the way out and step into the freedom Christ has for us. Leaders: Julie Patt & Dawn Gould
Saturday Afternoon Recreation Activities
New: Chill Out Day Spa: Relax, refresh and rejuvenate with a friend at Gilead’s Day Spa. More details to co me! This EVENT IS FULL! Space is limited to 50 participants. 1:30-4 pm Cost: $10
New: Cooking with Nicole: Come join our chef as she shares her secrets for making mouth-watering hors d’oeurves! Space is limited to 30 participants. 2:30-3:30 pm Cost: $5
New: Archery: Learn the basics of archery at Gilead. This CLASS IS FULL! Space is limited to 15 participants. 3:00-4 pm No Charge
Painting: Art lovers…this is your opportunity! Come learn to paint among friends. Its fun, its relaxing and it is just for you! Space is limited to 40 participants. Session 1 is FULL: 1:00-2:30 pm Session 2: 2:30-4 pm Cost: $ 15
Laser Tag: Looking for fast action fun in the woods? Grab a buddy and enjoy one of the most popular activities at Mt. Gilead…LASER TAG! Available all afternoon
Mini Mudder Run: For the buff girls that love to run in the mud…we have a muddy run full of fun for you! Come run Gilead’s Mini-Mudder. Must sign waiver to participate. 1:30-2:30 pm Please bring tough clothes and shoes that can get filthy.
Skeet Shooting: Ladies here is your opportunity for some adventure with skeet shooting. Available all afternoon.
|Weekend program, meals + Redwood/Pepperwood (waiting list only) FULL||$185||Includes bedding and towels|
|Weekend program, meals + Fir Lodge||$163||Includes bedding|
|Weekend program, meals + Cabins (does not include bedding or towels)||$135|
|Weekend program, meals + no lodging||$105|
|Friday night program + meal||$37|
|Saturday program + meals||$93|
|Sunday program +meals||$61|
Friday April 13, 2018
11:30 am Pre-Conference Luncheon Check-In
12:00 Luncheon Begins in Dining Hall
1:00 Worship in Chapel
1:30 Luncheon Session with Dawn Gould
3:00 Retreat Registration begins in Fireside Room
7:00 General Session 1 with Dana Bryant
Saturday April 14
9:00 Special Feature: Just Between Sisters Panel Discussion
9:50 Break Out Session 1
11:10 Break Out Session 2
1:00 Skeet Shooting, Laser Tag, Zip Line, Painting Session 1
1:30-2:30 Mudder Run 1:30-4 Day Spa
2:30 Cooking Class, Painting Session 2
3:00-4:00 Climbing Wall Archery
4:30 General Session 2 with Mary Ann Moore
7:00 Pajama Party
8:30 Chick Flick and Snack
Sunday April 15
9:15 Session 3 with Rosy Dabel
9:45 Silence and Solitude
11:30 Cardboard Testimonies
12:55 Closing Song
Women’s Retreat 2017