Women’s Retreat


Sweet Retreat:

Walk Beside Me

There is a popular Christian Song, Called “Dear Younger Me” which speaks to the things that we wish we had known when we were younger. Oh the things we would have been better prepared for.  God in  His infinite wisdom allows us to start out this life with little experience to guide us, but He does place us in spiritual families that can support us and lovingly counsel us. Walk Beside Me is all about relationships founded on faith, friendship, and authenticity.  Being the real deal requires us to let others see us…when we are on the mountaintop and when we are in the valley.  Jesus modeled this for us.  Jesus allowed others to draw near.  Will you let others draw near to you?  Will you let the younger women in your life lean in and learn from you?  You may not be able to speak truth into the “Younger You” from the past, but God has given you the opportunity now to speak wisdom into the life of a younger women (they maybe younger in faith and not in age).  Pray and seek out that younger woman dear to your heart and invite her to Sweet Retreat 2017: Walk Beside Me.


Featured Speaker:  To Be Announced


Worship Leader:  To Be Announced


April 13-14, 2018




NEW! Break Out Sessions on Saturday with Retreat Team & Co

Dreaming Big:  Did you know God has plans for you and your life?  Quite often the only thing limiting us from achieving our dream is us.  Come discover how to move beyond our limitations and press on to God’s dream for us.  Leaders:  Talitha Nielsen & Tara Feickert

Here I Stand:  Here I Stand are the words from the great reformer Martin Luther.  He took huge risks and held his ground for his deepest convictions.  How can we stand strong for our convictions and have our voice be heard?  Learn practical tools from the Bible about standing firm and making a difference.  Leaders:  Victoria Hayward & Dawn Gould

Hit Where it Hurts:  If you are hurting you are not alone.  How do we get through our pain with depression, addictions, shame and how do we cope with the trauma of abuse and neglect?  The road is not easy, but there is great hope for a bright future.  we encourage you to walk with us and learn with us how move forward. Leaders:  Tricia & Mike Hayward

Reflecting His Image:  Our world today tries to set the standard for what is beautiful, but that isn’t what God values and it isn’t what we should value either.  come reclaim the truth, “Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.  The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear of God.”  Leaders:  Angela Nielsen & Lisa Lantz

Saturday Afternoon Recreation Activitiessweet-retreat-painting

NEW!  Painting: (NOW FULL!)   Art lovers…this is your opportunity!  Come learn to paint a seascape amongst friends.  Its fun, its relaxing and its just for you!  Space is limited to 40 participant.  

Swap Til You Drop:  Love a bargain?  Then this is the activity for you.  Bring 10 items to the retreat and check them in at the beginning of the retreat.  Swap with your buddies Saturday afternoon.  Bring your nicest unwanted treasures:  clothes, home décor, jewelry, books, and crafting supplies, etc.

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!

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.  Please bring tough clothes and shoes that can get filthy.

Board Babes: 
For the woman that loves playing board games with friends…enjoy one of Mt. Gilead’s games or bring your own.

Wilderness Women:  Ladies here is your opportunity for some adventure in the great outdoors with skeet-shooting.


Pre-Conference Luncheon $17
Weekend program, meals + Redwood/Pepperwood ALL ROOMS SOLD OUT $176 Includes bedding and towels
Weekend program, meals + Fir Lodge ALL SOLD OUT $155 Includes bedding
Weekend program, meals + Cabins (does not include bedding or towels) $129
Weekend program, meals + no lodging $100
Friday night program + meal $35
Saturday program + meals $89
Sunday program +meals $59

 Weekend Schedule

Friday March 31

11:30 am Pre-Conference Luncheon Check-In

12:00 Luncheon Begins in Dining Hall

1:00 Worship in Chapel with Victoria Hayward

1:30 Luncheon Session with Dawn Gould

2:30 Luncheon Closing

3:00 Retreat Registration begins in Fireside Room

6:00 Dinner

7:00 General Session 1 with Sharon Sands

9:00 Snack

Saturday April 1

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 General Session 2 with Sharon Sands

11:00 Break Out Sessions/Seminars

12:05 Lunch

1:00  Board Babes, Skeet Shooting, Laser Tag, Zip Line, Painting Session 1

1:30-2:30 Mudder Run

2:30  Painting Session 2

3:00-4:00 Swap til You Drop, Climbing Wall

4:30 General Session 3 with Sharon Sands

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Pajama Party

7:30 Talent Show

8:30  Chick Flick and Snack

Sunday April 2

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Worship with Kyrsten Clancy

9:15  Session 4 with Sharon Sands

9:45 Silence and Solitude

10:45 Worship

11:00 Time at the Cross/Communion

11:30 Cardboard Testimonies

12:55 Closing Song

1:00 Lunch



Your Women’s Retreat 2017 Team

Team Gals

Tricia Hayward, Angela Nielsen, Tara Feickert,Victoria Hayward, Talitha Nielsen, Lisa Lantz, Julie Patt, Dawn Gould







Women’s Retreat 2016