Rest and Renewal  So Cal June 2-4, 2023

Whenever we ask the question, "What would you hope for in a retreat?" ...the answer that comes up the most consistently is--REST!!!  Also, a place to be able to connect with other like minded women.  We are so excited to be back in person in 2023 and provide what we hope will be a place of refuge, a place to listen to each other and for God's presence...a beautiful place that fills our souls.  



One of our core values is to carefully welcome every person...we like to say, "All of you is welcome here!" And we really mean it!  Will you join us? We will sing, laugh, learn, play and in general rest and renew...together.  You should come!

This year's retreat will be held at beautiful Big Bear Lake, CA.  Our host will be the Big Bear Christian Conference Center.  Click the button below to go to their website.


This year's theme:

Sabbath Rest: Receiving the Divine Invitation to Renewal 


Our Saturday speaker will be Christin J. Fort, Ph.D. (clinical psychology), M.A. (theology).

Christin loves God and God’s word deeply.

These loves were first cultivated when she was a little girl

and now, as an adult, she is eager to share those loves with

those around her. Christin is a professor of clinical psychology

and a psychologist in clinical practice who finds great joy in

exploring the ways that our mental, emotional and relational health affect our physical and spiritual lives. In her clinical practice, teaching, research, writing, and speaking she loves helping others to do the same. 


Over the years, she has found that pausing to set aside time to be with the Creator of the universe has given her a deep sense of peace, meaning and purpose and life. But in a world that tells us to “push yourself,” “no pain, no gain,” and “go hard after your dreams,” she has also found that pausing to rest and to simply be is one of the most difficult disciplines she has ever tried to cultivate. Yet, over time it is proving to be one of the most rewarding disciplines as well.


When Christin isn’t working, she loves serving in her local church by leading worship or teaching Sunday School, going on early morning walks, driving with the windows down on summer nights, sipping chai lattes, and laughing with her family and dear friends. We are so thankful to have Christin with us at this year's Rest & Renewal Retreat!

Jami Smith will be our worship leader...

such a joy to have Jami with us again!



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