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Women’s Retreat

Providence Church Women’s Retreat

Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch, TN
October 27-29, 2023

 A beautiful weekend of worship, rest, and friendship that you don’t want to miss. Our speaker for the weekend will be Jennifer Christensen. Worship will be led by Jeana Campbell and Jenny Youngman.


Friday, October 27

5:30 pm | Registration opens outside Turner Dining Lodge & Snack table items – drop off at Camp Office
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm | Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Session 1 including worship, message, and small groups

Saturday, October 28
7:15 am -8:00 am  |  Optional Prayer Walk*
8:00 am – 8:45 am | Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am | Session 2 including worship, message, and small groups
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Quiet Time with God around camp or Group Lectio Divina**
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free Time (see options below)
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm | Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Session 3

Sunday, October 29
8:00 am – 8:45 am | Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:15 am | Session 4 which includes worship and Listening Together***
10:30 am | Depart for church to attend the 11:00 am service if desired

*Prayer Walk
Join Sally Sharpe, spiritual director, for a morning walk in God’s beautiful creation as we pray (silently) with Isaiah 26:3 and listen for what God has to say to each of us. There will be time for sharing with a walking partner and, if you choose, with the full group at the end of our walk. (Actual walking time about 20 minutes; total time about 30 minutes.)

** Group Lectio Divina
During Quiet Time with God, you may spend your time on your own or you can join Jodi Thomas, spiritual director, for Lectio Divina, a contemplative practice of meditating on Scripture.

***Listening Together
On Sunday morning, we will have a different format for Session Four.  After worshiping together in song, Sally Sharpe will lead us in exploring what it means to listen to God, and then we will practice listening together—first through a guided meditation and then through small group listening circles. As we listen attentively to God and to one another, we will experience the gift of being seen and known by other women who love us and by the One who loves us most of all.


Free Time Options

Walk the trails, play disc golf or tennis, visit the farm animals, take a nap, read a book, chat with other ladies, play board games/card games.
Optional Planned Activities
1:00 pm  | Soul Collage*- $5 for materials
2:00 pm | Archery – $10
3:00 pm | Testimony and Bible Journaling **
4:00 pm | Zipline – $10, Canoe/Kayak – $10
5:00 pm  | Yoga with Kathleen Drake (45 minute session)

Individual Spiritual Direction*** with Jodi Thomas or Sally Sharpe offered throughout the afternoon.  8 Spots available. $10

*Soul Collage
Soul Collage is a creative way to listen to your soul and pray with the contents of your life. You will be surprised by the depth of feeling, insight, and connection to God you experience as you rip images from magazines, cut and arrange them on a card, and allow the design and meaning to emerge as you play and pray. Led by Sally Sharpe, spiritual director.

**Testimony and Bible Journaling
Our Saturday morning session is on God’s Steadfast Forgiveness in Failure. We will take this theme deeper by hearing from Stacey White who has a powerful testimony of how God has healed her heart and restored her from many years of pain following an abortion. Pastor Angela Reiss will use the verse- Psalm 34:5- that Stacey shares to lead us in an experience of Bible Journaling. Bring your physical Bible and any pens, markers, or colored pencils you would like to use. We will have extra supplies available as well.
Psalms 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

***Individual Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction is a conversation with a spiritual companion, someone who has been trained to help you listen for the movement and activity of God in your everyday life. This 30-minute session provides intentional, confidential, non-judgmental space to reflect upon your life and faith and to experience God’s love and grace. Offered by spiritual directors Sally Sharpe and Jodi Thomas.

Women's Retreat Activities

Please register for any optional activities that you would like to participate in. If you already registered for archery, zipline, or kayak/canoe in your initial registration, we have that information and you do not need to register again.