2012 Retreat at Bonclarken

Embraced by Grace

“…This is the true grace of God in which you stand.”

                                I Peter 5:12b

God’s grace frees us from legalism and self-effort. Ephesians 2:8 says that we have been saved by grace, but how do we LIVE by grace?

Teaching from Val Shepard & Dramatic Illustration by Peculiar People

Session I: From Legalism to Grace – Val     My Burden Lifted – Charlie and Ruth

Session II: Practicing the Presence of God – Val    Rest & Repentance – Charlie and Ruth

Session III: Prayer and Waiting on God – Val     Billy – Charlie and Ruth

Featured Speakers

Val Shepard is the daughter of famous missionary parents, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. She is married to pastor Walt Shepard and they are parents of eight children. They are currently planting a church in Southport, N.C.
They live in a county where 92,000 people are unchurched. Val has a heart for encouraging young mothers and having prayer meetings, including prayer for the lost.

Charlie and Ruth (Peculiar People) are also missionaries. They live in Greensboro on the third floor of an apartment building, where they host a community dinner called the Greensboro Grub each month, serving dinner to about 60 guests. They are part of the vibrant ministry of City Church.

Their passion is to “bring the Kingdom of God in all its joy and wonder to the people of our city, to love others lavishly, work diligently, and pray unceasingly for our neighbors and friends in our city and on our street.”

Seminars: Balancing Life Takes Grace

Panel Discussion by Cathy Hunt, Lori Lawing, Eliza Hardin

Make a Craft with Judi Hodges

Stretch and Praise with Karen Willis

Let’s Play: Games for Church Kids with Miranda Marsh

Retreat schedule

Friday, November 2nd

4:30-7:00……………………Check in (Jean White Room)

6:00-7:00……………………Dinner

7:00-7:30 ……………………Welcome

7:30-8:30……………………Session I

8:30— ……………………….Refreshments,

Saturday, November 3rd

8:00-8:45 ………………….. Breakfast

9:00-10:15…………………Session II

10:15-10:30 ………………. Break

10:40-11:25 ………………. Seminar

11:30-12:15 ………………. Seminar

12:30- 1:15………………..Lunch

1:30- 3:00………………….Session III

 

Important Information

Cost: Bonclarken Housing $90 per person (double occupancy)

Private Housing $66 per person

Meals and retreat fee are included in the total cost.

Housing is available in: The Lodge or in Founders Hall. (Special requests for more than two per room may be made on the registration form attached.)

Check In: 4:30-7:00 p.m., Friday Nov 2. For arrivals earlier than 4:30 please contact the Bonclarken office (828)692-2223.

Registration: Mail the attached registration form along with your check for the total amount due or a deposit of $40 per person to:

First Presbyterial Women’s Ministries, c/o Barbara Sherrill,. PO Box 182, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Join us as we seek to grow in our understanding of God’s Word, gain spiritual refreshment and renewal, and fellowship with our sisters in Christ!

 

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