Showing posts with label Conferences. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Conferences. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Widows In Northeast US---Do You Need A Day Off?

Doesn't this sounds good---A girls night out and day off at Sandy Cove Ministries!

This Christian retreat center is "serenely situated halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia near the town of North East, Maryland, just 10 minutes south of I-95, and 1 hour south of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, via Route 272."

Date: Thursday, June 4. You can come for just the evening dinner and concert, or you may also choose to spend the night and explore the grounds in the morning. Please click the links below to visit their website for pricing and more information.
Hear Tammy Trent, Christian musician, inspirational speaker, and... a widow. She "gets it!" She's lived it, and now has hope to share! Want to hear her story? Click here for her website www.tammytrent.com
If this post arrives in your inbox and the links aren't working, be sure to click the title so you can get to the website and use the links.  
ferree

Need a day off?
June Girls Night Out & Day Off
 
Feeling stressed and forgetting how to breathe? We can help! Make it a Girls' Night Out and Day Off at Sandy Cove!
Register Now!
Tammy Trent shares how she has learned to choose life and find hope in the promises of God after the shattering loss of her husband September 11, 2001. That day changed the world and Tammy forever.

Tammy Trent
More Info
Overnight Rates start at just $84 per person, quad occupancy. Register Online.
Joining us just for the evening? $36 per person. Call 800.234.2683.


Schedule subject to change
Thursday - June 4
4:00 pm Check in
4:00-5:30 Sports Pool & Hot Tub open
5:00 Optional Video
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Program
9:00 Sports Pool & Hot Tub open

Friday - June 5
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 Devotions with
speaker/special guest
9:30 Photo Op with your friends
10:00 Check Out

Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!


Sandy Cove Ministries...helping you connect with God and each other!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Conferences & Retreats 2015

I'm beginning to compile a list of conferences and retreats for widows this year, plus some retreats that aren't specifically for widows but may be of interest to widows nevertheless. Whenever you hear of such events please let me know and I'll update this page throughout the year.

Widows Conferences

FEBRUARY:

crossroads
click here for more info on this conference in Dallas.

MARCH:
Widows Journey - March 6-8, 2015 
Sandy Cove Ministries, 
Sandy Cove is serenely situated halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia near the town of North East, Maryland, just 10 minutes south of I-95, and 1 hour south of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, via Route 272.
Click here for the event info and pricing.


Other types of retreats:

1.
A "silent retreat" is for the purpose of prayer. If you want to get away from the world to spend time in prayer, but in the safety of a group setting with some security, counsel and guidance I hope you'll consider this one. I met the director, Donna Lewis, at a pastors wives gathering I was privileged to attend only weeks after my first husband died. Donna was just beginning to launch it and she has faithfully kept me in the loop ever since. This retreat is tried and true! Click here for more info.

2.
My friend Beth says that Billy Graham's, "The Cove", in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville, offers 2 types of WONDERFULLY, quiet Spiritual Retreats -- 1) Personal Spiritual Retreats, where you bring your own study, or 2) Guided Spiritual Retreats. One can come alone or with friends. The cost is not cheap, BUT you are surrounded by the beautiful mountains, a wonderful room, and scrumptious meals where you gather with others and meet and share. Beth went on one of these and says, "I had a super experience and it was a place that I absolutely needed to go to get away and be with the Lord without distraction."

Here is their website:
http://www.thecove.org/home -- One would have to call to get prices and dates.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Hope You'll Join Me in November!

I'll be speaking at this widows retreat and I hope you'll be able to be there too!
Click the link below to register, and please email me at [email protected] if you're able to come so I can be sure to meet you.     
ferree
                                          

Register Today!!

by Liz Anne Wright

aNew Season Widows Conference

November 7-9, 2014

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Register here

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Connect With Other Widows for November Widows Conference!


I hope many of my readers will be able to attend this conference along with me! Let me link you to find out how the excitement is mounting---click here for the latest.

Very soon, all who are attending will be invited to join a special Facebook group set up just for us to meet each other ahead of time!

I imagine this will be very much like my Lifeboat groups which so many widows love. In a safe and confidential Lifeboat group you get to ask your questions, express yourself with women who "get it," ask for prayer, share your joys and victories, and yes---even the confusion and tears. Friendships form, faith is strengthened, and everyone longs to meet up "in person" someday. So the main difference between my Lifeboat groups and the aNew Season Widows Conference group will be that the conference group will be meeting each other at the conference in November! I'm excited! I hope I get to meet you!

In fact, if you'll be attending this conference, please email me at [email protected] and let me know, OK? I live only 2 hours away from the Springmaid Resort. If you're driving, maybe we can caravan or carpool. If you're flying, maybe I can pick you up at the Myrtle Beach airport. Or maybe we'll meet for dinner on Friday night before the evening session.

Please consider going. I have to pay my own way too, (as do all the speakers) so I know you've got to dig deep into those pockets. But before you say you can't, please at least pray about it and see if God says you can because He will provide. I always have to remind myself of this: You have not because you ask not (James 4:2) I hope I haven't missed out on too many wonderful things in life because I assumed I couldn't do them and never even bothered to ask God about them.

I hope to hear from you soon!
ferree


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bring Widows to a Fresh Grounded Faith Conference

While these conferences are not about widows, they are about women and faith and God. We all need that! What could be better than attending it with a group of widows?

Fresh Grounded Faith conferences will be in the following cities this fall, and if you gather a group of 10, your ticket is free! Check out their website for more info.

Email me when you sign up, and if I know of other widows going too, with their permission I'll share contact info so you can meet!

Montgomery, AL – September 27-28
Featuring Jennifer Rothschild, with Special Guests: Stormie Omartian & Meredith Andrews
When: Fri September 27 7:00 PMSat September 28 12:30 PM
 
South Bend, IN – Oct 12
Featuring Jennifer Rothschild with Special Guests Stormie Omartian and Meredith Andrews
When: Sat October 12 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
 
Evansville, IN – November 1-2

Featuring Jennifer Rothschild and Special Guests: Patsy Clairmont and Meredith Andrews.
When: Fri November 1 7:00 PMSat November 2 12:30 PM

Springfield, MO – November 8-9

Featuring Jennifer Rothschild and Special Guests: TBA
When: Fri November 8 7:00 PMSat November 9 12:30 PM
Click here for more info: 

http://freshgroundedfaith.com/

Plan ahead so we can make this happen! And if you're able to join me at Beauty Boot Camp in Pigeon Forge, TN, August 23-25, please let me know!
ferree

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fashion Meets Faith

I need to tell you more about yesterday's  Color E-nalysis ---Shari Braendel and her Fashion Meets Faith website is a real treasure! The more I dig into her website, the more I find!

"One of the most empowering Christian events available to women today--Christian women's speaker - author - style expert, Shari Braendel has a message of deep compassion. Her message is inspiring and her testimony, moving as she helps women and girls of all ages to appreciate their beauty, discover their natural assets, and learn what to wear so they can look and feel their best!"

You might be thinking ...Fashion? For widows? Come on! Don't push this stuff on me, I've got more important things to worry about---like trying to make ends meet, trying to beat these overwhelming emotions, trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do with the next 40 years of loneliness...

But, you know me---if I didn't think this could help you with all of those things, I wouldn't mention it. I've been following Shari's ministry for a couple years now, and something in her latest newsletter put all the pieces together for me. Maybe it will for you, too!

So click here to take a look at her newsletter---Scroll way down, and there at the end is what caught my attention---the cancer survivor's story. You might not have had a masectomy, but many widows are "cancer survivors," of a sort too, even though their husband's didn't recover.

Here's why I think this resource is invaluable for widows:
Trying to make ends meet? Shari's wealth of advice can help us spend our limited funds more wisely and get more for our money.
Trying to beat the overwhelming emotions? The natural beauty she helps you discover will encourage your heart and help you begin to dwell on the transforming whatever is lovely perspective of Philippians 4:8, resulting in God's peace (Phil. 4:9).
And finally, the next 40 years of loneliness? As you begin to discover who you are again, and how God created you and how He delights in your beauty (because, yes, you are beautiful!), God's plans for you will begin to unfold and they do not include spending the rest of your life in isolation and loneliness.  

Whether it's the Beauty Boot Camp Makeover Retreat in August, (which I myself am attending and I'd love to meet with you there), or an online course, free newsletter, free color analysis, a group seminar, or even training for a career as a Christian image consultant, I hope you'll look into this resource and take advantage of how it can be of help to you.

If you register for Beauty Boot Camp Makeover Retreat, please email me at [email protected] I do not receive any compensation for your attendance. At least one other widow I know of is going so you will not be alone! I'm really looking forward to meeting her and I'd love to meet you too!   ferree


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Refresh & Reframe Your Perspective on Widowhood

Boost your spirit, refresh your body, and reframe your perspective by treating yourself with a weekend away at a Christian conference for widows!

I mentioned two conferences a few weeks ago, and I've heard that among the many attendees, at least one of them will be one of you! YAY! Rebecca and her children are going to Schroon Lake, NY, and Wanda is going to Gatlinburg TN!

Please let me know if you plan to attend either of these conferences. Wouldn't it be great to meet someone else who is also connected to WCP (WidowsChristianPlace)?

There's still time to register, so here's the basic info and the links.
I hope you'll choose to attend one of these!
Word of Life is very familiar and special to me, as I mention in my book Postcards from the Widows Path; I also worked there one summer during college. And I attended a widows conference with Anna's Gate in 2010 and really appreciate their ministry too.

May 10-12
Single Moms & Kids Conference
Word of Life Inn (evangelical, fundamental, but all are welcome)
Schroon Lake, NY
Click here for more information
call 518-494-6000 to register

May 16-19
Stepping It Up for Widows, Singles & Leaders
Anna's Gate (charismatic, but all are welcome)
Gatlinburg, TN
Click here for more information and registration

Feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
ferree

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Getaway Weekend!

Hey everyone, here's a great getaway time to relax your body and renew your soul!
The women's ministry at this church is graciously letting me hold 8 (eight) spots to their retreat with Jennifer Sands (I met Jennifer last summer and promise you will love her! Click here for that WCP post).
So hurry and send me your registration---first come, first served---the Crowne Plaza will be great, and the price for this retreat is rock bottom--I admire and appreciate how they've kept their costs down! And . . . if you fly in to Cleveland-Hopkins, the hotel has a shuttle. Or even better---I'll come pick you up myself! ferree
P.S. Thank you Jan, Brenda, Cindy, Danielle, Ann and even a brave man for joining in on Google Follow, or commenting and emailing me this week. You're always welcome here.

WOW Ministries Community Church of Portage Lakes
Presents
2012
Annual Ladies’ Retreat

Friday, March 16th, 7:00 p.m.

and

Saturday, March 17th, from
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Abiding in Christ”
With Jennifer Sands
at the
Cleveland South - Independence
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-524-0700 
Four plans to choose from:
A – 4 in a room $70.00 (all rates are per person)
B – 3 in a room $80.00
C – 2 in a room $95.00
D – 1 in a room $145.00
All plans include room at hotel, all sessions, snack on Friday night, full breakfast, snack and lunch on Saturday.

The cost of the ladies retreat has been set according to our costs and we cannot make special rates. We hope that all ladies can attend both the Friday and Saturday sessions while staying at the Crowne Plaza. Check in anytime after 3:00 p.m.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Copy & paste this registration form to an email. Fill in the information and send it to me at [email protected]

I will then arrange with you where to send your check, so our group is all together.
Deadline to register with Ferree is Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Name_______________________
Phone_______________________
Address_____________________
Plan:A – 4 in room $70.00____
Plan:B – 3 in room $80.00____
Plan:C – 2 in room $95.00____
Plan:D – 1 in room $145.00____  

*Full payment is due at time of registration. Please make your check payable to CCPL
*No Children Please*

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get-Away Weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone! This is so exciting!---something I've been hoping for since last summer, and now God has opened this opportunity for us -- YOU and ME --to meet together!
The women's ministry at this church is graciously letting me hold 8 (eight) spots to their retreat with Jennifer Sands (I met Jennifer last summer and promise you will love her! Click here for that WCP post). 
So hurry and send me your registration---first come, first served---the Crowne Plaza will be great, and the price for this retreat is rock bottom--I admire and appreciate how they've kept their costs down! And . . . if you fly in to Cleveland-Hopkins, the hotel has a shuttle. Or even better---I'll come pick you up myself!   ferree
P.S. Thanks to Terri and Janice for joining Google friends here. How nice of you! 
WOW Ministries Community Church of Portage Lakes
Presents
2012
Annual Ladies’ Retreat
Friday, March 16th, 7:00 p.m.
and
Saturday, March 17th, from
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Abiding in Christ”
With Jennifer Sands
at the



Cleveland South - Independence
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-524-0700

John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

Four plans to choose from:
A – 4 in a room $70.00 (all rates are per person)
B – 3 in a room $80.00
C – 2 in a room $95.00
D – 1 in a room $145.00
All plans include room at hotel, all sessions, snack on Friday night, full breakfast, snack and lunch on Saturday.
The cost of the ladies retreat has been set according to our costs and we cannot make special rates. We hope that all ladies can attend both the Friday and Saturday sessions while staying at the Crowne Plaza.
Check in anytime after 3:00 p.m.

Jennifer has written 3 books: “A Tempered Faith” (2003) – Jennifer details her emotional and spiritual struggle in the first year after 9/11. “A Teachable Faith” (2006) – the journey continues as Jennifer shares how God uses everyday circumstances to teach us, refine us, and draw us closer to Him. “A Treasured Faith” (2009) – Jennifer illustrates her continuing Biblical growth and shares her recent battle with breast cancer.
Jennifer’s books will be on sale at the retreat.
Jennifer Sands
When Jennifer’s husband was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, no one could have convinced her that she would recover from such an unthinkable tragedy. In 2007, Jennifer received another blow: a diagnosis of breast cancer. But Jennifer has learned that God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ever ask or imagine when we put our complete trust in Him. Since 9/11, Jennifer has undergone a dramatic spiritual transformation from tragedy to victory in Jesus Christ. She is now determined to share her testimony of God’s abounding grace and faithfulness…and to spread a message of overcoming all the trials we encounter in life through faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
Copy & paste this registration form to an email. Fill in the information and send it to me at [email protected]
I will then arrange with you where to send your check, so our group is all together.
REGISTRATION
2012 LADIES’ RETREAT
“ABIDING IN CHRIST”

Deadline to register with Ferree is Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Name_______________________
Phone_______________________
Address_____________________

Plan:A – 4 in room $70.00____
Plan:B – 3 in room $80.00____
Plan:C – 2 in room $95.00____
Plan:D – 1 in room $145.00____
*Full payment is due at time of registration. Please make your check payable to CCPL
*No Children Please*

If you want to go alone
you may mail your registration to:
Community Church of Portage Lakes
3620 Cormany Rd.
Akron, OH 44319
(330) 644-6121