Saturday Afternoon Workshops include:

  • Spiritual Gifts | Each participant will explore her individual spiritual gifts which equip us in serving and ministering within and outside the church.
  • Drawing | For all levels of experience!  Pencils and paper will be provided. 
  • Bike Ride to the Lighthouse | Enjoy a 12-mile round-trip ride along Long Beach Blvd. 
  • Watercolor| Learn the basics of using watercolor, mixing primary colors to make lots of colors from nature.  Paper, paint, and brushes will be provided.  Come and express the beauty of creation.
  • Jewelry Making | Create a piece of custom jewelry.
  • Garden Stones | Head to the beach and gather some shells, then use them to make beautiful garden stones.
  • Water Aerobics |A 45-minute high-intensity shallow water aerobics class providing a total body workout.

Women’s Weekend Testimonials

What do you enjoy about the Women’s Weekend, why is attending a priority for you, or how have you been blessed by being there?

“I always make a new friend!”

“For me it has been a time to check out of the busy schedule of life and refocus on Jesus. Also it is good for me to spend time with friends and get more acquainted with new friends.”

“One of the things that always surprises me about the women’s retreat is the personal blessing that comes from this large group activity. It always takes a lot of effort to disconnect from life in order to go, and this is clearly Satan’s tool. But once I am in this highly reflective place, I always come away with something new to rejoice about or something new to chew on. I especially love all the female voices in worship and how easily this worship takes me to an undistracted place.”

“The Women’s Retreat has been a place of connection, spiritual refreshment, and relaxation for me. I’ve been happily surprised by how many meaningful conversations and fun moments I’ve had there. Though, after so many great retreats, I guess these things shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.”

“The WBS weekend is a great time of refreshment, spiritually and socially. I have gained and strengthened relationships there. Not the least of which is with Jesus.”

“I love spending time with and getting to know women I don’t normally have an opportunity to talk to.”

“It’s great to laugh, pray, and worship with my New Life sisters!”

“I love being able to sit and talk with friends for extended periods of time, going for walks on the beach, taking time to talk to God.”

“Always a pleasant surprise and blessings abound.”

“Fresh air, sand between my toes, sisters in Christ, singing with gusto, time apart from routine, meeting Christ through his word, playing, laughing, learning. Lots to do…or not if you just want to rest and relax.”

“The worship at the women’s retreat is always amazing, the speaker is excellent and it’s great to fellowship with women I already know and meet new ones, too!  One of my favorite things to do is bike to the lighthouse – it’s so beautiful!”

“I do love going to Harvey Cedars….There is something so sweet about those experiences and the memories.  And that does include the conference center.  It has grown and changed over the years in so many ways.  It keeps getting better.”

Praying for the weekend

We are eager to see what God does when we get together this spring for the women’s retreat. The planning team has been talking, planning, praying, and sharing ideas through the winter. We look forward to being with you at Harvey Cedars in May.

Yours in Christ,
Jill Barber, Michelle Hopping, Evelyn Timlin, Bonnie Shane, Jisu Oelschlegel, Daisy Crane, Amy Spaulding, Linda Channing, Jan Timlin, Debby Wood