March 1-3, 2019 | Whitefish Lodge - Cross Lake, MN | Theme: Wonder | click here to register
Have you ever found yourself asking, “Where’s the wonder in life?”? Whether you are wandering in the wilderness, feel deserted in the desert, working through the daily stuff of life or waiting on God for what’s next, there is an opportunity to experience God right now. Yes! Wonder can be found in the midst of waiting, wandering, wanting or just your daily walk.
Invite your friends (college-age women and up) and join us as we explore the topic of experiencing “Wonder.” Our speaker is none other than the “Wonder Woman” herself, Shelley McKendry. We had an overwhelming number of requests to bring back this dear friend and gifted speaker.
Shelley and her husband Steve recently moved from Minnesota to Arizona. She is looking forward to reconnecting with the women of Wayzata Free and sharing her recent desert experiences, literally.
In addition to Shelley’s inspirational teaching, you’ll enjoy large and small group time, worship, quiet times, fun, fellowship and ample free time in a lovely, NEW retreat setting. This year we will gather in Cross Lake, MN at the beautiful Whitefish Lodge. This newer venue offers cozy lodging and meeting spaces and some different options for free time. Whether you want to curl up with a good book by the fire in the lodge, get outdoors for a walk, cross country ski, snowshoe, grab a friend and make a craft, get your game on, explore the local galleries and shops, go for a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub or take a nap, you will find there are plenty of ways to unwind, connect and grow on this girls’ get away weekend.
We are offering “choice time” so you can create your own retreat experience. This modular format will give you options to select just what you need, like:
+ extra quiet time or worship
+ join a story application session
+ learn a skill
+ do a craft
+ cross country ski
+ spend time in prayer
+ do a stretch/fitness class
Cost: Early Bird Registration is now open online or at the registration tables in the lobby. The cost is $199 for a double room when you register on or before January 13, 2019 ($220 after January 13). There are a limited number of single rooms available for $299 early bird ($320 after January 13.)
Accommodations: Whitefish Lodge is about a 2½ hour drive from the Twin Cities and sits on a wooded lot in the charming town of Cross Lake, MN. This cozy retreat features hotel-style guest rooms and suites with complimentary internet access, cable TV, and hairdryers in each room. Suites also include a seating area, refrigerator, microwave and some have a fireplace. Suites will be assigned in registration order, so register early.
BONUS: Early Bird registrants can opt to be put into a drawing for a whirlpool suite!
Common spaces include fireside nooks and seating areas to relax and connect, a theater suite, game room, indoor pool, sauna and oversized hot tub. Spacious meeting rooms with fireplaces and windows overlook the woods and adjoining golf course. Whitefish Lodge permits us to bring our own snacks and beverages into the common areas and meeting rooms allowing us to gather to share food, fun and fellowship together!
Registration opens at 5:00 pm
The opening session starts at 7:30 pm followed by a short introduction to your small groups with plenty of time to hang out after or go back to your room for a little shut-eye.
There is a morning and evening session on Saturday with “Choice Time/Free Time” options before breakfast and between the main sessions. There will be time to process alone and in small groups after each session. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to go deep spiritually as well as have fun and relax.
We’ll have a session on Sunday morning followed by time for application and small groups. We’ll end the retreat with worship, communion and sharing before departing at noon.