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Women’s Retreat 2012

Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, TNWhere do I start and where do I end sharing about the Christ UMC Women’s Retreat?

One of my favorite things about the retreat is that it was made possible by the love and care of so many people in our church. We work together, offer our gifts, and voilà! a retreat is successful and we walk away refreshed from being together and sharing together. This year our theme focused on resting in who we are. Sherry Cothran Woolsey, Senior Pastor of West Nashville UMC, led us in worship and song. We spent time in small groups to discuss the barriers that keep us from resting with God, and how to rest in who we are. Our afternoon breakout sessions were focused on relaxing through writing, gardening, designing, creating, stretching, and sharing. The day was full of women discovering new talents, new friendships and new connections.

Thank you to the 104 ladies that gave their Saturday to meet together. Thank you to the five men and a pirate willing to be part of Carol Sullivan’s Catering Team for lunch. Thank you to Brenda and Butch Malone going beyond the call to cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s for registration, promotional, financial and multi-media areas. Jan Phelps helped again in developing the day and communicating our theme. Kristi Brown pulled all the small group leaders together to show participants weekly ways to connect to others at Christ UMC. The breakout leaders gave of their time and talents to offer an enjoyable afternoon. Others made soup and baked cupcakes for lunch.

Refreshment was experienced in so many different ways.

Thank you, Marne’ Price