2017 Women’s Retreat

4:00 PM Friday, Sept 22 – 11:00 AM Sunday, Sept 24

Come for a weekend of fun, fellowship, meaningful conversation, and worship! The women’s retreat is a beautiful time of year at camp, often highlighted by the peak of the fall foliage. Invite your friends out for the excellent food, good times, and life-giving worship and messages. Registration begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, with our first gathering for dinner at 5:30 PM

This year’s Women’s Retreat speaker is Bonnie Sparrman, of Excelsior, Minnesota. Bonnie is deeply grateful for God’s love, which is the greatest gift ever. Bonnie worked as an RN for fifteen years, but prefers cooking. She spent nine summers at Covenant Point, most of them, happily preparing meals in her favorite kitchen. Today she teaches culinary classes and leads team building in the Twin Cities. She appreciates the way we are nourished around the table, in body and in spirit. Bonnie is also a writer; she has written two books for mothers and recently completed a book that encourages good brain health. She and her husband, Eric, are parents to three young adult children, Johanna, Bjorn, and Karl-Jon. She loves to hike, bike, read, and take picnics with her sweetheart.

Bonnie will be speaking on the theme: “Grace Happens at the Table.” We will look at the many ways God shows up when we sit down to eat together. In John 21, Jesus is the cook and host. He invites his disciples and each of us, in all of our messiness, to draw near to him and to each other. Christ will meet us at the table, where we will find nourishment, healing, and wholeness. Come…there is a place at the table for you.

2017 Program highlights: This year we’ll be taking pontoon boat cruises, experiencing a tour of CPBC’s island, climbing the climbing wall, and participating in a sport tournament of sorts (gather your church team)! Also on the schedule is an optional book discussion around Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, so bring your copy if you have one.

  • Full Retreat: $129 ($119 Early Bird)
  • Saturday Only, No Lodging: $83 ($73 Early Bird)
  • Full Retreat, Commuter (No Lodging): $103 ($93 Early Bird)
  • Pastor’s Rates:
    • $80 Full Weekend
    • $70 Saturday Evening Departure
    • $60 Saturday Only (no lodging)

*Earlybird Registration Discount applies if registered or postmarked by September 8, 2017.

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