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Women's Retreat-"Sharing the Hope"

March 24
Check in at 8:30 am
March 24
Check out at 3:15 pm
Diane Dye
Heather Allen


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You may now register online. Paper registration form for download available at the bottom of this page.



You spoke, we listened! After much discussion and calendar review, we are moving the Women's Retreat from fall to spring to better meet the needs of our participants and their churches. The retreat is now a one-day event. For those wanting the overnight experience, an add-on option is available for Friday night for an additional $10. No programming or food will be available Friday night.


Saturday: The Main Event

The main event and all programming is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. The event will kick off with coffee and light snacks. Brunch and an afternoon tea will also be provided. Saturday is open to 170 participants. Register early and save! Actual retreat cost is $46, but women registering by Friday, March 16 only pay $36. Paper registrations must be postmarked March 16 or earlier to receive the discount. A $10 late fee will be added to all registrations submitted starting at 12:00 am on Saturday, March 17. 


Saturday Breakout Sessions (included in retreat registration)

Option One: Bible Journaling Class- Learn tips and creative ideas for journaling right inside your Bible to bring you deeper into the Word. Supplies provided, or bring your favorite journaling supplies from home. Feel free to bring your own Bible for this workshop. For those interested, a hardcover MEV Journaling Bible will also be available to purchase at the discounted rate of $5, payable at class time.

Option Two: Bible Marking Class- Learn how to mark a Bible to share the steps and plan of salvation with others in an effective but simple manner. Bible and supplies are provided by the retreat.

Option Three: Free Time- Please note the Dining Hall will be closed during Breakout Sessions.


Friday: Optional Add-On

You have the option of arriving on Friday to enjoy an evening at Round Lake! This opportunity is designed as a chance for your friend or church group to relax and spend time together. Feel free to plan your own small group or prayer time. Limited to the first 80 registrants. Housing will be in the Retreat Center, and all 80 beds are lower bunks for your convenience. Add-on cost to stay overnight is $10. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO DINNER OR PROGRAMMING WILL BE PROVIDED FRIDAY NIGHT. Restaurants are available nearby in Loudonville (6 miles), Shreve (8 miles), Wooster (15 miles) and other nearby areas. Overnight guests must be pre-registered and may arrive starting at 4:00 pm.


About Our Speaker: Shellie Arnold

Shellie Arnold tells others she’s living proof God can redeem, heal, and restore anything. More than once, she’s experienced exactly that it in her life and in her marriage. A multi-published author, she has also written articles and Bible study/devotional curriculum. She has taught in Sunday school, continuing class, seminar, and retreat settings. Her favorite moments are when she gets to share truths she’s learned the hard way, and seeing those truths bless others. A home school mom of over twenty years, Shellie knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even if one is a believer. She longs to encourage those with deep hurts that God is near and offers all they need to completely heal. Consequently, Shellie truly believes any marriage can be healed, and if both parties listen to God they can live happily even after. Visit her at


Revised Schedule for Saturday

8:30-9:00 am: Check-In & Coffee Bar at the Retreat Center 

9:00-9:30 am: Welcome, Prayer and Praise Music 

9:30-10:30 am: Message by Shellie Arnold-"Sharing the Hope within You" (I Peter 3:15)

10:30-11:00 am: Free Time (Transportation to Dining Hall & Shopping Time at Bookstore Available)

11:00-12:00 pm: Brunch at the Dining Hall

12:00 pm-12:30 pmFree Time (Transportation to Retreat Center & Shopping Time at Bookstore Available)

12:30-1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions-"Prepare to Share" 

                               Option One: Bible Journaling Class 

                               Option Two: Bible Marking Class 

                               Option Three: Free Time

1:30-2:00 pm: Free Time (Transportation to Dining Hall & Shopping Time at Bookstore Available)

2:00-3:30 pm: Tea Time (Camp Update by Lance Powers) & Final Message by Shellie Arnold (Revelations 21:4)

3:30 pm: Retreat Dismissal (Bookstore will remain open briefly for last-minute shopping. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the camp.)


*Please note an offering will be taken during the retreat to help further the ministry of the camp

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