Friday, January 29, 2016

Sign Up Now for A Widows Retreat at Sandy Cove Ministries, March 4 - 6

2016 Widow's Journey at Sandy Cove
Being a widow is to be in a very lonely place.
People say, “Isn’t it wonderful he’s with the Lord,” and you want to yell, “No! He should be here with me.”
Spend a weekend with other widows where you are with people who understand. Come share your heart and your hurt and be encouraged as we remind ourselves that, hard as it is, our God is able. Learn from women who are where you are, women who have weathered grief and difficult times.
This weekend is for widows of all ages and at any point in the journey. . . (Sandy Cove is serenely situated halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia near the town of North East, Maryland, just 10 minutes south of I-95, and 1 hour south of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, via Route 272). For the website with full details and registration please click here.

What others are saying…

“Through the wonderful speakers and new connections with other widowed Christians, I have strengthened my faith this weekend.” Deborah – Manheim, PA

“It’s wonderful to hear that other women experience the same feelings that I am.” Ann – Hampstead, MD

“The perfect mix: we had opportunity to grapple with the truth of what has happened in our lives and receive the truth that God has plans and purpose for each of us. I also felt we had a perfect mix of large meetings, small group time, and free time for being alone or connecting casually with others. It is a wonderful, anointed, God sent ministry.” Sheila – Airmont, NY

“Speakers were encouraging. Small group made us feel part of a whole. Everyone understood how I feel.” Carolyn – Harrington, DE

“I am no longer negatively affected by the label “widow”.” Esther – Elizabethtown, PA

Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Check in
5:30 Dinner
7:00 The Joy of HIM -Dependent Living - Kathy Benjamin
8:00 Small Groups
9:00 Snack & Fellowship
8:00 Breakfast
9:15 New Life, New Look - Jill Swanson
10:00 Color Me AWoman of God - Cheryl Torain
11:00 Small Groups
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Live In Pictures: A Legacy - Angela Hunt
Private Appointments with Jill and Angela for New Life, New Look consultations
4:00 Small Groups
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Finding Balance - Carole Lewis
9:00 Video
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 Personal Devotions
9:30 Check out by 10
And The Fight Goes On
11:00 Small Groups
Noon Lunch and Conclusion
Free time on the grounds to think, pray and process – stay as long as you like!

Special Guests
Gayle Roper

Gayle Roper lost her husband Chuck after a three and a half year fight with cancer. Even though she had time to face her impending future, she was unprepared for the loss of identity and the loss of love. She survived by holding tight to God’s hand. Gayle is the author of numerous books including Widow’s Journey, also the title of her blog.
Musician/Worship Leader/Speaker
Kathy Benjamin

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy met her late husband, Ken Benjamin, in college where both graduated with degrees in music. Prior to his sudden death in 2004, Ken was on the music faculty of Philadelphia Biblical University for 28 years.
Kathy loves to challenge others to trust God in the darkest hours of life because Jesus never fails. She’ll be speaking on The Joy of HIM – Dependent Living and leading inspirational Line Dancing.

Cheryl Torain

Cheryl Torain is a widow, a speaker and a musician who serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at Genesis Bible Fellowship Church of Baltimore, Md. She was for many years married to an unbeliever who came to Jesus just before his death. She is a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She will be speaking on Color Me a Woman of God.
Carole Lewis

Carole Lewis became a widow in June 2014 after ten years as caregiver and wife of Johnny. During that time she served as the national director of First Place 4 Health, a national Christian wellness program. She is a popular speaker and author of 15 books. She has two adult children and one deceased, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Carole will speak on Finding Balance.
New Life/New Look Image Consultations and Photos
Jill Swanson
Image Consultant
Jill SwansonAs a widow faces a new life, perhaps she’d like a new look. Jill Swanson is a certified image consultant and style expert, author, and motivational speaker. With over 30 years of experience, Swanson has helped thousands of women feel more confident and beautiful by showing them how color, style, make-up, and understanding body line and design can accentuate and enhance each woman’s unique beauty. Her session is titled New Life, New Look.

Angela Hunt
Angela HuntAfter Angela Hunt spent thirty years writing books of all kinds, she yearned to scratch her creative itch in a new way. So she picked up a camera and vowed to study photography as ardently as she studied writing. Now she’s a professional photographer on weekends and a writer on weekdays. Saturday afternoon she will present Live in Pictures: a Legacy and she will capture your New Life, New Look consultations.


All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities.
Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $199 per person.
Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space.
Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person
Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.
This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

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