Women from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Alabama Seventh Day Baptist churches and guests joined together at Camp Joy in Berea, WV the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. There were six women attending from the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church, Becky Van Horn, Monika Martin, Susie Fox, Marge Patrick and Marge’s two sisters Erlene and Marilyn. All together there were 22 women from several different churches attending.
The weekend was planned and led by the women from the Salemville, PA church, along with help from other churches for meals and clean-up. We studied the book A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. Using video clips by Renee, the teaching sessions were led by Amanda Barbee and Kristin Camenga. Due to time constraints, we were only able to get a brief touch of the book’s main points, but the women received copies of the book to take home. The information covered helped us all learn “how to stop doubting yourself and live in the security of God’s promises” which is the subtitle of the book.
In addition to the 4 insightful lessons, we had some great meals and snacks, time to relax in beautiful rural West Virginia, meet new friends, worship in a church that’s over 200 years old, and got to sit around a campfire at night to sing songs & play games.
Reminder, the retreat is always the last full weekend in September. Maybe you can join on September 27-29, 2019 for next year’s retreat!
Here are some additional pictures from the weekend:
NOTE: For those women wanting the recipe for the Fruit Croissant Puff served for Sunday morning breakfast, follow this link. (this recipe was tripled)