The following is a written reflection by Camy Brungard about the WUMC Women’s Retreat that occurred in April 2015 at the Timberwind Lodge.
What a great weekend for our 2nd annual Women’s Retreat. Each person needed the weekend for different reasons, and we all embraced each other. We listened to each others’ stories. We laughed together & we cried together. I walked away feeling more connected to my WUMC sisters.
During our Bible Study we took time to ‘stop and smell the roses’ during our ‘Walk in the Garden.’ We discussed the different seasons of life our Master Gardner has each of us in. During the study, everyone did an individual prayer walk where we enjoyed the beautiful day, reflected on Scripture, answered questions, and talked privately with God. We came back together to consider the weeds in our lives and be grateful for the gifts God has given us, affirming the beauty God is growing in us.
We were treated to a weekend of wonderful food. Snacks & appetizers, soup & sandwiches, meatloaf & macaroni and cheese, and many different breakfast ites to choose fro, plus many desserts. No one walked away hungry. THANK YOU to Carol Parker and Edna Miller for shopping, prep cooking, cooking, & cleaning up after all our meals.
What else did we do all weekend? You could find ladies taking walks, sitting on the porch enjoying fresh air, and watching for deer. Inside many games were played and sewing skills were put to the test. You could find others sitting quietly enjoying a good book or taking a much needed nap. Sunday morning we had a wonderful hymn sing before everyone headed home.
We hope next year to welcome many more WUMC women to join us. Mark your calendar now for April 1-3, 2016. We make sacrifices all the time for our families and work. Make this a priority for yourself next year. Join us for the weekend and leave feeling rejuvenated and loved. – Camy Brungard