Simsbury UMC
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.


Special Events ~ Women's Retreat


Women’s Retreat Registration Ends September 16!

Last fall, a large group of SUMC Women spent “a time apart” for 24 hours at Mercy-by-the-Sea in Madison, CT. Participants worshipped and explored sacred creative expression through art, music, and writing. This event was a rousing success, and the Adult Spiritual Growth Committee is excited to announce that we will return to Mercy-by-the-Sea this fall on October 5 and 6. Why go on a retreat? It can be hard to hear God’s voice above the cacophony of everyday life. The word “retreat” means “a place of privacy or safety:  a refuge”. It is truly a gift to spend 24 hours away from the hustle and bustle of our daily obligations. Like last year’s trip, we will enjoy the sea lapping at the shore and the opportunity to participate in reflective and creative activities. This year will incorporate more unstructured time, with worship and creativity “stations” that participants can use at their leisure. The retreat will run from Friday at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday at 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $120 double or $150 single, which includes all materials, three meals, simple but lovely accommodations, and access to the center’s beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities. If cost is a concern, please contact one of the pastors for information on possible scholarships. Registration ends September 16! Be sure to register early, as space is limited! If you have questions, please call Lori Garcia at 860.614.9140.


Please click here for an event flyer.