Women’s retreat in October

GCI women and their female friends are invited to attend a fall women’s retreat sponsored by the GCI congregation in Birmingham, Alabama. The retreat will be held on October 9-11, 2015 at the St. Bernard Abbey Retreat and Conference Center (www.stbernardretreat.com/) in Cullman, Alabama (north of Birmingham).

bedThe retreat theme is “Eyes Fixed on Jesus,” based on Hebrews 12:2. Retreat gatherings will explore many topics, looking for ways to “fix our eyes on Jesus.” Guest speakers will be GCI leaders Tammy Tkach, Ginny Rice, Pat Halford, Becki Brown and Barbara Dahlgren. Music will be provided by Ann Hartmann (http://annhartmann.com/) and Mary Jo Leaver (Music to the Eyes ministry).

The retreat costs $125/person (double occupancy), which includes registration, two nights’ lodging and four meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday). Rooms have two twin beds (see picture). If you prefer a private room, the cost is $185. For additional information and to register, email retreat coordinator Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@gci.org.