Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs, March 15-17, 2019

If you are looking for the 2020 Spiritual Retreat information, please go to this page: https://elcaminorealumw.org/retreat-2020/


JoAnne Neish

Retreat Leader JoAnne Neish

Our 2019 District UMW Spiritual Retreat will be held among the redwoods of the Mission Springs Retreat Center in Scotts Valley, CA.  Retreat Leader Jo Neish will guide us in the theme, “Bold Discoveries:  God’s not finished with me yet!”  We recently enjoyed her musical leadership at our 2018 District UMW Annual Celebration, and are looking forward to her energy, enthusiasm, and passion leading the retreat program.

Registration deadline extended to Saturday March 9, 2019

In addition to the program, we will have many other favorite activities, including “Wake Up / Warm Up,” morning matins, nature walks, and a “Show ‘n Tell” area to display your arts and crafts.

Saturday evening’s “Gifts & Graces” talent show features performances (song, dance, poetry, ?) by attendees.  Emcee Lynn Hermoso is encouraging participants to follow the theme of “musicals.” To get on the program, contact Lynn in advance, mark your registration form, or sign up with her during the Friday evening registration.

Scholarships are available for first-time attendees as well as returning participants.  The scholarships cover the program, meals, and lodging in the lowest-cost housing option, after the applicants provide a modest share of the cost.  Lodging upgrade (to one of the other housing options) may be contributed by the local UMW.   See the Scholarship form for details.

Special opportunities to participate
Do you want to be part of making the retreat a special experience for attendees?  You are invited to sign up during Friday evening check-in for one of these small groups or specific roles. Those marked by * will have their first meeting Friday after dinner.

  • *Sunday Worship service design
  • *Choir
  • “Gifts & Graces” talent show
  • Saying/singing grace at meals

Retreat schedule
Friday, March 15
4:00 pm Registration begins
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm *Volunteer teams 1st meeting
7:30 pm Program begins
through Sunday March 17 Lunch

Mission Springs Conference Center
1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley, CA

See more information on the Retreat flyer and registration form.

Registration deadline extended to Saturday, March 9, 2019