Grace Seattle Women’s Retreat 2017
The weekend will include a panel discussion with women from Grace on Friday night, silent retreat time on Saturday morning, and Debbie Smith will be speaking for our final session on Saturday afternoon. There will also be plenty of free time and opportunities for recreation and rest on Friday night and Saturday. We'll close with worship together on Sunday. Join us for a weekend of exploring our faith and connecting with other Grace women!
Seasons of a Woman's Life
As children we often imagine life to be a series of one graduation after another – sort of a straight line up leading to more and more happiness and fulfillment. There is often very little preparation for navigating the unexpected twists and turns that life takes, and we can find ourselves confused and uncertain about how to make sense of it all. The story of God is filled with women just like us who had hopes and dreams and found themselves in the midst of a story much bigger than (and very different from) their own plans. During our retreat time this year we will talk about some of the common seasons we travel through as women and what it looks like to stay engaged with our own hearts and with the heart of God. We will also hear from three women who are in different seasons of life about the unique challenges and gifts of their season as well as the ways they have encountered God’s love and invitation to them.
Financial Assistance may be available for those with financial need. To be considered for financial aid, please contact email@example.com.
Ticket & Refund Policy
Tickets purchased on the Eventbrite.com website are refundable, less a 3.5% processing fee until February 26, 2016. After this date (Feb. 26), refunds will not be issued because of financial commitments to the Lodge. Substitutions or donation of your "ticket" is encouraged if you are unable to attend.
Each room accommodates 2 people and extra spaces are available in the loft. Rooms will be randomly assigned according to registration date prior to the retreat. If you are not physically able to access the loft area please indicate your preference in the registration comment section.
Bedding is provided, including pillows and blankets for the rooms; unless you are assigned a loft space. We will notify women assigned to the loft a week prior to the retreat so they are aware their own bedding is required. Mothers with infants may want to bring a pack and play or portable bassinet.
Meals and Snacks
All meals will be buffet-style, prepared by the Rainbow Lodge. Dinner will not be served on Friday night, however, you may bring dinner to eat at the lodge if you like. Please bring a snack to share with others.
The Lodge will work around some food allergies. Please indicate any allergies on the registration form. There is a microwave and refrigerator in the dining room for guest use if you would like to bring your own food to supplement the meals.
You are welcome to bring wine or beer, but the Lodge does not permit hard alcohol.
Saturday Free Time
There will be a free afternoon with a few loosely organized activities like hiking, spa trip, outlet mall shopping and possibly something crafty. Feel free to use the time however you like. More details will be provided closer to the retreat.
- Bath towel
- Warm clothes, pajamas, slippers
- Coats, hats, gloves
- Ear plugs
- Toiletries and shower shoes
- Board games
- Bible, notebook, pen
- Equipment for outdoor activity (hiking boots, frisbees, jogging wear)
- Discovery pass or cash if planning to hike
- Snack to share
- Any special food to accommodate dietary restrictions
Directions To Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center
The lodge is located at 46820 Southeast Mount Si Road, North Bend, WA 98045.
See map here: http://bit.ly/rainbowlodgemap
Take I-90 E to the N Bend/WA-202 W Exit #31. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto N Bend Boulevard North/Bendigo Blvd S. Turn right onto W North Bend Way. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto E North Bend Way. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto E North Bend Way. Turn left onto SE Mt Si Rd. Continue onto 452nd Ave SE. Continue onto SE Mt Si Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 9010.Continue to follow SE Mt Si Rd to Retreat Center.
Friday, March 10
7:30 pm: Arrival and check-in
8:30-9:30 pm: Panel discussion followed by small groups
9:30 pm: Snacks and free time
Saturday, March 11
8:30-9:30 am: Breakfast
10:00-12:00 pm: Silent retreat
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm: Free time
5:00-7:00 pm: Teaching session followed by small groups
7:00-8:30 pm: Dinner
9:00 pm: Snacks, games, and free time
Sunday, March 12
8:30-9:30 am: Breakfast
9:30-11:00 am: Worship and prayer
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Clean-up and check out