Organized by Women of the NALC Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Mission District
Join women from across the North American Lutheran Church for a weekend focused on discovering and understanding God’s plan for our lives. Join us for spiritual renewal through Word and Sacrament.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 ESV
Rev. Melinda Jones
Rev. Melinda H. Jones serves as pastor of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Charleston, SC. Along with the joy of ordained ministry to Word and Sacrament, Pastor Jones ministers to her parish neighborhood which is in the most urban, economically challenged area of the “Low Country.” Homelessness, alcoholism, drugs, human trafficking and poverty are some of the scars on those to whom Advent witnesses; Pastor Jones works with the sherrif’s office, the attorney general’s Office, and other local agencies to help bring awareness and the hope of combatting the suffering in this environment.
Pastor Jones is secretary of the Executive Council of the North American Lutheran Church, which has afforded her opportunities to visit many NALC congregations. For the past nine years, she led and taught annual women’s retreats in Rincon, GA for Lutheran congregations in the NALC, LCMC and ELCA.
Pastor Jones and her husband (Jim) of twenty-eight years live in Summerville, SC along with their two teenage sons (Jade and Vasa).
Rev. Shelly Schultz
Rev. Shelly Schultz is a woman who loves and serves Jesus and wants to share His promises with others. In her spare time, aside from being a wife and mother, she knits and makes delectable treats.
Session Topics Include:
- Discovering the unimaginable riches that are beyond our wildest dreams
- Understanding God’s plans for each of us, that we are under construction
- Preparing our hearts and homes to glorify God in wise daily choices
- Learning what God has planned for each of us and that we have a legacy of faith
Friday, September 20, 2019
Check in and Registration
Dinner (Optional in Registration)
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Session One “Who Am I?”
Intro NALC & WNALC
Lunch/Afternoon Free Time
Session Two “Who Are We?”
Movie Option/Free Time
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Check Out/Retreat continues with prayer time
Chapel with Holy Communion (Offering will be taken for the WI&UM WNALC)
Lunch (Optional in Registration) or Depart
$35 per person payable to Calvary Lutheran Church.
Send check to:
Calvary Lutheran Church
Attn: Marcella Nelson, Women’s Retreat NALC
1750 North Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
(Please also include “Women’s Retreat” in memo on check)
Rooms and Meals
Call Green Lake directly to make room and meal reservations for the North American Lutheran Church Women’s Retreat. Bedding and towels included. Bring your toiletries and hair dryers. A down payment will be required when you book your room. If you want to share your room with specific ladies, tell Green Lake who they are. Each lady should make her own reservation and deposit.
Option 1: Standard rooms have 1 queen bed and 1 single bed. One lady’s cost for 2 nights is $228. If 2 ladies share a room, individual cost is $114 for 2 nights. If 3 ladies share a room, individual cost is $86 for 2 nights.
Option 2: Queen Suites have 2 queen beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper (maximum occupancy 6). One lady’s cost is $268 for 2 nights. If 2 ladies share, individual cost is $134 for 2 nights. If 3 ladies share, individual cost is $99.33 for 2 nights. If 4 ladies share, individual cost is $82 for 2 nights. No WI sales tax on rooms.
Meal package for Friday dinner through Sunday lunch is $75, plus WI sales tax. You can decline Friday dinner and/or Sunday lunch to lower cost. Tell them if you have any food allergies. These are group rates.
Marcella Nelson (701-833-5157)
Rosemary Johnson (715-828-6868)