Women's Retreat - Valle Crucis

2013 Women’s Retreat

Celebrating Our Faith
October 25-27

Valle Crucis Conference Center
146 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC

In the midst of the fast-paced demands of our work and family, do victories and God’s provision go unrecognized or only briefly acknowledged? It is easy to forget that our God is a God who encourages and even commands regular feasting and celebration. Come feast with us as we look at scriptures about Jewish holidays as a model for developing rhythms of celebration, remembrance and feasting in our own lives.

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Capture2Jennifer Hagin is the Blue Ridge Regional Evangelism Coordinator for InterVarsity and a 10-year member at Blacknall. She spent last fall on sabbatical in Israel learning about celebration as she observed the High Holy days. When she is not traveling for work, she can be found sitting on her porch reading or chatting with neighbors, hanging out with friends at Durham eateries or working out at the YMCA.


CaptureAmy Lett has been a member of Blacknall for the past 4 years and has served in music ministry there in various ways. She started performing at age 7 in church events and began leading and assisting in worship at age 16. In high school, she toured with high school performing groups. In college, Amy recorded and toured with a band at various venues, performing and leading worship. Currently, Amy engages in music activities when she is able as she works on completing graduate school. Amy works as a nurse at Duke Hospital and is finishing her Master’s degree in a Family Nurse Practitioner program.


Registration is now open! To register online through CCB, click here.  You can also register by visiting the Women’s Retreat table in the Lower Atrium on Sunday mornings through October 6th.


The cost for the retreat is $140.  Please mail or deliver your check to Blacknall (Attn: Women’s Retreat, 1902 Perry St, Durham, NC 27705). If you would like to request a partial scholarship, please pick up a form in the Blacknall Church Office or contact Tana O’Keeffe.


Each year, we welcome donations to the scholarship fund for the retreat.  To donate, please mail or deliver a check to Blacknall (Attn: Women’s Retreat, 1902 Perry St, Durham, NC 27705) or contact Tana O’Keeffe.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 25
4:00 p.m.     Registration
6:30 p.m.     Dinner
7:30 p.m.     Opening Session
9:00 p.m.     Meet small groups

Saturday, October 26
8:00 a.m.     Breakfast
9:00 a.m.     Second Session
10:30 a.m.   Solitude/meditation
11:30 a.m.    Small Groups
12:30 p.m.   Lunch with small groups
1:30 p.m.     Free time
6:00 p.m.    Dinner
7:00 p.m.    Third Session
8:30 p.m.    Small Groups

Sunday, October 27
8:00 p.m.     Breakfast
9:30 a.m.     Worship

Questions? Contact Diane Felton (919-818-4572).