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2014 Women’s Retreat

October 24-26
Valle Crucis Conference Center
146 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC


Paula Rinehart
As a seasoned writer, speaker, and counselor, Paula will be guiding us in a time of reflection to live into all God has in mind for us. Paula’s great pleasure is helping women understand the deeper issues of our hearts in light of God’s love and truth. Visit to learn more about Paula.


Kendra Husband


Registration will open online in September. Please check back!


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 24
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 25
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 26
8:00 p.m.     Breakfast
9:30 a.m.     Worship