Posted February 6, 2017 in Around the Synod

The Presbyterian Women of the Synod of the Trinity will hold its annual Women’s Retreat from Thursday, June 15, through Saturday, June 17, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA. The gathering will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday and conclude at noon on Saturday following closing worship with Holy Communion.

pw-logoThis year’s theme is “Created to Shine.” As women who seek to shine for God among our fellow humans, we all need spiritual refueling for time to time. Why not gather with like-minded women to be uplifted and inspired through worship, fellowship and varied learning opportunities at the Gathering? Bring a friend, or two — the more the merrier!

The gathering will include participation in three workshops. There are nine options to choose from, including:

  • Hebrews Bible Study
  • Human Trafficking
  • The Practice of Anointing
  • Moderator/Leadership Training
  • Stretching/Yoga with Jesus
  • Connecting Through Play
  • Praying with Color
  • Days For Girls
  • USAME Interpretation

More information on each workshop is available here. Complete this form and return with registration form (see below).

The cost for the gathering is $175/person, which includes two breakfasts (Friday and Saturday), one lunch buffet (Friday) and two dinners (Thursday, served and Friday, buffet). Accommodations are extra, and hotel reservations may be made at the Marriott Courtyard Altoona. The hotel is adjacent to the convention center and is connected by a convenient enclosed walkway. Parking is free for Marriott guests, and the Blair County Convention Center parking lot and garage are also free to gathering participants. The Blair County Convention Center is located at 2 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA 16602. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the convention center.

The Presbyterian Women’s mission focus for the gathering will be Family Services Inc. — a comprehensive Blair County Organization that serves victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth and the homeless. Bring gift cards in the amount of $10 each from any of the following sources: Walmart, Weis Markets, Martin’s and Target. Family Services Inc. will be the beneficiary of the gift cards to be dedicated during Friday’s worship service.

Registration is due by Monday, May 8. Make checks payable to PW in the Synod of the Trinity and mail to registrar Holly Kithcart, 816 Johnsons Road, Grassflat, PA, 16839. More information is available on this registration form here. Be sure to fill out this sheet and mail in with your check and workshop selections sheet (see above). For questions about the registration process, contact Holly at dickorholly@gotmc.net (preferred) or call (814) 345-6667.