Womens One Day Retreat

Women’s One Day Retreat

Thursday, April 12 from 9 AM to 3 PM

What to expect: an interactive day of “round table” discussions (using rectangular tables) on a variety of topics that will challenge you spiritually and creatively.

Invite the women of your church for a day of exploring hard topics in an atmosphere of encouragement and joy. Come away refreshed and refocused.

One Day to Talk and Grow Together!

Click here for a flyer with all the details: Women’s One Day Flyer

Guest Speaker: Dawn Baird, retired missionary to the Congo

Philippians 1: 9-10: “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” This scripture speaks to all women everywhere. You may be a teacher, a home-schooling mom, a barista, a doctor, a realtor, a bank teller, or a small business owner. You may be a grandmother, a teenager, a mom, or a single business woman. Paul is talking to you no matter your socio-cultural, ethnic, or financial background.

With love as the foundation of the Christian life, spiritual growth becomes an upward, ever-spiraling movement toward Godly characteristics. We are enabled to make consciences decisions through prayer and guidance by the Holy Spirit. Biblical knowledge applied to our individual lives in a discerning way (Romans 12:2) produces the excellence and purity evident in Christians who live in daily forgiveness. It is in this sacred space that women may bear the fruit of righteousness as never before. When we place our minds and hearts into God’s loving care, wherever we live, wherever we walk and talk, we may bear fruit that leads to our both our own spiritual growth and to a life that brings others into the kingdom of God! Be loving! Be excellent! Speak bravely! Go forth glorifying God!

Dawn Baird, retired missionary and author

About Dawn: Speaker Dawn Baird of Baird Family Adventures, is also the author of the children’s book “Joshua Moves to the Jungle.” Dawn, along with husband Bob, and their three children, Elizabeth, Rachel and Joshua, served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for 25 years. Working first three degrees north then three degrees south of the equator, her poignant stories of rain forest living will capture your imagination. As she speaks God calls: “Walk as a child of the light, for the fruit of light is in all goodness, righteousness and truth (Ephesians 5: 8-9 TLV)”

Table Talk Topics and Leaders:

Julie White

Making Crosses–a Creative Connection to God

Join me as we make crosses from used and ordinary objects. This sensory experience provides a physical way to offer our broken selves to God who loves, redeems and repairs us.

Julie has more than 30 years of practical experience in the local church.  She is an ordained minister in the independent Christian Churches, and holds both an M. A. in ministry and a certificate in Spiritual Direction/Formation. She is the Founder and Executive Director of a local non-profit ministry called 
the unfolding soul (www.theunfoldingsoul.org), which offers people spiritual rest and renewal, so they can deepen their connection with God.

Laura Nott

Mission–Empowering Haitians to Build a Stronger Haiti

Learn what Project Living Hope  is doing in Haiti and how you can empower the Haitian people and partner with them to bring about sustainable change from your home church or by visiting Haiti yourself!

Laura was formerly the Administrative  Assistant for Haitian Christian Mission. She studied linguistics at Western Oregon University and taught English in South Korea for two years. Laura is currently the Administrative Assistant for Project Living Hope, PLU’s focus is to empower Haitians through athletics, skills training, community development, and disaster preparedness. plhope.org

Dawn Baird

One Special Thing—Discerning where God is calling you to serve today.

Author and Missionary to the Democratic Republic of Congo for 25 years




Dianne McIntosh

The Greater Story

What fundamental needs does everyone have? How do we meet those? Who is the hero in your story? How does your hero win the day? There’s a greater story we can write for our lives if we purpose to do so. Let’s write that greater story!

Dianne is the administrator for the Oregon Christian Convention.


Judi Christensen  

“An Ordinary Woman”

Judi weaves stories from her families history into a devotional for everyday life. She is an administrative assistant at Vernonia Christian Church


Cost: $20 per person. Group Rate: 4 from one church $75 and then $15 for each additional person.

Registration includes lunch and any materials.

Download a mail-in registration form: 2018 Women’s One Day Registration

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