Weekend Retreat for Women of All Ages - "Speaking the Truth in Love" based on Ephesians 4:14-16

November 11 - November 13, 2022

What: A Mennonite Women of Virginia event based on Ephesians 4:14-16, featuring Sara Wenger Shenk, Presenter, and Rachel Stutzman, Music Leader.

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Location: Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen, VA
Dates: November 11-13, 2022

Friday, November 11
4:30-6:30 Registration
7:00-9:00 Session I
Social time -bring a snack to share and your own drink.

Saturday, November 12
Breakfast on your own; coffee will be provided by the hotel
9:00-12:00 Sessions II and III
12:00-5:00 Lunch on your own & workshops/free time
5:30 Dinner Buffet at hotel
7-7:45 Vespers
8:30 End of Silent Auction

Sunday, November 13
7:30-8:30 Breakfast Buffet at hotel
9:00-11:30 Session IV
When arriving at the hotel, please check in and find your room.

Sara Wenger Shenk is a practical theologian, preacher, and the author of six books, most recently a book called Tongue-Tied: Learning the Lost Art of Talking about Faith. She was born in Ethiopia to Mennonite missionary educators and was the fifth of eight children. Sara and her husband Gerald served for nine years with Eastern Mennonite Mission and Mennonite Central Committee in Croatia and Bosnia. She served for fifteen years in teaching and administration at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and is president emerita of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) where she served for nine years until 2019. Sara is the mother of three children and grandma to six delightful grandchildren. She is retired and currently living near Waynesboro, VA, a member at Springdale Mennonite Church and moderator for Virginia Mennonite Conference.

Music Leader:
Rachel Stutzman looks forward to worshiping together at this year’s women’s retreat. Rachel and the entire music team pray that our worship will draw our attention from the worries of our own lives towards the love of our awesome God. Rachel currently teaches 4th grade at Waterman Elementary School in Harrisonburg, VA. Outside of school, she enjoys playing games, reading, and hiking. Rachel and her husband Andry also enjoy leading music at Weavers Mennonite Church.

Event location: Richmond Marriott Short Pump
Event address: 4240 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA [Google maps]