Mennonite Women of Virginia


Mennonite Women of Virginia will be having a prayer breakfast on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Trissels Mennonite Church’s fellowship hall from 6:45 – 8:15 a.m. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, hear updates about the ministry of Freddy and Elena Buckwalter de Satalaya in Peru and spend some time in prayer for them. Please register ($10 fee) starting June 1 at


Weekend Retreat for Women of All Ages

Location: Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen, VA
Dates: November 11-13, 2022
Sponsored by Mennonite Women of Virginia


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

Painting (add fee of $12), Balance and Relaxation Exercises, Card Making

BOOK EXCHANGE – Bring a book, take a book! Bring a book you enjoyed reading to give away, and someone else’s book may just become your new favorite book!
SILENT AUCTION – We invite you to bring creative, useful, beautiful items for the silent auction held during the day on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the retreat and scholarship funds.
LOCAL CULTURE – VA Museum of Fine Arts, Maymont Park, Black History Museum & Cultural Center.
OUTDOORS – Richmond Slave Trail, Hollywood Cemetery (walking paths, skillful design and landscape), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Brown Island with Potterfield Bridge

PRAYER ROOM available for contemplation, silent prayer and meditation will be provided throughout the weekend, prepared by Linda Wenger.

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Mennonite Women of Virginia
Empowered Women Creatively Building Christ-centered Relationships through Fellowship, Leadership, Mission and Service.
President: Sharon Arbaugh, Staunton, VA / 540-292-1085 /
Vice President: Sylvia Yoder, Rockingham, VA / 540-480-0094 /
Secretary: Evie Christner, Stephens City, VA / 301-338-1192 /
Executive Treasurer: Beth Good, Dayton, VA / 540-146-2301 /
Hispanic Liaison: Tomasa Castaneda, Harrisonburg, VA / 542-560-9736 /
Retreat Treasurer: Ann Frank, Waynesboro, VA / 540-910-3253 /
Missions Secretary: Dianna Lehman, Harrisonburg, VA / 540-810-2706 /