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Every woman: Ruth

22 Jan 2019

This retreat on the book and character of Ruth is an opportunity to explore the stories of everyday women in the Bible for every woman today.

GB Ministries is pleased to be working in joint partnership with Cliff College for this refreshing retreat weekend for women of all ages. The weekend of 4-6 October 2019 has space for up to 20 women to talk, pray and reflect together, within the beautiful setting of Cliff College.

All of us encounter the unexpected, when life leaves you feeling empty-handed. For Ruth, this was early-widowhood and a commitment to stay and live alongside her mother-in-law in the harsh reality of a world that didn’t value women other than through the men they married, gave birth to, or whom they called Dad.

How do we respond in times like these?

What does it feel like to weather the storm?

Where do we see God within our circumstance?

Ruth was strong and resourceful, of noble character, selfless and hard-working. Her story is one of finding favour through faithfulness and beauty through brokenness.

“You can’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.” Ruth, Chapter 3 verse 17

Join us as we take a fresh look at this story through guided reflections, times of discussion and creative activities.

Course Leader Charlotte Hendy, Discipleship & Evangelism Enabler for Girls' Brigade Ministries, says 'We know that it isn’t always easy to give ourselves permission to stop and refresh ourselves. But we think it’s important. Girls’ Brigade Ministries is passionate about this and so we’re offering this refreshing retreat weekend for women of all ages, in partnership with Cliff College. It’s an opportunity to get together and support one another, spend time with God, and be refreshed. We hope to see you there!'

Here’s what some previous participants have to say about our retreats:

“The retreat was an opportunity for each one of us to meet with God in ways that suited us. A relaxed, fun, engaging and reflective time.”

“It’s been really good to set aside this weekend to focus on different ways of spending time with God. I’m able to go home with new ways to read my Bible.”

“A precious time studying the story of Abigail and learning that I need to press the ‘pause’ button now and again to replenish myself.”

The weekend, supported through a Methodist Church Connexional Mission and Ministry Grant, will include interactive sessions, connecting with others, a walk, time to relax together, and periods of rest and quiet.

The cost of £170.00 (held at 2018 rates!) includes morning and afternoon refreshments, evening meal on Friday, full board Saturday and breakfast and lunch Sunday, 2 nights en-suite accommodation, and all teaching and materials.

A non-refundable deposit of £30 secures your place. The balance of fees should be paid before or on arrival.

For booking contact: shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk / 01246 584203.

 

 

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