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Womens Retreat: Hope All the Way Down

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - June 2 @ 2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana

We are living in a weary world, a world in desperate need of hope. Join us for a retreat that will refresh your spirit and give you real-world tools to be hopemongers in your own communities. We will explore hope on all levels: theological, cultural, personal, and practical. Come for a rich and eclectic blend of scripture, theology, psychology, culture, and more, as we dream, discuss, play, and build resilience together.

As busy women, give yourself the gift of a reflective time away to pause, restore, and orient ourselves in the direction of hope.


The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, pastor, speaker, and ministry coach living in the Virginia suburbs of DC. She is author of three books,Hope: A User’s Manual, God, Improv, and the Art of Living, and Sabbath in the Suburbs, and writes a weekly newsletter for thousands of subscribers called The Blue Room. Her writing has also appeared in, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, the Christian Century, and Presbyterians Today. She was featured on PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly for her work on Sabbath and was recognized by the Presbyterian Writers Guild with the 2015-2016 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award.

She is a sought-after speaker, preacher, conference leader and writer around issues of leadership, faith formation, and congregational transformation. She served as co-chair for two years of NEXT Church, a movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that seeks to call forth vital ministry for our changing cultural context. She currently serves as associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, VA. MaryAnn is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas and received her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is a mother of three, an imperfect knitter, and an occasional ultramarathoner.

Rates (include 2 night’s lodging, 6 meals, and program costs)

Double Occupancy: $332.00 per person
Single Occupancy: $385.00 per person

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May 31 @ 4:00 pm
June 2 @ 2:00 pm
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Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States