women's retreat 2020 cancelation

Seminars & Speakers

Because of the current outbreak of COVID-19, Michigan Conference is complying with the CDC and there will be NO retreat this year. We will revisit this theme in April 2021! 



Event Pricing 

The price to attend the retreat is $100 / person. This includes 6 meals and supplies for the weekend. This price does NOT include the price of housing for a cabin or other upgraded housing. See the next column for housing prices.


Offsite Pricing 

Offsite pricing is still $100 / person. You will not charge you the additional cost of housing.



The number of upgraded rooms available is limited. First come, first served.  

These prices are IN ADDITION to the regular fee of $100.

Cabin Price 

This is for a bed in the cabin, not for the entire cabin.

Cabin - $20 


Upgraded Housing Price 

This is the price for the entire room. This cost can be split between you and whoever is in the upgraded room with you. 


Auditorium - $50

Deer Lodge - $70 

Cedar Lodge - $80

Group Registration

This year through our brand new registration site, you will be able to register up to 10 people at once.

There will be a video posted on January 13 explaining how it will work or. Be on the lookout for that video. 


Please collect payment from your group ahead of time as you will have to pay in full when you are checking out. 


& Refunds

Due to the demand for our retreats and the early planning and purchasing involved, we do not issue refunds for cancellations. However, we will apply funds to another person in your place for the same event if you are unable to attend. 

The only exceptions are in extreme cases. Please give us a call at the office if you need to cancel.

Warrior not Worrier


Ruth-Ann Thompson - is a motivational speaker, author, lyricist, soloist, comedian and character actress.  Widowed at age 24, she pulls from personal experiences to weave honesty and humor into her “Sunshine in the Shadows” Grief Seminars, designed to effectively equip attendees with practical tools to navigate life’s toughest challenges.


Her children’s series, The Open Fielders, touches the hearts of children and encourages the hearts of parents.  Her autobiography, Dancing in My Tattered Pink Dress, will be released in December 2019. To date, Ruth-Ann has composed over 70 songs, including praise and worship songs used nationally.


In the fall of 2018, Ruth-Ann became widowed for a second time. She has three living adult children, Jai, Austin and Alexandra, and three grandchildren, Elijah, Jaidon and Shandon.  She lost her son, Brandon, in 2013.  She holds to the promise “when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  (Job 23:10)  She secretly desires to be a race car driver.



Ephesians 6: 10 – 12 - 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.


We serve a mighty and powerful God, and as His daughters, we must be bold warriors for His cause.  This session encourages even the timid ones to boldly stand for the Lord.


Ephesians 6: 13 – 17 - 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


Others will be won to Christ by the strength of our personal testimony.  This session shows how to tell our stories without telling our business.  In other words, there is a way to proclaim what God has done for us without the worry of embarrassment or revealing details better left unsaid.


Ephesians 6: 18 – 20 - 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.


Worriers scream.  Warriors yell.  There is a difference.  And once we know the difference, it will change the way we prepare for Christ’s soon return.

Prepare Your Prayer Closet

Delaina Cischke

Why are we asked to pray? How are we to pray? Who are we to pray for? What can we gain from prayer? No matter how you pray, spend time with Jesus.  Let Him know you trust Him enough to talk to Him and believe He is always listening and answering. As we go through our prayer seminar, we will hopefully answer these questions and many more. Learn some new prayers using scripture and ways to pray over your family and friends. Learn how God has answered prayers in big and small ways and see how our lives can grow. We will learn how to prepare our prayer closets and face this world alongside God.

From Wanting to Winning

Evelyn Kissinger
1 & 2

Want to move from wanting to change to actually winning at the losing game?

Everyday choices make all the difference.

  • Learn the latest simple but powerful strategies to achieve and maintain your healthy weight.

  • Learn….What to do. How to do it. And how to get and stay motivated to do it!

  • Discover that it’s more than just knowing calories. It’s about what, when, and how you eat. It’s about stress and sleep. It’s about your environment.

  • Appreciate how your biology can work for you by improving your microbiome and brain health.

  • Find keys that will improve your energy naturally and build stress-resilience into your life.

Closing the Back Door & Wanting to Winning

Weekend 3

Friday & Sabbath: Closing the back door

Evangelism is more than just numbers, it’s about people being introduced to Jesus. The actual evangelistic series is not the most important part. What happens before and after an evangelistic series is just as important if not more important than the series itself. In this seminar, learn how not only to keep new members in the church but have them become an active part of your church family. 

Sunday: From Wanting to Winning

Have you struggled to lose weight? Have you lost the same 40lbs every other year? Reality is hard. With responsibilities and demands on your time, life’s curveballs and challenges, and the inevitable emotional eating, let’s face it, it is hard to be “good” all the time when it comes to healthy lifestyles. Come hear Cindy share her very personal, very raw and real testimony on her struggles with addictions and abuse that has led to emotional eating. How she still struggles today but tries her best to depend on God to sustain her through the challenges and life's roller coasters. 

Joy Amid Crisis

Laurie Snyman

This class will explore why there is suffering in this world. Using the analogy of a canoe trip down the Au Sable River, we will talk about how we encounter obstacles, our attitudes, our futile attempts to take care of ourselves, and how we can meet them with strength, courage, and resilience. Learning from Job, we will show how our faithfulness will be rewarded one day when we put our trust in God and His Providence.

Hospitality and Healthy Living Through International Cooking


Have you ever been intimidated by hosting a meal in your home, church or community? Have you had an interest in cooking international food but do not know how? In this session, you will learn to make Filipino dishes and learn the importance of hospitality in your own home and ministry. Opening your home for a meal and fellowship is like opening your hearts to others. We are all admonished to serve others, to feed the hungry and to honor God through the gifts and talents he has given us. Food and hospitality help us connect with people and minister to them. The Bible says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”(Hebrews 13:16)  We will also learn some interesting facts about nutrition and culture in general.

From Fear to Faith


Have you ever thought about what you are most afraid of? Core Fears sabotage our walk of Faith. Let’s discover what they are so that we can surrender them to Christ and live as warriors, not worriers.

The Belt of “telling ourselves the truth”.   

Shelly Wiggins

Come and learn How facing your story and accepting the truth of where you’ve been is a true gift.  The healing that comes from acceptance counters shame & results in empowering us to move forward for eternity. The exercise in my workshop will require you to bring your own belt that has a buckle on it.  You will create a keepsake with the truth of who you are in Christ! 

Worry Wart Remedies

Cheryl Waldrupt

We will be exploring natural ways to deal with worry, anxiety, or stress using natural remedies such as herbs, exercise, and stretches. We will discuss how the 8 laws of health help us and most importantly, learning about the Ultimate Prescription.  Please join us for tea while we learn how to be fearless and strong warriors.

Keynote speaker

Farm Stew


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Farm Stew trains Adventists to educate their own communities in gardening, healthful cooking, obtaining clean water, better sanitation, and inspiring enterprise. Their local trainers conduct hands-on classes, feely sharing practical skills that equip poor and vulnerable people to help themselves.

Together with supportive friends, they have trained 71,000+ participants in 800 villages in Africa!

At this year's retreat, your donation will go towards this amazing cause! Check out their website and learn more about Farm Stew and the amazing cause and exactly how your donation will be used.

Website: farmstew.org 

Grayling Soup Kitchen

Mission emphasis 

Bring your canned goods and leave them on the porch of the Eagle Lodge and they will be donated to the Grayling Soup Kitchen. Here is a list of accepted items...

  • Canned Meats

  • Canned Tuna and Salmon 

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly (no glass)

  • Canned or dry Soups

  • Canned Stews and Chili

  • Tea Bags

  • Coffee (ground no beans)

  • canned Pasta

  • Hot and Cold Cereals 

  • Rice

  • Cake Mix / Pancake Mix

  • Syrup

  • Powdered Milk 

  • Packed Pasta 

  • Juice Box

  • Canned Juice

  • Canned Gravy 

  • Granulated Sugar

  • Baby Food 

  • Baby Formula 

  • Granola Bars 

  • Cereal Bars

Contact Us




Conference Office Address

5801 West Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48917

Office Hours

Women's Ministries 

Monday & Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm