ECW’s Time for Joy to be held April 25-27 at Camp Hardtner


ECW’s Time for Joy to be held April 25-27 at Camp Hardtner

       The Episcopal Church Women will sponsor their annual spring retreat, a Time for Joy, on April 25-27, 2014 at Camp Hardtner.

       The Joy weekend is for women and promises to be fun, relaxing and filled with fellowship along with opportunities that stress the importance of slowing down, enjoying life, and sharing a personal relationship with God.

       Time for Joy was conceived by Bishop Hargrove several years ago as a time for young women to be away from the demands of work and family and as a time to renew or revive their relationship with Jesus Christ. Bishop Owensby is an important part of the weekend, and he allocates quality time to the women in attendance.

       The central concept of the Time for Joy (Jesus, Others, Yourself) weekend centers on providing young women with a time to get away from the pressures of an overly-busy life. Once at Camp Hardtner, the message of taking time for oneself and making time for a relationship with God is emphasized.

       The weekend is joyful and carefree. It is a “stop and smell the roses” type of weekend.     Each woman will experience God’s love and healing in different ways.

       Applications are sent to each parish in the diocese, with the request that they send one or two women who will benefit from a weekend away to be nurtured and given the message that life is our gift from God and that HE means for us to enjoy it.

       For more information please don’t hesitate to email: Sharon George, Chairman, or Paula McLean, Co-chairman, .

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