Due to the continued COVID-19 social distancing and mask rules, we are canceling the moms retreat for 2020. But, we plan to reschedule for next fall. Look for registration for 2021 to open during the summer.
2020 Fall Fun and Fellowship for Moms
Mark your calendars, call your friends and sign up now to join NCHE for a weekend full of fun and fellowship. This year’s moms retreat will take place November 6-7 at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro, NC. Find out more about our location at www.carawayconferencecenter.com
We will gather on Friday afternoon and enjoy dinner together. After dinner, we will have an encouraging talk. To wind up the evening, we have reserved the fire pit area for s’mores and conversation. Saturday will include more encouragement from our speakers, a spa craft “make and take,” and after lunch a time of just fun relaxing activities from a group hike to board games and hobby time. Be sure and bring along your crochet, scrapbook, or favorite board game. You’ll have a chance to make new friends and maybe learn about a new pastime. Of course there will be giveaways too (who doesn’t love a prize). Nursing babies are welcome.
4:30 Retreat check-in
7:00 Large group gathering Encouraging talk
…..Encouraging talk: “The Grass Isn’t Always Greener and Other Lessons Learned from Clichés” by Amanda Wares – In this lighthearted and encouraging talk, we will discover the truth found in some common sayings and clichés, as they relate to parenting and homeschooling
8:30-until Gather around the fire pit for s’mores and conversation
9:00-9:30 Devotional & worship time – Led by Amanda Wares
…..Devotion: “Gently Lead Us, Lord” – An encouraging devotional sharing what God has to say about our role as mothers.
9:45 Home “spa” make & take – We want your retreat to continue when you return home. Materials and instruction for a fun pampering product will be provided while we fellowship together.
10:45 Encouraging talk: “Running Your Homeschooling Race Well” by Dana McDill – The homeschooling race is not a sprint but more like a triathlon. How are you doing in your race? Many things can hinder our race. Find out how to “lay aside every weight” that holds us back and run this race with endurance. We want you to thrive and flourish as you press on!
1:00 -3:30 Optional activities with snacks
…..Optional activities will include:
…..• Hobbies – Bring your crochet, scrapbook, journal whatever and mingle.
…..• Games – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Dutch Blitz sorts of games
…..• Prayer time – Caraway has a beautiful prayer chapel.
…..• Hike – The hike will be 2:00.
3:30-4:45 Short talk: “Finding Extraordinary in the Ordinary” by Dana McDill – Do your days all look the same: meals, school, laundry, chores, dishes, diapers? Do you feel stuck in the mundane? Guess what? We all do at times, but there can be beauty, joy, and great fulfillment in the “everyday-ness” of life. Let’s see how we can move past the ordinary to find the treasures awaiting us daily.
…..Small group discussions
Registration has 3 options:
Overnight in a single room $185.00
Overnight in a double room $170.00 (include your choice of roommate or ask to be matched on the registration form)
Overnight attendance registration includes all programs, activities, accommodations and Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, plus snacks and s’mores. The Commuter option includes all programs and activities, Saturday lunch, snacks and s’mores.
Registration deadline is October 22.