A Sacred Space

This past weekend close to 50 Glenn women shared time and fellowship with one another at the annual Women’s Retreat. Held at Callaway Gardens, the group dove into the theme “Seasons of Our Lives” led by Rev. Blair Setnor. A time of rejuvenation and “infinite connections” according to Cheryl Griffin, this retreat has proven to be enriching and formative for many women year after year:

"As a longtime member of Glenn (75 years), I rejoice in Glenn’s future because of the strength, love and appreciation for each other and for our church that was so evident among the women who attended the Women’s Retreat. It was indeed a treat for me!"  Betty Asbury

"Our church is full of amazing women! I loved having time to have real conversations with old and new friends at the retreat. Sharing about our seasons of life strengthened connections and support for one another. I also can't say when I laughed so much, but it was probably at last year's women's retreat!"  Sara McKlin

"It was truly restorative to get away to beautiful Callaway Gardens for the weekend - but more than the location itself, I felt that spending time with the amazing women of Glenn was even more rejuvenating. I am constantly amazed by our multi-generational church family, and that was on full display here. As we discussed the seasons of our lives, it was so special to hear from strong women of all ages going through different joys and struggles, and to hear women who have already been there share their understanding and wisdom. From two months old (Baby Bess Shepherd got a wonderful welcome!) to 88 years old, every woman's story gave me hope for our church and our world. Please join us next year!"  Claire Asbury Lennox

A church community functions in many ways, but one of the most rewarding is simply doing everyday life together…choosing to gather regularly in support, encouragement, and inspiration. The Women’s Retreat is one of those sacred gathering spaces in our community, a space where women are encouraged to be themselves wholly and live into their unique story.  

If you were unable to attend this year, know that another season will roll around. Do your whole self a favor and GO!

Cynthia Shepherd and newborn daughter, Bess.

Cynthia Shepherd and newborn daughter, Bess.

Left to right: Sara Maughan, Sara McKlin, Alison Mallard  

Left to right: Sara Maughan, Sara McKlin, Alison Mallard

 

Left to right: Betty Asbury, Claire Asbury Lennox, Nancy Asbury

Left to right: Betty Asbury, Claire Asbury Lennox, Nancy Asbury

Everybody!

Everybody!