For two years, the Oregon Mennonite Women’s Retreat had to be canceled due to Covid-19. However, planners are working to reschedule the event. We are looking to plan the original 2020 retreat for April 8-10, 2022. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unchartered Covid-19 territory. The committee is working to find ways that we can safely gather in April and find hope in the community that we all love and appreciate. May you find peace and grace in the midst of chaos.
Featured Speaker: Reverend Roberta Jantzi Egli, Messy Church USA
College Students and daughters (21 and younger) are just $60.
Rev. Roberta Jantzi Egli grew up on a Mennonite grass seed farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She pursued her (first) career of nursing after returning to Oregon upon graduating from Eastern Mennonite University. Eventually, she could not ignore a nudge of the Holy One to pursue theological studies and graduated from Pacific School of Religion with a M Div. She is ordained in The United Methodist Church and has served as pastor at several churches in Oregon. Currently she is the Executive Director of Messy Church USA which is affiliated with an ecumenical all age worship experience that started in the UK and now is a global movement. She is married to Lynn Egli and has two adult sons. In her spare time, she loves to walk the bike paths along the Willamette, read and sing.
Worship, fellowship & activities:
Come away for a weekend retreat focused on the “Rhythm of Rest”. We will explore the renewing aspects of creating and observing Sabbath moments in the rhythm of our busy daily lives. We will gather each morning for singing, prayer & reflection in group sessions. Then plan your own time…. Breathe in fresh sea air; walk among ancient giants with a friend or forest bathe in solitude. Practice yoga or get creative in the craft room. Cultivate community with old friends & new while enjoying delicious meals and some pampering. The book discussion will be Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest by Lynne M. Baab. Jesus called his disciples to “come away and rest” during their active ministry on earth. Can you hear Jesus calling you to ‘come away and rest’?