Making an Impact
The 2017 St. John's Women's retreat was held on September 29-October 1 at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. Tamara Lexow from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood, Texas was our guest speaker and spoke on the theme, Dumping Out Our Wheelbarrows: Letting Go of our Hurts and Habits and Stepping Into Joy helped us to think about our struggles and choose joy. She shared anecdotes from her own life and helped us dig into God's word throughout her presentations. 59 women attended the event and we were able to prepare over 65 blessing bags for Gateway-Longview, a foster care agency. We are looking forward to another retreat in October of 2018!