This March we marked the 10th year of Quilting Retreats here! We celebrated by having a banquet celebration during the retreat and a new 10th anniversary logo was designed and printed on t-shirts.
Over the 10 years we’ve had a total of 18 retreats and 200 quilters have attended! The past couple years have shown significant growth in the retreats, November 2017 had a record 78 participants! Our quilters always have a blast fellowshipping and working together, and it’s a highlight of our year as well.
View more pictures from our Spring retreat here.
A couple weekends ago we celebrated God’s faithfulness through the years of Music Weekend! We looked back at songs that have been especially meaningful over the last 20 years of Music Weekends. We have sung, worshipped and fellowshipped together in expressive and inspirational ways. Truly God has been faithful during these experiences. From Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” to the Finale, “Hosanna! Blessed is He that Cometh” from DAVID THE SHEPHERD BOY, we have been inspired and uplifted as we sang and gave praise to God for His great faithfulness.
We also celebrated the guiding influence of Marvin Miller who has directed 18 Music Weekends and has decided to retire after this year.
View a highlight video of the 2014 Music Weekend and a video celebrating Marvin and his leadership over the years below.
Several weekends ago we had about 15 couples here for our Marriage Retreat doing a Love & Respect video conference. On evaluations filled out by participants the most common response when asked for the highlight of the retreat was ‘spending time away with my spouse.’ We’re glad to be able to provide a place where couples can step out of the busyness of life and focus on each other.
Here are some of the things our participants learned:
“That it is all about me – I need to be the one to move forward in obedience.”
“To learn to be silent.”
“Her respect, regardless of his love.”
“That I can do more to help our marriage.”
“Focusing on showing love, when it’s not natural.”
“Love and respect is very simple in concept, but big in rewards.”
“The main thing was being reminded how pleasing it is to God when I obey him, especially when I don’t want to.”
Thank you all for coming, we hope to see you again!
Here’s a comment we received from a Music Weekend participant:
“After our performance of David the Shepherd Boy on Sunday night, I began thinking back over the weekend that was already a memory. I think that I relived the presentation at least twice and was still sleepless. Finally I picked up “The Message” and started reading again the story of the Shepherd King from the book of 1 Samuel. And then I read on through the book of 2 Samuel.
That is the first time that I’ve read the story at one sitting. What jumped out at me is that David was no saint, but the thing that he valued above all was a personal relationship with a God that he loved.
Throughout this weekend, we laughed together, forgot lines, missed notes, worried about the storm, tried to make genealogy connections, renewed old and formed new friendships, and sang with one voice; but one thread bound us together; that longing that is at the same time our deepest joy; our relationship with a God who loves us and draws us to Himself and each other. Thank you to all for the gift of the weekend.”
We often focus on the ministry that happens here in terms of young people. The adults who attend our retreats come away refreshed and renewed in their faith as well.
WCRC is a place of spiritual renewal and personal revival!