It’s that time again, time to take a step back and refresh ourselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In September, the Adirondack and CABA associations of American Baptist Women will be holding our Fall Retreat, the perfect opportunity for peaceful rest and renewal for all Christian women. We hope that you will plan to join us for one, two, or three days of fellowship, recharging our batteries, and strengthening our
faith at the beautiful Christ the King Center in the scenic hills of rural Washington County.
With Thursday arrival, again this year, we are offering an optional extra,
unstructured day of rest and relaxation, time for you to spend as you like, renewing friendships or making new ones, sharing a time of fellowship, spending quiet time with God, all while enjoying the beauty of NY in the fall on the vast grounds of the retreat center. There are trails to explore, quiet spots for time alone, lovely rooms if napping is on the agenda, and a row of comfortable rocking chairs just waiting for you. Friday afternoon tea with the nuns will be an option for those who arrive before 3:00.
This year, our keynote speaker will be Colleen Charsky, president of ABWM/NYS. Our theme will be “Let the Walls Fall Down”, encouraging us to seek more unity and sisterly care for each other in this chaotic world. Also joining us will be Pastor Pamela Bolton who will lead us in a Bible study; our Mission speaker will share information about Troy’s Capital City Rescue Mission with us. Our mission gifts this year will be items donated as well as monetary donations to this wonderful program. (More information will be in your letter of confirmation.)
On Friday evening, following dinner together at 6:00 PM, the structured activities will begin for our weekend retreat. Check-in and registration will begin at 1:00PM in the Welcome Center. If you choose to arrive earlier, for lunch, please note that on the registration form. An additional $15.00 will be charged for your lunch. “Daytimers” registration will be at 9:00AM on
Saturday morning, in the foyer of the Great Hall. Arrive early if you’d like, and join us for breakfast at 8:00 AM, for an additional $13.00. At Christ the King Center, the main lodging facility will be The King’s Inn, a beautiful one-story building with a lovely, comfortable gathering area, double rooms with private baths, and a sunny porch complete with those rocking chairs. The King’s Inn also has two handicapped-accessible rooms. Single rooms are available for an additional cost.
We hope that you will join us as we offer additional opportunities for enrichment and growth as Christian women.
Scholarship funds are available.
Adirondack Assoc. Contact Kathryn Jones 518-761-9979
CABA Call Kathryn Jones, Carol Herrington, Sue Culligan
for more information)
Colleen Charsky - Colleen Charsky, of Pulaski, New York, is currentlyPresi dent of the American Baptist Women of New York State. With educational degrees in Molecular Biology and Plant Pathology, she is a researcher and attributes that skill to being a problem-solver and a detail-conscious person. She operates her own tax preparation business. She is married to an American Baptist pastor; they have three children. She has organized mission trips for her family to volunteer in the Dominican Republic. With a son who has autism, Colleen has become a trained and passionate advocate for persons with disabilities. She is a member of Pulaski Baptist Church, where she teaches high school Sunday school and enjoys singing in the choir.
Pastor Pamela Bolton is an ordained minister with Living Waters Evangelistic Ministries. She has done mission work in the Great Inagua, Bahamas, as well as in West Virginia. For five years, she pastored the Assembly of God Church in Whitehall, NY; and in 2013, she founded Out of the Box Worship Center, a storefront church outreach in her community. Her primary focuses are to reach unbelievers and bring the people of God together to prepare for full-blown revival and awakening. She is also the author of the book: Ushering in Revival and Awakening.
Our Mission speaker will share information about Troy’s Capital City Rescue Mission with us. Our mission gifts this year will be items donated as well as monetary donations to this wonderful program. (More information
will be in your letter of confirmation.)