Women’s Retreat 2016

This retreat is a time of fellowship with The LORD and each other. The women are encouraged in spiritual growth through teaching, by a special speaker; Bible study and discussion; quiet times and prayer; music and praise. Free time at the retreat offers the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Brookwoods, rest, shop, or participate in other suggested activities. The food is GREAT!! This is an event you may bring a friend with you and enjoy together.


My Soul’s Abiding Place

 “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 (NIV)

West Church Women's Retreat ~ November 4-6, 2016

Where do you dwell? In hurry and exhaustion or grace and gratitude?  In joy and hope, or chaos and confusion?  The Word of God is full of dwelling places – sanctuaries of refuge and abiding.  God desires that we might be drawn deeper into His loving arms of comfort and care, that He might become our true dwelling place.  If you’d like to pursue a life of serenity and joy in God’s constant presence, then we invite you to join us as we learn to DWELL.


The Brookwoods Conference Center, located at the southern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, has over a quarter mile of waterfront and more than 475 acres of woodlands in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region.

The housing at Brookwoods Conference Center is comprised of bunkroom style sleeping accommodations (although there are sufficient beds for most to have lower bunks). There are a limited number of semi-private rooms available for an additional $40.00  per room. These rooms will be available first to those with medical necessity, and then on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the church office for more information regarding a semi-private room.


Lucinda Secrest-McDowell

Guest speaker Lucinda Secrest-McDowell will use God’s Word to pour refreshing balm into your hurried life, leaving you with practical tools for refuge and renewal. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of 12 books, including Dwelling Places, Refresh! and Live These Words. Whether co-directing the “New England Christian Writers Retreat,” mentoring young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. She writes from her “Sunnyside” cottage in Connecticut.


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