Altamont Reformed Church

Women's Retreat

All women are invited to a day of renewal on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. The day's activities will be focused on "The Blessing of Transformation." According to Eckart Tolle, "Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge."

We will gather at the St. Joseph Retreat Center, 495 Maple Lane (just off Route 9) in Valatie, and begin with a continental breakfast. Led once again by Ellen Howie and Kitt Jackson, the retreat will include music, Bible study, small group discussion, and "quiet time," as well as other activities. Bring a Bible, your journal or notebook, a pen, and something that symbolizes change or transformation that you will exchange for something brought by someone else. Dress is casual, and there will be time for a walk outdoors.

The cost is $25, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Some scholarship assistance will be available. Look for more details on the orange flyers available at entrances to the church sanctuary. There will be a sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Please register by Sept. 30. For more information, talk to Ellen or Kitt. To request scholarship assistance, or if you have questions, contact Ellen (518-861-8294) or Kitt (518-439-9771).