at peace? retreat 2018

"For out of His fullness we have all received grace upon grace" 

John 1:16,  Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

This retreat is a full day event held annually on the first Saturday of October. The first retreat was held in 2009. Since then, the Lord has blessed us each year and we look forward to sharing God's love for many years to come. We spend the day growing in the Word and relaxing in fellowship with our sisters in faith. 

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Please click here to register online for the retreat. If you prefer to register by phone, please call Laura at 815-985-4403


By Check: Please make checks payable to Peace Women's Ministry. If mailing, please send to:

Peace Women's Ministry, 502 Orth Road, Loves Park, IL 61111

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2018 Workshops

The following workshops are available at this year's retreat. Each attendee will be able to select three of these for the day.

Grace in Perseverance

As we are shown a glimpse of the intense trials and tribulations that Tahtob Malmoody experienced, she will encourage us to perservere when our own lives are in turmoil. God promises blessings and grace through perseverance in James 1:12: "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him," 

Grace in Submission

We live in a society where the very thought of surrendering our rights to another – submission – is viewed as weakness and often met with strong opposition. In her workshop, Kathie Wendland will lead us in a study that clearly shows evidence of God’s grace in his plan of submission. We are reminded in Ephesians 5:21, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Grace in Rejection

The desire to be accepted by others is strong, but as Christians, we may suffer rejection because of our faith. Join Rachel Fritz as she comforts us with the certainty of God’s grace that is ours, especially when we face rejection from those around us. Through rejection, God promises his blessing, as is written in Matthew 5:11-12: “Blessed are you when people insult you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven.”

Grace in His Word

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Grace in Change

Our roles and circumstances in life are ever-changing, which often challenges our confidence and sense of security. Stephanie Halldorson will address the emotions involved with change and remind us that in the midst of our changing lives, we have a changeless God who remains constant and faithful in his grace. We find his clear statement regarding this in Malachi 3:6: “I the LORD do not change.”

Grace in Art

Grace. That simple word reveals the very essence and nature of our God. Enjoy stenciling a board-sign work of art. Then, display your finished product at home or at work as a reminder and witness of the amazing and undeserved love that is ours through Christ our Savior! We echo the words found in Hebrews 13:25: “Grace be with you all.”



Speaker Biographies

Mahtob Mahmoody

Kathie Wendland

Rachel Fritz

Stephanie Halldorson