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Women’s Retreat 2013

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Refresh My Heart…… A Journey of Hope

Heritage Baptist Women’s Retreat 2013

May 3-4, 2013

Now may the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

  Romans 15:13

“Refresh My Heart Women’s Retreat 2013” has been planned and designed to be a time a rest, encouragement, relaxation, fellowship and growth.  We know everyone’s day to day lives are busy and full!  This retreat will give you time to slow down, hear what the Word has to say about relying on Jesus and build relationships.  Godly relationships are so important for our everyday lives, yet, they seem to be one of the areas we don’t make time for.  This retreat will be an excellent opportunity to foster those Godly relationships and make new ones.  Also, because this is a multi-generational retreat, there will be opportunities to learn from other women who have been right where you are now.  This is a wonderful setting to expand friendships within the church family!





The “Refresh My Heart Women’s Retreat 2013” is for all women, college age to senior adult.  We are bringing in an excellent speaker, Tara Barthel, and she is going to speak on the topic “Fear Not”.  The retreat topic will apply to all women, and many different seasons of life.  We all desire to strengthen our relationship with Christ and learn to depend on Him fully.  The goal for our 2013 women’s retreat is to strengthen relationships, build new relationships and, most importantly, grow closer to the Lord.

Our prayer is for you to plan on being a part.

The Details

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Fear Not: Finding God’s Comfort for My Fearful Soul 

Peace and rest are great concepts in the abstract—biblical, Christ-centered, even pleasant and healthy. But if we are honest, most Christian women do not experience much peace in their day-to-day lives. We often are rushed, stressed, and anxious. God’s Word says He loves us and will provide for us, but we live as though we have to take care of everything ourselves. Our bodies are tense, our hearts are restless, and deep down we are exhausted by our worries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Jesus understands that we are weary and burdened and He calls us to find rest for our souls in Him (Matthew 11:28-30). Join us and see how common your fears are—you are not alone! Be encouraged by biblical and practical ways to experience God’s rest even in the busyness of your life. Jesus really does give you His peace (John 14:27). God truly invites you to cast all your anxieties on Him (1 Peter 5:7) and to find comfort for your soul (Psalm 94:19).

What to Expect:

Encouraging worship

Relaxing environment

Time to hear from God

Refreshing our hearts

Building new friendships and strengthening old ones


Who This Is For:

Women of ALL ages!!

College to Senior Adults



May 3-4, 2013

~Retreat begins at 7pm Friday night, but you may check into the hotel anytime after 3 to begin your weekend early.  (Dinner is not provided.)

Cost and Payment Information

$85 Registration Deadline: March 31

~After this date, we can not guarantee availability.

Retreat Cost of $85 Includes:

Double Queen bed suite with Queen pull-out couch

Breakfast at hotel Saturday morning

Retreat Materials

Refresh My Heart 2013 t-shirt

Payment Options:

~ Pay by check written to Heritage Baptist Church with “Women’s Retreat” in memo line

~ Down payment of $50 is due at the time of registration.  The balance ($35) must be paid in full by March 31.


We do not want finances to be an obstacle for any woman to attend “Refresh My Heart…A Journey of Hope”.  If you would like scholarship information, please Email Judy Dancy or contact her at the Church.

~ If you would like to make a donation to provide scholarships for others to attend, you can make an additional contribution with your registration payment.


What to Bring:

Comfortable, casual clothes


Notebook and/or journal

Money for lunch Saturday (We will provide a list of local restaurants.)

~Indoor pool and workout facility available

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The Location

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Embassy Suites Hotel Norman

2501 Conference Drive

Norman, OK 73069

Embassy Suites Norman – Hotel & Conference Center provides spacious two-room suites along with two Presidential Suites. Our hotel features separate bedrooms and living areas ensure that you’ll have plenty of space to relax, dine or catch up on your work while in Norman, OK. Stay connected with high-speed wireless internet access, or enjoy a movie on the plasma screen TVs. Guests of this Norman, OK hotel are invited to enjoy the comprehensive range of hotel amenities, including an inviting indoor pool and whirlpool, a modern fitness center, and a cozy lounge. Guests will also enjoy the bright and airy atrium-style lobby of this hotel.

Wake up to a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast, and end your busy day with the nightly Manager’s Reception*. For additional dining needs, try the North Park Grill restaurant. This hotel and conference center is wonderfully equipped to take care of all of your business meeting needs. With over 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 20 different meeting rooms of varying sizes and a 28,000 sq. ft. ballroom, you can rest assured that our Embassy Suites Norman, OK hotel has the facilities you need whether you’re planning a business meeting or an unforgettable special event. In addition to this, business travelers can also enjoy an on-site complimentary 24/7 Embassy Business Center.

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The Speaker

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Tara Barthel  

Tara Klena Barthel formerly served as the Director of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. As such, she oversaw the delivery of all conciliation services and advanced conciliator training. Currently, she serves her family as a homemaker while regularly mediating, writing, and speaking at conferences and retreats.

Prior to moving to Billings, Montana to join the staff of Peacemaker Ministries, she worked as an attorney and business consultant in Chicago. Tara earned her law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her B.A. in psychology from Augustana College (Illinois). Baker Books published Tara’s first two books: Peacemaking Women—Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict and Redeeming Church Conflictsand Peacemaker Ministries released her video series: The Peacemaking Church Women’s Study—Living the Gospel in Relationships. Tara also serves as an Adjunct Instructor and Certified Christian Conciliator with Peacemaker Ministries, and a consultant to businesses and Christian ministries.

Tara has served on three short-term missions projects (Estonia, Slovenija, and Outer Mongolia) and she enjoys SCUBA diving with her husband, Frederick. Tara, Fred, and their daughters Sophia and Ella are members of Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) where Fred serves as a deacon.

More information on the teaching ministry of Tara Barthel can be found on her site.

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