North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Created for You

    A special weekend retreat for foster & adoptive moms March 20-22, 2020 Laurelville Retreat Center, Mount Pleasant, PA

Created for You Retreat

{section}Created for You Retreat{/section} March 20-22, 2020, at Laurelville Retreat Center, Mount Pleasant, PA This beautiful retreat center is located just 45 miles south of Pittsburgh and 15 minutes from the PA Turnpike in the heart of the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Click here for directions. Our weekend together includes fellowship with other moms on a similar journey, anointed worship, teaching to equip you for your journey, recreation activities, built in time for rest and five meals cooked for you! (That’s five times you don’t have to fix a plate, cut up food, or wash dishes!) We know you’ll enjoy it. Customize Your Retreat Weekend Since this weekend is Created for You, we invite you to customize your retreat experience in any way you choose. If you need the encouragement and equipping of the teaching sessions and breakouts, attend them all. Or skip a session and take a nap. Get up early and go for a hike, or sleep in late. Want to leave the retreat center grounds, go ahead! There are nearby attractions you can explore. This weekend is for you. Make it exactly what you need. Estimated Cost Cost: $200 includes two nights lodging, 5 meals, all activities, retreat materials, and access to an exclusive retreat Facebook group to begin building your community early and continue the support throughout the year. We hope you’ll be able to spend the entire weekend with us, should you need to modify the schedule in any way (leave early, arrive late, etc.) we understand, but we are unable to adjust the cost of the retreat. Using Post Adoption Funds to Pay for the Retreat If you are an adoptive family in PA, there are respite funds available to you. Respite doesn’t need to mean that your kids go away, it can mean you do. Contact SWAN at 1-800-585-7926 to register for services. You can choose the agency you want to work with, and begin the process to get the retreat paid for. More information is available here. Testimonials So well run, just amazing!
It had been a rough year. So much going on personally that I was left feeling alone and empty. The retreat was exactly what I needed. Being with others who understand the struggles and the time to just breathe, be still and let God speak to my heart is what I needed.
It was such a gift to be there and I am already excited to return next year!
I arrived on Friday feeling nervous that I wouldn’t know many people, and unsure of how much I would really benefit from it. When I left on Sunday, I had made so many new friends and connected with the other moms in a way that only God can orchestrate.
I feel like more than just an adoptive mama now, I feel like a human again.
A refreshing, inspiring, equipping weekend that I look forward to every year!
God used this weekend to refresh me in so many ways! I appreciated the authentic community of the moms and the unity among all of us. {aside}

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{section}Sandra’s Story{/section} Sandra is purposed to help people find freedom in Christ while pursuing holistic healing. Working in health care, she serves to be an agent of Christ’s healing to people who have often never heard the healing, saving name of Jesus.  She is teaching in her field to build capacity in countries with limited health care access, knowledge and resources.  Sandra eagerly awaits the day when the true freedom of the triune God widely flows through Southeast Asia. Please be praying for open doors for the Gospel to be shared in culturally relevant ways and ready hearts to receive Jesus.  

About Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia consists of countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, north of Australia and west of New Guinea. There are 705 total Unreached People Groups across Southeast Asia. Apart from Christianity, Islam and Buddhism are the other primary religions in the countries that comprise Southeast Asia. There is a great need for discipleship and Biblical literacy among the Church. {aside}{/aside} {aside}Ways to Pray 1. Breaking of cultural strongholds that have prevented the spread of the Gospel. 2. Indigenous believers to feel a burden to boldly share the Gospel within their own country.{/aside} {aside}Southeast Asia Facts Population: 643,532,000 Pop. in Unreached People Groups: 331,897,000 Percentage of Population Unreached: 51.6% Countries: 11{/aside}