Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ohio WOW Retreat Celebrates 20 Years!

Front of the Beulah Beach Worship Center decorated for the retreat
On September 11-13, ladies gathered at Beulah Beach Conference and Retreat Center for the annual "original" Women of Worth retreat. This retreat, the dream of Lorena Glick and hosted annually by the Canton-Massillon WOW group has been the inspiration for numerous other ladies' retreats across the IHC movement, from Alabama to Pennsylvania, and Indiana to Blind River, Ontario, Canada.                    


This was the 20th Anniversary for the retreat and there was a special after-service
 session devoted to the celebration. 
The beautiful cake/cupcakes were provided as a complimentary gift from 
Krista Jeffries and the Kountry Korner Bakery.

A commemorative WOW cup stuffed with candy was given to each attendee.

The theme for this year's retreat was Life in Christ: Good to the Last Drop. and the venue was decorated with sunflowers, mums and white pumpkins.  Missy Miller created a coffee bar which was open all weekend. It featured brewed coffee, iced coffee and gourmet pumpkin-spice creamer.


The featured speaker was Janan Miller. 
Additional sessions were given by Rebecca Miller and Valorie Quesenberry,
The retreat was led by National and Local WOW Director , Lorena Glick. 

Rebecca Miller, MA, LPCC, CSATc

The Saturday evening concert featured the Jerry Glick family. 
They provided a variety of music, both vocal and instrumental.

Phil and Jennifer Alexander, and Jerry, Becky, and Jonathon Glick

Grady Alexander

Autumn Quesenberry provided special violin music.

Director Lorena Glick (Also National WOW Director)

Janan Miller sang with two of her daughters.
Valorie Quesenberry led the group in worship during each session.

The four ladies who have attended every retreat for the past 20 years:
(Lto R) Lorena Glick, Eunice Stearns, Judy Miller and Rose Turner. 

The weekend was a great time of celebration, fellowship, and spiritual growth.  The ladies enjoyed the gorgeous new worship center at Beulah Beach, and reveled in the lakeside environment as they ate in the waterfront dining room or walked along the shore of Lake Erie. And we will do it all again next year!  Plan to join us!