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Women’s Retreat

June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Join us for a weekend of fun and relaxation! Enjoy a weekend at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp full of fellowship, fun, great food, and relaxation. Experience insightful sessions on Telling Our Faith Stories with Pastor Meggan Manlove, and enjoy time for worship, pottery, nature walks, yoga on the docks, and more.

Friday, June 9 Sunday, June 11, 2023

$250/person || Saturday only: $150

Registration & $100 deposit due by May 26th, 2023

About the retreat theme from Pr. Meggan: Shortly after taking the call to Trinity Lutheran in Southwest Idaho, I grieved when I realized the people in my congregation did not feel that they had a grace-filled faith story to tell other people. Here is a group of people who is collectively walking the talk of Christian discipleship. We are living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through feeding and housing ministries. We strive to practice authentic hospitality, and our worship reflects both tradition and communal creativity. But most members felt ill-equipped to talk about the congregation and their faith. This, even though the priesthood of all believers can be traced back to Martin Luther’s writings. So, we started creating spaces where we practiced talking about our congregation and our lives of faith.

It is this work that I will bring to the 2023 Women’s Retreat at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp. Specifically, we will undertake the practice of story-linking, originated by Anne Streaty Wimberly, with the goal of being able to speak more confidently about our own lived Christian faith. We will engage memoirs of the Mountain West, the Biblical narrative, faith stories from the American Christian tradition, and finally our own decision making. Through it all we will tell and listen to one another’s stories—stories of childhood, stories of faith, stories of mentors, milestone stories, stories of hardship, and stories of joy.

Register by May 26th!

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Pastor Meggan Manlove grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Syracuse, NY and then earned her M.Div. from the Univ. of Chicago Divinity School. She served a parish in rural Western Iowa for six years and moved to Nampa, Idaho in 2010 to serve as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. Meggan loves working on local collaborations and cares deeply about food security and affordable housing. She worked at YMCA Camp St. Croix, Camp Christikon, and Sky Ranch. She currently serves as the Development Committee Chair for Luther Heights Bible Camp. She earned her Doctor in Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary in May 2021. . In her free time, she enjoys exploring Idaho, deepening friendships, reading fiction, and watching good movies. She blogs at www.megganmanlove.com. 




June 9, 2023
June 11, 2023