Exchanging Shame for Glory:
Authenticity and Freedom in Community
Every year the women's retreat is a wonderful, refreshing, and challenging time with our sisters in Christ. The women's retreat is for adults of all ages from all walks of life. We hope you will join us and be blessed as we learn more about God and each other.
To register, download and print the brochure at the top of this page, or pick one up at the church. Registration deadline and balance due are September 25. (No refunds after this date.) Saturday morning check-in starts at 8:30 AM.
EARLY BIRD registration ends Sunday, September 18!
8:30 AM, Saturday, October 15: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Coffee Bar
10:45 AM, Sunday, October 16: Closing Worship
Meet Heather Nelson
Heather Nelson loves coffee, reading, front porch conversations, the beach, date night with her husband, and family bike rides. She is married to Seth, an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. When she’s not corralling their energetic 6-year- old twins, she enjoys sharing the hope she finds in the grace and truth of Jesus through her writing, counseling and speaking. She blogs at Hidden Glory (heatherdavisnelson.com) and is the author of Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame. Heather will address with us the shame we feel but don’t often talk about. Like am I good enough for God? How can I share the most shameful parts of my story and with whom? Who is safe? Is “unashamed” possible in a fallen world?
During this retreat weekend, Heather will help us grapple with the ways we can build authentic community by living out of grace instead of shame. Shame is everywhere. Whether it is related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways - fear, regret, and anger - it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption. Shame never disappears in solitude. Jesus invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. Heather shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey. Come learn why shame is not the end of the story, but the but the beginning of healing.