Praying the Elements
Connecting with the Wild Heart of God
Women’s Retreat with Pastor Katie
Friday, May 10th – Saturday May 11th
Marianist Retreat and Conference Center, Eureka
Register by April 21
 Mark your calendar for May 10th-11th for our annual KUMC Women’s Retreat. Women are invited to spend Friday night and Saturday at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Eureka. Pastor Katie will lead us in exploring the wild side of our faith through the elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. 
When women of varied  backgrounds and ages come together at the retreat, it is a joy-filled, never-dull time.  Women of all ages are invited to unplug and renew their spirits.  Whether this is your first retreat or your 25th, we hope you will join us for a weekend of fellowship and growth, laughter and friendship. 
Let Pastor Katie Trinter lead you this weekend to discover ways to explore the wild heart of God through the elements.   
Throughout Christian history, mystics, monks and ordinary disciples have deeply connected to the Divine through the elements of nature. As Christine Paintner puts it, “Creation itself is a sacred text through which the presence of God is revealed to us. 
From the dust and clay of which we are made and the breath of the Spirit that stirs new life, to the river waters of holy baptism and the burning bush that awakens prophets — the stuff of this earth has always had much to teach us about the sacred mystery of God’s presence. 
On this retreat we will be journeying through the four elements of earth, wind, water and fire, to see what each element has to teach us about the wild heart of God. 
Women of all ages are invited to retreat from the ordinary to connect with the beauty and mystery that surrounds us, and to experience deeper spirituality as we grow in relationship with God and one another.”
What  is the Cost? 
There are two options for the retreat:
Overnight option: Lodging for Friday night with four meals included (Friday dinner (no need for snacks) and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Double Room:     $125
*Single Room:       $125
Commuter Option: Participate in all the weekend’s activities, but return to your own home to sleep and eat breakfast.  Cost includes dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday:           $75.00
*Single Rooms are limited, so we can not guarantee your request. 
I’m Ready to Register! 
There are brochures in your church office that contain a registration form. Simply complete the form on the back of this brochure, then turn it in with your payment (checks payable to KUMC) to the church office.  Payment is due at time of registration for the retreat.
If you do not have a brochure, you can download and print a registration form to take to the church office. Your form must be turned in by April 21.
Questions? Call the KUMC Church office 314-966-8167.

“What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations… Send out your Spirit and they spring to life!” -Psalm 104:24,30a, The Message