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Lakeside Women’s Retreat – Aug. 18 – 20, 2024

Bread of Life – Spirit Fed – Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel
Bread Time Stories and More – Dr. Chet Fery

Through small group discussions, worship, and reflection time, Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel will guide you in exploring ways to refresh your soul with the theme, “Bread of Life – Spirit Fed“.

Dr. Chet Fery will offer a hands-on activity for the new and experienced bread maker. Learn the essentials of bread making, get your hands in the dough and experience the “Bread Makers Moment”. Participants will make bread, bake bread and create a personal bread story. This is an opportunity to have your bread making questions answered, share a favorite recipe and/or show off your favorite apron. Will start with flour, yeast, salt and water, then explore the bread making secrets that make each loaf unique and memorable. Be prepared for flour, fun, and great flavor!

Invite a friend or relative to share this time as you make new friends, worship, explore Asbury’s sacred grounds, and create together.

From Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel: My ministry life began with retreats just like this one, here at Camp Asbury. As a new college student at Geneseo I found my way into God’s calling on my life and into the United Methodist Church. For more than 40 years I have led churches, pastors and districts in gratitude and love. Making bread has been foundational in my love for the sacrament of Holy Communion and all those we feed and nurture.

From Dr. Chet Fery: a former educator, and the founder of Bread Time Stories and More, an effort that promotes random acts of kindness. Often called the Bread Man, I have baked and given away over 130,000 loaves of bread and have presented to groups of all ages for over 22 years.

$208 multiple occupancy, $269 single occupancy (2 nights, linens, 6 meals, and program)

$108 Commuter

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