NW Singles Spiritual-Renewal Retreat 2005

The Northwest Singles Spiritual-Renewal Retreat was held on Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful Camp MiVoden Retreat Center, located at Hayden Lake, Idaho.

The singles were greeted at the registration table by Judy Roff of Spokane, Wash., and her helpers as they received their room assignments and the weekend schedule of activities. Don and Bonnie Rasmussen volunteered their time to be the camp hosts for the weekend.

The weekend started out on Friday evening with praise singing, led by Greg and Kathy Garvin, who met at this singles event two years ago and since married. Terrie Leen, retreat coordinator, and Wayne and Jeri Hicks, UCC family life coordinators, led the singles throughout the weekend with group games that gave the singles the opportunity to mix and make new friends.

Colin and Mable Dunbar held seminars—“In Celebration of Temperaments” and “God’s Potential for Your Life.” Everyone had the opportunity to discover their temperaments by taking the temperaments test and to understand their temperaments better.

Lexi Brookins, Wenatchee, Wash., and Susan Varesko, College Place, Wash., led the singles in prayer throughout the weekend. The singles placed their prayer requests on the “Prayer Wall,” and by the end of the weekend, each had been specifically prayed for.

Saturday night, Wayne and Jeri Hicks hosted the banquet, where singles came dressed representing their favorite Bible text. Guessing each one’s Bible text made an interesting evening.

Activities included swimming in the indoor pool, sitting in the hot tub, water-skiing, playing beach volleyball, singing songs by the campfire, ping pong, cruising Hayden Lake, or visiting on the green grass in the shade. There was lots of fun and laughter as people made new friends.

If you are single or know someone who would like to meet other Christian singles in a safe environment, then we invite you to join this retreat next year at the same time. You will be blessed by meeting so many caring, Christian singles, by making new friends, and by growing closer to God.

October 01, 2005 / Upper Columbia Conference