Please be praying for plans for the 2021 retreat.
Due to the rising concerns over COVID-19 and the State of Emergency now in place in the state of Massachusetts, the Women’s Retreat Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s women’s retreat.
Next year’s retreat will be held on April 15-17, 2021. Make plans now to join us then!
Mark your calendars now! Our next retreat will be April 17-18, 2020 at Lakeside Conference Center, Pittsfield, MA.
April 12-13, 2019
Lakeside Conference Center, Pittsfield, MA
In 2019 we will celebrate our 25th annual retreat! The retreat is scheduled for April 12-13, 2019. Our speaker will be Lynne Rienstra, wife of Rev. Rob Rienstra (now pastor of Trinity PCA in Covington, GA, formerly of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod). The Women’s Council is planning special tributes to God’s faithfulness to this ministry. Please continue to encourage your women – and also your teens (ages 13 and above) to attend this special retreat! The women of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod will be serving as the Retreat Planning Committee for 2019 and 2020. (They were the first retreat planning committee!)
This year’s speaker is Lydia Brownback, author of several books [Finding God in My Loneliness; Fine China is for Single Women, too; Studies on Proverbs and Hosea; A Woman’s Wisdom; and others] and speaker at women’s events internationally. Lydia is passionate about promoting biblical doctrine with a high view of God. Lydia works on the editorial team at Crossway Books, and before that she served as writer-in-residence for Alistair Begg and as producer of The Bible Study Hour radio program with James Montgomery Boice. We are looking forward to hearing her address the women of the Presbytery of New York and New England on thriving and flourishing in our lives as God’s daughter.
Join with other women as we delve into the treasure of being “hidden in Jesus” and how this changes the way we view all aspects of life, in all seasons of life!
2017 OPC Women’s Retreat
Ellen Dykas, HarvestUSA.org
April 21-22, 2017
at Lakeside Conference Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The 22nd annual Women’s Retreat was held on April 15 & 16 at the Lakeside Christian Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA. We had 88 women and teens in attendance. Our main speaker this year was Jean Gaffin, wife of Professor Dick Gaffin, emeritus. With her guidance we focused on the spiritual transformation from darkness into light that God has performed for us, and the implications for our lives today. Elizabeth Horst served as our teen speaker for the weekend and the young girls were enthusiastic about their time with her as well. Janet Powers held a workshop called “Walking in the Light” based on Ed Welch’s book Side by Side.
Thankfully, our costs were covered by the registration fees, the donations from our Presbytery churches, and a voluntary offering of all attendees.
Next year’s speaker will be Ellen Dykas, of Harvest Ministries, USA. We are looking forward to hearing her April 21 & 22 at Lakeside.
Recordings of the main address and workshop are available on this site along with some pictures of the event. They may be of continued encouragement to some who were not able to attend. May God continue to be glorified through this annual retreat.