Women’s Retreat


The retreat is a great way to make new friends and to catch up with old ones. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Growing Resilience.” Rev. Julia will lead parts of the retreat and parts of the retreat will be led by IFFP members. There will be singing, dancing and good food (that we don’t have to cook!). There will be time for yoga, crafts and/or meditation. And many other activities. The retreat will be held over Mother’s Day Weekend at the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown. We have used this location on several occasions, and it suits our needs perfectly.


There will be two options for attending the retreat – the weekend option for May 10th -12th and the day only option for May 11th. In order to meet our costs, we need to have 20 people sign up for the weekend option. At this point, we are well below that number. The price for a single room is estimated to be $240 per person; the price for a double room is estimated to be $210 per person. (There are only 10 single rooms, so sign up fast!) These prices include five meals, lodging for two nights and programming costs. (If we can reduce the prices, refunds will be made.) The price for the day-only option, which includes three meals and programming is $125.


For the first time, participants can pay by check or PayPal/credit card. For checks, please make the checks out to IFFP and give them to Grace or Miranda or mail them to IFFP, 10605 Concord Street, Suite 440, Kensington MD 20895. For PayPal/credit card, click here.  (Under either option, please let Grace know that you will be attending. Her email is goodman.grace55@gmail.com.) We are looking forward to a relaxing, renewing, rejuvenating retreat.


Jessica Vistnes, Joan Bellsey & Grace Goodman