2016 Women's Retreat, April 29-May 1, 2016 at Camp MoVal!

Come join us for a weekend of spiritual renewal, recreation, crafts, and fellowship at Camp MoVal in Union, Missouri.  This year's theme is "Finding Freedom in Forgiveness" 


Worship, bible study, work projects for Camp MoVal, hay rides, campfire sign-a-long, and plenty of time to relax and get to know your sisters-in-Christ!


Keynote Presenters: 

Susan Drake and Julie Jennings are ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ. Both graduated from Eden Theological Seminary. Susan’s primary focus of ministry for more than 15 years has been hospice chaplaincy. She also has congregational experience, serving primarily youth and young families. Julie spent 14 years as a chaplain to youth with traumatic life experiences and psychiatric and behavior disorders, first in the St. Louis County Family Court Detention Center and later at Every Child’s Hope. Recently, Susan and Julie relocated to Birmingham, Alabama where they care for Julie’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Aphasia. Susan also works as a hospital chaplain, specializing in palliative care.


Full brochure and to register

Return completed registration form and full payment ($100) no later than Friday April 1, 2016, to:

Women’s Retreat

Friedens Peace United Church of Christ

P.O. Box 28, New Melle, MO 63365


Make checks payable to MMS-UCC. (Full and partial scholarships are available.)
Questions? For more information please feel free to call Donna Curdt at 636-987-2187 or email dcurdt@gmail.com


2013 Women's Retreat Recap


Women of the Missouri Mid-South Conference are invited to join together each spring for the Women's Retreat at Camp Mo-Val in Union, Missouri.

Around 100 women attend the Women’s Retreat May 3-5 at Camp MoVal.  As many know, it was pouring down rain and storming  when the women began arriving Friday night. Our guest speaker’s flight was delayed and would not get into St. Louis until around midnight.  We put her up in a hotel for the night and anxiously awaited her arrival Saturday morning . However, these unfortunate circumstances  did not dampen the spirits of those attending.

The theme was “Meet Me At the Well and Water Our Souls and the weekend certainly lived up to the theme. Comments from many attending said DaVita McAllister was well worth the wait. She kept us engaged with Christian comedy and also soulful journeys. We all took a walk to the well, and not alone. In addition a variety of workshops and Bible studies were offered. A climax to Saturday evening was a wonderful concert by Susan and Julie. All worshipped together on Sunday morning and headed home refreshed and encouraged.

If you have not attended in the past, we encourage you to consider attending next year. It can be life changing.

Slideshow from the 2013 Women's Retreat