2015 Women's Retreat, May 1-3, 2015 at MoVal!

Nestled in the calm serene beauty of God’s creation at Camp MoVal, we will pause in the midst of these chaotic stressful and turbulent times to look at the source of All for Shelter, soul care, comfort and renewal. We will explore scripture, pray and reflect while taking time to relax and play.


Safe space will be created to allow partici-pants to be attentive to the sacred in everyday life, reflect on the movement of the spirit, allow one to be open to the Holy through senses, discovering and affirming one’s own spiritual self and sharing the time with others. Contemplative and reflective experiences, some individual, as well as small and large group, create a setting to pause and renew our spirits as we connect and engage with the Holy. Join your sisters for enlightenment, exploration, rest and renewal, worship, music, fun and food!


Keynote Presenters:  Devoree Crist and Susan Ulmer are spiritual directors in the St. Louis area. They are grateful to share space with five other spiritual direc-tors on the campus of Eden Theological Semi-nary for the ministry of companioning others in their walk of faith.


Click here for the full brochure and to register

Return completed registration form and full payment ($100) no later than April 1, 2015, to:
MMS-UCC Women’s Retreat
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries
483 East Lockwood Ave, Suite 106, St. Louis, MO 63119
Make checks payable to MMS-UCC. (Full and partial scholarships are available.)
Questions?  Contact: Georgia Schaljo, Email: gschaljo@yahoo.com, Home phone: 314-831-3822,
Cell Phone: 314-401-8612.

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