2018 Women's Retreat, April 27-29, 2018 at Camp MoVal!

"Bridge Over Troubled Waters"

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciple, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:35-41.

Keynote Presenters: 

REV. CAROL KELLER Retreat Speaker Recently retired Minister of Congregational Life for St. Lucas United Church of Christ, A 1989 graduate of Eden Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Carol brings a passion for the Gospel and a love for God's people to her call to parish ministry. Carol has served in many leadership positions in the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the UCC. She has also served on the Boards of Directors for Emmaus Homes, Inc. and Lydia's House. She looks forward to meeting you at Camp Moval!

MMS-UCC Conference Minister Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel Sunday Guest Preacher

Music Provided by *Quelle *Susan Drake and Julie Jennings


Full brochure and form to register

• Space is limited to 120 participants • Only service animals on leashes allowed • Must be 18 or older to attend • Cost $110 • Questions? Call Jess at (314)-609-8935

Mail registration form and payment by Friday, March 31, 2018 to:
St. Mark UCC

Attn: Women’s Retreat

1861 Missouri State Road

Arnold, MO 63010

Make checks payable to: MMS-UCC

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