Women's Retreat March 2014
Presbyterian Women's 22nd Annual Retreat
Saturday, March 1, 2014
"Gifts from His Heart to Yours"
Guest Speaker: Michele Telfer
Born to non-Christian parents in Zambia, Africa, Michele grew up in neighboring Zimbabwe. She and her husband Colin married in 1983 and re-located to Botswana after less than a year. It was there, after living a life far from the Lord, they both accepted Christ.
After struggling for nine years with infertility, and an incredibly difficult first pregnancy, the Lord blessed Michele and Colin with two children, Steven and Megan, born 17 months apart.
During their 16 years in Botswana, they frequently went on Safari, often traveling alone through vast tracts of wilderness. A captivating and humorous story teller, Michele frequently uses her wide variety of life experiences to teach deep spiritual truths.
The Lord has used Michele as a Bible teacher for more than 20 years and has given her the opportunity to speak in many churches in Africa and to Christian groups in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, before opening the door for her to speak and serve in the United States. In addition to her speaking commitments, she currently presents weekly Bible classes at her home church.
An animated Bible teacher and graduate of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Service), Michele’s own transparency and genuine concern for others make her messages memorable and encouraging.
10:00 AM to 12 Noon
- Piano Call to Worship
- Welcome with Opening Prayer
- Special Music: Susan McGuire & Frieda Nichols
- Introduction of speaker: Michele Telfer
- Session One: “The Gift of the Quenched Thirst”
“...whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, will never thirst.” (John 4: 14)
- Short Break
- Session Two: “The Gift of the Dried Tear”
“...Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” (John 20: 15)
- Lunchon in the Fellowship Hall
- Song Fest with Marge Harris
- Session Three: “What Gift Will You Bring?”
“...she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.” (Luke 7: 38)
- Communion administered by Rev. Christine Dickerson
- Closing Prayer