Journey with us to the Women’s Retreat

Friday, March 9, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Finding Yourself at Home in God’s Grace  - March 9 - 10, 2018 at Maumee Bay.  This year’s retreat will be a personal journey to learn more about yourself and how God is working within you. We will have two speakers to help us on this journey: Rev. Nancy Talbott and First Pres member, Callie Feyen. There will be time for reflection and discussion, worship and even a morning yoga session for those who want it.

We will begin Friday evening, March 9th and will close Saturday afternoon with worship led by Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers. There will be discussion, reflection, and sharing of resources along with some fun and fellowship. Our spiritual journey piece will be led by Nancy Talbott and Callie Feyen.

Dorothy Parks-Piatt and Blair Buckley, our resident ministers, will help us with worship. Blair, a certified yoga instructor, will lead a yoga session Saturday morning for those interested. Melissa Anne Rogers will be on hand to lead us in worship and to brighten our time with her humor and caring nature. Sandy Talbott, Gayle Einhaus, and Margie Perrett will help us have fun in the ‘off hours’ and keep the whole gang organized!

Women's Retreat Signup

Sign up BEFORE February 15th. Cost is $125 per person for a double, $95 per person for a triple, or $ 175 for a single (limited number). This covers lodging, 2 meals, some snacks, and program costs for our speakers. (Some scholarship money available, please apply with Rev. Rogers.) If you have a roommate request, let us know that as well. We hope you can make it, and bring a friend! Questions? Contact Sandy Talbott ( or Rev. Melissa Ann Rogers (

Women’s Retreat Committee:  Blair Buckley, Gail Einhaus, Callie Feyen, Dorothy Parks-Piatt, Margie Perrett, Melissa Anne Rogers, Nancy Talbott, Sandy Talbott

More about our speakers

Rev. Nancy Talbott received her M.Div from Andover Newton Divinity School. She is the ordained pastor of Barnstead UCC church in New Hampshire. She recently completed two years as a student of Richard Rohr’s Living School [The Living School - Center for Action and Contemplation], and has an open and engaging style of presentation.

Callie Feyen is a writer and At-Risk Literacy Specialist in the Ypsilanti Public Schools. She and her husband have two daughters, Hadley (11), and Harper (9), and are members of First Presbyterian. In April, Zondervan published three of her essays in a collaboratively written book by Coffee+Crumbs called The Magic of Motherhood, and her first book, The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet is forthcoming in 2018 published by T.S. Poetry Press. Her writing has been featured in Good Letters, Off the Page, Relief Journal, Art House America, and she is a regular contributor for Coffee+Crumbs, Hello There, Friend, and Tweetspeak Poetry. You can read more about her on her website