• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Harvesting Shalom: A Retreat about Wellness

    Sponsored by American Baptist Women's Ministries
    and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM)

    Harvesting Shalom: A Retreat about Wellness

    For "In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "For we too are his offspring.' (Acts 17:28, NRSV)
    Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018
    (Begins after dinner Friday and ends before noon on Sunday)

    Canonicus Camp and Conference Center
    Exeter, Rhode Island

    Women are pulled in so many different directions, it’s hard to stay balanced. Harvesting Shalom gives you the opportunity to rest, regroup, and remember that you’re a daughter of God.
    Worship, Bible study, and conversation with Christian sisters will help you rebuild your critical support network.
    Wellness experiences will equip you with tools for regenerating your prayer life, attending to your physical health, and discerning God’s direction.
    The beautiful surroundings of New England in the fall will remind you of God’s love for you in creation!

    Guest Leaders
    Keynote speaker: Rev. Aracelis Vázquez Haye
    Rev. Aracelis Vásquez Haye is a native of New London, Connecticut. Her passion and commitment to children and youth advocacy, education, social justice, and worship embodies her holistic approach to ministry. She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and has earned graduate degrees from Loyola University of Chicago (M.Ed.), and Yale Divinity School (M.Div.). Pastor Aracelis was ordained at Church of the City, New London, in September 2014. Click here for full bio.

    Music leader: Linda Wiles
    Linda Wiles has been actively involved in church music her entire life. She began as a young chorister, and accompanist for Sunday schools and Bible schools in grade school, and is currently the Director of Music, organist, and director of the Performing Arts Academy for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Warwick, Rhode Island. She has directed choirs, accompanied choirs, participated in and directed handbell choirs, and led in workshops as a Keyboard Music Specialist for the Arizona Baptists. Click here for full bio.

    Housing at
    Stay at

    Program/Housing Fees
    Full Time – $270 if postmarked before August 1; $295 after August 2
    program fee
    2-night stay at Camp Canonicus (arriving on Friday and departing on Sunday). Bedrooms have 3 to 4 beds to a room. 
    breakfast/lunch/dinner meal plan (starting with Friday dinner and ending with Sunday breakfast).

    Commuter* – $155 if postmarked before August 1; $180 after August 2
    program fee for all three days
    lunch/dinner meal plan (starting with Friday dinner and ending with Saturday dinner—Breakfast is on your own).
    *lodging is on your own

    Saturday only* – $85 if postmarked before August 1; $105 after
    August 2
    program fee for Saturday only
    • lunch and dinner on Saturday only
    *lodging is on your own

    Register Now!
    Register before August 1, 2018, for the best rates.

    Register online & pay by credit card: Click here to register and pay online using your credit card.

    Register by mail & pay by check/credit card: Click here to download and print the registration form. Send your completed registration form and credit card information or a check payable to AB Women's Ministries to: AB Women's Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482

    Cancellation Policy:  Refunds forfeit a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of AB Women’s Ministries. Written cancellation notice must be received by September 1, 2018. No refund notification requests will be honored after September 2nd. Written notice of cancellation may be emailed to info@abwomensministries.org, or mailed to AB Women’s Ministries, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.

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