First Evangelical Free Church


WOMEN'S RETREAT 2001 - Encounter With Christ

Every spring the men of the church take off on a retreat, and then a month later, it's the women's turn to get away.  In 2001, we went to Camp Balcones Springs in the TX Hill country - just outside of Marble Falls, TX.



Encounter with Christ

This year's speaker was our very own Cheryl Fletcher - to the right.

To the left is Karen Chu, who was our MC for the weekend.


The retreat worship team (to the right): Joley, Rebecca, Diedra, Teresa, and Mellissa

L:  Cheryl during one of the session worship times.


Retreat Power!!!

That's right! Retreat Power returned for this year's retreat.  Retreat Power is:
Allison Gobin shown right, and Stephanie Ahn to the left

Below are shots of them getting the crowd pumped up



What's a retreat without goofy games.  We found hidden talents including juggling,
cheerleading, and a great Martha Stewart imitation

Big Hair

We had a contest to see who could style someone's hair into the biggest/highest hair
Below center:  Kristen is crowned the "Big Hair" Queen


Camp Balcones Springs

In the center picture below:
Back L to R: Shirley, Catherine
Front L to R: Julie, Kim, Monica, Julie, Tisha

Camping Out

Some of us chose to camp out in tents instead of staying in cabins,
we had 6 of us in our tent, needless to say we didn't get much sleep.

Tisha, Karen, Sandra, & Cindy Karen & Sandra taking it down at the end.
Rita with her camping gear Tisha, Karen, Kim, Sandra & me


Free Time

After lunch on Saturday (1st row left), we had some free time to just hang out.
There were a lot of things available, such as ropes course, horseback riding, 
hiking, sleeping, not to mention crafts - making bead earrings (1st row right)
The other pics are Shirley, Tisha, Julie, and me just hanging out and being goofy


A group of us went hiking and exploring.
This ended up including wading, jumping creeks,
some rock climbing, and crawling under a fence or two.


The whole excursion started by looking for a bluebonnet field and it ended with new friendships and strengthened old friendships




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This page created April 11, 2001


by Cindy Ellis


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