Women's Group


Beyond Mary vs. Martha: Exploring Biblical Models of Womanhood

The 2019 SPR Women’s Weekend Retreat | October 26-27, 2019

Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Center, Woodstock, Illinois

Come join the women of St. Paul and the Redeemer as our new rector and speaker Catherine Healy helps us explore the various roles of women in the Bible and break through the false dichotomy of “Are you a Mary or a Martha?”

The LUREC retreat center is located just an hour away but feels like a world away from the city. Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to relax and recharge as we form new friendships and strengthen existing relationships within our vibrant, intergenerational group of women. There will be sessions with Catherine, small group discussion, large group activities, and plenty of free time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Registration is $100/person for a double room and $130/person for a single room, and we are happy to honor roommate requests. The retreat begins at 10 am on Saturday and will include 4 meals: Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. If you would like to arrive Friday evening to enjoy extended time on the campus, that can also be arranged. Ridesharing will be coordinated for those in need of transportation, and scholarships are available for double rooms if cost is a barrier.

There are 30 openings to participate in this year’s Women’s Retreat. Register now to secure your spot! You may do so by completing the online registration found HERE or use the registration forms in the narthex. The registration and payment deadline is September 22. Ask around -- many women at SPR can share how they have enjoyed past retreats. We hope you will join us!

Questions? Contact Richelle Stackert at sprwomensretreat@gmail.com.


Summary of Recent SPR Women's Group Survey 

Please find here a summary of the recent survey conducted to take stock of where the SPR Women's Group has been and what new directions we might pursue in 2018. Summary Report.