ECC Women's Fall Retreat

2019 Date coming soon

Online registration ends September 12.
Mail in registrations must arrive at Pilgrim Pines by September 12.



Sometimes it seems that the more faithful we are to God, the more challenges we face in our lives. For many Christian women, this result is unexpected and a source of anxiety. But we can learn to triumph over our difficulties whther routine, everyday matters or gravely serious issues. In"Triumph," you'll gain an understanding of how trials worked in the life of Elizabeth, an extraordinary woman who was faithful to God in the midst of very difficult circumstances. Join us as we discuss the practical realties of tough situations, the value of God's perspective, and learn more about the love and character of God.

THe speaker: Jessica f. Carter


Jessica F. Carter loves emphasizing the power of the Word of God and the importance of proper context. Jessica was a corporate attorney when was called into ministry. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Duke University.

She is the author of troubling Her: A Biblical Defense of Women in Ministry. Jessica is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and has a small consulting firm. In her non-ministry work, she advises companies on professional and web development. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music, watching home improvement shows, and discovering new types of tea to drink.


1. AVA - Advocacy for Victims of Abuse

Diane Riley, Keene, NH

Equip women to become aware of abuse and to better respond to abuse victims. Facilitator.

2. The Discipleship Cycle

Barbara Ettinger, Vernon, CT

Jesus developed his disciples into world changers through a simple detectable pattern of spiritual growth steps we can apply today.

3. Girls want to have meaning and fun

Nan Lingenfelter ,Wilbraham, MA

Establish your Women's Ministry by finding younger Ruths through friendship, fun and faith-based events.

4. Book Club model

Bethany Book Club, Berlin, CT

Engage women from you church with a book club model. This "model" breakout will discuss different ways to organize a book club and be effective.

5. Parenting through God's image

Melissa Martino, Staten Island, NY

The first image of God children are exposed to is through their parents. This breakout session is designed to help you learn how to parent reflecting the image of God through your words, actions, discipline and edification.

ECC Women's Retreat Information

Cost $165 per person | $75 per pastor and pastors' wives

Retreat Rundown

Check-in begins at 3 pm, and then enjoy dinner and a session later that evening. Saturday will include three great meals, great sessions, fun activities, and a late night snack! The weekend will conclude a session Sunday morning, and lunch at noon.

Weekend Highlights

  • The Climbing Wall

  • Shop in the Marketplace

  • Walk the Lake for a Cause

  • Boat Rides

  • Back Massage (additional fee)

  • Afternoon Workout

  • Workshop