Share the Love of Christ with All!

Women's Spring Retreat

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Come for a weekend of relaxation, rejuvenation, fellowship,and inspiration with women of faith.

Retreat Information


Schedule at a Glance 

4:00 pm Registration & Check-in- When you arrive at FLBC, please stop in at Cockrell Center (Dining Hall) to check in, receive your retreat materials and cabin assignments. Please park in parking lot. Help will be available to get your items to your cabins.   
6:15 Dinner
7:00 Welcome, Evening Worship
8:00 Session 1 with Rev Karin Craven

7:15 Labyrinth Prayer Walk or Devotions (optional) 
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Session 2:  with Rev Karin Craven
11:15 Open Choice Time
12:15 Lunch
1:00- 5:00  Open Choice Times
5:30 Dinner
6:50 Session 3: with Rev Karin Craven
8:10  Campfire Worship and Sing-Along

9:00 Worship with Communion
10:00 Brunch
11:15 On your Way!

More details will be on the schedule in your packet

What to Bring/ Participation Agreement


Please try to carpool and parking is limited

550 Lutheran Camp Road

Lakeside, MT 59922

Service Project

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  • For this year’s service project, we will be putting together Welcome Bags for Babies.  These are designed to ‘gift’ new mothers with a useful welcoming gift to the newest members of our community. These baskets will be sent home to congregations to be distributed to organizations who support families in need. 


How you can help!

Bring these items to fill our bags: 

  • If you need ideas– the items we need most are: 

    • Size 1 Diapers
    • Baby Books (new or used) 
    • Pacifiers (nuks)
    • Baby Wipes

    Other items  (can be gently used) 

    • Onesies
    • Baby Socks (0-6 months)
    • Sleeper Gowns (0-6 months) 
    • Receiving Blankets

    WELCOME BABY CARDS- We will also be making cards to go with the bags. Supplies will be provided. 

Silent Auction

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Attendees are encouraged to provide items for a SILENT AUCTION.  Proceeds from the auction will go to support scholarships for women to attend our annual retreat and help pay for future speakers.

Please consider getting together with others from your congregational unit or cluster to assemble an auction item. 


And bring your checkbook or extra cash so you can bid!

Second Time Around Book Exchange


Do you have some inspirational or faith-based books sitting on your shelf that you’d be willing to give a second life to? 


Bring your used inspirational/ faith based books.

Bring some, take some!

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

“… the practice of becoming an ancestor requires the release of our grip upon what is, the letting go of certain ways of being in the world to embrace the changes required for the stream of life to keep flowing vigorously…

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Women need the treasure of intergenerational friendship and fellowship. From within the shelter of beloved places and relationships across the ages, women embody wisdom that has formed our lives and that, in turn, will shape the lives of those who follow us. 

Heirs to Sacred Scriptures, we have the gift of faith ancestors to guide us in living a meaningful life. Sensing our way into our faith and family legacies is one way to respond anew to the call of discipleship. In the season of Easter, we know that death remains in life. In the face of mortality, what does emerging life look like for you this spring? How might working with the memory of people and communities who have shaped you be of help as you discern how to live now, for the sake of those who come after you? What is your legacy? Why is that a gift to others? We will draw upon the Jewish tradition to write our own ethical wills.

Meet our Presenter: Reverend Dr. Karin Craven

Rev. Dr. Karin A. Craven received her doctorate in congregational and community care from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She draws upon thirty years of experience of leading and teaching from the intersection of theology and psychology in Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran congregations in addition to different branches of the military service and Augsburg University.


Karin is an ordained chaplain in the PC(USA), part of the strategic leadership of Faith and Climate Action MT, and a leadership member of Confluence, a creative contemplative worship community in Missoula, MT. She lives in Missoula with her husband Bob and their dog Ruby, and enjoys family time with their adult children.

Karin Craven

Registration Information

Register by March 27th to save!

EARLY BIRD: Register by March 27th : $185.00 (Includes meals, speaker, workshops and two nights lodging)

Register between March 28- April 12: $200.00

Saturday Only: $95.00 (Two meals, speaker, workshops, no lodging)


No refunds after April 11

Note online registration includes a 3% credit card processing fee.


Scholarship Information

Thanks to some generous donors we have a scholarship fund on a first come, first serve basis to make our retreat available to all!


If you need assistance, please download the form below and send in with your registration form. We want all to feel welcome! We would also welcome donations to the scholarship fund!