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Thank you for your interest

in the Women of Hope Fall


Please read below for what to expect and how to prepare for our upcoming retreat. See you there!

2019 Community of Hope Women’s Retreat

6pm Friday, October 11th– 10am Sunday, October 13th


Fort Wayne Retreat Center

1065 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne


Earlybird Special

Register and Pay by September 29

All weekend: $85

One night or only daytime sessions: $50


Cost after September 29

All weekend: $100

One night or only daytime sessions: $65


Cost includes all meals, lodging, linens, craft, prizes, and activities 

Pay with check (to Community of Hope), cash, or credit card at the Retreat table.


Financial assistance is available. Talk to Tonya Wike. 260-229-7600.


What to expect

Fun! Good food! New friends! This will be a refreshing weekend for women to connect, learn, and relax. Plan to spend time in large- and small-group settings, and to enjoy a weekend away from your normal routine. We balance spiritual refreshment, time to get to know one another, fun and games, and rest.

What to bring

The Fort Wayne Retreat Center is a clean, comfortable building, and all of our linens will be provided (pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels). Feel free to bring comfortable, casual clothes. In addition to your normal weekend necessities, please be sure to bring:

·      Your Bible (not a digital Bible, please)

·      A snack and drink to share

·      Soap and shampoo (these will not be provided by the facility this year)


Sleeping Arrangements

The rooms at the retreat center are set up suite- style, with two bedrooms sharing a small living space and spacious bathroom. On the registration form you are welcome to request a roommate. If you choose to check the “Surprise Me!” box, please be sure to list any important roommate information, such as “I need white noise” or “I’m an early riser” so we can help you be as comfortable as possible. This year, several rooms have three beds each. 


Let’s Unplug

While we know it’s probably impossible to unplug completely, we ask that you come prepared to leave your cell phone in your room and refrain from bringing laptops and tablets. Let’s spend the weekend trading iPhones for eye contact!     


Emergency Phone Number

If your family has an emergency while you are away, they can call or text Tonya Wike at 260-229-7600. She will have her phone available at all times for this purpose.


Directions to The Retreat Center

Directions from Columbia City
Drive east on US 30
Turn right onto Flaugh Rd.
Take 2nd Left onto Leesburg Rd.
Turn Right onto Hillegas Rd.
Continue onto Ardmore Ave.
Turn left onto Nuttman Ave.
Turn Right onto Brooklyn Ave.
Turn left onto Bluffton Rd
Turn Righto onto Broadway
Turn left onto W. Rudisill Blvd.
The Summit will be on your right.