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January 2016 Women's Retreat

The annual Women's Retreat
Friday January 15th - Saturday, January 16th, 2016 
The retreat will begin Friday evening and continue through Saturday, 4 p.m.

Women, please consider joining us for this spiritual get-away!

Registration will open Saturday, December 19th at 7 a.m. online and close on Monday January 4
th, or when we reach 60 registrants. 
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Presvytera Vassi M Haros is a designer, photographer, blogger, wife and mom.  She earned a Bachelors of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Arts in Church Service from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  Besides a brief career in youth ministry, she currently runs V’s Cardbox, (
www.shop.vscardbox.com)  a small business designing note cards; a blog titled In Service and Love (www.presvassi.blogspot.com) regarding Orthodox life; and she works part time for the Orthodox Christian Network, OCN. (www.myocn.net)  She is passionate about making Orthodoxy practical and doable.  

"God's Plan vs. God's Will"
There is a fine balance in our relationship with God which teeters between our will and God’s will, and the pivot point is love.  With the perfect gift of free will, we have to find that balance where God’s will and our own align us into His plan.  The retreat will look at this relationship and discuss its nuances.


The new beautiful main lodge has hotel-style rooms that can be reserved for your private use ($100) or with a roommate ($50). There will also be one cottage open for up to 20 ladies to stay ($30). You can indicate your choice of lodging at registration, and requests will be taken first-come, first-served. 

If you don't want to sleep over, you can join us just for day on Saturday.

The registration fee for the retreat is $50, which includes the meals and the retreat itself. An invoice for your retreat fee and your selected accommodations will be sent to you within a few days of registering. We kindly ask you to pay the invoice within 5 days of receipt in order to keep your reserved room.

We look forward to spending this special time with you!

Questions? Email us at chicago.family.synaxis@gmail.com