CCCA Women’s Spring Retreat – June 1-3, 2018

Dear Women, we invite you to The Conference Center at Bethany Beach for renewal, reconnection, reflection, and relaxation!

Our Theme is “Disciples Women in Conversation” 

Last fall the internet movement and phenomenon known as #MeToo became a universal rallying cry for survivors of sexual assault and harassment and advocates of women.  Since then we have borne witness to people’s stories and experiences, which has led us to deeper questions about women’s experiences in the workforce, in leadership positions, and throughout society.  The focus for the Women’s Retreat this year emerges from these significant cultural moments and our hope to locate the role and engagement of our church in these conversations.  Where is the CC(DOC) doing well with women in leadership?  Where do we need people in their times of need?  We hope that you will join us in Bethany Beach to explore these important questions, enjoy fellowship, and much more!

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Our co-leaders for these conversations will be  by Rev. Alexis Kassim, (left) Disciples minister and Associate Minister at Little River UCC, and Rev. April Lewton, (right) Disciples minister and VP for Development and Marketing with the National Benevolent Association (the Disciples health and social service general ministry). The format of these discussions will include large group time, breakout groups and time for deeper and intentional conversations. Come, offer your insights and experiences, and be part of meaningful connections with Disciples Women.

The retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, but you may come earlier in the day if you wish, park your car, and explore the town.  (Check-in to rooms starts at 5 p.m.)  Restaurants and shops are within walking distance or a short drive.   And, there’s an OCEAN two blocks away!  Meals provided by the Conference Center are all 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.  The retreat ends at 12 p.m. after clean-up and worship.

This year, the CCCA Outdoor Ministries Committee of the Commission for Camps and Conferences has partnered with so that you can register and submit your health record on-line, all in one place.  Pamela Findley, the CCCA Camp Registrar, can help you with any questions you may have about registration.  If she is not there, leave a message at 301-942-8266 x201 or send her an e-mail at   

Please share this information with other women from your congregation.  We are looking forward to a great weekend with you!


Sara Hindsley, CCCA Disciples Women President                                         

and the CCCA Disciples Women Executive Committee

To set up a account, go to:!/home/auth/login?r=ccca

To download the traditional Application & Medical Forms:

 Bethany Beach June 1-3 – Regional Women’s Retreat – Designed for women age 13 and older.

 Full-time (FT) Rate includes two nights lodging, 4 meals*, & program fees.

FT Adults 18 & over: $145                Youth 14-17: $92                FT Child 6-13: $57              46 FT Child 5 & under: $42

Part-time (PT) Rate includes 4 meals & program fees – but no lodging

 PT Adults 18 & over: $66                PT Youth 14-17: $56          PT Child 6-13: $46              PT Child 5 & under: $36

Childcare for youth 12 and younger provided with advanced request.

Check-in 5 PM Friday and Check-out 12 Noon on Sunday

4 Meals*:   Sat. breakfast, Sat. lunch, Sat. dinner, and Sun. breakfast

Contact  (CCCA Disciples Women President)

  • Sara Hindsley at