Flip the Script(ure): A Retreat for Women coming up in March

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Flip the Script 4Flip the Script(ure): A Retreat for Women

The Gospel’s Call to Heal and Prevent Violence Against Women
March 4-5, 2016 * Lake Huron Retreat Center, Burtchville, MI
Workshops • Meaningful Conversations Worship • Massage Therapy • Fellowship
“You run like a girl!”

Whether we’re paying attention to it or not, we all have a script – a preconceived idea – for the role and capabilities of women in family life, in business, in school, in church and in the world. When we stop to examine these scripts we see that some of the roles are life-giving and affirming. Others limit, damage and do violence against women. Perhaps we can begin to realize that something else might be true. That’s when we can choose to “flip” the script to demonstrate that preconceived ideas are just that – ideas. They are not the truth.

When this happens, the phrase “run like a girl” takes on a whole new meaning.

This retreat for women only is designed to use the lens of scripture to help us engage these limiting scripts and give us tools to help us identify, confront, and flip them. We will worship, discuss, and pray together as we listen for the truth in our own hearts about who God is calling us to be.


Lake Huron Retreat Center, 8794 Lakeshore Dr., Burtchville, MI 48059 (Just north of Lakeport on beautiful Lake Huron.)

Check in begins Friday, March 4th at 3pm
Double room: $110 per person Single room: $135 per person
Cost includes one night lodging and three meals – dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Scholarships will be available.
For more information, please contact Rosemary Spatafora at rspatafora@comcast.net.
Space is limited – register soon!

Download the registration flyer here, or

Register here online.

We recommend that you see the film “Miss Representation” prior to attending the retreat. It is available to view online, and is available at most libraries. A copy can also be borrowed from St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods; Christ Church, Dearborn; or St. John’s, Royal Oak.

Planning Team:

The Rev. Susan Bock, Grace, Mt. Clemens
Maggie Cocco, St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods
The Rev. Marianna Gronek, St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods
Leslie McNamara, Christ Church Cranbrook
The Rev. Michelle Meech, Diocese of MI
Mary Morreale, M.D., Christ Church Cranbrook
The Rev. Terri Pilarski, Christ Church, Dearborn
The Rev. Susie Shaefer, St. John’s, Clinton
Rosemary Spatafora, St. John’s, Royal Oak
The Rev. Beth Taylor, St. John’s, Royal Oak
Mary Beth Weigel, St. John’s, Royal Oak

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