1st Annual Weight Loss, God’s Way Retreat

September 18-20, 2020

A women's retreat celebrating our body, soul, and spirit.

A three day retreat for Christian women, celebrating weight loss, God’s way. 

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020
GULL LAKE MINISTRIES, MI

SPEAKERS

CATHY MORENZIE
CYNTHIA BUSSEY
ENA GUNNINK
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SCHEDULE

4:00 p.m. – Room Check-in
4:00-8:00 p.m. – Registration
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Free time
8:30-9:45 p.m. – Campfire and Worship

7:00-7:45 a.m. – Rise and Shine Workout

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:o0 a.m. – Keynote Session 1: Cathy Morenzie

11:15-12:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 1

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:45-3:00 p.m. – Breakout Session 2

3:15-4:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 3

4:30-6:00 p.m. – Shop, workout, rest

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 p.m. – Keynote Session 2/Awards Celebration

7:00-7:45 a.m. – Rise and Shine Workout

8:00-9:00 a. m. – Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m. – Closing Remarks

10:00 a.m. – Check-out time

OVERVIEW

VIP and Member Meet and Greet 

Volunteer Training and Certification

3 Breakout Sessions 

3 Keynote Sessions

Awards Ceremony

Prayer Tent

Workouts, Hikes, and Activities

Campfire and Worship

All Meals Included

Make new friends, and finally connect in person with your virtual sisters

Saturday 10:00 a.m. –  Session 1

Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Session 2 

Sunday 9:00-a.m. – Session 3

Breakout Session 1 – 11:15-12:30 a.m.

Body – TBA

Soul – TBA

Spirit – TBA

Breakout Session 2 – 1:45-3:00 p.m.

Body – TBA

Soul – TBA

Spirit – TBA

Breakout Session 3 – 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Body – TBA

Soul – TBA

Spirit – TBA

Shop

Hike

Prayer Support

Volunteer Training

Book Signing

University Sized Gym

Bowling Alleys

Pickleball Courts

Walking and Jogging 

Indoor Track and Outdoor Trails

Ping Pong

Shuffleboard

Kayaks

Canoes

Paddleboats (Lifejackets Provided)

Game Room

Swimming and More!

Celebrating Victories in God

Join us for a special evening of worship, music, fun, and celebration as we honor our members who are losing weight, God’s way on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Click the button below to share your WLGW success story and be recognized on this special evening.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Delicious and nutritious meals!

Your package includes (5) delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet-style meals prepared under the direction of 2 culinary trained chefs!

Workout in the gym, go for a nature walk, or relax by the water. 

Choose from beautiful spacious single, double, or triple occupancy lodges.

These newly constructed lodges embody relaxed luxury and serve as the perfect getaway for those desiring renewal. The lodges feature spacious, family-oriented guest rooms, each with a private bath, queen or king bed, and one to two bunk beds.

Indulge in sophisticated comforts as you enjoy breathtaking inland or lakefront views, a fully appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an expansive lounge- meeting-dining area.

Lodging will be randomly assigned in one of the resort’s lodges. The lodges are perfect retreat settings with rooms that feature a king or queen bed and bunk beds (no upper bunks will be assigned).

Check-in:  Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Check-out:  Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

If you are selecting a double or triple room, you must indicate your preferred roommate(s) when registering.

If you do not have a roommate and are registering for a double or triple room, please write “Need Roommate” in the preferred roommate box. You will be randomly assigned a roommate.

You will learn who your roommate or roommate(s) are and your room assignment when you arrive onsite. We will need the flexibility to move assignments up until the conference date to make the best use of the available accommodations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The retreat starts on Friday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday. September 20th at 10:30 a.m. 

The retreat will celebrate the accomplishments of women who have released weight, God’s way; it’s an opportunity for like-minded health conscious women to connect; it will offer workshops and training on healthy eating, caring for your temple and renewing your mind; it will inspire you to continue pursuing your health goals and much more!

There are 5 meals included in your package and they are all buffet style so there are plenty of options to suit all dietary needs and tastes. 

Take our on-site training at the retreat to become a certified WLGW Ambassador. As an ambassador, you’ll be coaching women through a program that has already helped over 100,000 women around the world. If you’re inclined, it can also be an opportunity to generate some additional income if you want to begin a 21-Day Challenge Ministry. We’ll give you all the tools to get started.  

You are permitted to bring up to 2 additional family members with you, bearing in mind that this is a women’s only event and attendees must be 18 years and older to attend. If they do not meet this criteria, they are welcome to stay at the retreat and take advantage of the other retreat activities. All guests will be required to pay the retreat fee (less the conference portion). Registration options for non-conference attendees will be available as you proceed through the registration process. 

Check the weather before traveling, but typically in mid-September you can expect highs around 75 and lows about 51 degrees

You may list your roommate(s) during the registration process, or write “need roommate” if you would like the conference committee to make the assignment. Assignments will be made randomly, and you will find out your roommate when you arrive.

We want you to be casual and comfortable so that you can enjoy the retreat. So if you are most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, or a blouse and khakis, oversized shirt and leggings . . . go for it. Be sure to bring workout clothes for morning exercise and activities you may want to participate in during your free time. Wear comfortable shoes. We are in a Christian environment, so just keep that in mind and you’ll be fine.

A commitment has been made to Gull Lake to cover a certain amount of rooms. If you are unable to attend, you may receive a full refund if written cancellation is provided by May 31, 2020. After this date a 50% fee will apply. For questions, email events@cathymorenzie.com

REGISTRATION

Includes 2 nights, 5 meals, 1 all access pass to the sessions, Friday night campfire and worship, and 1 ticket to the Awards Ceremony

EARLY – Until April 10th
$360 – private room
$340 – 2 to a room
$325 – 3 to a room
$215 – Conference Only
ADVANCE – Until May 15
$375 – private room
$355 – 2 to a room
$340 – 3 to a room
$225 – Conference Only
REGULAR
$395 – private room
$375- 2 to a room
$360 –  3 to a room
$240 – Conference Only
Questions? Email us at events@cathymorenzie.com.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"

Philippians 4:4

If you would be willing to volunteer to assist in some way, please email support@cathymorenzie.com and we will be in touch in early September. Volunteering won’t require you to come into town any earlier or to change your plans in any way. We would ask that you assist us with some aspect of the event for a short time during the program.

We are looking for sponsors to help us in this endeavor. Our wish is to keep our expenses low in order to assist with sponsoring ladies who may not otherwise be able to attend, and to keep the cost as low as possible to help those who are attending. Your support and contribution will enhance the quality of our retreat. We’re asking our sponsors to provide one or more of the following: monetary donations that will go directly for attendee registration or small gift items and giveaways. We are willing to meet with you to discuss the common interests between you/your organization and our Celebration Retreat. All sponsors will be recognized in the retreat program. Please contact us by text (647-883-5436) or email (events@cathymorenzie.com) if you’re able to help support our mission. We look forward to hearing from you.

We don’t want anyone to be left out due to a lack of funds. If you are willing to donate funds towards another sister’s hotel and travel expenses, please include your donation during registration. If you would like to request funds, please fill out the form below (simple form with contact info) and we will be in touch with you.

TRAVEL

Gull Lake Ministries

1800 Burlington Dr, Hickory Corners, MI 49060, United States

Virtual Tour

Get airfare discounts from
American, Delta, and United
There are 2 airports convenient to Gull Lake Ministries

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (about a 30 minute drive)

Airport Website: https://flyazo.com/

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (about an hour drive)

 This airport is larger and may provide more flexibility with more airlines. We will also be providing shuttle service from this airport (for a small fee) 

Airport Website: https://www.grr.org/

Book early for best rates and availability!

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport 
(about a 30 minute drive)

Ground Transportation
Information: https://flyazo.com/transportation/

Gerald R. Ford International Airport
(about an hour drive)

Ground Transportation Information: https://www.grr.org/ground

We will also be providing shuttle service from this airport for a small fee. 

By Car . . .

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Safety is a top priority for the retreat. The following is general safety information and not intended to be a comprehensive guide.

CORONAVIRUS

Updated March 8, 2020. Regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: The WLGW Retreat is proceeding as planned. The World Health Organization’s recommendation is that travelers practice usual precautions. Our retreat is several months away and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary.

We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions which include:

     Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol based hand sanitizer; 
     When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin; 
     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

You will be asked for your emergency contact information during registration so we have the ability to contact someone on your behalf (if necessary) during the retreat.

While at the event, for all emergencies, contact Police, Fire, and EMS by dialing 9-1-1.

Additional information will be provided when you arrive at the retreat.

GENERAL SAFETY

Always exercise common sense and good judgment when traveling and attending events, Here are some ways to do that:

     If you see someone acting suspicious or see something suspicious, say something. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
     Know where you are.
     Look out for others. If you become aware of someone who is ill or needs help, inform a member of venue staff or security, or contact police, fire, or medical personnel. In an emergency call 9-1-1.

This page may be updated. Please check back regularly – contents are subject to change. Additional information will be provided when you arrive at the retreat.

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