1st Annual Weight Loss, God's Way Retreat

April 22-24, 2022

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

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

APRIL 22-24, 2021

GULL LAKE MINISTRIES, MI

PROBLEMS THAT CELEBRATION SOLVES:

Nothing is worse than feeling like you’ve spent most of your life circling around the same mountain. What you could have accomplished if you weren’t always on a diet. The peace you could have experienced.  

Simply put: Nothing leaves as bitter of a taste as regret.

It’s easy to look back on the past and beat yourself up for your lack of willpower; the goals you never achieved or the life you never had. To look at others and see what they have done.

I’m going to state the obvious: What has passed has passed. Your past is already written.  But your future? It’s still to be decided. It’s time to stop wasting time and start celebrating who you are in Christ!

WHO IS THIS FOR?

If you’re ready to celebrate YOU whether or not you’ve achieved your healthy weight,  this event is for you.  Celebration is an opportunity to honor the very essence of who you are as a daughter of the Most High God. It’s for any woman that wants to adopt a truly abundant mindset, a healthy body and a stronger faith in God. 

WHO IS THIS EVENT NOT FOR?

Those who make excuses, pass blame on others, live well below their potential, complain, never take any action, or act like they are not completely in control of their success, lifestyle, health or choices.

WHAT YOU'LL GET
OUT OF ABUNDANCE:

CREATE AN “HEALTH-CONSCIOUS ” MINDSET:

A health-conscious mindset is one of infinite possibilities and opportunities to glorify God in your body. Imagine, living every day feeling healthy, whole and energized. 

Many women do not realize that they are often times retreating to a “self-protection” mentality. It keeps them living in fear while using food as an emotional analgesic. They’ve given up on their hopes and dreams to have life to the full as John 10:10 instructs us.

Having a truly health-conscious mindset is the fastest path to more joy, peace, freedom and happiness. We call that living Healthy by Design.  

INTEGRITY & CORE VALUES TRAINING

Integrity is all about “keeping your word.” How many times has someone let you down when they told you they were going to do something and they didn’t?

Moreover, when have you told yourself or others that you were going to do something and then didn’t.

Starting and stopping is a symptom of being out of integrity.

When you learn our integrity strategies and get in integrity with yourself you’ll quickly find that many areas of your life will be in alignment.

OVERCOME OLD “LIMITING BELIEFS AND FALSE IDENTITIES”

Whether you realize it or not you are limited by your beliefs. 

We’ll help you identify what’s holding you back from achieving your healthy weight and breakthrough to a truly health-conscious mindset.

You’ll let go of past limiting beliefs that are not serving you so that you experience more freedom, peace  & joy.

CLARIFY & STRETCH YOUR VISION

When you have a clear vision of where you want to go and a strong ‘why’ it’s important to you, you’ll be UNSTOPPABLE!

Resistance that used to seem sabotage and derail you will be reduced to minor setbacks that you’re able to easily glide over.

Our coaches & community will help you clarify your vision and empower you to achieve it. We’ll be creating a space celebration and victory so that you can move towards and maintain your healthy weight. 

CELEBRATE YOU!

In a world where we’re constantly reminded that we don’t measure us, it’s good to be in a space where you are celebrated and valued. You are so precious in God’s eyes and it’s time to see yourself as God sees you. 

This event is all about celebrate the God in you. Celebrating your magnificence, your beauty, your worth, your value and your body as a temple of the living God. 

FRIENDSHIPS & LIFELONG CONNECTION

You’ll be interacting in our 3-day intensive with like-minded health-conscious Christian sisters. Our attendees have been interactive on-line and are excited to finally meet in person. The currency of relationships is priceless and will be celebrated during our time together. 

CELEBRATION WILL …

Inspire you to develop a health-conscious mindset where being healthy is not something you strive to do but becomes a natural expression of who you are.

Imagine waking up feeling energized, strong and healthy with purpose and passion.  Your life will never be the same after Celebration!

CATHY MORENZIE

Christian Weight Loss Coach, International Speaker, & Best-Selling Author.

As CEO of WeightLossGodsWay.com Cathy’s mission is to help people who struggle with their weight, to rediscover their identity in Christ, releasing weight in a long-term sustainable manner, living lives of boundless health, joy, and freedom.

Cathy’s breakout ‘Weight Loss, God’s Way’ devotional has helped nearly 500,000 people to lose weight and grow closer to God.

WHAT MAKES CELEBRATION SO DIFFERENT?

Celebration is a hands on experience that creates lasting change in your life.  Many events get you fired up…celebration will change the way you think about your health  for the rest of your life…guaranteed!

SCHEDULE

OVERVIEW

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.
Celebrate  with us
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Celebrate with Us

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, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday. April 24th 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 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-April you can expect highs around 64 and lows about 46 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. Formal wear is requested for the Red Carpet Event. 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

"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 [email protected] 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 ([email protected]) 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

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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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