Ladies Retreat

The annual Machen Ladies Retreat is hosted by the women of Staunton Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It is always scheduled for the second full weekend in October, which is usually when the fall color is at its height but is still warm enough in the evening to enjoy a campfire and star gazing. The 2018 Ladies Retreat will be October 12-13.

The retreat is open to all women from any reformed church. This is a ladies retreat—ladies 18 years old and older may attend. Nursing infants 6 months and younger may attend with their mothers.

Diane Ippolito is back for the 2018 Ladies Retreat! 

Diane Ippolito has loved learning about prayer from a young age. The teaching genes she inherited make her love to share all that she gathers, and God provides her many opportunities to do so. Diane has been married to Steve for almost 33 years, many of which were spent moving with Steve’s Air Force Career. They have 3 grown children, who provided many chances for Diane to grow in prayer. Diane is a member of New Life OPC in Montoursville, PA, and an Area Coordinator for Moms In Prayer International. She has participated in OPC short term mission of English 4 Kids for 4 years, organized and taught at Machen Retreat Center’s Science Camp for 7 years, and cooked at Machen Retreat Center’s Stronghold Camp for 2 years. She is looking forward to coming back to Ladies Retreat with more on her favorite topic—prayer.

The topic will be: “The Prayer of Faith”

Prayer is a powerful weapon to wield. Every important battle in our lives is won by prayer. Come and train to use the sword of the Spirit to sharpen your prayers, as we explore Jesus’ teaching in Mark 9.

Registration Opens August 15
Registration Closes October 6
Late Registrations: $50 October 1-October 6
Refunds available until October 6