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Women's Retreat

Soul SPA

Recharging by Resting in the Lord 


Our Shepherd Lutheran Women’s Retreat

November 2 – 4, 2018

Maryville Retreat Center Holly, MI

Guest Speaker: Sharla Fritz




Is your spirit weary? Is your heart worn? Then please join us at the Soul Spa Ladies Retreat. In this presentation you will learn holy habits that will help you connect with the Savior–the One who promises to restore our souls (Psalm 23:3).

You will explore Spiritual disciplines that will nurture your faith walk with God. All of this is wrapped in a fun spa theme that will leave you refreshed body and soul with fun and  fellowship with your sisters in Christ.

Come for the day or the whole weekend, but register soon because space is limited.


Overlooking beautiful Lake Elliot, Maryville Retreat Center provides a uniquely peaceful, pastoral setting within its 240 acres for retreats, conferences, and workshops. The Center offers a large conference room, a variety of small meeting rooms, a large dining room with an expansive view of the lake, Wifi throughout the facility, and double occupancy rooms, all with private baths. A gazebo near the lake, and spacious chapel framed by panoramic views of pines and towering oaks also grace the Center. The Center, directed and sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America, is enjoyed by a variety of organizations and groups who hold annual conferences, company workshops, and private and group retreats.



Cost: Weekend  

$175 Friday-Sunday Double Occupancy

Saturday Only: $75

includes breakfast and dinner, speaker


Questions? Please Contact our Retreat Coordinators:

Heather Poyhonen 248-318-9711

Janet McLoughlin 248-321-2121



Registration closes on October 19th



Our Speaker Sharla Fritz has been described as an amazing eye-opening speaker and author. Her books Waiting, Soul Spa, Divine Design, and Bless These Lips have given thousands of women the tools to dig into Scripture and experience a transformation of their attitudes and heart. With light-hearted stories and thought-provoking applications she makes Bible study fun and uplifting. Sharla has also contributed to the books Heaven Calling and The Household Money Organizer. Her articles have appeared at incourage.com, Today’s Christian Woman, Just Between Us, and Lutheran Women’s Quarterly. Stitching her messages with humor and honesty, Sharla speaks to hundreds of women each year at retreats, luncheons, and mom’s groups. She is a Toastmaster Competent Communicator and alum of Carol Kent’s Speak Up! Seminars. Sharla makes her home in the Chicago area where she is also a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, musician, and confirmed chocoholic. And if she isn’t sitting at her piano or computer, you might find her stalking fabulous fashion finds at the local resale shop