There’s still time to register for what promises to be a wonderful weekend at the 2015 CUMC Women’s Retreat, Be Real, Be Yourself, Be Used by God, Friday, Aug. 28 & Saturday, Aug. 29 | The Stephen Olford Center at Union University, 4000 Riverdale Road, Memphis.

Here’s what one of the event organizer’s, Amanda McCleskey, has to say:

There will be plenty of time for relaxing, maybe even swimming! The property is beautiful, and there is plenty of space for walking, quiet reflection, etc. We have a delightful menu planned, as well as several crafty projects & a night-time snack/coffee bar! We will laugh, cry & grow deeper in our relationship with Christ & with each other. The goal of the CUMC Women’s Ministry is to equip the women in our church to learn & grow together in that Titus 2:3-5 relationship.

Moms, bring your daughters with you! What better way to connect on a deep, holy level with your teenager than a retreat – away from the busyness of daily life?

Registration ends Monday, Aug. 24, so register online now at

Speakers include:

Sally Saig: Sally has been married for 49 years and has three children and five grandchildren. Sally accepted Jesus early in her life, but it wasn’t until she attended BSF some Sally Saig1years later that she learned she needed to set herself aside for the Lord and put Him in the driver’s seat. After that Sally began to lead Bible studies, and continues to do so today, where she leads dozens of people to the Lord and teaches about His great love for each of us. She says, “Just tell people I LOVE to talk about the Lord and what He can do in our lives.”

Michelle Lee: Michelle is part of the Lee family and shares life with the Jacob’s Well congregation, Binghampton neighbors and Classical Conversations Homeschool Community where she is the director. She enjoys yoga, healthy meal planning and celebrating life with friends. Michelle is married to Jamey, pastor of Jacob’s Well UMC, and they have three wonderful children. Ethan 13, Julianne 11, and John Mark 8. The Lees have a heart for children at risk and a desire to assist their parents in creating a safe and  thriving home. For this reason, they have taken into their home several young children and a teenager in the 10 years they’ve lived in Memphis.

Kenna West: Kenna Turner West is a Dove Award-winning songwriter and three-time AGM/SGMKennaTurnerWest_color_1259KB Songwriter of the Year, penning 12 #1 hits, such as Say Amen, Revival and Finish Well. With more than 45 Song of the Year nominations and eight wins to her credit, her songs have been recorded by artists such as Jason Crabb, Finding Favour, Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum), The Oak Ridge Boys, The Martins, The Booth Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, Marty Raybon, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Talleys, Gordon Mote, The Collingsworth Family, Wes Hampton and more. For 30 years, the author and certified counselor has blended music, devotional teaching and humor into a ministry that has reached across the nation and around the world. Kenna and husband Kerry, son of legendary country music entertainer Dottie West, have been married for 23 years. Their son, Graham, recently graduated summa cum laude from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville where he majored in both physics and mathematics with a minor in philosophy.

Kathryn Naifeh: Kathryn is married to her husband (of 21 years) Jay. She has two teenage children,Kathryn Naifeh Jeanne Claire & Joseph. Both were adopted from Lebanon. She has taught Chronological Bible Discipleship for seven years and the Sonrise Sunday school class for five years. She loves to read, run, be crafty & spend time with her family.


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