Register Now Back by popular demand, Lisa Lewis author of Healthy Happy Cooking, will share ways to enjoy the holidays
Back by popular demand, Lisa Lewis author of Healthy Happy Cooking, will share ways to enjoy the holidays with healthy options that help you stay on track.
Lisa is FP4H Chief Operating Officer and author of the cookbook, Healthy Happy Cooking and is a contributing author to nonfiction titles including Better Together and Healthy Holiday Living. She coordinated the Today Is the First Day and Living Well devotional book projects and the New First Place Favorites cookbook from beginning to completion. She also assisted Carole with her book, Back on Track working with those who have taken the Triple Dare Challenge, in addition to the publications, Light and Healthy Holidays and Healthy Holiday Living. She also provided the recipes for 15 of the First Place 4 Health Bible studies.
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9 (Monday) 8:00 pm - 10 (Tuesday) 9:00 pm
Are you ready to start the New Year with a fitness program that you will stick to? Register Now Sandy Cove partnered with First
Are you ready to start the New Year with a fitness program that you will stick to?
Sandy Cove partnered with First Place For Health and Body & Soul Fitness offers three fun days filled with exercise sessions paired with Bible based teaching.
The exercise components include cardio, strength training and flexibility training – taught with YOU in mind by Certified Fitness Trainers.
All fitness levels welcome. Everything from Dance Blast (you love Zumba, right? This is everything you love about it done to great Christian music!) to Strength training to Chair Fitness will be offered. We have something for every ‘body’!
The teaching includes Biblical wellness that enables individuals to achieve balance in spirit, soul, mind and body based on giving Christ first place. Learn how to sustain your wellness motivation.
All Day (Friday) EST
Sandy Cove Ministries
60 Sandy Cove Rd North East, MD 21901
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord - Jeremiah 30:17a To register, go to SandyCove.org RESTORE: Experiencing Freedom from Food Strongholds gives us an opportunity
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord – Jeremiah 30:17a
To register, go to SandyCove.org
RESTORE: Experiencing Freedom from Food Strongholds gives us an opportunity to remove strongholds, heal hurts, and respond to the person God wants us to be.
Join us for a few days and let us allow the Holy Spirit to teach, reveal and do His healing work. Experience teaching from Scripture that describes His strategy for changing us – making us new and setting us free. Discover the power of healing prayer as the leaders pray over you, for you. Let the Wind of the Spirit blow as a fresh breeze in your life!
Come to RESTORE and experience:
- Freedom as you discover the root of your emotional eating
- Clarity on why you sabotage your efforts towards a healthy weight
- A safe haven for spending time with the Lord
- Christ-centered teaching
- Healing through prayer
- Calm from the presence of the Holy Spirit
- An ancient practice, we invite you to come away with Jesus, by yourselves “to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). Be restored.
Our speaker Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel Land of Silencewas voted by Library Journal as one of the top five Christian fiction titles of 2016 and was nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings, Tessa’s Bible study and DVD teaching based on the book of Ruth is due for release in 2020.
Tessa was born to a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School for one year. She worked in women and prayer ministries for twenty years before becoming a full-time writer. Tessa speaks regularly at women’s events nationally. Tessa is a devoted wife and mediocre tomato grower. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate.
To register, go to SandyCove.org
3 (Sunday) 4:00 pm - 5 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm EST
Sandy Cove Ministries
60 Sandy Cove Rd North East, MD 21901
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Join us for Wellness Week @ Round Top
Do you long to get away and focus on getting strong and healthy? Do you want someone to prepare healthy meals that are delicious and served to you? Do you want to try some new exercise classes like Dance Blast or Pilates in a private setting with people just like you? What about hear Biblically sound speakers that will renew your spirit and walk with the Lord? You’ll find all of this and more at Wellness Week in Round Top as well as plenty of “porch time” for you to spend in quiet time with the Lord or chatting with friends. Here’s more about the week:
Round Top Retreat is a beautiful Victorian-style retreat center located “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” It’s operated by the Goad family, who began this ministry on a full-time basis in 1984, to provide a home environment with all the charm of a country setting, where people can share God’s Word.
Wellness Week includes:
- Daily Bible Study and Devotionals
- Dance Blast, Cardio, Bike Riding, Pilates, Seated Exercises and more — Exercise Options For Every Fitness Level
- Delicious, Healthy Meals
- Rest and relaxation – Lots of Porch Time!
- Complete Wellness Testing by a Local Clinic
- Praise and Worship
- Inspirational Speakers
- Personal Consultation with a Fitness Trainer
See pictures from last year: Wellness Week 2019
Daily Bible Study & Devotional. Each morning we gather together for a morning devotional and prayer time. During this time, we study the Bible using the latest First Place for Health Bible Study. Later in the day, we meet in small groups to get to know each other better and pray for our challenges and concerns.
Exercise for Every Fitness Level. Activities include: aerobics, strength and endurance training, stretching, seated exercises, biking on your own or with a friend and interval training for those who think they “can’t exercise.” Each activity is designed to meet the fitness level of each individual and participation is optional. You’ll also have a personal consultation with a fitness trainer to develop your own fitness plan.
Delicious, Healthy Meals. Enjoy healthy meals made from the freshest ingredients. You will be amazed at the delicious, satisfying meals you can have using First Place for Health recipes. All the recipes will be provided for you to take home and try yourself. Your meal may include Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream, Cajun Meatloaf, Mozzarella & Tomato Flatbread, Strawberry & Pecan Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Viniagrette and more. Breakfast is served continental style with healthy options, such as yogurt, fruit, cereal, bagels and toast.
Rest and Relaxation. Porch Time is a favorite activity at Round Top. Talking and relaxing with friends on the porch is on the schedule every afternoon. Benches are dispersed around the grounds for you to sit and read, have your quiet time, or just relax. The scent of clean, country air and the sounds of wildlife and nature surround you in this peaceful, serene setting.
Complete Fitness Testing. Including body composition, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, aerobic capacity, flexibility and more. Trinity Medical Center will have nursing staff at the retreat center who will administer the testing. You will be given a health report with complete directions for understanding your results and tips for improving your health. If you have attended Wellness Week before, you will also receive a progress report comparing your previous results.
Praise and Worship. We meet together each evening for an exciting program of informative and motivating speakers along with uplifting music by our featured worship leader.
Vicki Heath – Vicki is National Director of First Place for Health. Vicki is a certified fitness instructor for the American Council on Exercise, a certified life coach and Wellness Coordinator for her church in Edisto Beach, SC. Vicki is author of the book Don’t Quit Get Fit and Wellness Journey of a Lifetime. She has led a successful First Place for Health ministry in her church for twenty years. Vicki is passionate about Christ and has a desire to help others understand the value of caring for their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. Vicki is a pastor’s wife and mother of four wonderful children.
Carole Lewis – Carole served as the national director of First Place for Health from 1987-2013. Carole is a popular speaker and author of 15 books. She leads conferences, Christian spas, workshops and seminars with an emphasis on personal and spiritual balance, fitness, encouragement and temperament analysis. Her audiences know her as warm, transparent, honest and humorous. Carole became a widow in June 2014; she has two adult children and one deceased, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Lisa Lewis – Lisa is the First Place for Health Chief Operating Officer, overseeing publishing, social media and day-to-day operating functions of the First Place for Health office. Lisa’s cooking skills have been a part of FP4H wellness weeks and other events for many years. She provided recipes for 13 of the First Place for Health Bible studies and is author of Healthy Happy Cooking released November, 2016. She is dedicated to bringing people together around the dinner table with healthy, delicious meals that are easy to prepare. Lisa lives in Galveston and is married to John. They have three children: Tal, Hunter and Harper.
Tell me about Round top Retreat…
Accommodations are furnished beautifully in the style of an earlier Texas time with antiques and some of the things reminiscent of “Granny’s Home.” You will be required to bring sheets and towels for your stay. Comforters and pillows are provided. If you need to be assigned to a particular bed size, please indicate in the Comments section of registration. Most rooms share a bathroom with another room (jack and jill style).
The gardens of the Retreat provide about a mile of walking paths meandering through the property. The paths flow through the cottage gardens of mixed borders, antique roses, perennials, annuals, and native plants. Cedar pergolas display climbing roses along the walkways. Several hundred trees provide shady places to sit and enjoy God’s Creation.
How do I get there?
Round Top is located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill country–it’s about a 2-hour drive from Houston, and about a 90-minute drive from Austin. For an extra charge, First Place will arrange for a shuttle to take you from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Round Top Retreat Center.
I want to be pampered…
During the week, a certified relaxation massage therapist will be available. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage after your workout or before you go to bed. A certified nail technician will also be available for manicures. There is an extra charge for both of these services.
Round Top, Texas. Shops both quaint and elegant; antiques primitive and classic; eateries down-home and more refined. Whatever your pleasure, Round Top is sure to please. Tour our historic museum village. Picnic on our town square, enjoy fragrant herb gardens and Shakespeare. You can find virtually anything here.
Festival Hill. A year-round performing arts and conference center presenting concerts and forums, and hosting rural retreats for businesses and educational institutions. Tours can be arranged of the McAshan Gardens or of the Festival Hill campus, historical buildings and museum rooms, The grounds are open year-round to the public.
Henkel Square Museum Village. Henkel Square is nationally recognized as an authentic restoration of Anglo-American and German-American 19th century culture where families may enjoy and experience the living tradition of Austin’s pioneers. The Apothecary is the entrance to the museum village and has a wide assortment of gifts, books and displays from the Bybee Collection. Open Thursday – Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. 979/249-3308
Scarecrow Festival – The second weekend of October the residents of La Grange close Main Street for the annual Scarecrow Festival. The last couple of years, around 200 front yards in the area have been decorated with mannequins made from straw. Besides judging for the best display of scarecrows at the festival there will be 125 booths selling food and merchandise. Hayrides take visitors on a tour of the historic sites.
Winedale Historical Center. A division of The University of Texas Center for American History featuring tours of nineteenth century buildings, housing, early German Texas furniture and decorative arts.
What do people say about the FP4H Wellness Week?
Food was terrific & so good for us! Thanks for your hard work and for giving us the recipes as well! I can’t wait to try them at home!
God has breathed new life into me. I have been refreshed, filled up where I was empty and been shown where I have been weak, lazy, disobedient or plain wasting both my time and His.
Helped me slow down and reflect. Gave me ideas to take home – food and exercise. A fun time.
Given me peace & freedom from burdens of anger, hatred and un-forgiveness. Reminded me of the purpose for setting goals. Surrounded me with much love & encouragement.
$940 DOUBLE/TRIPLE OCCUPANCY*
$1095 SINGLE OCCUPANCY *
$50 Shuttle TRANSPORTATION FROM BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT (IAH)
*All-inclusive – includes all meals, lodging, speakers, exercise options and materials. Registration does not include services of the massage therapist and nail technician.)
ALL SHUTTLE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY 9/1/20. IMPORTANT: Please make your flight arrangements to arrive at IAH by 2:00PM on 10/8/20 and depart IAH after 12:00 noon on 10/15/20.
Check in begins at 3:00 PM on 10/8/20 and departure on 10/15/20 by 9:00 AM.
Still have questions? Contact Lisa Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800.727.5223, x1001
8 (Thursday) 3:00 pm - 15 (Thursday) 9:00 am CST
Round Top Retreat