The Joy Adventure is a two-day virtual event
Friday, July 24, 2020 from 6-9PM CT and Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 8:30AM – 3PM CT
Your $49 registration fee includes 3 Keynote sessions, 2 Workouts, and 3 Seminar Sessions with nine different topics participants can select during the Seminar Sessions.
How will it work: The web conferencing is easy to set up. The first time you use the software (zoom.us), you will download a free application (zoom.us) for your device.
A week prior to the event you will receive an email with explanations and links on how to attend the virtual Summit.
24 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 25 (Saturday) 3:00 pm
REGISTER NOW We appreciate the role you play in encouraging and building up the members in your First Place For Health group. Leaders need
We appreciate the role you play in encouraging and building up the members in your First Place For Health group.
Leaders need encouragement and strength as we lead others to place Christ first. We require an infusion of truth to spur us on. Together we are stronger as we learn to remain committed on our wellness journey no matter our circumstances.
Join the First Place For Health team as we share:
- Groups that Thrive
- Latest news on our Bible Studies, Resources, and Events
- Leader Testimony
- Prayer time together in small groups
NOTE: The Zoom Meet Up is at 7:00 pm Central Time. This Meet Up is limited to the first 100 people logged in at the time of the zoom meeting. We will be recording these for playback if you miss the meeting. You will receive a reminder email the day of the Meet Up.
We are rotating these monthly meetups between Monday night at 7PMCT and Tuesday night at 8PMCT to accommodate different leader’s schedules.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you need help sharing a story of what God has done in your life? Lucinda offers 5 simple steps. Learn
Lucinda offers 5 simple steps. Learn ways to reflect on God in your story and share it in writing or speaking. Join award-winning author and speaker, Lucinda Secrest McDowell as she shares her expertise on sharing your story:
- Newsletter articles
- Success Story on FP4H.com
Lucinda Secrest McDowell, award-winning author of 15 books, including Soul Strong, Life-Giving Choices, and three First Place for Health Bible studies. Read more about Lucinda here: Lucinda’s Biography
NOTE: The Webinar is at 8pm Central Time. This webinar is limited to the first 500 people logged in at the time of the webinar. Register and we’ll send you reminder emails the day before and the day of the webinar. Click here
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Do you ever cover real emotions with denial, feverish work, or food? Is there anyone you inwardly dislike,
- Do you ever cover real emotions with denial, feverish work, or food?
- Is there anyone you inwardly dislike, envy, resent, or fear?
- What are your deepest secrets?
- What are your expectations of yourself and others?
- How do you handle profound disappointment?
How can you develop a belief system that will help you to make wise choices when you encounter deep disappointment and unfulfilled expectations?
Join bestselling author and speaker Carol Kent, as she discusses:
- The hidden longings of every woman
- How to recognize the passions that drive us
- The chain reaction we go through when we face disappointment
- The steps to developing a healthy belief system that leads to strong minds and bodies
Carol Kent is a bestselling author and international speaker. She’s the executive director of the Speak Up Conference, a ministry committed to helping Christians develop their speaking and writing skills. She and her husband, Gene, have founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families. Carol holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. Carol has trained Christian speakers for over twenty-five years and she has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy arena events. She is the author of over twenty-five books, including the bestselling When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence. Her two newest titles are a 365 page-per-day devotional titled, He Holds My Hand, and Staying Power.
NOTE: The Webinar is at 8pm Central Time. This webinar is limited to the first 500 people logged in at the time of the webinar. Register and we’ll send you reminder emails the day before and the day of the webinar. The webinar will be available on our YouTube channel after it is recorded. Click here
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event rescheduled from May 3-5 to September 20-22 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord - Jeremiah
Event rescheduled from May 3-5 to September 20-22
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord – Jeremiah 30:17a
Register at SandyCove.org
RESTORE ME: Making Us New & Setting Us Free gives us an opportunity to remove strongholds, heal hurts, and respond to the person God wants us to be.
Vulnerability is hard when we are struggling with a stronghold. We can also have fears that we will be judged for the the choices we have made (and even that number on the scale!).
Come to RESTORE and experience:
- Freedom to discover the root of my emotional strongholds
- Clarity on why I sabotage my efforts towards a healthy lifestyle
- Calm from the presence of the Holy Spirit
- A safe haven for spending time with the Lord
- Christ-centered teaching
- Healing through prayer
- 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
20 (Sunday) 4:00 pm - 22 (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 email@example.com or by phone at 800.727.5223, x1001
8 (Thursday) 3:00 pm - 15 (Thursday) 9:00 am CST
Round Top Retreat
All In Register Now MORE INFO Are you "All In" with the Lord when it comes
Are you “All In” with the Lord when it comes to your wellness journey? Gain strength to resist temptations that arise in your life, and return to a life of healthy eating and exercise. Get started by joining us for a day of learning how you can make healthy living a priority by putting God first. Our hope is that you will:
- Learn how to start a wellness ministry or join an existing one
- Be inspired by the testimonies presented
- Benefit from hearing the messages of long-time leaders
- Be empowered on spiritual wellness, having fun getting fit, and embracing the way God made you.
- Enjoy food and fellowship with FP4H leaders, members, and prospective members
- Share ideas for living a balanced life – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically
This event is for anyone desiring to get healthy God’s way.
Vicki Heath National Director, First Place 4 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 books Don’t Quit Get Fit and My First Place. She has led a successful First Place 4 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 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.
Mark Heath grew up as a typical preacher’s kid, church on Sunday, Wednesday, and any time in between. His love for ministry began at an early age. Mark went to California to pursue a degree from Biola University in philosophy. To broaden his world view, Mark spent two years in lovely Baghdad, Iraq managing operations for Millennium Relief and Development Services. Aside from leading worship at his church on Edisto Island, Mark’s primary ministry is supporting people with hurts, habits and hang-ups as Assistant Director of Celebrate Recovery. He will tell you he is the happiest depressed person he knows! He is currently working in business development in Charleston, South Carolina.
Optional Early Bird Workout 7:45 to 8:15AM
First Parish Congregational Church
1 Church Street
Wakefield, MA. 01880
For more information:
Ken Hodgson- Network Leader Massachusetts
Cost: includes lunch, materials and activities
$25 Online Until October 10, 2020
$35 At the door
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
First Parish Congregational Church
1 Church Street Wakefield, MA 01880
First Parish Congregational Church1 Church Street Wakefield, MA 01880
Are you a Senior Pastor's wife? Join our National Director Vicki Heath at a special event just for the Wives of Senior
Are you a Senior Pastor’s wife?
Join our National Director Vicki Heath at a special event just for the Wives of Senior Pastors
A time to Refresh and Restore!
Let us encourage you. Join us for this Retreat which starts Monday, 4:00 pm and concludes with a Lunch on Wednesday.
This event is sponsored by Sandy Cove Ministries
Register on the Sandy Cove website at: https://www.sandycove.org/events/senior-pastors-wives-retreat-2020/introduction/
19 (Monday) 1:00 am - 21 (Wednesday) 1:00 am
Sandy Cove Ministries
60 Sandy Cove Rd North East, MD 21901