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NOV 9-11, 2018

November Women's Weekend

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Framed by Grace: How the Father's Love Redeems Your Story

with Co-Speakers: Laura Acuna and Kim Hyland

Laura Acuna

Laura Acuna


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I am no different from you. I want to live the abundant and effective life God has planned just for me, to be in His perfect will – but often times I miss the mark. I am such a work in progress. The truth is: I talk way too much; I over-think everything; I have been called ‘flighty’; and (to quote Beth Moore) “I’m blonder than I pay to be.” Yet, in spite of it all, today I walk in freedom and joy in a way that escaped me for many, many years. I am one grateful girl!

Because of God’s love, grace, and healing, I have an unquenchable desire to know Him more deeply. I am committed to applying His Word to my life so I can continue to grow and mature. I feel compelled to testify to His character as a redeemer of broken thinking, broken hearts, and broken dreams. He certainly is all of those things to me – and He is for you, too.

I’m married to Pat, the man I met when we both had parts in an Italian opera at our local community college. He had the role of a non-singing priest and I played an Italian peasant in the chorus! That meeting, when we were both 20 years old, led to a friendship – then a courtship – and now a marriage of 33 years. We are polar opposites of each other; he is laid back, calm and thoughtful – and I am…well, the opposite! We ARE the same on the important things, though – our lifetime commitment to the Lord, tending to our marriage, and devotion to our three sons. Many things have changed for us over the years – but those three things, in that order, have remained the same.

Just like you, I wear many hats! Along with being a wife to Pat and a mom to Patrick, Grant and Matthew, I am also a speaker, blogger and the co-founder of Sisters in Faith Ministries (which includes The Manorwood Caféand Step-Up Coaching for Women in Ministry). I LOVE to serve women through speaking, writing, teaching and coaching. My family worships and serves at Damascus Road Community Church.

A few other favorite things… A fire in our backyard fire pit on a cool Fall evening; sitting under our big old maple tree with a book on a warm day; any time we are together as a family; a long chat with a good friend; make-up, jewelry and all things ‘girlie’, and an addiction to all manner of British period drama now that Downton Abbey has ended!

Kim Hyland

Kim Hyland


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Daughter. Follower. Wife. Mom. Friend.

That's my life in just five words, but there are so many more. My story was written before there was time, and it is revealed to me step by step and day by day. While the story is mine, I am not the main character. My loving Father wrote it, and He is my story's hero. As I live it, I want to write about it. I want to share my joys, sorrows, and lessons learned as a fellow sojourner.

Kim Hyland is a writer, a speaker, and the founder and host of Winsome an annual retreat for women that celebrates authenticity, diversity, and truth. She is also the author of An Imperfect Woman: Letting Go of the Need To Have It All Together. Kim speaks at national retreats and conferences, where she encourages women by sharing her imperfect path and God’s perfect plans. Originally from the DC metro area, she now lives with her family on a mountain overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in Virgina.

Life Coaching Appointments

with Debbie Mascioli
of Empowering Purpose Coaching & Consulting Service

Life Coaching helps take someone from where they are to where they want to be! Sometimes we just feel stuck, & need someone to talk to. Life Coaching is the art of listening to an individual and through asking strategic questions, helping that person discover solutions to move forward. Debbie's passion is to encourage women to embrace their position and promises in Christ in order to experience the breakthrough that will empower them to move forward in their God-given purpose! With 25+ years of experience she is a spirit led, gifted listener which sets her apart from others. Coaching is a trusted relationship between Coach & Client, however she invites the Holy Spirit into the process. Deb is certified as a John Maxwell International Coach, Speaker, Teacher & Trainer; a Biblical Breakthrough Life Coach; and a Peacemaker Christian Conciliator, Conflict Coach.

*All rates are per person and include two nights lodging in the Chesapeake Lodge, six meals (Friday dinner – Sunday lunch), snacks, program and activities.

Want to arrive Thursday, November 9th or stay after Sunday night, November 12th? Please call 800.234.2683 to add either or both nights to your weekend package. The cost is just $50 per night per person and includes breakfast and lunch. 

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starting at $229 quad occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 4 Registrations
  • 4 Guests Per/Room
$916.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 4 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $279 triple occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 3 Registrations
  • 3 Guests Per/Room
$837.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 3 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $349 double occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 2 Registrations
  • 2 Guests Per/Room
$698.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 2 people is owed at checkout.

starting at $449 single occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 1 Registration
  • 1 Guest Per/Room
$449.00 Total

*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night is owed at checkout.

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If you need each registrant to purchase their own registration you will need to call and have one of our reservation assistants assist you.

 Call: 800.234.COVE (2683) or 410.287.5433