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FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018

Women Digging Deeper Weekend

Women Digging Deeper Weekend

Our souls long for time to focus on God’s Word and listen to the still small voice of the Spirit. A Women Digging Deeper Weekend is designed to provide time to fervently study scripture under the guidance of a Bible teacher.


This year, Nicole Unice, will be helping us discover “The Wisdom of God for Living Well!”

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Nicole Unice


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Nicole Unice is a fresh voice for the next generation. Part Bible teacher, part community organizer, part busy mom–Nicole has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her “keeping it real” approach to ordering a life around God’s word.

Nicole’s teaching reaches wide, both as a writer and speaker. Her first book, She’s Got Issues, released May 2012 and speaks to a fundamental question of faith: is being a Christian supposed to change me? The book is followed by a DVD Group Experience, a six-week journey of interviews, questions and teaching around the book. She’s since co-written a book about the basics of a relationship with Jesus called Start Here. Her most recent book and DVD study is Brave Enough, a conversation about finding courage in Christ.

Nicole’s invitations to speak have taken her across the country to conferences and women’s retreats, big and small. Her heart belongs to Hope Church, where she serves as the ministry director, providing leadership, teaching and directing a full-time ministry residency program called Praxis.

You can catch her podcasting every Tuesday with senior pastor David Dwight, where they spend 15 minutes talking about “God’s truth and modern life” and laughing about all kinds of other things. David and Nicole have co-authored a book called “Start Here: Beginning a Relationship with Jesus”, which released in April 2014.

Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She loves creating a space for ministry and spiritual formation in the everyday rhythms of life with her awesome husband Dave, their three young children, and a mischievous puppy named Shep. Nicole is known for making friends in all corners of the world–especially via social media. So connect with her on her Facebook page or via Twitter–and hopefully face to face at Sandy Cove! Nicole is ordained as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Frances Drost

Frances Drost

Praise and Worship Leader

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"Take years of life experiences distilled into “three minute messages” of lyric and melody, interwoven with story-telling and you get the unique ministry of singer/songwriter and speaker, Frances Drost.

As both a singer and songwriter, Frances has a unique way of presenting real-life experiences and meaningful messages that are subtly woven throughout her music. In fact, it has been said, “Be careful about inviting Frances to your home; she may write a song about you.”

As a worship leader and concert artist, she has shared many platforms with well known author and Women of Faith speaker, Carol Kent. She has also shared the stage with Kay Arthur, Dee Brestin, Ruth Graham, Margaret Feinberg, Bonnie Keen and Ellie Lofaro.

As a songwriter for Songs of Love, a nonprofit organization that connects songwriters with terminally ill children, Frances has composed and recorded hundreds of songs for families with their child as the star of the song. “I understand that music is a powerful, God-given tool which touches people and I greatly enjoy using my gifts to minister to listening hearts.”

Frances has 7 CD projects and several singles available for purchase both on her website and other sites such as iTunes, CD Baby, etc. “Portraits of White,” a holiday release, is a beautiful wintery mix of familiar carols and new tunes, instrumentals and vocals. You will enjoy the sounds of Christmas on this project.

“Portraits of White” has actually turned into more than just a CD project; it is now a beautiful piano/orchestral winter concert which people are calling “the highlight of their holiday” and is Harrisburg Pennsylvania's Holiday Hit!

Her newest project released in 2016 titled “Brand New Me” is an audio-journal of the work God has been doing in her life in the past decade and challenges audiences to believe that God can still change a heart and make you into a new creation no matter how old you are.

Frances was the winner of the 2009 Momentum Award for “Female Artist Of The Year” and also nominated for “Inspirational Artist Of The Year” at the 2009 Momentum Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN."

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All rates are per person and include two nights lodging in the Chesapeake Lodge, six meals, snacks and program.


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Want to arrive Thursday, February 1st or stay after Sunday night, February 4th? 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. 

   Purchase Online (Credit Card)

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 $329 double occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 2 Registrations
  • 2 Guests Per/Room
$658.00 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 $419 single occupancy

  • 1 Room
  • 1 Registration
  • 1 Guest Per/Room
$419.00 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.

  Purchase Individual Registrations

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

Worried about weather? (Because sometimes it snows…) 

Sandy Cove has a “Good Weather Guarantee” for this event!
Register and then pray for snow. If 3 inches or more of white stuff falls at your house, Sandy Cove, or anywhere along your travel route during the days of the event, we will give you $50 off a future event, just for toughing it out and showing up!

Sandy Cove is a great place to be in a snowstorm – big windows next to a fireplace, a generator to keep the electricity on, staff who will shovel out your car. Some of our best programs have been in blizzards! But if it gets REALLY bad, (like it does about every 5 years) and you just can’t make it here, our cancellation policy for those extreme weather circumstances is very lenient.