Are You 6 Months Away from a Dream?

Are You 6 Months Away from a Dream?

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

You could be six months out from a dream come true!

A time to reNEW your vision and passion for sharing your Story!

Gathering here in New England amongst the beautiful autumn leaves with other creative souls who are passionate about sharing Words with the World.

  • Written Words that teach, encourage, lift, inspire and tell stories that change lives.
  • Spoken Words that connect, reveal, challenge, and weave amazing truth from ordinary life situations.

If you are a Word person (written, spoken, or a little of both) we Invite You to reNEW – retreat for New England Writing.

6 months from NOWOctober 6-8 we are gathering at Holy Family Retreat Center – 48 beautiful acres near Hartford CT – and living in community while we hear from some of the very best faculty on both writing and speaking. Our faculty is not chosen merely based on their expertise or their awards (although those are in abundance). They are all people who come for the weekend to interact with you for encouragement, support, prayer and sharing stories of a life of God’s faithfulness. (Find out more about Carol Kent, Christa Parrish, Lori Roeleveld, Christa Hutchins, Tessa Afshar, Rachel Britton and Lucinda Secrest McDowell on our website

Yes, we WRITE (you will have your own dedicated desk 24/7 and can work as you choose – everyone also has a single room with a desk), we EAT (all meals provided), we LEARN (many plenary and workshops to choose from based on your interests), we FELLOWSHIP (great place for walks, cozy couches for conversation), we WORSHIP (prayer gatherings as well as our closing Sunday communion service in the chapel) and we CONNECT on so many levels. You will definitely leave with some New Best Friends.

reNEW 2016 Book Celebration Authors (we are Serious about writing…)

The atmosphere is low key and accepting. There is no rushing for signup sheets, no people to impress, just all of us sitting at the foot of the cross looking to Jesus in response to His call.

Remember, this is a retreat, not a conference. We are from many backgrounds and at different places on our journey. This is what makes Life Interesting! Our first plenary kickoff is a Book Celebration of recent publications by those in our community – interviews with these authors are a great way to get fired up!

  • What is holding you back? Perhaps you aren’t sure you will ‘fit in’ since you haven’t yet published a book.
  • Perhaps you wonder if you are indeed called to be a speaker since invitations aren’t pouring in.
  • Others of you are seasoned and wonder if this investment will re-invigorate you or discourage you.

Listen! There is something here for us all. Because our God is a God of renewal – He takes the weary, the confused, the unprepared, and He clearly guides and provides for all He wishes to do through us.

Sometimes you just have to come.

So, please pray about reNEW – retreat for New England Writing. Visit our website and check out the schedule and the faculty. Contact co-directors Lucinda and/or Rachel — — we are quite different (Rachel speaks British and lives in New York City, Lucinda speaks Southern and lives in Hartford CT) with a combination of many unique experiences in this field and would love to chat with you.

Pray, but then Plan by reserving your spot. We intentionally keep reNEW small so space is limited. The cost increases on June 1st. 

Six months will pass in a flash, I assure you. What a great event to look forward to as the air becomes crisp and God’s palette of color paints the countryside. Last year we had participants from 15 different states, so many like to add a holiday on to the front or back end of the retreat. And quite a few arrive at Holy Family one night early to settle in and gather their thoughts together. That’s one reason we are scheduling during Columbus Day weekend.

Are YOU six months out from a dream come true!

under the mercy, Cindy

©2017 Lucinda Secrest McDowell


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