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Women’s Getaway | Spring 2024

May 31 – June 2, 2024

Women’s Getaway Retreat is designed for women of all ages. Spending time at our spectacular resort facilities set on the beautiful Mary Lake just outside of Huntsville, Ontario. You will be renewed as you are taught from God’s Word. There are plenty of opportunities to unwind and connect with God and girlfriends. And you will be equipped to return home to your busy life. Join us for a great weekend retreat.


Karen Ehman

Read about Karen Ehman

Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author, a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and a contributing writer for Encouragement for Today online devotions and a teacher in the First 5 Bible study app which has over 2 million daily users. She has written 18 books and Bible studies including Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All and the 2020 ECPA devotional book of the year Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Spring Arbor University with a major in Social Science. Karen has been featured on TODAY Parenting, Redbook.com, Foxnews.com, Crosswalk.com, YouVersion.com, and is a monthly columnist for HomeLife Magazine. Her passion is to help women live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. She is married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and is the mother of five children—three biological and two in-laws by marriage—although she forgets which ones are which. Karen enjoys collecting vintage Pyrex kitchenware, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and spending her days feeding the many people who gather around her mid-century dining table to process life and enjoy her county fair blue-ribbon winning cooking.


Hannah Maxson

Read about Hannah Maxson

Hannah Maxson is passionate about engaging and facilitating the Church in worship. Seeing God’s people worship Him in Spirit and in truth is the joy and privilege of leading with voices raised to the only one who is worthy (Jesus Christ!). Hannah has been burdened and striven to do this these past two and a half decades starting as a teen and serving in various worship leading/directing capacities over the years. Hannah is married to Ryan (Pastor at Riverside Baptist) and mom to three teenagers: Samuel, Melody and Hope. Hannah will be leading with a team of gifted women whose hearts are for Jesus. They look forward to going to the throne of grace with you in song. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God”. – Colossians 3:16

Teaching Topic

Our culture is obsessed with self. In our schedules, our relationships, and especially online. (Can you say “selfie”?) But in the midst of this near-narcissism, people are less content than in decades past. Why? Because we have forgotten the joy that comes from putting others first. Becoming such a person requires us to live alert, listening for “heart drops” — hints from those in our lives who might need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement. Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even more.

Listen, Love, Repeat offers both biblical teaching and doable suggested actions. Some are heart-tugging and sentimental. Others are sneaky and hilarious. All are simple and practical. This much-needed message:

  • Presents scriptural examples of those who lived alert, including Jesus — the one who noticed those who least expected to be seen.
  • Explains the role of good works in the life of a follower of Christ. They aren’t our ticket to heaven, but they are our marching orders here on earth.
  • Gives creative ideas for showing love to your friends and family. Yes, even the ones who get on your very last nerve!
  • Provides inspiration for blessing the “necessary people” in your life – those often-overlooked souls who help you get life done every day.
  • Suggests practical ways to reach out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck. Additionally, it gives ways to help the grieving, showing what you can do when you just don’t know what to say.
  • Teaches you how to hug a porcupine and squeeze a skunk – genuinely loving the hard-to-love.

As we scatter kindness, we create a safe space where we can openly share the gospel with others. And we get to see lives changed right before our eyes — not only the lives of others, but our lives as well. Most importantly, Listen, Love, Repeat will enable you to live a life that is full of good deeds, not to selfishly shout, “Hey! Look at me!” but in order to humbly implore, “Well… will you look at Him?”

Main Event

Friday, May 31, 2024
4:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #1

Saturday, June 1, 2024
8:30 Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #2
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Free Time and Recreation
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #3

Sunday, June 2, 2024
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #4
Check Out prior to Lunch
12:00pm Lunch


Check in and registration begins Friday at 4:00pm followed by a Dinner at 5:30pm.


Please refer to our website for accommodation selection. 15% discount on accommodations for MBC retreats. Share accommodation with friends to save!

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals
— $282.00 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only

$140.00 per person. Snacks are now included in your program fee!

All prices are plus HST

The staff were ABOVE AND BEYOND. So welcoming. That’s someone who loves their job and has such a friendly, service heart. The food was excellent – wow. Was not expecting the healthiness and the variety that there was.

– 10/19/2021

Beautiful time of rest, sitting under Gods word and fellowship

– 10/19/2021

It was nice to get away for the weekend and enjoy the Muskoka area – it’s so beautiful! Meeting other women, making new connections and deepening the ones I already had was really nice.

– 10/19/2021

I left feeling so inspired, full, wanting to share with others, wanting to pour into my daughter and be an example of Christ to her.

– 10/19/2021

Women of Grace 2021 was awesome! It helped me recharge and refresh my relationship with Christ!

– 10/19/2021

The power of women together praying and worshipping was extremely inspirational and emotionally moving

– 10/23/2021