To many of us living in a busy city, “rest” sometimes feel like a foreign concept. But Jesus clearly calls us to rest in our identity in Him, for only in Him do we find ultimate peace, value, security, and connection. We believe this is why the Spirit is leading us to focus on the theme of “The Art of Dwelling” during this year’s Women’s Retreat. During the retreat, women from a variety of backgrounds will come together to look at Psalm 27, seeking to learn and practice what it means to dwell with God and with one another. This retreat is a great opportunity to get away, reflect, and spend time with other women called to God’s mission in our city. The retreat will go from June 16 to 18; we encourage you to ask for time off work that Friday and then sign up to attend!
The cost of the retreat is $160, which includes five meals and two nights’ accommodations. We don’t want money to be a hindrance for anyone, so if finances are an issue, please let us know about your situation when prompted on the registration page, and speak with your community group leader as well.
Check-in will take place on Thursday, June 16, starting at 4PM. Dinner will be served at 7PM, and the first session will begin at 8PM. For questions on late check-in, please see the FAQ section below. Our final session will conclude at 12:00PM on Saturday, June 18.
After completing the online registration form, you will be directed to our giving app, Pushpay. When submitting your payment, please enter “2016 Women’s Retreat – Your Name” in the References section.
If you would like to make a general donation to help others attend the retreat, you can go directly to the Pushpay giving page and enter “2016 Women’s Retreat – General Fund” in the reference section. If you’d like to sponsor a specific person, please enter “2016 Women’s Retreat – Attendee Name” in the References section. Sponsored attendees, however, should complete their own registration separately.
Murrieta Hot Springs
39405 Murrieta Hot Springs Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
What to Bring
- Typical travel toiletries
- Pool towel
- Warm jacket
You can also bring money for the on-site bookstore and cash-only coffee shop.
All attendees need to fill out our Waiver of Liability and bring it with you to the retreat.
What time does check-in end on Thursday?
Check-in will begin at 4PM and continue until 7PM, then resume immediately after our evening session for those arriving later.
Can I come up on Friday?
If you’re unable to make it on Thursday, we ask that you arrive in time for morning check-in on Friday at 9:00AM. If that’s not possible, please email email@example.com for more information.
Can I leave early?
We encourage you to stay for the entire retreat, but understand if you have to leave early.
Is there a reduced rate if I can’t attend the whole retreat?
If you’re only going to attend during the day on Friday, you can pay just $50. But if you plan on staying overnight (even if only for one evening), we do ask that you please pay the full amount of $160.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes! We don’t want financial hardship to keep anyone from attending. Please indicate your request for financial assistance when completing your online registration. If you’re a member of an RLA community group, please also discuss your need with a leader.
Will meals be provided?
All meals from Thursday night through Saturday morning will be provided by the conference center.
What if I’m a vegetarian or have a food allergy?
When you fill out the online registration form, please indicate that you’re vegetarian or have a specific food allergy, and the conference center will do its best to accommodate you. However, the kitchen staff may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Is there a swimming pool?
Yes, so feel free to bring an extra towel and a swimsuit! A one-piece suit is not necessary, but please be mindful of modesty.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
All linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, and bath towels) will be provided by the conference center. If you plan to use the pool, just bring an extra towel.
How long is the drive from LA to the retreat?
The trip can take anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic. We recommend planning ahead and checking traffic conditions online before you leave.
Is the church arranging a carpool?
RLA is not arranging an official carpool. Rather, we encourage attendees to arrange travel with their community group through The City.
What will the weather be like?
Weather in Murrieta during the month of June is warm, usually between 75 and 80 degrees during the day and between 50 and 60 degrees at night. We suggest that you check the forecast the week of the retreat and dress accordingly.