May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
M A R C H   8   &   9
 
H O P E   F E L L O W S H I P   C H U R C H
J A F F R E Y  ,   N  H 
K E Y N O T E   S P E A K E R
 R O B I N   F A R N S W O R T H
AUTHOR OF THE GREATER WEIGHT OF GLORY
 
Guest Speakers: Amanda Kinnunen, Ruth Ann Moody, Phyllis Phelps, Sierra Sauvola
 
Worship: Hope Worship Team
Robin Farnsworth is an award-winning author and speaker.  She and her husband, Calvin, live on Cape Cod, where they run Higher Ground, a Christian ministry for incarcerated men and women.
 
On duty as an ER nurse in 2002, Farnsworth identified her son Spencer minutes after he was pronounced dead.  He was the unintended target of a murder. So begins her memoir, The Greater Weight of Glory, an unforgettable journey that explores the power of faith and forgiveness with rare candor and courage.  In 2015 WCVBTV Boston’s Chronicle interviewed Robin and one of the men in prison for her son’s murder, highlighting their “unlikely friendship”.  It is a story you won’t forget.
 
Read more about Robin Farnsworth on her website:  SPENCER’S MOM
 
Amanda Kinnunen
Child of The King, Navy Veteran, Wife and Mother of Three.  
Amanda will be 35 next month and there was a time in her life when she thought that was old, however, right now there is no where else she would rather be then where her almost  35 years have brought her and she cannot wait to see where the next 35 years will bring her.  Well, actually, she can wait and hopes to enjoy the ride praising Jesus the whole way.
 
Ruth Ann Moody
Ruth Ann lives in Dublin, New Hampshire, and has worked in Christian education for 32 years.  She and her husband Kevin have been married 41 years and have three grown children and seven grandchildren, all granddaughters so far!  Retirement from teaching has allowed her to spend quality time with the grand-girls as well as open up a new avenue of ministry. 
She currently serves as the director of THREADS of Hope, the community resale clothing store in Jaffrey, sponsored by Hope Fellowship Church.
 
Phyllis Phelps
Phyllis is married with three adult children and severn grandchildren.  The Founding Director of House of Hope NH along with her husband of 31 years. 
Through her own personal testimony, she shares the love of God, faith, and hope. Phyllis graduated from New Life Home for Women and Children in 1984, and Youth With a Mission in 1985.
Since 2012, Phyllis enjoyed many opportunities to teach and volunteer at New Life Home . She has completed an intense director’s training program under New Life’s leadership team in 2017. 
Phyllis has lead a Women’s Jail Ministry since 2011 and served on the  Gen Now youth team for six years as well as an active member at Christian Life Fellowship since 2005. 
Phyllis’ vision along with her husband Bill’s  is to bring hope to those suffering with substance abuse disorder through a long- term residential program located on 5.5 acres in Keene, NH.  House of Hope opens doors for women and their children to experience freedom in Christ, in a warm loving atmosphere.
 
Sierra Sauvola
21 years old, Sierra has a heart for worship and seeking after the Father.  Every day is filled with a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.  She says with a smile, “Who am I kidding. A whole lot of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.” She has been a Christian her entire life but God really showed her His love at the bright age of four.  “He’s been my best friend for all of my life, and He’s shown me that walking with Him is not always comfortable and if it is, well, dig a little deeper.”
This Women’s Retreat, Sierra will be speaking on “Light.”  She can’t wait to see all of the ladies there, and to share the vision God has given her.
 
SCHEDULE 
Friday Evening
  6:30     Check-In & Coffee
  7:00     Welcome & Worship
  8:00     Speaker
 9:00      Closing
 
Saturday Morning
  8:30      Check-In & Coffee
  9:00      Welcome & Worship
  9:45      Speakers
  11:30   Lunch
 
Saturday Afternoon & Evening
  12:30    Welcome & Worship
  1:20       Speakers
  5:00       Dinner
  6:00       Worship
  6:30       Closing & Fellowship
  
Coffee, ice water, bakery and snacks will be provided throughout the weekend.
DETAILS
Come gather with the women of our community as we spend a weekend together in fellowship, worship and studying God’s word. All are welcome! Invite a friend!
 
FREE. There is no cost. Donations accepted at door.
 
Please complete a REGISTRATION RSVP. This helps us plan, especially for meals. Thank you.
 
Pre-registration includes lunch and dinner. Walk-ins on Saturday do not include meals.
 
Nursing babies are always welcome. Childcare not provided.
 
List of area hotels and restaurants available upon request.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Bakery, greeters, prayer team, set-up, clean-up, lunch and dinner servers and more.
If you can help out, please contact Stacey Olson.  Thank you!
LOCATION
Hope Fellowship Church
16 Prescott Rd
Jaffrey NH 03452
For questions or additional information please contact Stacey Olson, 864-977-1615, or the Hope Fellowship Church office, 603-532-4432.
WOMEN’S RETREAT COMMITTEE:  
Stacey Olson, Melissa Thayer, Val Castro, Ashley White, Ashley Ketola, Pat Aho, Amanda Kinnunen, Shauna Muhonen. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to any of the committee with questions and input.  We ask for your prayers.  It brings us great joy to serve!  All glory to God!