Join Us for
Psalm 23: God With Us
in the Landscapes of our Lives
One powerful response to God is saying, “Here I am.”
We don’t often, however, take the time to reflect on where we are now.
During this retreat, we will explore and identify various landscape metaphors for where we are in our lives. Are we at the river, in the desert, on the lake, on the mountain, or someplace else?
Focusing on Psalm 23, we will consider how God is present with us wherever we are.
What are the gifts we might receive and share from this place on our journey?
October 13-14, 2023
2701 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903
Friday, October 13, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration
5:45 p.m. Evening Prayer, Dinner and Music at the home of Jo Carson (3226 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, AR)
Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration for One Day Attendees & Coffee & Light Breakfast Bar
Silent Auction opens
9:00-10:00 a.m. ECW Business Meeting led by
Cathy Howser, President
10:00-10:30 a.m. Comfort Break, Shopping and Displays
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program Part I - Psalm 23: God With Us in the Landscapes of Our Lives
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Table Sharing
1:00-2:00 p.m. Program Part II
2:00 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
2:15 pm. Holy Eucharist & Installation of Officers
***Immediately after the service please pay for and pick up your Silent Auction items.***
Friday Registration & Dinner
We are excited that St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will host our annual Fall Gathering! All events Saturday will be held in the parish hall and sanctuary.
Friday evening, we will enjoy an authentic “Fort Smith” dinner with live music and lots of fellowship at the home of Jo Carson, ECW Vice President. Music will be provided by St. Bart's parishioner Jane Flatte Garcia and her band, Squirrel Brains and Gravy, with singalong and after dinner refreshments. Depending on the weather, we will spend time indoors and outdoors with vespers. Jo's home is half a mile from the church set on a beautiful 11 acres and with a scenic pond.
Saturday lunch will be provided by the wonderful ladies of St. Bartholomew's.
ECW has negotiated special room rates at Homewood Suites by Hilton. A Single King Room is $139+tax, and a Double Queen Room is $149+tax. Rates include a full buffet breakfast. Please call 479-452-7100 to reserve and use ECW as the rate code when you call. Rooms are limited!
THIS RATE CANCELS 10/1/23.
An alternative hotel in Fort Smith is Home2 (479-452-2100).