Women's Retreat

October 19-21

Refreshing Mountain, Stevens, PA
Cost: $150
Registration CLOSED!



Jessica Cole, currently serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Prior to serving at West Shore, for several years Jessica was a music evangelist and had the opportunity to proclaim the gospel through music internationally and in almost every state in the US.  Most recently she served on staff as the Director of Worship Arts for almost 13 years at Salem Church in Staten Island, NY. 
     Serving alongside her husband as a senior pastor’s wife she had the opportunity to serve women in various capacities, including teaching Bible Studies, mentoring younger women, counseling, and ministering to seniors and widows.  Jessica’s greatest passion is missions and she has a heart to encourage and equip women to live on mission for God.
     She is a graduate of the Gateway Theological Institute and is continuing her theological education online through Liberty University.
     She and her husband Eddie have been married for 22 years and have a 19-year-old daughter Madison. Eddie currently serves as our Superintendent in the Eastern District of the EFCA.  Jessica travels with him once a month to minister alongside him. 
      Jessica loves a great cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer, if you see her, most likely she will have a cup of coffee in her hand. She and Eddie also love trying new restaurants, catching a good movie, and occasionally attempting to play tennis or hitting golf balls at a driving range. 

Friday, October 19:
6:00pm – Registration Begins
7:00pm – Welcome
7:30-8:30pm - Session 1
8:30-9:00pm – Prayer Groups
9:00-10:30pm – Free Time  (Prayer Room Open for Focused Prayer by Team Member)
10:30pm – In Rooms/Cabins

Saturday, October 20:
7:45-8:30am – Breakfast and registration for day guests
9:00-10:30am – Session 2
10:30-11:00am – Prayer Groups
11:00-11:45am – Group Activity
11:45am-12:30pm – Lunch
1:00-3:00pm – Activities Time 
3:00-5:00pm – Free Time (Prayer Room Open for Focused Prayer by Team Member)
5:00-5:45pm – Dinner
6:00 – 7:00pm – Session 3
7:00-7:30pm – Prayer Groups
8:00-9:30pm – Campfire 
10:30pm – In Rooms/Cabins

Sunday, October 21:
7:45 - 8:30am – Breakfast
Clean Cabins, Pack Cars
9:30  - 10:30am – Session 4
10:30-11:00am – Prayer Groups
12:00pm – Head home

During activity time, you can choose from the following:

  • walk the grounds of Refreshing Mountain, enjoy the pond
  • hang out with friends
  • rest or relax 
  • or choose from one of our four activities (you may choose up to two of these):
    • Ziplining – the Flying V – Fun enough to enjoy, but not too crazy!
    • Archery
    • Giant Swing – this looks like a definite adrenaline blast!
    • Board/Card Game Tournament
    • On the Mat: a Christ Centered Worship Practice for Body, Mind and Spirit. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. You may also want to have a hand towel and water bottle.