The Regional Synod of New York

Women’s Sabbath Rest Retreat – April 5-7, 2024

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11: 28 – 30 NRSV


Dear sister in ministry leadership,

Registration is now open for the third annual She is Called Sabbath Rest Retreat, April 5-7, 2024, amidst the rolling hills of the Warwick Conference Center, in Warwick, New York. Our theme for this year is “You Were Made for This -the Gift of Spiritual Discernment in our Need for Rest”, and we are thrilled to welcome Seattle-based spiritual leaders, Rev. Denise Easter and Rev. Dianna Kunce of Renewal Ministries Northwest to guide us. A gentle rhythm of worship, Bible study, thematic workshops, and restorative spiritual practices will be interwoven with rest, good food, and quality conversation. You are welcome to enjoy a visit to charming Warwick village on Friday or Sunday afternoons, if you like.

This retreat is open to women leaders in all areas of ministry—pastors, elders, deacons, worship directors, Christian educators for all generations, spiritual directors, chaplains, seminarians, faith-based non-profit executives, etc. Space is limited, so do not wait to register and ensure your spot. Registration is open through March 31.  Register by March 15 with code EarlyBird to receive a $25 discount. Please spread the word to other women who would benefit from this experience.

To accommodate varying schedules, this retreat has been designed with one-night, two-night, and daytime options. Single and double occupancy will be available this year, with prices ranging from $145 to $230 per person. Retreat costs have been generously offset by support from the regional synods, Women’s Transformation and Leadership, and Next Generation Engagement. Please also note that you will be able to request additional accommodations during registration. This retreat is co-sponsored by RCA women’s transformation and leadership and next gen/intergenerational ministries and the Regional Synods of the MidAtlantics and New York.

Register Here

We look forward to experiencing this Eastertide retreat with you!

Embracing Christ’s promise of rest,

Rev. Liz Testa, Dawn Muller and Ruth Langkamp
on behalf of the retreat planning team