It probably comes as no surprise to you that due to the escalating spread of COVID-19 and the updated mandates from Governor Kate Brown, which restrict gatherings to no more than 25 people, Morning Star Women’s Retreat 2020 will be POSTPONED. We do not yet have a specific date for the rescheduled retreat, but we will let you know as soon as we do.
Of course, our team and our staff are incredibly disappointed to postpone our weekend together. I know every person and family is dealing with a laundry list of crushing cancellations in the coming weeks. However, the safety of all our women must be the first priority (as well as honoring our elected government officials).
Our business department can easily just TRANSFER the funds you have paid toward this retreat to your balance for the rescheduled retreat (dates TBA). The reason we lean toward simply transferring to the rescheduled retreat, is because we have already paid a few thousand dollars towards supplies, equipment, gifts, and merchandise. However, if it turns out that you are not able to attend the rescheduled retreat, or if you require a refund rather than transfer, we will gladly refund your payment minus $20 for already purchased materials and equipment. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
I want to encourage each of you to view this odd season in which we find ourselves as an OPPORTUNITY. An opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the Lord in ways we sometimes don’t when we are over-scheduled from dawn to dusk. An opportunity to show compassion to our neighbors and community in a way that truly brings Light in a dark time. Let’s not waste this moment in time, but rather make the most of what God has given us to bless those around us.
Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support of Morning Star! Even in the midst of chaos, our staff is excited to continue serving our church family. If you need extra help during this time, please don’t hesitate to let me know. We are collecting names of people who will gladly bring food or run errands for those who aren’t able to do so. God will continue to be glorified!
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates on the new Retreat dates, as well as ways we can all be connecting and encouraging one another from our homes. I’d love for you to follow us on Facebook at Morning Star Women, and on Instagram, @mstarwomen.
Love, love, love,