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TCCWomen: Growing your friendships with TRUTH & LOVE

April 14-16, 2023

Start a new friendship…deepen an old one…at our annual TCC Women’s Retreat. Our guest speaker is Caroline Newheiser, author of When Words Matter Most: Speaking Truth with Grace to Those You Love. She’ll share about grace, truth, love, perspective, and overcoming difficulties in friendships. Together, we will be encouraged and challenged as we learn how to be a better friend and grow in our understanding of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15)!

Our guest speaker, Caroline Newheiser, is an ACBC certified counselor and has earned her master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte where she is the Assistant Coordinator of Women’s Counseling.  Her husband, Jim, is the Director of the Christian Counseling program and is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology at RTS-Charlotte. Caroline has many years of experience counseling women in the local church and has a passion to help women view their lives biblically. She was a pastor’s wife for over 34 years, including 6 years in Saudi Arabia, before moving to Charlotte.  She and Jim have three adult sons and four grandchildren.

Fort Caswell is this year’s retreat location and is tucked away on the eastern tip of Oak Island, surrounded by peaceful beaches and expansive grounds, providing a relaxing setting for a retreat weekend.  Whether through our speaker’s messages, group discussions, chats on the porch or walks on the beach, you will be blessed during this extended time of fellowship, reflection, renewal and worship.

Retreat Package
Our weekend retreat begins on Friday, April 14, with check-in starting at 5pm. The Friday evening session starts at 6:30pm (Note: there is no dinner provided on Friday so grab a bite on the way). We will be staying in the Smith Conference Center on the Fort Caswell grounds, overlooking the ocean.  You and your roommate will share a room with 2 double beds, mini-fridge, and a private bath.  If you would like to request a private room (for an additional cost of $35), please enter the word “private” for a roommate when you register and you will be notified as to availability.  We offer a limited number of private rooms and they are available on a first-come first-served basis. All of your meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are included as well as snacks and beverages throughout the weekend. We’ll check out by noon on Sunday, April 16. All retreat material is included. And, the week before we leave, we get you connected in a carpool for a fun way to travel!

Weekend Schedule 
Throughout the weekend, there will be four messages from our speaker, followed by small group discussions.  You’ll have free time on Saturday afternoon to relax on the porch, do a craft, check out the fort, or join a group heading into town to shop, hanging out on the beach or some other fun activity. When we wrap up Sunday morning, even though you will be checked out of your room, you are welcome to stay on the grounds for the day.

Costs & Deadlines for Registration

  • Retreat Fee is $175
  • A non-refundable $75 deposit locks-in your registration 
  • Accounts must be ‘paid in full’ by Sunday, April 9 to reserve your spot
  • Final day to register is Sunday, April 9 (depending on availability)
  • Once all spots are spoken for, we will open a waitlist in the event any spots open up at a later date.
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