All women of the community may join with the ladies from The Chapel in Marlboro for a winter retreat Feb. 1 and 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Independence, located at Interstate 77 and Rockside Road.
The speaker for the retreat will be Jennifer Sands, a Christian author and speaker whose husband, Jim Sands, died in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She is familiar with the problem of adversity and the pain it brings to the human soul. Her topic is "Abiding in Christ."
Sands has authored three books: "A Tempered Faith" reveals her despair and eventual spiritual triumph as a result of losing her husband; "A Teachable Faith" is the continuing story of her spiritual journey, sharing how God uses His Word and circumstances to teach, heal, and bring greater understanding; and "A Treasured Faith" completes the trilogy as she writes about her continuing spiritual journey.
The Women's Winter Retreat will have fun, games, food and Christian camaraderie. To register for this event, call The Chapel in Marlboro at 330-935-0132 by the deadline of Jan. 13.
L.J. Dalton is the Women's Ministry coordinator and Rob Cochran is pastor of Adult Ministries. The Chapel in Marlboro is located at 8700 S.R. 619 in Marlboro Township, between Hartville and Alliance.