Fall Fellowship Women's Retreat

Come be refreshed and encouraged in your faith together with your sisters in Christ at beautiful Covenant Harbor on the shores of Lake Geneva. Set aside this weekend and invite a friend to join you at Fall Fellowship.

Sept. 16-18, 2022

Women — this retreat is designed for you—it is your turn to enjoy all that Covenant Harbor has to offer!

The Fall Fellowship Women’s Retreat is a fun-filled getaway for women to come to know, or to grow in their relationship with the Lord. Through joyful worship, engaging workshops, and rejuvenating fellowship, women make lasting connections with each other and with their heavenly father. A ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church Central Conference Women Ministries, Fall Fellowship is a retreat for women eighteen years and older. It’s an opportunity to step away from everyday demands for a time of refreshment and renewal.

2021 Health and Safety

We are doing our best to incorporate the CDC, State, Local and other guidelines into our programming. We are continually refining our practices, placing an emphasis on safety and responsibility, while at the same time recognizing the need for fun and to be together socially. Continue reading on Covenant Harbor's current Health and Safety page.

2021 Health and Safety Announcements

Save the date for September 16-18, 2022 - below are the details from our 2021 retreat!


Rev. Ramelia Williams

Pastor Ramelia Williams is passionate about creating environments for experiencing the compassion, mercy and justice of God through the Church. She combines theology, social justice, contemplative spirituality, inner healing and racial reconciliation in her approach to pastoral care. She has lived this out in her work as a denomination administrator, church planter, pastor, chaplain, spiritual director and adjunct professor. She currently lives this out in her role as the Director of Ministry Initiatives for the Love Mercy Do Justice mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Pastor Ramelia experiences deep joy when running, hiking, riding horses or taking in the breathtaking views of God’s creation.

Pricing & Registration

Fees are per person and include meals and lodging from Friday afternoon through Sunday brunch. Friday supper is included, from 6pm – 7:30pm with program beginning at 8pm. Check-in begins at 5pm.

Geneva Bay Center*: $235 – Hotel-style with elevators. Each four-person room has a private bath. Bedding and towels are provided. Priority placement in GBC will be for those with identified special needs.

Engebretson and Lower Carriage House*: $205 – Dormitory style with bunk beds and attached bathrooms. Note: Bring your own bedding and towels.

Hilltop House, Triplets, and Lodge: $185 – Dormitory style with bunk beds and attached bathrooms. Note: Bring your own bedding and towels.

Kishwauketoe and Guest House: $175 – Dormitory style with bunk beds and attached bathrooms. Note: Bring your own bedding and towels.

Maple Commons: $140 – An economical option for “Roughing it.” Dormitory style with a bath house down the path, space heaters available. Note: Bring your own bedding and towels.

Commuter: $130 – Includes all programs and meals.

Saturday Only: $95 – Includes Saturday programs and meals.

*These two buildings are handicap accessible.

Registration Information

Registration will open July 1, 2021.

All registrations will be completed online, with an initial non-refundable $50 deposit. Covenant Harbor staff will review registrations and accommodation requests. Covenant Harbor will confirm your accommodations and inform you of the balance due.

Registration is to be paid in full by August 20, 2021. Any final balance is due at that time. Refunds, less the $50 deposit, are given until September 1.

In early September, each registrant will receive a health screening prior to the retreat, which must be completed online before arrival.

Register Here

Morning Workshops

The Joy of Financial Discipleship – Karen Palmberg
God is interested in the WHOLE of you! All of your life, including the financial part! It is
truly possible to bring God into this part of our lives. Learn what Scripture has to say about money. Karen has worked her adult life for the Covenant Church; first as a pastor’s wife, then 14 years as Director of Marketing and sales for Covenant Living and the past 7 years with Covenant Trust Company as a Field Representative for the Central Conference. She is also the Financial coach at North Park Seminary for the Pastoral Excellence classes.

A Discussion For Christian Women: How to See Through Another’s Eyes – Sarah Hunt-Frank
In varying degrees, systemic racism still exists in our society. How can we, as Christian women, identify it and wipe it from our communities? Let’s read scripture and see what God has to tell us. This will be an introspective look at the underlying racism in our little corners of the world. Sarah is a wife to Jeff for 23 years and mother to 2 daughters. She is the Vice President of WMCC & chair of the Trustee board of Milwaukee ECC.

Discipline of Trust: Holding on to God’s promises in anxious times – Rev. Jill Lind
Jill is the Director of Congregational Care for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She is a wife, a mother of two teenage daughters and a lover of the great outdoors!

How Can You Help: Simple Suggestions of Ways to Help Someone That Has
been Abused — Pastor Karen Brewer Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) Rep.

Painted Scarf Workshop
We will be painting silk scarves with the theme in mind. Cost will be $5.00 to be paid at the time of registration. Charmaine Rabishaw is a very talented and crafty lady who attends Milwaukee Covenant Church. Maximum of 14 participants per session.

Una Vida Espiritual Saludable (A Healthy Spiritual Life) — Estar concientes que así como los alimentos son esenciales para nuestra nutrición y salud, debemos cuidar denuestra alma y mente a fin demantenernos saludables; y desarrollarnos fuertes espiri-tualmente. Consejos y guías de acuerdo la palabra de Dios. Annie Espinoza is Pastora de la Iglesia del Pacto Douglas Park, Asistente Medico Registrado, Técnico en rayos X, Educadora de salud, pero su pasión es llevar el mensaje de Dios a través del Ministero de Titeres a ninos, jóvenes y adultos. Soy un milagro de Dios! Salmos 126:3

Afternoon Workshops

Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly: An Intro to the Work of Freedom Firm based on Micah 6:8 – Leah Herick 

Leah is mother to three beautiful children and president of Freedom Firm USA, the
fundraising and awareness arm of Freedom Firm, an anti-sex trafficking organization in India focused on rescue, restoration, and justice. In 2009, she joined her husband in India as he worked to start Freedom Firm’s first field office. During this time, she worked with co-founder Mala Malstead to take an art therapy project into a self-sustaining private limited company, with the purpose to provide rescued women bridge employment.

Is God Calling You to Vocational Ministry? — Rev. Jill Lind
Hear from several women clergy on how to discern your call.

Fruit Pizza-making Workshop — Erika Varela, Culinary Arts Instructor
Save room after lunch for a hands-on dessert experience! Chef Erika will review basic knife skills and demonstrate cutting of various types of fruit. Use your new found knife skills to slice and garnish a homemade sugar cookie topped with cream cheese frosting.

Note: Not suitable for those with gluten or milk allergies. Capacity of 30 people.

Painted Scarf Workshop
We will be painting silk scarves with the theme in mind. Cost will be $5.00 to be paid at the time of registration. Charmaine Rabishaw is a very talented and crafty lady who attends Milwaukee Covenant Church. Maximum of 14 participants per session.

The Hymnal: Your Family Album
The church hymnal is filled with inspiring and beautiful messages by “the great cloud of witnesses.” We’ll work in small groups on several activities to learn about our “family” of hymn writers and how their work can help us grow in our faith. Sharon Whitaker is a popular accompanist for soloists, always playing soli Deo Gloria! She works full time as a medical technologist (microbiology), and has been married for 40 years to Brad.

Poniendo Las Piezas Juntas (Putting the Pieces Together) — La vida puede ser
como un rompecabezas, cuando tratamos de forzar partes de nuestra vida nuestros corazones se doblan, y a veces se rompen. Cyabndo encontramos las piezas que en-cajan, la alegría de ver la image que emerge es hermosa. Diaria Ulin pastora asociada de Iglesia del Pacto Belen graduada de CHET con certificaciones en consejería cristianay matrimonial, trabajando en el campo de Educación presocolar

Spiritual Direction Conversations

Available during free time. Spiritual Direction is a spiritual practice in which persons seek to deepen their awareness of God’s presence and work in their life with the help of another. In these individual conversations, one is listened to deeply and what is shared is held in confidence. This can be helpful in times of transition, loss, seeking discernment and wondering where God is in the midst of one’s life or situation.
30 minute sessions will be available and facilitated by trained spiritual directors.
$25 is payable with your registration.

Fall Fellowship T-Shirts

This year, special Fall Fellowship t-shirts will be available to purchase before August 19th during your online registration.

You can view t-shirt design and sizing through the button below.

Fall Fellowship T-Shirts