What is Reset?
Reset is a women’s retreat conceived out of a fascination for what I call “Re-words:”
~ restore, refresh, revive, renew, repair, respond ~
The prefix “re-” means back, again, once more.
God’s heart towards us is invitational.
Come back, he whispers. Return. I will restore.
Reset offers guests space to respond to His invitation.
Held at a secluded property on the banks of gorgeous Lake Gaston, near the North Carolina/Virginia border, Reset is purposefully designed to be intimate in both size and atmosphere in order to create space to hear from God and each other. To have our spirits revived and refreshed.
My heart for Reset is to set a table you’ll never want to leave, where you can plop down in your stretchy pants and stop trying so hard. Stop pretending.
At Reset, we will worship, break bread together, (communion & gourmet meals) read Scripture, (slowly and thoughtfully) share our stories (without judging) practice spiritual disciplines, receive instruction and inspiration and have opportunities for prayer.
If this tugs at your soul the way it does mine, I invite you to join me this fall at Lake Gaston, NC October 4-6th and experience a God-centered RESET. Because of the nature of this retreat, space is purposefully limited to a maximum of 10 guests.
Friday night check-in is from 5:00-6:00pm. Get settled in your room and gather at 7pm for connection and light snacks, nibbles and sweets.
Saturday morning begins with prayer at 8:00 am on the dock (for early risers.) A light breakfast will be served at 9:00.
We’ll spend the morning digging into Re-words in the Scriptures, exploring through conversation and activities how God might be inviting us to experience those words in a fresh way.
A delicious lunch will be provided, followed by a time of hands-on revisioning.
Enjoy a few hours on your own to explore, rest, read.
Dinner will be at 6:00 followed by a time of sharing.
Sunday morning devotions on the dock followed by breakfast.
House is situated on a cliff overlooking the lake, with beautiful sunset views. Lot is wooded and private. There is a working fireplace, so if it’s chilly we will fire it up! Multiple decks and screened-in porch, perfect for morning devotions or reflection.
Lodging and Accommodations:
Our venue is a private home, so all sleeping arrangements will be shared. Beds are based upon first come gets first choice on paid registration
Available rooms include:
Semi-private room #1 – double occupancy; one full bed, one single
Semi-private room #2 – double occupancy; two single beds
Bunk room- three sets of bunk beds
Registration includes lodging, access to all activities, all meals, to include Friday night nibbles, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and farewell breakfast Sunday morning. Check-out is by 11:00.
Coffee, tea, water, and snacks will be readily available throughout the weekend as well.
*Can I bring my nursing baby/ small child? No. We love our babies, and we understand the struggle of trying to get away while caring for small children, but due to the nature of this event, we do not allow children/nursing infants.
*What kind of clothes should I pack? We want you to be comfortable. Jeans, sweats, stretchy pants are encouraged! October on the lake may be breezy and cool so don’t forget your jacket.
*Can you accommodate for food allergies? Yes–to some extent. Please be sure to let us know upon registration if you have any food allergies. Accommodations for this cannot be made once you arrive at the retreat.
*Do I need to bring my own toiletries? Yes. Because Reset is held in a private home, you are responsible for bringing your own toiletries. Towels and sheets are provided by the facility.
*Is my ticket refundable? No. Tickets to Reset are non-refundable, regardless of circumstances. You may sell your ticket or transfer it to another attendee in the event that you cannot attend. If you sell/transfer your ticket, you must let the organizers know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Is there a scholarship if I cannot afford the whole ticket price? Possibly. Scholarships depend on donations. We will always offer scholarships when possible. To apply for a scholarship, contact us at email@example.com.
*Please note: Due to the nature of this event and the limitations of the facility, attendees with special needs should contact us before registering for more details on accommodations.
**In the unfortunate circumstance that Reset must be cancelled, tickets will be refunded, (minus transaction fees) but travel expenses will not be refunded.** Have more questions? Contact us at Susanmariniely@gmail.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible!