Women's Day Retreat

"Tending Your Life, Nourishing Your Soul"

Saturday, May 4

8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $80

Join fellow women of First Pres at the East Bank Club in downtown Chicago for a special day retreat. Come and renew your understanding of yourself, your life, and your God. On this retreat, we invite you to let go of what drains you and be present for what brings you fulfillment and happiness. In a setting designed to help you relax and renew, retreat leader Rev. Melanie Hammond Clark will lead you through a day designed to help you notice and respond to how God’s Spirit is seeking to love you. Bring a friend to experience this goodness with you! Also, we will do the driving! Contact Rev. Alex Lang with questions. The East Bank Club (EBC) is located at 500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60654. To learn more about EBC check out their website.


8:15 am: Depart First Pres via charter bus

9:00-10:00 am: Arrive at EBC/continental breakfast

10:00-11:30 am: Retreat program (Part 1)

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30-2:00 pm: Free time (utilization of various classes and amenities at EBC, extra fees may apply)

2:00-3:30 pm: Retreat program (Part 2)

3:45 pm: Depart EBC for First Pres 


Retreat Leader: The Rev. Melanie Hammond Clark

Melanie Hammond Clark received her M.Div. in 1984 from Princeton Theological Seminary. She most recently served as co-pastor for 14 years at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Melanie has a passion for facilitating individuals and groups into deepening discipleship. For her, there is no greater joy than to help people look for and experience fresh ways God is stretching and summoning them to new life.

Ready to Sign-Up?

Pay your registration fee by clicking the button below. When asked to "Select a Fund" select "Women's Retreat." The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 1.