Our annual fall retreat will be held September 17-19, 2021 at the Vine's Center (also known as the Arkansas 4H Center) located ten miles west of Little Rock. 1 Four-H Way, Little Rock, AR 72223. 

Members of the GRRDW Cabinet will gather on September 16th at 6:00 pm for a meal and prepare for the retreat.  Check-in for all other Disciples Women will begin at 4:00 pm on September 17.  We will have fellowship, food, worship, workshops, and fun as we gather together for our in-person event.  We are encouraging vaccinations and will ask all non-vaccinated participants to wear a face mask in common areas.  We will have some events live streamed to a Zoom link for those not comfortable with an in-person gathering. When you register for virtual only, exact times for these events will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.

The cost of registration for in-person attendance includes a t-shirt, room accommodations, all events, Keynotes, services, workshops and meals.

Please consider bringing a complete basket and plenty of money to bid on baskets at our auction on Saturday night. These baskets are how we provide the financial support for our Pickering Scholarships. Your support of this ministry which provides the opportunity for women to attend retreat who would otherwise not be able to, is greatly appreciated. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Rev. Vanessa Lynn Bostick

Rev. Vanessa Lynn Bostick MDiv Comes from a family of six and is an identical twin. She has a beautiful four-legged baby named Mollie.  She loves to read and do cross stitch. She was born in West Texas and was raised in East Texas. She was the Chair of the CCOM and served on RCOM while she served in the Southwest Region. She Chaired the NEA Assembly Committee, Evangelism Committee as well as the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Her Ministry is Gospel Girl John 3:16. She is Co-owner of Burning Bush Designs and Novelties which she operates with her twin, Valenda Axelrad. 


Workshops (Choose two)

  • Session 1-Body and Soul

    Session 1-Body and Soul

    Join us as we explore ways to honor God by taking care of the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. We will explore ways to meditate, stretch, incorporate movement into our day, and ways to safely exercise our minds and bodies.

  • Session 2- Paper Crafting

    Session 2- Paper Crafting

    Lynn Penn and Christy Simons (mother and daughter ) are the presenters for this paper craft workshop. Christy is a former Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Lynn is a retired elementary teacher. They have both been making greeting cards and scrapbooking since 2004. They love to stamp with friends and share their craft.

    Join us as we create a card (or two) and a gift bag. All supplies will be provided.

  • Session 3- Great Women

    Session 3- Great Women

    Angela Wrentz is the Associate Minister for the First Christian Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, a part-time chaplain for the Corporate Chaplains of America, and a full-time seminary student at Phillips Theological Seminary where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity. Angela completed her BA in Speech Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and her Clinical Pastoral Education/Training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2014, Angela founded 1711Women ministry and her latest venture is creating a new podcast aptly titled Chalice Chat. Rev. Vanessa Bostick, our keynote speaker will also be a part of this workshop.

    Join us as we explore the ways we are all woven together and interconnected as Disciples Women.


Vaccinations are encouraged. We will ask those who are not vaccinated to please wear a mask in all common areas.

The Christy Pickering scholarship enables Great River Region Disciples Women with financial need to attend the Disciples Women Retreats. Up to one-half of the full-time registration fee for retreat shall be available through this scholarship program.



1. The number and amount of grants made each year will be determined by funds available.

2. Grants shall be made to those with financial need and a desire to attend Retreat.

3. Applicants will submit an application with their Retreat registration form to the Regional Office (see instructions below).

4. Up to one-half (1/2) of the full-time retreat registration fee shall be granted to an applicant.


To apply for a Retreat scholarship:

Check the box and complete the survey questions that will be shown.

Please write a brief statement about yourself and why you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

Additional Products

  • 15 Minute Massage

    15 Minute Massage

    Relax and unwind with a short massage offered by Park Hill Christian Church's Disciples Woman Kasey Thomson, a Licensed Massage Therapist. Cash tips may be given in addition to this fee at the time of the massage.

    $20.00 ea.

  • GRRDW Adult Coloring Book

    GRRDW Adult Coloring Book

    Doodle and color your day away with this inspirational coloring book created by our own Kristen Beach, Ministry Program Associate and GRRDW member.

    $5.00 ea.

  • 24 pack of Colored Pencils

    24 pack of Colored Pencils

    Basic colored pencils so you can color in the coloring book. (You may choose to bring your own supplies from home as well.)

    $5.00 ea.


Location Information

  • The Vines Center
  • 101 4-H Way, Little Rock, AR, 72223

Billing Information

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
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