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Silver Creek Church Hosts a Women’s Retreat at Leoni Meadows*
Many Were Blessed During the Weekend
By A. Sample Writer (925/685-4300)
The Silver Creek church in Miranda, hosted its annual women’s retreat at Leoni Meadows on January 6-8, 2013. With more than 450 women in attendance, the retreat included many activities and prayer sessions.
“The weekend at Leoni Meadows was not only spiritually refreshing but a lot of fun,” said Jessica Warner, who has attended every year for the past decade. “I thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship of the women at the retreat; I haven’t laughed so much in a long time!”
Silver Creek church has been hosting its annual retreats since 1989. Initially a function primarily for local church members, the congregation now invites people from throughout the Northern California Conference.
“Many women drive long distances to attend the retreat every year because of the great presenters and topics,” said Lizzie Smith, coordinator of the event.
This year’s retreat featured several keynote speakers, such as Martha Stevens, best-selling author and vocal artist; Georgia Teele, television anchor and professional pianist; and Betty Thompson, humorist and novelist. In addition to keynote presentations, attendees enjoyed music, prayer sessions and seminars.
“The retreat was incredible!” said Olivia Johnson. “I am definitely going to invite my friends who don’t currently attend church—the weekend is a tremendous blessing.”
*This article is entirely fictional.
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