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Chiang Mai Women’s Retreat 2017


Women’s Retreat 2017 registration is now open!!!

Click  here to register online.

Dear Women’s Retreat Friends,

We eagerly anticipate a great time together at the 2017 Chiang Mai Women’s Retreat. The dates are 10 to 12 November at Horizon Village Resort.

This year our theme is “Let your light shine.”

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

Take this chance to experience letting Jesus’ light shine into our lives and learn how through His light shining in us, our lives can glorify Him. This is always such a time of fun and blessing bring together women of all backgrounds and churches and ages, from high school seniors on up.

Timetable and Registration

The retreat will begin with registration from 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. There will be some optional afternoon activities before the evening meal at 6 p.m. The retreat will conclude with lunch on Sunday, with an option to stay for soaking prayer at 1.30 p.m.

Here is the link to the online registration form. Registration closes on 5th November. Register online but payment should still be made ahead of time through your church/school rep or through the CMCC office. If you are living outside of Chiang Mai, you may pay on arrival.


The planning team has planned a varied program for worship, fun, fellowship and learning. Our main speakers are Esther Wakeman and Tami See. You will see the list of electives on the registration form. Other activities include a personal meditation exercise, an afternoon tea, a disco dance led by Wendy Chamberlain, etc.

The resort offers lovely scenery, swimming, and bicycles and pedal boats for rent.

Please note that we will not have a craft sale this year at the retreat. However, a craft sale will be scheduled for November 18 on the grounds of First Thai Church when we will have a combined international churches spit roast and fellowship event and worship. (More details to come later!)

A Light in the Window

This year we invite retreat attendees to share ways a work project in which you are involved is trying to reflect the light of Jesus into the world around us. Here is how you can participate, if you wish…

Prepare a “vinyl” poster, on a folding x-stand, summarizing the ministry in which you are involved. This will represent your particular window of light. The only size we want from everyone is the standard small vinyl that they make in the shops (60 cm across by 160 cm high.) The cost is only around 80 Baht to get it printed. If your poster is general enough you can use it for presenting your work other times and places too. The x-stand costs around 300 B each.

The presentation will show the name of the ministry, and what it involves….the activities or type of benefits coming to people from it. It will help people see how you are addressing a particular issue. Obviously sensitive issues and privacy must be considered.

These vinyl posters will stand around the foyer throughout the retreat to give everyone a chance to see the variety of ways we seek to show God’s light in this region. Please put a contact number for the project on the poster so anyone interested in supporting your work or coordinating with it can have a contact point.

If you need help in finding out where to make vinyl signs, call Bebe at the church office (053-244-820).

Retreat Costs

Whole Retreat

A “late bird” fee of 200 B is charged if you pay after 5th November (except if you are coming from outside Chiang Mai).

Shared room (2,600 B to be paid by 5th November) (All roommates need to present for the same nights or single room fees apply.) Note: 3 persons to a room will still cost the same.

Single room (3,700 B to be paid by 5th November)

Partial Retreat

Friday pm through Saturday pm, leave before dinner (1,700 B) (1 night + breakfast, 2 meals, conference costs)

Friday pm through Saturday evening, leave after dinner (2000 B) (1 night + breakfast, 3 meals, conference costs)

Saturday (no breakfast) through Sunday (2000 B) (1 night + breakfast, 3 meals, conference costs)

Day Rates (include conference costs)

No meals (300 B)

1 meal (500 B)

2 meals (900 B)

3 meals (1,300 B)

If you have any questions, please write to or call Margaret on 053-244-820 or 086-913-1260. For any special difficulties or to arrange deferred payment, please contact Heather Smith at the same email address above.

With blessings,

The Women’s Retreat Committee