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First Love Silent Women’s Retreat

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 pm


Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2023
The Hermitage Retreat Center, 11321 Dutch Settlement Rd., Three Rivers, MI

“God with Us”

“Is there any place I can go where you are not there? Anywhere that I will be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky; you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I fly on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, or dwelt in the deepest part of the sea, You’d find me in a minute – you’re already there waiting!”   Ps 139:7 



Our Abba Father loves us beyond what we could ever know. Even though we can’t see Him, He’s always with us, closer than our very breath. He longs to spend time with us, speak to us, answer every question, and heal every hurt. 

Come away with a small group of like-hearted women for plentiful time for you and God alone as well as shared times of community. 

Beautiful setting with private rooms, lunches, and dinners provided.

An opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through:

  • New practices of prayer
  • Time in His word
  • Time to follow the Spirit’s leading to read, rest, pray, walk, journal.. worship.
  • Time to savor Him through His gift of nature

About the Facilitators

Lori Melton is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader with a life-long passion for walking with God and fostering opportunities for others to grow in their relationship with Him. She and her husband, Bryan, are the founders and directors of The Sanctuary at Bear Creek Retreat Center in Allegan, MI, the proud parents of 5 sons and one daughter and Nana and Papa to two adorable grands.  

Brooke DeBoer is a wife, mother, life coach, and retreat co-leader. Brooke’s passion is to walk with women as God encourages their hearts. A seasoned retreater journeying with First Love for the past 7 years, Brooke now serves facilitating and leading on retreat. She and Ryan reside in a cozy Zeeland neighborhood with their 3 favorite little ones Owen, Luke, and Izzy.

Stacy Holmes: Pastor, Spiritual Director, wife to Jon, mother, homeschooler to two kids, and retreat co-leader. Stacy is from Hershey, PA and got married on Chocolate Ave. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and traveling to National Parks. Her favorite thing to do is listen to others’ stories over coffee. She now resides just outside of Grand Rapids, MI.


Registration and Accommodations

Our time together will begin with dinner on Friday night and continue until heading back home Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to check into their rooms on Friday between 3:00-6:00 p.m.

We have 13 private rooms available in the main retreat centers as well as three rustic cabins in the woods. On the registration form, please indicate which style of accommodation you prefer. We will do our best to place people where they desire. Please note, the cabins are charming and wonderful for solitude but there is a short hike to them and they do not have running water or electricity. There are outhouse style bathrooms available for the cabins.

Guests should bring their own food for breakfasts. Lunches and dinners are provided (see The Hermitage website for more information).

For more information or to register:

Contact Brooke at brookedeboer@gmail.com or 517-896-1848.
The cost for the weekend is $213.

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that sometimes things come up. Registrations may be cancelled up to 1 month before the start of the retreat (9/20/22) to receive a full refund. A $10 administration fee is non-refundable. Any cancellations after 9/20 are non-refundable.

To register:

To sign up, please complete your registration at www.thesanctuaryatbearcreek.com/events

We look forward to retreating with you!


October 20 @ 3:00 pm
October 22 @ 12:00 pm


Lori Melton, Brooke DeBoer, Stacey Holmes
brookedeboer@gmail.com or 517-896-1848.
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The Hermitage
11321 Dutch Settlement Rd
Three RIvers, MI 49093 United States
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