Find answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us! 

Looking for a roommate?

posted Jan 8, 2016, 7:13 AM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:43 PM ]

If you would like to attend the Women Rejoice! retreat, but you don't have a roommate, we can help! If you are willing to room with another gal or group of gals, just indicate on the registration form that you are looking for a roommate. We will try to match you up! Keep in mind that you won't be spending a lot of time in your room, and rooming with someone "new" can be a great way to make friends. 

If I attend the entire retreat, I will miss church on Sunday. Is a worship service part of the closing session?

posted Nov 26, 2014, 3:13 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:44 PM ]

Yes, we do close with a "worship service" on Sunday. The service intentionally ties in all the ideas presented and shared during the weekend, and it provides an uplifting closure to the weekend. For many, the closing session is the highlight of the weekend. 

This is my first time attending! Do I need to worry about feeling out of place?

posted Nov 26, 2014, 3:07 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:45 PM ]

Absolutely not! We make a point of recognizing the new attendees ... because we are thrilled to have you! But don't worry about being singled out. And more importantly, if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask! 

How long will it take to get to the Osthoff Resort?

posted Nov 26, 2014, 3:05 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:48 PM ]

Coming from the Appleton area, the Osthoff Resort is approximately one hour to the southeast. Weather and road conditions are always a factor, so plan accordingly. Directions to the Osthoff will be included with the registration confirmation letter. 

What's the dress code for the weekend?

posted Nov 26, 2014, 3:01 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:11 AM ]

The short answer to that question is that there is none! Blue jeans seem to be the attire of choice for the weekend, and some participants like to dress up a little for the Saturday evening meal or the worship service on Sunday, but that's completely your choice. Wear anything that is comfortable for you! 

Do I need to bring my own food for the weekend?

posted Nov 26, 2014, 2:59 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:12 AM ]

Yes, and no! The retreat starts on Friday night, and the opening session usually lasts until about 9:30. So, you may want to bring some snacks for your room if you plan to stay up late and socialize. You are on your own for breakfast and lunch on Saturday, but bear in mind that each room includes a kitchenette complete with stove, refrigerator and microwave. Some participants opt to go to one of the local restaurants on Saturday for lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions, but others prefer to bring their own lunch and have a relaxing meal in their rooms. It's totally your choice. 

On Saturday evening, the plated meal is included in the cost of the registration, as is the brunch on Sunday morning. So basically, you need to provide your own breakfast and lunch on Saturday, along with any snacks. 

By limiting the meals that are provided during the weekend, we are able to keep the cost down, and past participants have indicated that they appreciate the flexibility of having lunch on their own. 

Will I have some free time during the weekend?

posted Oct 17, 2011, 2:15 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:51 PM ]

Yes, you will have plenty of time to relax and do what you choose. Saturday afternoon is filled with various break-out sessions, and we hope you take advantage of the activities that are offered. Break-out sessions will be explained in detail in the registration form. But if you prefer to go for a walk, take a nap or go swimming in the pool, that's okay, too. This is your weekend.

Do I need to know a lot about the Bible?

posted Oct 17, 2011, 2:14 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:06 AM ]

We understand that everyone is on a different spiritual path and you may (or may not) be as knowledgeable about the Bible as some of the other participants. However ...  we want this to be a weekend of spiritual growth, no matter where you are in your faith journey! While many participants are willing to talk about their own faith walk, be assured you will not be put on the spot to share your personal faith experience with anyone, unless you choose to do so. 


I noticed that I can apply for financial assistance, but if I receive financial aid, will other attendees know that I received help?

posted Oct 17, 2011, 2:13 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:55 AM ]

No, any information about who receives financial aid is completely confidential. The amount of money you receive will be based on individual need. If you have specific questions about financial aid, send an email to womenrejoice@gmail.com.

Will I be put on the spot to talk or answer questions?

posted Oct 17, 2011, 2:05 PM by Women Rejoice   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:52 AM ]

No, you can participate as much or as little as you would like. However, many participants do find it helpful to share thoughts, comments, concerns, etc. with others at the retreat. It helps to build a sense of community knowing that others may have had similar challenges or experiences. But any participation on your behalf is totally up to you! 

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