March 5-7, 2020

INCREASE: “And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” ~Lk 2:52

Thursday, March 5th

* Welcome early birds!
5:00pm: Doors Open! You are welcome to unload items you are selling, snack, chat with sisters, etc.
5:45pm: Opening Prayer and Introduction

Dinner in Fellowship Hall

7:00pm: “Seven Minutes of Wisdom” (each speaker shares for 7 min)

  1. Tonja McRady: Bonding with Your Child Outside of Homeschool
  2. Jill Jackson: How to Address Criticism in the Church for Being a Keeper at Home
  3. Ally Nix: Increase in Favor with God: Making Time for Personal Bible Study
  4. Gina Simpson: How to Integrate Personal Evangelism into Your Homeschool
  5. Emily Anderson: Increase in Favor with Man: Service in Your Homeschool
  6. Leah Faughn: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
  7. Heather Pryor: I Just Don’t Feel Like I Am Enough!

8:00pm: “Meal Planning on a Budget” by Ally Nix
8:45-9:15pm: Devotional by Alissa Clarke and Dessert
10:00pm: Building closes

Friday, March 6th

11:00am-3:00pm: Karen Oliver, owner of the local Kurriculum Korner, will have her homeschool shop open for us to drop in to see new and used homeschool curriculum, supplies, and resources. The store is located in her home at 6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, Kentucky. Find KK on Facebook!

12:00pm: Group Lunch opportunity: Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant 6402 Westwind Way in Crestwood, KY just a few minutes from Kurriculum Korner.

3:00-5:00pm: Early Bird Session: The building will be open for socialization! After lunch you are free to shop/nap/etc., but some may want to get to know their sisters better! Hang out at the building for free time. Board games will be available. Or just bring a craft and work while you chat! Moms need rest! This will also allow folks to arrive early and set up what they would like to sell.

5:00-5:45pm: RETREAT BEGINS

Welcome! Registration, meet and greet, snacks in fellowship hall, set up curriculum to sell.

5:45pm: Introduction by Vicky Yocum *talk about surveys

Opening Prayer, Songs
6:00pm: “Increase” by Heather Pryor
6:45pm: Prayer for the meal, dinner provided
7:30pm: “Increase the Intimacy in Marriage” by Tonja McRady
8:15pm: Small Groups (choose your own)

  1. Working at Home While Homeschooling: Informal discussion group for those who want to share ideas for how to make it work!
  2. Helping Preschoolers Develop a Love for Literacy: Vicky Yocum
  3. Large Family Tips and Tricks: Amber Roberts
  4. Record Keeping & High School Prep: Jennifer Benavides
  5. Homeschool Styles (exploring various methods): Emily Anderson
  6. How to Use Kaio Publications for Bible in Homeschool: Erin Wells
  7. Classical Conversations: Is It Right for You? Mandy Lovett

9:10pm: Door prizes and browse

10:00pm: Building closes

Saturday, March 7th

Opening Prayer, Songs

9:00-9:45am: Auditorium “Increase in Purity of Heart” by Jill Jackson
9:45-10:15am: Special Presentation: “The Christ-Centered Home” by Jennifer Benavides and Kimberly Sutton
10:25-11:10am: Auditorium: “Homekeeping 911” by Ally Nix
11:10-11:20am: Prizes
11:20-12:00pm: “Increase Health and Fitness” by Gina Simpson
12:00-12:45pm: New to Homeschool (0-1 year experience) Lunch with Veteran Homeschool Moms

12:00-12:45pm: Group A: Browsing Time / Group B: Lunch
12:45-1:30pm: Group A: Lunch / Group B: Browsing Time

(Lunch: Soups, sandwiches, desserts)

1:30-2:15pm: Small Groups (your choice)

  1. Out of the Box Ideas for Family Devotionals/Bible Class: Mandy Lovett
  2. Teens in the Word: How to Start an In-home In-depth Youth Group Study: Leah Faughn
  3. Increase in Knowledge: Science Options for Your Homeschool: Tonja McRady
  4. Make Time for Fun! Incorporating Theme Days in Your Homeschool: Carrie Voss
  5. Increase in Favor with God: In-Depth Bible Study for Moms: Holly Smith

2:30-3:15pm: Auditorium: “Increase in Holiness” by Jill Jackson
3:45-4:25pm: Auditorium: “Encouragement for Hard Days” by Heather Pryor

4:30pm: Door Prizes / Closing prayer by Vicky Yocum
5:00pm: Building closes