May Women’s Weekend - May 15-17, 2015

Join us for our popular May Women’s Weekend Getaway at Sandy Cove! Spring is in the air – and a weekend retreat of worshipping and fellowship with hundreds of other women, will refresh your Spirit!

“Unquenchable-Growing a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything”

“Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times…” Romans 12:11-12 MSG

The Firestorm: Making Hope-filled Choices

There are inevitable challenges to our faith and at some point in life, we may be tested by a faith-shaking experience. Carol weaves in parts of her own testimony of the journey with their son: a US Naval Academy graduate who is now in prison with a life sentence! Sometimes God delivers us from the heat of the firestorm, but “even if he does not” (Daniel 3:17-18), we can still choose unwavering faith.

Burning Bushes

This session addresses those “marker moments” in our lives when we are confronted with the voice and/or the power of God when we most need it and even when we least expect it! The challenge is this: when life is confusing, look back on the “burning bush experiences” in your life and remember what God did! We will also discuss the importance of embers. They do their work of igniting new wood when new fuel is thrown on the fire, but in between those times they will bury themselves under the gray ashes and allow the fire to slowly burn itself deeper and deeper into their core. We see our own frailties and limitations, but we also know that God loves, delights in, and even celebrates our fellowship, as we develop enduring faith!

When Flame Meets Flame

What happens when the flame of adversity comes face to face with the God of the Flame? Carol discusses how to pierce the darkness and reveals what happens when the light of the Shekinah glory of God illuminates, transforms, and changes the landscape of our lives, our families, our churches, and communities.

Unquenchable Faith

The challenge is to live for something that will outlast our lives…to develop an eternal perspective. And realize that some of us get answers to our tough questions in this lifetime (with positive resolutions), but others never get resolutions they hoped for. BUT we can still choose an unquenchable faith that points us (and those who are watching) to a better place–beyond this lifetime, where we will experience joy, peace, and freedom. This kind of faith does not demand answers now because it has matured to the place of knowing God is still in control and He is kind, just, and fair… and His intentions toward us are always good!

Faith with Roots – Spiritual Lessons from the Garden

Judy’s breakout session
God is the Master Gardener always sowing, pruning and watering the seeds of our lives. How do we develop deep roots to withstand the storms and struggles in life? Just as every plant submits to the loving, nurturing hand of the Gardener, so we too must submit through deeply rooted faith to our Heavenly Father, the true Master Gardener.


Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Check in
4:00 Activities
5:00 Dinner
7:00 Session 1 & Spaghetti Time
(sounds weird,
but we’ll explain)
9:00 Snack
9:00 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity

7:00 am Water Aerobics
Girly Boot Camp
7:30 Devotions
8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Session 2
11:30 Coffee Break &
Spaghetti Time
12:15 pm Lunch
Afternoon optional
breakout sessions, crafts,
pool, zumba, fitness room,
activity center, etc.
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Mini-Concert, Session 3 &
Spaghetti Time
9:00 Snack
9:30 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity

7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 Personal Devotions
9:30 Check out by 10
10:00 Session 4 &
Spaghetti Time
Noon Lunch

Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!

What they're saying...

“I felt encouraged, uplifted and renewed. Made new friends, shared experiences and testimonies.” Kimberly, Philadelphia, PA

“Such a peaceful setting! Everything was excellent.” Maria, Pennsauken, NJ

“I was inspired and encouraged!” Kathy, Milford, DE

“It was all good! Sandy Cove’s mission of connecting with God and each other happened as I was able to be with my three daughters and a friend crying, laughing and praying together.” Vera, Rockbridge Baths, VA

“I learned more about Jesus and had one on one time with Him. But also was able to praise Jesus with my sisters in God!” Lynette, Philadelphia, PA

“I realized again just how much Jesus loves me.” LouAnn, Mauricetown, NJ

“A change from the ordinary busy routine. A different focus upon God and the joy that is mine when I worship Him!” Thelma, Edgewater Park, NJ

Special Guests

Carol Kent

Carol Kent is a best-selling author and a popular international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblical. She has been a keynote speaker at Women of Faith, Time Out for Women, and Heritage Keepers arena as well as been a featured speaker at many of the Extraordinary Women and Women of Joy events. Carol has also spoken internationally in South Africa, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She regularly appears on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts.

Past appearances have included the Billy Graham Prime Time TV Special, Dateline NBC, CNN LIVE, Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC, The Harvest Show, Aspiring Women, Significant Living, In Touch with Charles Stanley, Focus on the Family, On Main Street, LIFE Today with James Robison, Prime Time America, Midday Connection, Family Life Today, HomeWord with Jim Burns, Key Life Network with Steve Brown, and 100 Huntley Street TV.

She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. She has taught speech and drama, and directed women’s ministries at a large Midwestern church. She is also on the advisory boards of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and MOPS International.
Her books include: Miracle on Hope Hill (Howard), Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan), A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson), When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Mothers Have Angel Wings, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, and Detours, Tow Trucks, and Angels in Disguise (all NavPress). She has also co-written with Karen Lee-Thorp the Designed for Influence Bible Studies (six books in the series, NavPress). Carol was the co-author and general editor of the Kisses of Sunshine Series of five books (Zondervan). Her articles have been published in a wide variety of magazines. She has been featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman and Christian Living Today.

More about Carol

Worship Leader
Sharon Chang

Dynamic, powerful, God-focused worship leader

Sharon Chang currently serves as Worship Leader/Administrator, Pianist, and Choir Director at Pascack Bible Church (PBC) located in Hillsdale, New Jersey. She has served in a variety of capacities in the worship and music ministries at PBC for over 20-years. Sharon has also been a Moms In Prayer International mom since 2007 when she was encouraged to join a college group to pray for her eldest son. Sharon still regularly attends the same Moms in Prayer college and career prayer group, and alternates leadership in the group. Moms in Prayer has been life-changing for her and has greatly impacted the lives of her children. Sharon is married with three children, ages 26, 22 and 18, works full-time, and currently resides in New York.

Solo Artist and Breakout Speaker
Judy Felts

Judy Felts moved to Nashville in 1980 to pursue a music career as a performer at Opryland USA and later traveling with Grand Ole Opry Star Bill Anderson a back-up singer and keyboard player. Judy graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Music Education. She later pursued graduate studies at Auburn University and Middle TN State University. She taught high school music for 6 years. She has sung for numerous churches, women’s conferences, special events and mission organizations. She has traveled to over 15 foreign countries.

Judy is the founder of “Christian Women Connect,” formerly “Christian Women in the Marketplace” which she started in 1995 to encourage women in their walk with the Lord. She presently serves on the board for ACT (Artist in Christian Testimony) as well as the Community Resource Board for the TN Prison for Women. Judy Felts Ministries is a part of ACT International ministries. Since 1999, she has served as a volunteer at the TN Prison for Women facilitating a Friday night worship service. She is also active in her church at Christ Community in Franklin where she also is a part of the worship team and the Women’s Leadership Team.

Judy has a wide variety of interest. She presently serves as the Chairman of the Speakers Bureau for the Herb Society of Nashville. Judy and her husband are both Master Gardeners and Judy speaks for numerous garden organizations on growing and cooking with Herbs. Judy also loves bread making and offers classes on making bread. Judy has been married to Mike Felts for 31 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandsons.

More about Judy


All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities. Some optional craft workshops and activities require a modest fee.

Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $219 per person.

Quad occupancy
Triple occupancy
Double occupancy
Single occupancy

Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space.

Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person

Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are open all year with an extended season for Campsites.

Log Cabin Rates: $269 per person, minimum occupancy of 4
Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.

Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.

Modest swimsuits are required…one-piece for girls of all ages!

10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.

This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.