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Wellness Week - April 13-18, 2014

A Week of Wellness at Sandy Cove!

Have you vowed to “get it together” this year?
Desperate to lose weight and keep it off forever?
Do you crave balance in your life?
Are you in a funk and need some encouragement?

Join us – we’re better together!

Spend a Wellness Week at Sandy Cove focused on how to get healthy…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually!

  • Exercises you CAN do – for every fitness level!
  • Incredible weight loss stories from real people
  • Practical information on nutrition and health
  • Motivational messages for growing spiritually
  • Daily Bible study and devotionals
  • Delicious First Place 4 Health meals
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Physical assessment testing
  • Praise and worship
  • And more!

Sandy Cove Ministries and First Place 4 Health are partnering to present a five-day weight loss and healthy living program.

The First Place 4 Health movement has taken the nation by storm! Started in 1981 as a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church, First Place 4 Health is a reliable, proven method of weight loss and healthy living. First Place 4 Health has had groups in over 12,000 churches across the country—with over a half million members!

The tremendous success of First Place 4 Health is due to its biblical approach to weight loss and overall health management, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person’s life. This Christ-centered, balanced weight-loss and healthy living program has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a healthy lifestyle and a closer walk with the Lord. See success stories from others who have followed this plan and allowed God to change them mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

What an opportunity to invest in your own wellness in a way that will impact your family and you for the rest of your life! Join us on this journey to good health!

More Details…

Exercise for Every Fitness Level

Fitness activities include the following classes offered by certified instructors from Body & Soul Christian Fitness Ministries: cardio for all fitness levels, strength training, balance and flexibility with Pilates, and Interval Training for those who think they can’t exercise, as well as seated fitness classes for beginners, and water aerobics with Sue Sabo. Each activity is designed to meet the fitness level of each individual and participation is optional. You’ll also have the opportunity to have a personal consultation with a fitness trainer to develop your own fitness plan.

Delicious First Place 4 Health Meals
Enjoy healthy meals made from the freshest ingredients. You will be amazed at the delicious, satisfying meals you can have using First Place 4 Health recipes. All the recipes will be provided for you to take home and try yourself. Your meal may include Johnny’s Cajun Meatloaf, Chicken Supreme with mushroom gravy and wild rice, Pumpkin Soufflé, Apple Dumplings and more. Breakfast is served continental style with healthy options, such as yogurt, fruit, cereal, bagels and toast.

Rest & Relaxation
Whether you choose to sit in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay or inside behind huge windows, a favorite past-time at Sandy Cove is to revel in the beauty and serenity of the water view on the Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. God continues to speak through His magnificent creation at Sandy Cove—the sunsets over the water are breathtaking!

Physical Assessment Testing
Safe and well-supervised physical assessments on your core strength, upper and lower body strength and flexibility and balance will be a part of your first full day at Sandy Cove. These tests will reveal your personal strengths and weaknesses and will establish a starting point for your journey to strength and wellness.

Praise & Worship
We meet together each evening for an exciting program of informative and motivating speakers along with uplifting music by our featured worship leader.

On-site Fun
In addition to the Wellness Week program, there’s a lot to do…on-site fun includes an enclosed sports pool and hot tub, tennis courts, mini golf, Frisbee golf and more!

I want to be pampered…
During the week, a certified relaxation massage therapist will be available. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage after your workout or before you go to bed.
There is an extra charge for this service.

Prayer Room
Always open, the Prayer Room provides beautiful stations to guide you through a meaningful time of prayer…adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.

410.287.5433
800.234.2683

Schedule subject to change

Sunday
4:00 pm Registration & Check in
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Welcome & Orientation
8:30 Free Swim – Indoor Pool

Monday
7:15 amExercise
-Water Aerobics
-Interval Training
8:00Breakfast
9:00Quiet Time
Bible Study
10:00Fitness Testing
11:00Team Meeting
12 NoonLunch
1:00Free Time
Optional activities
1:00Session
2:00Free Swim
4:00Exercise
-Dance Blast
-Strength Training
6:00Dinner
7:00Praise & Worship
Session
8:30Dessert Fellowship

Tuesday
7:15 amExercise
-Water Aerobics
-Interval Training
8:00Breakfast
9:30Quiet Time
Bible Study
10:00Team Meeting
11:00Session
12 NoonLunch
1:00Free Time
Optional activities
2:00Free Swim
4:00Exercise
-Basic & Beyond
-Pilates
6:00Dinner
7:00Praise & Worship
Session
8:30Dessert Fellowship

Wednesday
7:15 amExercise
-Water Aerobics
-Interval Training
8:00Breakfast
9:30Quiet Time
Bible Study
10:00Team Meeting
11:00Session
12 NoonLunch
1:00Free Time
Optional activities
2:00Climbing Wall
4:00Exercise
-Strength Training
6:00Dinner
7:00Praise & Worship
Session
8:30Dessert Fellowship
9:00Free Swim

Thursday
Weigh In & Memory Verse
7:15 amExercise
-Water Aerobics
-Interval Training
8:00Breakfast
9:30Quiet Time
Bible Study
10:00Team Meeting
11:00First Place Meeting
-Wellness Spotlight
-Bible Study Discussion
12 NoonLunch
1:00Free Time
Optional activities
2:00Big Swing
4:00Exercise
-Cardio Dance
-Pilates
6:00Dinner
7:00Celebration
Awards
Reflections
9:00Free Swim

Friday
7:15 amExercise
-Water Aerobics
8:00Breakfast
10:00Check out
Conclusion

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

What they're saying...

“I connected with God and others through the First Place 4 Health activities, meeting new friends and enjoying God’s amazing creation!” Teresa, St. George, SC

“I was so stressed and left with such peace and HOPE!” April, Warner Robins, GA

“The grounds of Sandy Cove are so blessed and the healing I needed started here I just wish I had a little more time.” Jo, Warminster, PA

“I was able to hear God’s voice clearly in the peaceful and quiet surroundings and had great times meeting others.” Jeanette, Wooster, OH

“The whole experience was just great. The Lord was in the whole week.” Suzanne, North Attleboro, MA

“I have met so many people who are on a similar journey to mine.” Helen, McKees Rocks, PA

“Having my eyes opened to what is in God’s word about body and soul connection. How important and pleasing to God for our bodies to have a firm foundation because it is His temple.” Judy, Midway, WV

Special Guests

Lisa Lewis
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Lisa Lewis is the Director of Operations for First Place 4 Health, overseeing events, social media initiatives and day-to-day operating functions of First Place 4 Health. She produces the monthly newsletter and weekly eBlasts with a subscription base of 24,000. Lisa coordinated the Today Is the First Day and Living Well devotional book projects and the New First Place Favorites Cookbook from beginning to completion. She also provided the recipes for 12 First Place 4 Health Bible studies. She speaks at events about healthy cooking and making the most of social media on your journey to healthy living. Lisa has been an avid runner for 28 years and enjoys kayaking and water sports at their home on Galveston Island. Lisa is married to John and they have three children.

Helen Baratta
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Helen Baratta is a motivational speaker, trainer, author and coach who speaks at conferences and churches. She serves as a Regional Team Leader and is on staff as Director of Events for First Place 4 Health. She is the Equipping Coordinator and past Director of Small Groups at Crossroads Church UMC. Helen’s first book, Inspire comes out in June. Her upcoming book, Refinished -10 steps to a Miraculous Makeover, tells her 116-pound weight loss story, maintained four years and counting. She married her college sweetheart Vince 30 years ago and they have two grown sons. Helen loves the Lord, loves being a blessed loser and loves saying “Yes” to the Lord.

Joyce Ainsworth
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Joyce Ainsworth is dedicated wife to Glenn and mother to five grown children and four grandchildren. First Place 4 Health (FP4H) had a positive impact on her life. She has lost 192 pounds and is successfully maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her love for Christ and others created a passion to help others find freedom in Him and release from bondage to food and other addictions. Joyce is author of Food, Freedom and Finish Lines! She speaks at seminars, conferences, and other events. She teaches FP4H classes at her home church and other churches in Mississippi. She is the Regional Team Leader in the Southern states.

This successful business-owner-turned-writer shares her experiences, offers insight, and helps others find hope, help and healing. Is “Life Change” really possible? Joyce says, “Yes, it is. Regardless of where you are or where you have been. By the power of Christ, it is possible. I am proof. Praise the Lord!”

Shawn Maassel
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Shawn Maassel is an ACE Certified Fitness Professional and Body & Soul Fitness Instructor. Shawn has been a Group Fitness Instructor with Body & Soul since 2003 and has been a First Place 4 Health leader since 2008. She serves as the First Place 4 Health Networking Leader for Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is also a certified CPR Instructor with the American Red Cross. Originally trained as a physical therapist and after practicing for eleven years, Shawn changed careers and went into full time ministry at her church, First Lutheran, of Huntingtown, MD. Seeking God first (Matt 6:33) has guided her life and desire to encourage others in how they can have abundant life here on earth while waiting for their end prize (eternal life with our Lord.) Shawn lives in Saint Leonard, MD with her husband. They have three adult children and a brand new daughter-in-law.

Esther Schutz
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Esther Schutz will serve as our Worship Leader.

She believes that God has given each of us the beautiful blessing of breath! Psalm 150 calls for everything that has breath to praise the Lord. Esther believes one of the ways that we respond to this psalm’s invitation of praise and worship is by fully using our breath to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

She currently serves as Minister of Worship Arts at the church where her husband pastors. Recently retired from 33 years in the field of music education, she has joined the Sandy Cove Ministries team as a Front Desk Attendant.

Mike Schutz
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Mike Schutz is Senior Pastor of the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene in West Grove, PA, where he has served since 2002.

At Avon Grove, Mike’s ministry includes preaching, teaching, pastoral care and counseling, leadership, and community connection. From 1979-2002, Mike served on the faculty of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA as Chaplain and Director of the Center for Spiritual Development and Associate Professor. Mike has over 30 years’ experience as a pastoral counselor and small group leader.

Pricing/Packages

2014 rates
All rates are per person and include all meals (Sunday dinner-Friday breakfast), 5-nights hotel style lodging, speakers, exercise options and materials. Optional massage therapist requires an additional fee.

Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $749 per person.

Triple occupancy
Double occupancy
Single occupancy
$749
$809
$939

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

Campground
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are open all year.

Log Cabin Rates: $749 per person, minimum occupancy of 4
Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.

Don’t let finances keep you away – scholarships are available – up to 50% provided through generous donations!

Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks for guys, 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.