Single Moms Retreat

Single Moms Retreat

Single Moms Retreat

Gather with single moms from across Minnesota for a weekend of biblical teaching and a time to relax, refresh, and have some fun.

Our mission is to show attendees extravagant love and encourage each woman to dream BIG dreams with God.

Join Us:

  • May 31-June 1, 2024
  • Lake Geneva Christian Center (Alexandria, MN)
  • Main Sessions, Multiple Breakouts & Lots of Giveaways, including Car Care, a Spa, Boutique, Library, Girls Night Out, and much more!
  • Attend, Volunteer, Invite, or Donate
  • Register (Please note: tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable.)
Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH US

CAR CARE VOLUNTEERS

HAIR STYLIST VOLUNTEERS

  • Licensed hair stylists are invited to volunteer with the SMR Salon & Spa on Friday. Email info@mnbtg.org with interest.

MASSAGE THERAPIST VOLUNTEERS

  • Licensed Massage Therapists are invited to volunteer with the SMR Spa on Friday or join the event as an exhibitor. Email info@mnbtg.org with interest.
Donate

BOOKS

  • Donate new or like-new Bibles and children’s Bibles.
  • Donate Kids’ Books (Guidelines: For ages 0-6; like-new, with no tattered/colored-on/scuffed pages or edges; and no controversial topics, wizards, nor magic.)
  • Email info@mnbtg.org with interest.
  • Print receipt for donated merchandise.

CAR CARE

  • Learn More
  • Donate (Enter your donation amount. On the next screen, click on “Donation Message,” and enter “SMR24” to designate your tax deductible donation for the retreat.)

DIVA BOUTIQUE

DOLLARS

  • Donate finances toward event costs and scholarships.
  • This event would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors and donors.  Email info@mnbtg.org for details on sponsorship opportunities and benefits!

GIVEAWAYS

  • Donate a gift or gift basket for one recipient, or donate a session gift for all attendees. See our wishlist, and RSVP with what you would like to give. Donations are being accepted through May 14.
  • Print receipt for donated merchandise.

SUB PROJECT

    SUB Project

    Socks, undies, bras

    Partnering with the Single Moms Retreat, the SUB Project distributes brand new Socks, Undies, and Bras to single moms. You’re invited to donate new undergarments that will be distributed to those attending the retreat and to other women in need. We wish for each recipient to take home a new SUB set.

    SUB PROJECT

      2024 Featured Guests

      Lois Breit - SMR Speaker
      Lois Breit - Speaker

      Lois Breit is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and works as a U.S. Missionary to Single Moms. She raised five children as a single mom and uses her life experiences to bring a message of hope and life to all women. She writes books and articles for single moms, hosts podcasts on her website singlemamas.org, helps single mom groups get started, and trains church leadership on ways to better reach their single parent community.

      Learn more at loisbreit.com.

      Lois Breit - SMR Speaker
      Pastor Dave Simerson

      Pastor David Simerson has lived and served the Cornerstone Church community of Austin MN, for over twenty five years. He began his journey after graduating from North Central University, as the youth pastor of Cornerstone Church. Shortly after he was voted on by the church to take on the role of Lead Pastor in 1995. Since then his passion has been to see one more person come to live a life fully alive in Jesus Christ. He is married to his wife Sarah who currently serves as the Early Childhood Director. Together they have have one girl and three boys: Rebekah, Samuel, Caleb, and Elisha.

      Dawna Johnson
      Tabatha Perry - Emcee

      Raised in Alaska by a single mother, Tabatha Perry is dedicated to encouraging and equipping women on their personal development journey. With a Master’s in Social Work and over 15 years experience of working in the Criminal Justice System, she brings expertise in helping individuals discover their strengths and find order in their lives. As the Community and Corrections Outreach Director at Five Stone Media, Tabatha Perry dedicates herself to advocating for the incarcerated with compassion and understanding. She cherishes her role in teaching a faith-based, Life Skills program at the Shakopee Women’s Prison, where she aims to instill hope and facilitate healing. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and traveling the world with her husband and two daughters!

      Follow @tabathaperrylifecoach on social media.

      Mykelti Blum
      Mykelti Blum - Emcee

      Mykelti Blum is a mom, author, speaker, podcaster, and loves any chance to connect with others! She is an advisor for BTG and hosts the Bridging the Gap Podcast. Mykelti knows the power of raw vulnerability and building a strong support network. Her passion is encouraging women to pursue their goals and dreams, and to live in their purpose. She is an open book discussing anything. She’ll be the one to go first so that others feel less alone and can find comfort in the “me too” of a story.

      Kendra Roehl
      Kali Alonzo - Worship

      Kali Alonzo grew up in the Twin Cities area and went to Winona State University for college. That is where she began her faith journey and was called into full time ministry. Kali lived in Winona for 12 years while the Lord helped her grow and deepen her faith as He carried her through many hardships and healing. She worked full time as the Worship Director for the campus ministry, Winona Chi Alpha, and served faithfully at The Edge Church. Kali recently became the Worship Pastor at Reach Church in Alexandria, MN, where her now husband, Rick Alonzo, joined her shortly after. Kali is passionate about worship being more than a song that we sing. She loves developing people not as “worship leaders” but as “lead worshippers.” She enjoys sharing with others how to live out the biblical definition of worship in our daily lives.

      Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit a question HERE.

      Friday Schedule

      • 1:00 pm – Registration + Car Care Check-in (Gym)
      • 1:00 pm – Free Time: Diva Boutique/Spa/Haircuts/Exhibitors/The Bridge Shop/Geneva Java
      • 5:30 pm – Dinner
      • 7:00 pm – Main Session ONE
      • 9:30 pm – After Party

      Saturday Schedule

        • 7:00 am – 5K Fun Run/Rollerblade/Bike & 1 Mile Walk; Diva Boutique Open
        • 7:00 am – Lakeside Bonfire Devotions (Lake front)
        • 7:00 am – Breakfast
        • 8:15 am – Car Care Breakout
        • 9:00 am – Main Session TWO
        • 10:30 am – Coffee Break
        • 11:00 am – Workshops ONE
        • 12:00 pm – Lunch & Free Time: Exhibitors/The Bridge Shop/Geneva Java
        • 12:30-1:30 pm – Diva Boutique Open
        • 1:30 pm – Workshops TWO
        • 2:30 pm – Main Session THREE
        • 4:30 pm – Car Pickup

      Activities

      After-Party

      Don’t miss the After-Party with Bingo, bonfires, pizza, Diva Boutique shopping, the Spa, and more!

      Car Care

      The Car Care team will be offering free safety inspections, along with fluid and bulb checks. The team will work hard to service as many vehicles as they can for those cars that are checked in by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 1. 

      1. Each driver must provide proof of insurance in her own name upon checking in her car.
      2. Please take all necessities out of your vehicle when dropping it off.
      3. You will be sent a text message or receive a phone call when your vehicle checkup is completed.
      4. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee that we will get to everyone in the time that is allotted.

      GET INVOLVED:

      • Volunteer with the Car Care Team
      • Learn More or promote.
      • Donate (Enter your donation amount. On the next screen, click on “Donation Message,” and enter “SMR24” to designate your tax deductible donation for the retreat.)
      Diva Boutique

      The Diva Boutique is an SMR store with thousands of pieces of new and gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Each attendee will have the opportunity to shop for free and take home a select number of items! Also stop by the SUB Shop for a free set of undergarments.

      Geneva Java

      Specialty coffees, smoothies, & more will be available for sale at the Geneva Java!

      Indoor Pool / Outdoor Hot Tub

      Bring your swimsuit to enjoy the NEW indoor pool and outdoor hot tub at Lake Geneva Christian Center!

      The Bridge Shop

      The Bridge Shop is a boutique store and located at Lake Geneva Christian Center. Operated by BTG volunteers, its purpose is to donate proceeds to one MN or international humanitarian-project annually!

      We offer beautiful and unique gifts, home décor, jewelry, accessories, and more!

      Stop by between 10:00 am-5:00 pm or 9:30-11:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday.

      1 Mile Walk or 5K Run/Rollerblade/Bike

      Join us bright and early on Saturday to exercise with new friends!

      Spa

      The SMR Spa–offered by Willmar AG–includes free nail painting, foot soaks, hand massages, and more! We know you’re going to love this area!

      Thank You, 2023 Sponsors

      Email us to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

      Platinum Sponsors

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      Gold Sponsor

      Bronze Sponsor