April 24-26, 2020

Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, the Women’s Retreat offers a dynamic speaker and inspiring worship with programing for women of all ages.  We offer comfortable accommodations, excellent menus, and versatile meeting spaces. Lakeside fosters an environment that encourages worship, teaching, fun, and fellowship

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1, ESV)

Does your soul long for a safe place where you can be filled with everything needed to pour out for others?

Are you restless for a heart-home uniquely designed with both serenity and confidence? Instead of striving or just surviving, why not embrace God’s presence as we seek to Dwell – through embracing Refuge, Residency, Restoration and Release. Join us for a weekend filled with both serenity and strength.

  • Painting – Berkshire Paint & Sip will guide painters in creating a beautiful work of art. “No experience required… just bring your sense of humor and we do the rest.”

  • Bible Art Journaling – Bring creative elements into your Bible study time. It is a different experience than taking notes. It’s a chance to express creativity through drawing, painting, scrap-booking, and more as you spend time in God’s Word.

  • Massages – Licensed massage therapist 

  • Much, Much More! -Choose from a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, including canoeing, volleyball, walking trails, and lawn games.

  • Time to yourself to be still, journal, and pray.


Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S.,

Lucinda is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is the author of 15 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her award-winning books include new releases Life-Giving Choices (2019) and Soul Strong (2020), as well as Dwelling Places, Ordinary Graces, Refresh, and Live These Words. Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, she writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs regularly at http://www.EncouragingWords.net/


led by Renee Story


$157 (Standard Rate: includes program, meals, and overnight accommodations)
$107 (Day Rate: includes program and meals; without overnight accommodations)

$30 – Painting Class
$20 – 15 Minute Professional Massage (Saturday Only)
$15 – Bed and Bath Linen Set: includes sheets, blanket, pillow, towel, and facecloth

Due to limited housing options, we cannot offer private rooms.

(413) 447-8930

195 Cloverdale St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

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