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Threads for Thriving transformation

13nov(nov 13)4:30 pm15(nov 15)10:00 amThreads for Thriving transformationCCIW/CCMR Fall 2024 Clergy Retreat

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About Our Speaker

Rev. Dr. Dawn Darwin Weaks heard her calling to ministry at youth camp. She pursued God’s call as she received her B.A. from Baylor University, her M. Div. from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, and her D.Min. from St. Paul School of Theology. She was ordained in the Southern Baptist church and served as an associate minister in that denomination before becoming a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister in 1999.

She pastored churches in Lubbock, Texas; Miami, Texas; and Rowlett, Texas; and in Raytown, Missouri. She is now the co-pastor of Connection Christian Church in Odessa, Texas, with her husband, Rev. Dr. Joe Weaks. Dawn is a frequent keynoter at events nationwide, and you can find her writing published in a variety of venues. Her recent book Breakthrough: Trusting God with Big Change in Your Church from Chalice Press tells the story of her church’s transformation.

Dawn has three passions: her family, her relationship with God, and helping others hear and live out the calling God gives to them.

The Stepping Stones of Transformation Retreat was a great balance of education, community, and rest.

Rev. Clayton Summers

It was just what I needed. I had been under some stress and the retreat helped calm me and prepare me for upcoming events at church.

Pastor Linda Mower

Tentative Schedule of Events

Monday, November 11

  • 4:30-7:00pm – Arrive to Pilgrim Park
  • 5:30 PM – Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – Worship
  • 8:30 PM – Quiet Time

Tuesday, November 12

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Keynote
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Free Time
  • 5:30 PM – Dinner
  • 6:30 PM – Evening Vespers
  • 7:00 PM – Small group conversation
  • 8:00 PM – Games/Conversation

Wednesday, November 12

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – Intention Setting
  • 10:00 AM – Closing Worship


  • Cost: $150 single
  • $90 double/triple

(price reflects $75 discount made possible by CCIW/ CCMR gift)


November 13, 2024 4:30 pm - November 15, 2024 10:00 am(GMT-05:00)

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Pilgrim Park

26449 1340 North Ave, Princeton, IL 61356

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