In Hard Times

This is one of six events we offer called "Faithcrafting Retreats", to help "craft" a deeper walk of faith in Christ. 

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith...and be rooted and established in love...Ephesians 3:16-18


Join us for our 2nd Annual Retreat
October 29-31, 2021

When we face hard times, even Christians can be plagued by a sense of isolation and loneliness. In those times, we need others who can validate where we are and yet, give us space to endure it in our own way with Christ. If you’re longing for the courage and confidence to carry on despite numerous challenges, you’ll find what you need at this retreat.  Through gentle humor, transparent tales of her own hard times, and a deep dive into how several Bible figures persevered through trial, Lori Stanley Roeleveld reveals how we all can access Christ-centered courage and confidence even in desolate places. Find renewed hope in Christ at this retreat.

Our Speaker: Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Lori has authored three non-fiction books including “Running from a Crazy Man”, Jesus and the Beanstalk”, and “The Art of Hard Conversations”.  Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, she learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. 


Here is a summary of the October 2021 retreat sessions.

Following each session, we will offer a short optional interaction time to process the talks:


Session 1: Courage in the Face of Trials 

  • Followed by: A guided time of sharing called, “We Are Here”

Session 2: Confidence that God is Present in Hard Times

  • Followed by: A guided exercise, “Where We’ve Been"

Session 3: Courage to Speak Our Truth

  • Followed by: A guided time of story-sharing, “What We Have to Say”

Session 4: Confidence to Move Forward

  • Followed by: A guided time of group discussion, “Where We’re Going Now”

Lori earned her Christian coaching certification through AWSA for Christian women communicators in 2020. If you're interested in a private coaching session during the retreat, a limited number of 30 minute slots will be available for a special "retreat-only" fee of $25. (**coaching is not therapy. Lori is NOT a licensed therapist but is certified to do Christian coaching around life issues and spiritual growth.)

Retreat Fees

All fees include 2 nights, 5 meals, and snacks


Private Occupancy Room: $440

Double Occupancy Room: $240person

Triple+ Occupancy Room: $220/person


Linen Rental: $10 per set (includes sheets, pillow case, bath, hand, and face towels).

Register Online Here:


You will pay for the retreat when you arrive based on your room selections. To help us with retreat expenses over and above retreat fees, please consider including a donation with your mailed deposit, let us know when you call to register by phone, or visit our donation page at:

Questions? Contact our retreat coordinator Judy Jordan at the contact links below

Information For You:

Want to register by mail?

Print the brochure above and mail it to:

 Singing Hills, 71 King Drive, Plainfield, NH  03781

Want to register by phone?

Call 603-709-7072

2019 Discussion Group