A New Year’s Staycation: Constant Change, Constant God

January 4, 2014 @ 8:00 am – January 6, 2014 @ 12:30 am
Coronado Island Marriott
2000 2nd Street
Coronado, CA 92118
Amy Cothran Gray

Life is filled with change. Whether big or small, transitions in our lives as women can sometimes throw us for a loop! Whatever your age or stage of life, let’s come together this January 3-5 and gear up to take on the New Year with God’s power, hope, and help!


We’re staycationing in our own beautiful backyard – the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. This will be our destination for fun, relaxation, laughter, worship, great teaching, and time with God and others. You can check out the resort at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanci-coronado-island-marriott-resort-and-spa/.


Dr. Gail Bones, a former English teacher and professor of education, has been engaging audiences as a speaker, Bible teacher, songwriter and worship leader for more than thirty years. Gail and her husband Jeff live in San Diego, where happiness means always having one or more of the following in her hands: a dog leash, a sailboat tiller, bicycle handlebars, a kayak paddle, an acoustic guitar, a big fat book, or a hazelnut coffee. (We should add . . . her baby granddaughter Summer, who will be visiting with us that week, too!) Summer’s mom EMILY WEEKS, will be co-leading our worship, along with Gail. (Find out more about Gail here: www.gailbones.com.)


To fit your budget, there are three different types of accommodations from which to choose. Each room includes two full beds and one twin sofa bed. Grab some of your friends and sign up for a great weekend get-away!

  1. #1 – “Better than Tent Camping” (Four to a room) . . . . $140
  2. #2 – “She Gets the Couch” (Three to a room) . . . $160
  3. #3 – “Ahhhhh” (Two to a room) . . . $200

(This pricing includes lodging only. Besides having a coffee pot and small refrigerator for whatever food you want to bring, there are many restaurants within walking distance at Coronado Landing.)

Sessions Only (no accommodations) . . . $65
(Sessions begin at 7pm Fri, 9:30am & 7pm Sat, 9:30am Sun.) The retreat will conclude Sunday at 11:30am.

Carpooling is recommended as only one car should be registered per guest room. Hotel parking for one car per room is included. Additional cars may be parked for $10 overnight.


You’ll want to bring the following: Swim suit, Bible, pen, games, food/snacks (especially breakfast).


Registration will begin November 1 and run through December 10. Register online and pay with a credit/bank card: http://tinyurl.com/staycationretreat

If you have any questions, email amy@amygrayphotography.com. We are so excited about this retreat and look forward to seeing you!!