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Holding on to Hope:

September 24-26, Friday - Sunday

$150 includes: 2 nights and 5 meals, t-shirt & goodie bag

Guest Speaker: Abby Hutto

Worship Leaders: Sandy Luchenbill and Anna Bacheldor


Who is this for?

We welcome all women of Valley who are college age and up. Feel free to invite friends and family. 



The Lodge at The Vision

187 Oscar Webster Road

Huntsville, AL 35803

A Christian Retreat center located in a convenient, scenic setting in south Huntsville. The Lodge is a 2-story facility featuring 9 rooms for 50 overnight guests. It includes a banquet hall, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, theater and game room. The Lodge is a 30 minute drive from Valley Presbyterian Church.


Holding on to Hope - This set of three talks focuses on the theme of our hope in Christ as seen in the Psalms. Searching for Hope (Ps. 42-43) explores why we all search for hope but often feel blocked from the fulfillment of it. The Power for Hope (Ps. 121) builds on this concept by looking at the basis for our hope: the character and nature of a God who always keeps his promises. The Life of Hope (Ps. 126) casts a vision for what a life built on hope looks like in a world of disappointment and pain. Every talk takes us back to Jesus - the one on whom all of our hopes depend.

Free Time Activities: 

*Zipline - $25 - by reservation 

*Axe Throwing - Free - by reservation 

Puzzles, Games, Football watching, Hiking, Rocking Chairs, Socializing 


Abby Ross Hutto is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Story Presbyterian Church in Westerville, Ohio. She also works for Parakaleo as a group leader and trainer. Abby loves to study and teach God's Word and delights in helping others experience and know their Heavenly Father better. She is married to Ken, and they have two teenaged children. Abby is the author of God For Us: Discovering the Heart of the Father through the Life of the Son, (P&R Publishing, 2019).

Worship Leaders:

Sandy Luchenbill - Sandy was born in St. Johns, Michigan and has lived in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and now Florida. She received Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 24. She has since raised 2 children and enjoys every moment she can spend with her 6 grandchildren. Sandy’s gifts and talents are many! She has been an accompanist and director for multiple choirs, ensembles and worship bands. She was a piano teacher for over 30 years and enjoys being the current Worship Leader at Cypress Ridge. She says, “Music has always been an important part of my life, but watching and hearing God’s people rejoice in Him through music is my greatest joy.”

Anna Bacheldors - Anna was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. She is blessed to have grown up in the church and always knew about Jesus Christ, but didn't come to fully know and trust Him as her Savior until she was a teenager. Anna attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA majoring in Community Development and serving as an RUF student leader. After her graduation, she returned home and worked in various capacities such as a librarian assistant, dance teacher, and secretary at the local pregnancy center. 

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