Women's Retreat

**Please note important changes to our location and schedule below. Due to forecasted severe weather, we are no longer going to Five Star Retreat. Our retreat has been moved to Hillsboro's Youth Center. Please read below for updated information.**

Join us at Hillsboro's Youth Center as we spend time resting our minds and bodies, growing relationships with our sisters in Christ, and renewing our hearts and minds before returning to daily life.


Rita Cochrane

We are thrilled to have Rita Cochrane with us this year as our keynote speaker.

Rita Cochrane is a native of Nashville and attended Lipscomb first grade through university. She married her high school sweetheart, Michael. They have three adult children and six grandsons. Rita taught at Lipscomb Academy Middle School for 23 years. She retired from teaching to work for three years at Healing Hands International.

She currently serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry at the Church of Christ in Green Hills where her husband serves as elder. Mike and Rita are currently guardians to two teen siblings from Bangladesh. Rita spends her free time being Nana to her grandsons, teaching ladies’ classes, teaching a class at DC4 (the drug court division of Davidson County Women’s prison), power-walking, and traveling the world.


In light of the last-minute venue change, we are offering a reduced price. Please see below for new prices and refund amounts. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Original Price   

New Price     

Refund Amount   

Friday & Saturday   




Saturday Only




Please see our registration page for more information.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 20.



This year the fabulous Carrie DuBorg will be joining us again for a painting workshop. Carrie will walk us step-by-step through painting our own individual treasure. Everyone will be able to take home their finished painting as a memento from the weekend. You may also choose to donate your painting to TPOM, who will be using them to decorate their transitional houses. All materials are provided. No experience required. Click here to learn more about Carrie and "Painting With Purpose" Workshops.


Friday Dinner: Soup & Salad.

Saturday Breakfast: Sausage & Egg Casserole with fruit and breakfast breads.

Saturday Lunch: Build-Your-Own Sandwiches & Salads with chicken salad, pimento cheese & more.

Snacks: Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share. (optional)

Drinks: Water, iced tea & coffee. If you prefer a favorite soft drink, please plan to bring it with you. Space will be available for you to store it.

If you have special dietary needs, refrigerators will be available for any additional food you would like to bring. Gluten-free options will be available at every meal.


This year we are partnering with our Needlework Outreach Ministry to knit hats! Hillsboro's Needlework Ministry has sent hats throughout the world, and we are excited that we get a chance to learn to loom knit and help this ministry. No prior expereince needed. Instructions and assistance will be provided


Ever heard of speed dating? We'll be speed friending! Don't miss this fun game where everyone will get a few minutes for a quick one-on-one, get-to-know-you conversation with other retreat attendees. Fun and silly questions will be provided for you to break the ice and get started. But talk quickly, because when time is up, you're on to the next friend! 


Hear how some of our Hillsboro sisters live out and wrestle with resting, relating, and renewing in their own lives. A time for questions and discussion will be available at the end of the session. 


What is included? Dinner Friday, breakfast & lunch on Saturday. Two keynote sessions. Service and craft breakout session materials. Other assorted retreat materials.  

How long does it last? PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES! Registration & Fellowship begin at 5:30 pm on Friday evening. Friday evening events will end after Speed Friending. Events resume Saturday at 8:30 am with Registration & Breakfast and will end after our Praise & Worship Wrap Up. This is no longer an overnight event. See below for exact times.

How do I get there? PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES! Join us at the Youth Center at Hillsboro Church of Christ located on the ground level. Address is 5800 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215.

What should I bring? PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES! An open mind and an open heart. Your Bible. A sweet or salty snack to share (optional). This is no longer an overnight event.

SCHEDULE (subject to change) 


5:30 pm Registration & Fellowship **REVISED TIME**

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Praise & Worship 

8:15 pm Speed Friending


8:30 am Registration & Breakfast **REVISED TIME**

9:30 am Keynote Session 1

10:15 am Service & Craft Breakout Session 1

11:15 am Women of Hillsboro Panel

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Keynote Session 2

2:15 pm Service & Craft Breakout Session 2

3:30 pm Praise & Worship Wrap Up