Ladies Bible Study Retreat

Save the Date for 2021: September 17-19

2020 Ladies Bible Study Retreat: God Uses Cracked Cups

Speaker: Sharlene MacLaren

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene attended Spring Arbor University.  Upon graduating with an education degree in 1971, she taught second grade for two years then accepted an invitation to travel internationally for a year with a singing ensemble.  In 1975, she came home and married her childhood sweetheart.  Together they raised two lovely, wonderful daughters, both of whom are now happily married and enjoying their own families.  Retired in 2003 from 31-years of teaching, “Shar” loves to read, sing, travel, and spend time with her family, in particular, her wonderful, adorable grandchildren!

A Christian for 50+ years, and a lover of the English language, Shar has always enjoyed dabbling in writing—poetry, fiction, various essays, and freelancing for periodicals and newspapers.  Her favored genre, however, has always been romance.  She remembers well the short stories she wrote in high school and watching them circulate from girl to girl during government and civics classes.  “Psst,” someone would whisper from two rows over, and always with the teacher’s back to the class, “Pass me the next page.” 

In recent years, Shar felt God’s call upon her heart to take her writing pleasures a step further and in 2006 signed a contract for her first faith-based novel; thereby, launching her writing career with Through Every Storm. With more than a dozen books now gracing store shelves nationwide, she daily gives God all the praise and glory for her accomplishments. 

Shar has done numerous countrywide book-signings, television and radio appearances, and countless interviews. She loves to speak for women’s organizations, libraries, church groups, women’s retreats, and banquets.  She is involved in Apples of Gold, a mentoring program for young wives and/or mothers, and is active in her church as well as two weekly Bible studies.  She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their beautiful white collie, Peyton, and their adorable Ragdoll cat named Blue.

Retreat details

Bible Study with Sharlene MacLaren with 3 meals, 4 Bible study sessions and card making craft.

Price: $75 plus lodging
Lodging in Cheney Hall: $55 per night
RV site: $15 per night (50% off the regular price!)
Cabin and dorm prices can be found here


To register for the Ladies Bible Study Retreat, please use the registration form and send payment by August 24, 2020 to:

Pam Shattuck
406 W Oliver Street
Owosso, MI, 48867

Questions? Please contact Pam at 989-277-3238 or

“Attending the retreat at Winding Creek was a boost to my faith as I listened to our speaker take us through God’s word from Adam to Jesus. Besides the excellent Bible study, there was the making of new friends and the reminder that there are many Christians who have needs and joys beyond my own. The delicious meals and activities increased the retreat experience.”

Contact Us


(269) 945-5193


2349 Campground Road Hastings, MI 49058