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Retreat information for LWQ, CQ and LWA – scroll down the page as Retreats are in date order. 

2024 LWQ Convention/Retreat

LWQ RETREAT: 2nd weekend in March 8th, 9th & 10th 2024

Venue: Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre
Hosts: Brisbane South & Gold Coast Zone


“Beach, Bible, Belonging” Retreat

“A Sweet friendship refreshes the soul” Proverbs 27:9

 Will you be joining us at the beautiful Maroochy waterfront 8-10 March, 2024

 Every woman should go on a retreat at least once in their lives.  Women have a lot of reasons and excuses not to go.  You may say something like: “It’s too far away”, “Who will take care of my husband – the kids?”, “I’m scared, what if I don’t know anyone?” or “What good will it do me anyway?”  But after you see your friends coming home from a retreat and they start sharing their wonderful experiences, you may regret your decision not to join them.

LWQ Retreat gives opportunity to dedicate time and space for yourself to slow down, rest, adventure together and to build relationships, to laugh, have fun, enjoy solitude and to connect with God and His word. It’s hard to pray and hear God’s word when our days are so structured, and we need to keep up with worldly tasks and work and family responsibilities. Retreat is a unique getaway to renew friendships, form bonds with one another and to meet new people.  We come together in Faith, Friendship and Service in the love of God.

Take time to:-

  1. Just be – make yourself available to God Psalm 46:1 ‘Be still and know that I am God.’
  2. Give thanks to God and celebrate what he’s presently doing in your life.
  3. Praise God for who he is.
  4. Surrender your attitude, desires and heart to God.
  5. Pray for yourself and others for the Holy Spirit to bring the word of God to your heart.
  6. Spend time in the Bible and reflect on the word. – Please bring your Bible.
  7. Claim God’s promises to accomplish his will.
  8. Encourage and build your faith.
  9. Rest – it is okay to not be doing something every minute of your retreat.
  10. Enjoy fun, faith, friends and food. We look forward to seeing you there!




3:00pm            Arrival on site and check in.  Free time

5:45pm            Welcome

6:00pm            Dinner

7:00pm            Friday Evening Program – Beach

9:30pm            Close of evening / return to rooms/free time/goodnight!


7:00am            Morning devotions outdoors

7:30am            Breakfast

8:30am            Saturday Morning Program – Bible

10:00am          Morning Tea

10:30am          Bible continued

12noon            Lunch

12:30pm          Saturday Afternoon Program – Belonging

1:30pm            Surprise Activities

4:00pm            Afternoon Tea & Free Time

6:00pm            Dinner

7:00pm            Laugh, the Bible laughs with you

9:30pm            Close of evening / return to rooms/free time/goodnight!


7:30am            Morning devotions

8:00am            Breakfast

Pack up and free time

9:30am            Morning Tea

10:00am          Worship Celebration with Holy Communion

11:45am          Lunch & Farewell – See you again in 2025 Retreat/Convention

Register by 1/2/2024

Download the registration form 2024 LWQ Retreat Registration


Download the program 2024 LWQ Retreat Program


Hosted by Gladstone Lutheran Ladies Guild  22-23-24 March 2024
Fri. – 58 Hennie Dr., Benaraby
Sat. – CWA HALL, 1 Steel St., Tannum Sands.
Sun. – SDA Church Cnr. Chapman & Tudman St., Gladstone.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Download the registration form 2024 LWQ CENTRAL ZONE retreat and rally

The Annual CQZ Rally/Retreat is a time to reflect on how God walks with us each day. A time of fellowship and encouragement as you meet with fellow Lutheran Women.

LWA Convention will be held on 1st – 3rd October 2024

Venue: ‘Unity College’, Murray Bridge, SA.

Accommodation: A deposit has been paid to secure 80 rooms (for 1,2,3 Oct) at the Bridgeport Hotel. A fee of $15.00 to split king beds to singles beds. Twin share rooms will be $170.00 per night. Breakfast will be an extra cost.

Other accommodation: caravan parks and other hotels/motels also available.

 Travel between venue & accommodation: LWA ladies are hoping to organise transport from hotel to venue (& may be able to pick-up en-route if other accom is used)

 Convention Timetable:

1st October – Tuesday 3-5pm – Registration begins

2nd October – 9.00am start for Convention – Dinner in the evening

3rd October – 9.00am start for Convention

3rd October – 3.30-4.00pm – closing service

Download the Expression of Interest Form as the LWQ Exec is investigating some options for group travel to LWA Convention. To proceed with this, we need commitment from at least 20 ladies interested in attending this Convention. Further details in the 2024 LWA Convention (EOI for Group Travel)

LCANZ General Convention follows on 4th – 7th October.

Venue: Concordia College, Highgate. South Australia.

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