Flourish 2020

  • $ 358.70


Come Flourish with us in 2020!

Are you ready to discover how to be happier, starting right here, right now? Never have women been more unfulfilled, exhausted, and anxious. The sense of endless hustle and desire for deeper meaning does not discriminate with age– we are all feeling it. There is much to be happy for, but many of us are asking, “Is this all there is?”

In John 10:10, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” There are choices and changes we can make that will lift the heaviness and bring us deep joy. Join us as we explore what will allow us to truly flourish– to experience the abundant life that we were created for!

Details for Flourish 2020:

Who: You, your mom, your daughter, your sister, your aunt, your friend. Any woman interested in experiencing transformation!

What: Inaugural Flourish 2020 Conference where women of all faith backgrounds are welcome. No need to have participated in a WWP Bible study.

Where: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, Cambridge, Maryland

When: Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Conference Fee: $350 per person + $8.70 processing fee

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Event Hotel Guest Room Rate:  $127+ hotel tax and $5 resort fee (which covers parking, fitness, pool access, and internet service) per room/per night. Click here for hotel registration.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Registration

What is the Conference Fee for Flourish 2020?

The weekend conference fee is $350 + $8.70 processing fee. The program begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday at 12 Noon. A partial attendance rate is not offered. 

Are there group discounts if I register multiple people at once, i.e., my daughter, friend, sister?

As our goal is to provide the most rewarding weekend at the lowest price for all attendees, group discounts are not available.

Can I register a group?

Yes, you can register multiple people at one time for the conference. You will need the names and corresponding email addresses of each person in your group to complete a group registration. Once you receive the ticket confirmation email, please follow the instructions to assign tickets to each attendee. Please be as accurate as possible with correct spellings of the name and email address information that is required.

Is my registration transferable?

Yes, you may transfer your registration to another attendee using the instructions found on the ticket confirmation email. You will need the name and email address of the person to whom you are transferring the ticket. Reimbursement of your fee must be reconciled between you and your replacement. Hotel accommodations and changes must be arranged directly with the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. 

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. To transfer your ticket to another person, see the FAQ above. Tickets must be transferred by February 14, 2020. Hotel accommodations and changes must be arranged directly with the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. 

Will there be a wait list?

Yes! If you come to our registration site and it’s noted as “Sold Out” please enter your contact information via the “Wait List” link and we will reach out to you if a spot opens up. 

What is the deadline for registration?

Registration will close when capacity is reached. A notice will be posted with wait list registration instructions when the event is sold out.

Do I need a printed ticket to the event?

Once you've registered for the conference, you will receive two emails: the first is your payment confirmation, and the second is your ticket. Please either print the ticket and bring it with you OR display the digital ticket from your cell phone at event check-in.

If you don’t receive an email with your ticket, check your junk/spam folder first; if you are still having trouble, contact us at events@walkingwithpurpose.com and we will assist you in resolving the issue. 

Do I need to be a part of Walking with Purpose Bible studies currently or in the past to attend?

No prior experience with Walking with Purpose is necessary to join us for this special event. Women of all faith backgrounds are welcome.

Event Details

What is the schedule?

The full weekend schedule will be shared well in advance of the event, but here is a snapshot of what you can expect:

Friday, March 13

4pm - 7pm Flourish event check-in & hotel check-in for registered guests

7pm Commencement of Flourish 2020

Saturday, March 14

9am - 4pm

7pm - 9pm

Sunday, March 15

8am - 12 noon 

12 noon - event adjourns

This weekend schedule includes; main sessions, break-out sessions, Mass, Reconciliation, and Eucharistic Adoration.

Will any sacraments be offered during the event?

Yes. We will have Mass on Saturday and Sunday, and Reconciliation on Friday and Saturday.

Which airport should I fly into and what is the nearest Amtrak station?

BWI is the closest airport/Amtrak station to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and just over 1 hour drive to the hotel. Shuttle service is available from BWI to the hotel with advanced reservations; please click here for pricing and reservation information: BayRunner Shuttle

What onsite parking is available at the Hyatt?

Self-parking is included in the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay overnight rate/resort fee. Valet parking fees will be charged at the posted rate during the conference. Self-parking is complimentary for those staying at other hotels.  Current rates are subject to change and all parking is on a space availability basis.

What is the speaker line up?

Our guest speakers will knock your socks off! Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, Fr. Dave Pivonka, Fr. John Hopkins and more! Sarah Kroger is offering praise and worship. Click the “Speakers” tab above for more information. 

What are the accommodation options?

We have negotiated a special room rate of $127+ hotel tax and $5 resort fee (which covers parking, fitness, pool access, and internet service) per room/per night at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay for Friday and Saturday*.  Each Standard Room has a king bed and a twin pull-out couch. Rooms at this special rate are limited and we expect the room block will fill up so don’t wait to book your room if you would like to stay onsite at the event. Click here for hotel registration.

* Subject to availability, group rate of $127 ++ is approved for early arrival on Thursday and a Sunday night overnight.

If you would like to make other hotel arrangements, here are some options for you:

  • Days Inn (.8 miles away) 
  • Holiday Inn Express (.7 miles away) 
  • Comfort Inn (.9 miles away)

    Are meals Included?

    Meals are not included. The hotel offers options for meals and beverages and there are several restaurants and cafes within a mile of the hotel for your convenience.

    Are scholarships available for FLOURISH?

    We have committed to keeping expenses as low as possible by negotiating a significantly reduced overnight room rate at the conference site as well as local accommodation options. WWP as an organization will be funding part of the event as our expenses will be beyond what registration fees will cover. We therefore will not be able to fund scholarships for the event. Some WWP leadership teams have funded past conference attendance through parish organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, which have funded conference fees. Some pastors have offered to fund conference fees from their discretionary adult faith formation education fund. We encourage you to investigate options such as these when you are determining whether you will be able to attend.

    I need special assistance. Will you lend support and accommodate me? 

    Of course! Let us know ahead of time by contacting our event planner directly to plan ahead. Please email Kathy at Kathleen.Swanson@walkingwithpurpose.com.

    Will childcare be provided?

    No, childcare will not be available for this event.

    Will you have merchandise to purchase onsite at the event?

    Yes! Back by popular demand, we will offer apparel, candles, books, study guide materials, jewelry and so much more! Purchases may be made throughout the weekend.  

    Is there a dress code or specific attire required?

    Dress for comfort! Dressier attire may be more desirable for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration but you are certainly welcome to wear jeans and sneakers all weekend.

    I have a question that is not answered in these FAQs

    No problem! Email us at events@walkingwithpurpose.com and we are happy to assist you.   

    I cannot attend, but would like to support Walking with Purpose.

    Thank you for your generosity in supporting our ministry. Click here to visit our online giving page.

    Hotel/Travel

    Airport / Train Information

    BWI is the closest airport/Amtrak station to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and just over a one-hour drive to the hotel. Shuttle service is available from BWI to the hotel with advanced reservations; please click here for pricing and reservation information: BayRunner Shuttle 

    Accommodations

    We have negotiated a special room rate of $127+ hotel tax and $5 resort fee (which covers parking, fitness, pool access, and internet service) per room/per night at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay for Friday and Saturday*. Each standard room at this rate features a king bed and a twin pull-out couch. Rooms at this special rate are limited and we expect the room block to fill up, so don’t wait to book your room if you would like to stay onsite at the event. Click here for hotel registration.

    *Subject to availability; group rate of $127++ is approved for early arrival on Thursday and a Sunday night overnight as well.

    If you would like to make other hotel arrangements, here are some options for you:

    • Days Inn (.8 miles away) 
    • Holiday Inn Express (.7 miles away) 
    • Comfort Inn (.9 miles away)

      Speakers

      Lisa Brenninkmeyer

      Lisa Brenninkmeyer is the founder and chief purpose officer of Walking with Purpose. Raised as an evangelical Protestant, Lisa entered the Catholic Church in 1991. She created her first Bible study program in 2002 out of a desire to see Catholic women come to know Christ personally.  She has authored 16 Walking with Purpose Bible study courses which have received the Imprimatur through Archbishop Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Today, over 42,000 women, young women and middle school girls participate in WWP Bible studies in 40 states. Her first book, Walking with Purpose: Seven Priorities that Make Life Work, published by Beacon Publishing for the Dynamic Catholic Institute, has sold over 60,000 copies to date.

      Lisa holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College.  She and her husband Leo have seven children and reside in St. Augustine, Florida.

      Sr. Miriam James Heidland

      Sr. Miriam James Heidland joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998 and has served at a variety of missions and apostolates. She speaks extensively on the topics of healing, conversion, authentic love, beauty (and sports!), as seen here.  Sr. Miriam holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and is the author of the book Loved As I Am.

      Fr. Dave Pivonka

      Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker whose books include Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing GiftHiking the Camino: 500 Miles with JesusEncounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship, and his most recent release, Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit. Fr. Dave is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular and President of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio.

      Sarah Kroger: Praise and Worship

      Sarah Kroger has spent the last eight years leading worship and sharing her music at a range of national and international events. Her tender heart of prayer combined with the rare talent of her voice has made for a unique and intimate experience of prayer everywhere she goes. Sarah’s passion is to create a space in which people can encounter the heart of God in a profound way. When Sarah isn’t on the road, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Dom.

      Fr. John Hopkins

      Fr. John Hopkins LC was ordained a priest in 1991 by Saint John Paul II. He was a significant influence in the founding of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and Center for Family Development. After completing a sabbatical of study in Rome and receiving his licentiate degree in Moral Theology in 2004, he returned to the DC area and was appointed President of Our Lady of Bethesda.

      Laura Phelps

      Laura Phelps is a national women’s speaker, writer, and ministry coordinator. Author of her first book Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles And How To Win Them (2018, OSV), a blogger and social media contributor at Walking With Purpose, her written work has also appeared in various online outlets, including Catholic Mom, Holy Family, and Take-Out Magazine. Laura’s passion is fierce, her devotion to our Blessed Mother strong, and her message simple: you can not outrun your cross, so you might as well start carrying it. Laura lives with her husband Nick, four children, and a menagerie of pets, in Newtown, CT. For more information on Laura, go to lauramaryphelps.com

       

       

        Giveaway!

        Enter for a chance to win a 60-minute massage at Sago Spa & Salon at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay! To enter, follow us on Instagram and find the Flourish image that we posted on October 1. Comment on that image and be sure to include the hashtag #flourish2020.

        One winner will be selected at random on or around November 1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Employees of Walking with Purpose are not eligible to enter the giveaway.


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