Ariel view of the Lambeth Inn at Lake Junaluska

2024 HGUWF Women’s Retreat

"Discipleship Collage: Assembling the Stories of Our Faith"

Featuring Meredith Webb, Director of Youth at Harmony Grove UMC
 Mar 1-3, 2024
Lake Junaluska, NC
Registration Deadline, January 21, 2024

Where: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

When: Program begins at 6:15 Friday March 1 and ends at noon Sunday March 3. Check in after 3:00p.m. on Friday, have dinner on your own, and be ready at 6:15pm for fellowship, inspiration, and reflection.

For more information:


Cost: Includes two nights lodging, study materials, and four meals (three on Saturday plus Sunday breakfast)


  • Private room with meals: $430
  • Semi-private with meals: $275
  • Triple with meals: $235


Registration is now closed. 

Meet Our Speaker

Meredith Webb is a Master of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology with concentrations in Chaplaincy and Society and Personality and will be graduating in May of 2024. Meredith moved to Atlanta in the fall of 2021 to pursue her education and began working at Harmony Grove UMC as the Director of Youth Ministry.

Meredith is a Certified Candidate for Ordained Ministry in the Virginia Conference of the UMC. After graduation, Meredith will attend licensing school and become a Licensed Local Pastor as the next step in her ordination journey. Meredith aspires to be an Ordained Elder in the UMC.

Meredith grew up in Southeast Virginia with her parents and brother. She was raised and discipled at Main Street UMC in Suffolk, VA, a church and community that remains her spiritual home. Over the years Meredith has ventured to various locations on mission trips, her favorites being South Dakota, Hawaii, and Brazil! These trips, coupled with her upbringing in the church are where Meredith built the foundations of her faith and began her discipleship journey. Throughout her time in Seminary, Meredith has discerned her passion and call to ministry to lead churches in ways that challenge the status quo, nurture discipleship, and deeply love the community within and without.

When she has spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with those who bring her joy, FaceTiming her nephew, crafting with her Cricut, and participating in community theatre productions.

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March 1-3, 2024 Lambuth Inn Lake Junaluska, NC




The ladies of all ages from Harmony Grove UMC as well as relatives, friends and friends of friends. The more the merrier.


  • Fun
  • Food
  • Fellowship
  • Sing
  • Crafts
  • Sessions
  • Shopping
  • Walking
Group of ladies eating out

Past Programs

MARCH 3-5, 2023

Our speaker, Rev. Tammy Humphries, grew up at Harmony Grove UMC. Her retreat topic was “Peace in Life’s Storms: Facing Change with Faith”.

Her family, the Parrishes, joined the church when she was in the 8th Grade. She was active in the church youth group as a teen. As an adult, she was married in the “old” sanctuary, and her three babies were baptized in the “new” sanctuary. During her years at Harmony Grove, she participated in many ministries, activities and Bible studies worshipping with some of the most precious people in her life. The people of Harmony Grove are the foundation to her faith journey.

God called Tammy into pastoral ministry while she was at Harmony Grove. She was affirmed in her call at a Women’s Retreat for this very group, confirming it later in another church. The years in-between and since have given her first-hand experiences of God’s grace in the midst of life’s difficulties. She now serves as an associate pastor at Forest Hills Church in Macon, Ga where she lives with her husband, Chuck, and their fur babies.

Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts

MARCH 4-6, 2022

Our speaker was Rev. Beth LaRocca-Pitts, PhD who is the senior pastor at Oak Grove UMC and spouse of Harmony Grove’s own Pastor Mark. She holds a PhD in Old Testament studies and has taught at Duke Divinity school, UGA, and at the Candler School of Theology in the Contextual Education and Course of Study School programs. Women of Uncommon Courage.

MARCH 6-8, 2020

Kim Reindl who has a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology.  YOU ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE

Rev Lisa Dempsey

MARCH 1-3, 2019

Rev. Lisa Dempsey, Pastor, Cokes Chapel UMC PEACE~~ LOCATING GOD IN OUR DAILY LIVES