A Retreat for Women

“It’s easy for women to focus on what seems to separate us: differences in age, parenting styles, career goals, or maybe even core beliefs about whether leggings can adequately serve as pants (the struggle is real, y’all). The reality, though, is that we have far more in common than we realize, and since Scripture shows us the blessing of friendships across generations, it’s high time we step out of our same-age, same-stage silos. Life is so much better that way. It’s time we open our eyes and see the people God has put in our lives—whether they’re behind us, beside us, or in front of us. It is such a gift to love one another, walk with one another, and soak up the blessings that flow across all generations.” – Sophie Hudson

Join the women of University Avenue Church of Christ and Longhorns for Christ, as we spend a few hours together relaxing our bodies, resting our minds, and renewing our hearts as we REFRESH our spirit in a time of food, fellowship, teaching, and fun activities!


2019 REFRESH Dates:

February 2, 2019

May 4, 2019

November 2, 2019

REFRESH VOLUME 1: February 2, 2019


TIME:  February 2nd 9:30am - Noon

PLACE: Longhorns for Christ Campus Center | 1909 University Avenue

REGISTRATION: $10 and a small flower vase (paid to church office (University Avenue Church of Christ, note: Refresh registration) or by credit card at the door


We’ll start our morning together with Brunch and a time of fellowship. Our guest speaker, Tara Royer Steele (“The Pie Queen” of Round Top, Texas!), will walk us through a time of teaching and learning based on one of the best unexpected friendships we find in the gospel of Luke. Finally, we’ll round of our morning together with a Floral Arranging class, just in time for Valentine’s Day!


This event is a great opportunity to invite your mom, daughter, sister, neighbor, coworker, and friend to, and is open to all women, high-school age and older. CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Bring a friend and you’ll be entered in for our door prize!

ABOUT TARA ROYER STEELE: I live in Brenham, Texas, but at times I feel I live in Round Top, Texas. I love our heavenly father and fall in love with him more and more everyday. He amazes me with his love, mercy, kindness and grace. He pours out abundantly. I married Rick Steele in 2006, he's my best friend, my business partner in everything and he leads so well. We have two boys, Brayden and Bentley! They are joy. Joy. Joy. They are straight up boys. Dirt, baseballs, dirt, footballs, video games and full of snuggles for their momma. I grew up in our family business, Royers Round Top Cafe, and am the cafe's catering director. Together Rick and I have Royers Pie haven in Round Top, Texas. It’s a business built around a place to rest, great food, drink, and relationships. We also have, the brave gathering, our favorite. We hold yearly camps for men and women to gather, rest, to strip back the layers added by the earthly world and get back to who they were originally created to be.