2022 UB Women’s Conference

Date: September 16-18, 2022
Location: Shipshewana, Ind.

The United Brethren Women’s Conference is just around the corner! Bring a group of women to Shipshewana for a great time of worship, learning and fellowship. Lissa Litka will once again be our keynote speaker, expanding on the 2020 conference theme “Together.”

Attend In-Person or Online

Since the 2020 conference was such an online hit, we will be providing this conference in person and online. We hope to see the majority of you face to face, but if you aren’t able to travel, we are glad that we can offer a similar experience online.


Cost: $35 per person (in-person by September 1 and online by September 10). After September 1, contact Cathy Reich to see if there is availability in person. After September 10, contact her to see if there is availability online. Email: cathy@ub.org)

Go here to register.

Blue Gate Garden Inn
800 S. Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, IN 46565
(800) 545-4725


3:00 pm Check-in at Blue Gate Garden Inn begins
4:00 pm Check-in at UB Women’s Conference begins
Dinner on your own
7:00 pm Session #1 with Keynote Lissa Litka (Blue Gate Performing Arts building)
9:00 pm Dismissal to Optional Activities (Blue Gate Garden Inn meeting rooms)
6:00 am Breakfast Buffet opens off the Lobby (includes made-just-for-you omelettes!)
8:45 am Workshops Begin (Magnolia, Empress and Wisteria rooms)
Read about the workshops and presenters
11:50 am Session #2 with Keynote Lissa Litka
1-7 pm Free Time – lunch and/or dinner on your own
Read about all the things to do–shows, excursions, shopping, eating, and more.
1:30 pm Book Club Discussion*
1:30 pm Pampered Chef Demonstration**
7:00 pm Session #3
6:00 am Breakfast Buffet opens off the Lobby
9:00 am Session #4
11:00 am Dismissal and Check Out of Hotel


The Blue Gate Garden Inn will be the host for our lodging and breakouts. We will use space in the Performance Center next door for our main gatherings. There will be a bit of walking required, so be sure to bring comfortable shoes!

Follow the steps below to make a room reservation at our discounted rate. Be sure to register by September 1 before our room block is released.

1. Go to the Bluegate Garden Inn website.

2. In the gray “Book A Room” box, select the check-in and check-out dates preferred, as well as the number of guests in the room. Click “Book Now.”

3. Check the box labeled “Group Code,” and insert our group’s code in the box: UB091622. Then, click “Search Availability.”

4. Rooms and rates available in our group’s block will appear. Book as desired.

Things to Do On Site

After-Hours Activities
After-hours activities will be held at the Inn, in the Magnolia Room. You can expect the following to be happening:

Puzzles and games (bring your favorite)
Crafts and learning “how to” – we want you to bring something you can “teach” to others such as needlework, crochet, any craft of any kind!
Just “hanging out and talking”
Serious conversations and light conversations
Being “together”
“Meet the Author” – those who have authored books will be available to chat, sign books, etc.

Pool and Hot Tub
Open 8 am to 10:30 pm daily. Learn more.

Ice Creamery & Pizzeria
Open 5-9 pm, Friday & Saturday. Learn more.

Outdoor Patio & Firepit / Arcade / Basketball Court
Time to be determined

Saturday Afternoon Options
Read about the rich variety of options are available on Saturday afternoon, when you’ll have free time from 1-7 pm. They include:

  • “Salute to the Stars – The Way We Were”
  • “Dear Soldier Boy” musical
  • Carriage rides around town
  • Shopping! Food!
  • Pampered Chef demonstration
  • Book Club discussion

Blue Gate Theater
A 1:00 Saturday show “Salute to the Stars – The Way We Were.”
Tickets required for both.
Location: 105 E Middlebury St.

A 4:00 Saturday musical “Dear Soldier Boy” (length: 2.5 hours) $38.95 (or with meal included at 2 pm at $62.95)

From Ben’s Pretzels to E&S Sales to Davis Mercantile. Brochures will be available to assist you!

This non-profit information center, located just down the road from the Inn, teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites.

Need More Ideas?

Learn “15 Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana, in 2022.” Check this out.

Get your group together and plan your free time now! Make the most of your Friday and Saturday afternoons. Most Shipshewana businesses will be closed on Sunday.

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