Peace River Baptist Association
Thursday, October 29, 2020

2020 Women's Retreat Letter

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 2020 Women's Retreat 
We are moving to a new place!
Christian Retreat Center
1200 Glory Way Blvd., Bradenton, FL
September 24-26, 2020

June 5, 2020


Dear Sisters in Christ:

The Women’s Retreat Team sends you greetings!  Who would have thought in January that we would have experienced a pandemic.  That word was foreign to many of us back then, or at least a word that was used in history but not current times.  We do pray that each of you are doing well.

The retreat team is excited to be bringing you “Flamingling with Jesus” at the fall retreat!  Our theme scripture is Psalm 73:28 NKJV “But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works.” 

We look forward to having Gaye Hasha as our guest Bible study leader.  She is married to Mike Hasha who is currently an associate pastor at Calvary Church in Clearwater.  She is a retired teacher and now works for the Guardian ad Litem Program as a Child Advocate Manager.

We have revisited the Christian Retreat Center in Bradenton; they are moving along very well with their renovations.  They will be ready for us when we arrive in September and if we are still doing social distancing they can set up to make it happen.  The rooms are large and have two queen beds, tv’s, coffee pot, small fridge, and all your linens are provided.  You do not need to bring bedding, towels, etc.  Feel free to bring snacks.

We had asked for registration deposits to be in by the end of April but with the pandemic we tried to let everyone know that we would dispense with that and just go with our final deadline which is August 28, 2020.  But if you can send in a deposit for each lady attending from your church Diane Joens would greatly appreciate it.  Please know that with the new facility our deadline will be August 28th.

At the retreat each ladies group will have a “Church Flocking” …a time your ladies can flock together.  On Friday afternoon you can enjoy “Painting with Janelle” and then that evening there will be a “Flamingling Pool Party”.  Please bring beach towels for the pool party.  They asked us not to use the room towels.  

Our missions project this year will assist “Teen Challenge” of Ft Myers.  Rachel McKinnon and some ladies will be sharing with us how this ministry has made a difference in the lives of women.  We will soon have a list of needed items that you can shower them with.

There will be breakout conferences and David Langley will be with us again this year leading us in praise and worship!  What a joy it is to have him and Debbie minister to us.

Please note that on the front page of the website you can find our first letter, the retreat flyer, payment forms and a rooming list.  If you have any questions please call Nancy at 941-637-0874; registration questions go to Diane Joens at 863-990-0586; speaker questions go to Denise Harn at 863-990-7494.

Looking forward!

Nancy Lee and the Women’s Retreat Team:  Kara Davis, Denise Harn, Diane Joens, Cheryl Sunnarborg, Janelle Chastain, Keri Dutton, Diane Benson, Becky Hall, Barbara Garcia 

"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised."  Proverbs 31:30
A Woman's Retreat
September 27 - 29, 2018
Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center
2665 Placid View Dr., Lake Placid, FL33862
Begins Thursday afternoon @ 4 PM
Ends Saturday following lunch
Guest Bible Study Leader ~ Teresa Bass
Bell Shoals Baptist Church ~ Palm River Campus
Teresa was a former missionary and
Ministry Assistant for the Southeast Region of Virginia
Praise & Worship Leader ~ David Langley
Your weekend will include:
Bible Study
Mission Opportunity
Breakout Conferences on Relatable Topics
Praise and Worship
Other events...Photo Booth; Shopping; Craft; Fellowship
and of course Rest and Relaxation!
  Housing Options & Cost:
Grace Place - Bunks, linens not included
$110 per person for 2 nights, 6 meals, conference materials
Cabins - 2 Bunks, 1 Double, linens not included
$120 per person for 2 nights, 6 meals, conference materials
Minimum of 4, Maximum of 5 in the cabins
Motel Rooms - 2 styles
$150 per person for 2 nights, 6 meals, conference materials
Lake Childs Motel:
2 queen beds - linens included - min of 2 in room
Southwind Villas Motel:
1 queen bed, 2 twin beds - linens included - min of 3 in room
One Night Option
We can take one night "Grace Place" only reservations for any lady
who encounters a problem with being able to stay two nights.
Cost: $55, include one night lodging and 3 meals
Accommodations Reserved cannot be cancelled but can have
persons exchanged within the reservations.