Peace River Baptist Association
Tuesday, October 03, 2023

2023 Women's Retreat Letter



30275 Beech Rd., Punta Gorda, FL  33982




Dear Sisters!

The Women’s Retreat Team is excited to offer a time this fall to get away for a day and refresh and refuel!
We invite you to “gather together your friends” and come join us on Saturday, September 16th!
Gaye Hasha of Clearwater will be sharing with us from God’s Word.  You may remember Gaye was with us 
at our last two-night retreat in Bradenton as our guest speaker.  We have talked several times and she is excited to be back with our ladies!

Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

We are excited to be exploring together ‘friendship’!  Our theme is “Where Friends Gather”! Friendships can be awesome and they can be challenging.  What are some characteristics of a good friend?  So bring a friend, new or old, and let’s “gather together” and allow God’s blessing to flow over us!

This year Nancy Lee will be sharing from Proverbs 31 “She Opens Her Mouth”.  We’ll spend some time soaking up some of the words King Lemuel’s mother taught him.  Then we will enjoy a time around a “Friendship Round Table”.  Our team members are all looking forward to being a part of this activity.

Our mission project this fall will be something that we really haven’t done before.  We will be taking a Love Offering that will be divided among “The Oaks of Arcadia” and “Life Care Center” of Punta Gorda.  We want to take an opportunity to bless the medical personnel from these two care centers.  Representatives from both care centers will be coming to share and to give us some insight into their ministry.  So come prepared…maybe even get your church or Sunday School in on giving as well!

You will want to arrive Saturday, September 16 anytime between 8 am and 8:50 am and we will have a continental breakfast waiting for you.  We will begin at 9 am with praise and worship. Lunch will be provided.  Last year everyone enjoyed the Baked Potato and Salad Bar so we are bringing it back!  We know we probably can’t meet all dietary restrictions, please feel free to bring your own lunch if needed.  Drinks will be provided as well as snacks throughout the day.

Registration is $30 per person, make checks out to “Peace River Baptist Association” and mail them to Diane Joens, 1981 NE Voss Circle, Arcadia, FL  34266.  We would like to receive registrations by September 1, 2023.

Please know that if this is a financial burden for someone that really wants to attend, and their church cannot assist, please let us know so we can get assistance.  No lady should ever not attend because of finances. 

We look forward to seeing you September 16th at First Baptist Church of Ft Ogden, our host church.  They are located at:  6831 SW Senate Str., Arcadia, FL; on the east side of Highway 17 in Ft Ogden.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Looking Forward,

Your Women’s Retreat Team
Kara Davis, Denise Harn, Diane Joens, Becky Hall, Cheryl Sunnarborg, Janelle Chastain, Lisa Letson, Barbara Garcia, and Nancy Lee