Peace River Baptist Association
Thursday, July 07, 2022

2021 Letter WR Fall Retreat


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 bring friends and come “Put Your Apron On”!  Courtney Veasey will be sharing with us from God’s Word.  Courtney is the founder of Brunch Ministries through which she serves as an itinerant Bible teacher, frequently speaking to groups of women and teenage girls in conference/retreat events.  She is a former member of the faculty and director of women’s academic programs at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Ephesians 2:10 tells us “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time”.   Aprons aren’t just for grandma’s!  Let’s see how God wants us to wear our aprons!

This fall our breakout choices and leaders are…

              “Do You Wear An Apron?” Cheryl Sunnarborg
                      Cheryl is the Women’s Leader at Eastside Baptist 

               “Untying The Apron Strings” Cindy Bradley
                      Cindy is the WMM/ME  Director for the Florida Baptist Convention.

               “A Sacrifice of Time” Katrina Sellers
                       Katrina is the President of Florida’s Women’s Missions & Ministries/Missions Education as
                       well as the pastor’s wife at First Baptist Floral City. 
                 “Can You Jam With God” Denise Harn
                        Denise is the Women’s Leader at Calvary Baptist.

This fall our mission project is to assist Victim’s Advocate with Thanksgiving Baskets. Trina Burns will come share about this ministry.  Baskets for a family of six should include: Instant Potatoes, Dressing, Canned Green Beans, Corn, and Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Cake or Brownie Mix plus $20 for a gift certificate for either turkey or ham.  The Women’s Retreat Team will purchase the gift certificates with the $20 your group provides. You can add anything else your group wants.  If you can, prepare one basket per group. It will be nice to add a Thanksgiving prayer card to your basket from your group. There will be tables to put your baskets on in the fellowship hall when you arrive.

You can arrive Saturday, September 25th 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:

Pulled Pork or Turkey Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Chips, Texas Sheet Cake, Tea and Water.
We know we probably can’t meet all dietary restrictions, please feel free to bring your own lunch if needed.

Registration is $25 each. 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 15, 2021.

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 25th 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 or needs. 

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