While updating our website today with our schedule I realized I have not made a blog post since before the Ladies Retreat! So much has happened since then so I will try to bring you up to date! 2023 is beginning as a great year!
We celebrated our 22nd Annual Ladies Winter in November and it was so great to be back together again! For 2 years we had gone virtual due to covid and Ronnie and me recovering from the effects of covid. 2022 was a great Retreat! 500+ ladies gathered together ready to worship…..and worship we did! Ronnie and Jeff Vaughn, Heritage Band and the Moyer family did our praise and worship this year and it was over the top! Our theme was “Out of the Ashes we Rise…” and that is exactly what we have done! After dealing with a pandemic, sickness, isolation and attacks from our adversary…..out of the ashes we rise! We returned home definitely different than when we came!
We have been in Florida for the winter and enjoying 75-85 degree weather. While here we are working in The Ministry Center anywhere that is needed. Ronnie of course is playing guitar and singing. I am involved in a Ladies Fellowship that meets every other Wednesday at 9:30am for devotion, breakfast, fellowship and as always, door prizes! We then meet every other Monday at 6pm for ladies that work during the morning devotion. The last 2 night devotions, we have opened to the men and what a time of fellowship it has been! We have our dinner meal, fellowship, devotion and again, door prizes! It has been such a wonderful time connecting with the ladies while we are here! They will continue the morning devotions while we have gone north and we will join them again this winter!
We are now planning the Spring Family Retreat in Pigeon Forge. It has been 3 years since our last one was cancelled due to covid in 2020. We are so excited to be back together again singing, worshipping, and hearing from the Lord. Jeff Vaughn and Heritage Band will return to help Ronnie during praise and worship….and I have a feeling the Moyer’s will join us as well! They were such a blessing in November and we look forward to hearing all those voices blended in worship and touched by His precious anointing!
We have group rates available at the Creekstone Inn and River’s Landing by calling 1-800-223-6707 Missy and the Evergreen Lodge by calling 1-865-453-1823. You must mention He Died for Me group to receive the special rates. Creekstone Inn address is 4034 South River Road. River’s Landing address is 4120 Hitching Post Road and is across the creek from the Creekstone Inn. Both these motels are a block from the convention center. Creekstone Inn has a hot buffet breakfast and it is also available for anyone staying at River’s Landing. Evergreen Lodge shares the parking lot with the convention center. They started a renovation project the first of this year and we are excited to see what they have gotten accomplished thus far. Their address is 4010 Parkway. Of course, there are cabins, condos and many other motels available but these 3 motels are giving a special rate for our Retreat.
Evergreen rates are: Rooms with 2 queen beds Thursday $59, Friday & Saturday $110. Creekstone Inn rates are: Rooms with 2 queen beds Thursday $70, Friday & Saturday $119. River’s Landing rates are: Rooms with 2 king beds Thursday $75, Friday & Saturday $129. There is no block of rooms being held so these are great rates and they will fill up quickly! Make your reservations today!
Our services will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday to allow for those traveling, Friday 10am & 7pm, Saturday 10am with no registration fee! Mark your calendars and make plans to join us this year!
I think this brings us up to date….I will see you in March and update shortly after with another blog! You can still join us each morning at 8:30 for Coffee and Devotions as we walk through the Word of God!