Welcome to the Florida Women’s Ministries Retreat Webpage!
We are back at the Rosen Centre Hotel in beautiful Orlando, Florida on April 17-19, 2015.
We are blessed to have Susan Lawrence (https://www.facebook.com/PurePurpose) as our guest speaker and recording artist Kerrie Roberts as our worship leader and Saturday night concert. We will dig deep into what it means to show God’s light and many faceted colors, and truly live as His Masterpiece!
Details of the retreat will continue to be added to this webpage as we get closer to the event. For now, contact your local Salvation Army for details on how to register for the 2015 Women’s Ministries Retreat!
2/20/15 Update – OUR WOMEN’S RETREAT GUESTS
We are honored to have Major Sheila Lanier, Susan Lawrence and Kerrie Roberts as our guests for Women’s Retreat this year! Enjoy reading about Susan and Kerrie and connecting with them on social media. Next time, we will add Major Sheila Lanier’s bio and tell you more about the new activities we have for this year’s retreat!
Here is a great review of Kerrie Roberts by one of our own, Captain Karla Perez:
Kerrie Roberts has stellar vocals and is a beautiful pianist. Her songs are filled with passion which is heard in every song that she has recorded. She sings about things that all of us face on a daily basis. Her songs reveal that she has the heart of an empathetic woman who understands what we all struggle with and are called to face and endure. I have often felt as if Kerrie has been reading my journal and eavesdropping into my prayer time through some of her songs. I feel the Lord encouraging me through her songs telling me not to give up, to keep standing firm and to trust Him because He has great plans for me and is going to use me. One of her first songs was, “No Matter What” and it is a declaration that no matter what happens in my life, I’m going to trust Him and love Him because I know that He wants the best for me and regardless of what happens to me, He is in control of it all. I have also been encouraged by “In Your Sight.” It is wonderful to be reminded that I am always in God’s sight. Regardless of how I feel or how many times I may fail, He knows all things and has me in His hands; all I have to do is rest in Him and trust Him. Some of the other songs that I like are “Keep on Breathing,” “Masterpiece,” “The Broken Ones” and many others. I have been richly blessed by Kerrie Roberts and the real, intimate and passionate words in all of her songs. Kerrie Roberts has been put up to the level of the amazing vocals of Natalie Grant and Nicole Nordeman. Furthermore, her song “Unstoppable” was a featured theme song in the first TV promos for the 10th season of “American Idol.”
2/25/15 Update – OUR TERRITORIAL GUEST FOR WOMEN’S RETREAT AND AUCTION INFO
Want to learn a bit about our Territorial Guest coming to Women’s Retreat? Here you go! We are excited to have Major Sheila Lanier back in the Florida Division!
We also want to remind you about the fun auctions we will have at the retreat this year. We will have two different auctions: the DIY Tools of the Trade Silent Auction and the Masterpiece Live Auction. Please take a few moments to read through the information about each one. For the DIY Silent Auction, we ask every corps to contribute one kit. For the Art Auction, we ask for individuals – from corps, artists from local communities or possible beautiful thrift store finds – to donate art pieces to be auctioned off in the live auction at our luncheon.
3/5/15 Update – Delegate Newsletter & Breakout Session Sign Ups
As we continue toward Women’s Retreat we have the Delegate Newsletter and the Breakout Session Sign Up form available for download. Click on the link below and either read in the browser or download it to save or print out. You can also talk to your Corps Officer about getting you a copy.
If you have any questions or want to turn in your Breakout choices, see you Corps Officer. All Breakout Session Sign ups can be turned in from now until Thursday, April 2, 2015.
3/24/15 Update – What to Wear at Women’s Retreat!
We all want to know what to wear and feel good about our choices. We are hear to help! Here is a guide of what to wear throughout the retreat:
We are all about color this weekend and we want YOU to participate in the fun!
Friday Evening: Wear Black & White Modest, Casual Attire
Saturday Morning: Wear Your Favorite Color in Modest, Casual Attire
Saturday Evening: Bright, Modest Casual Attire
Sunday Worship: Full Uniform or Church Attire
Officers Sunday Worship: Full uniform, no women’s uniform trousers
Don’t forget your Bible, journal & pen for note taking and your offering for the Mexico Children’s Homes!
Next week we will highlight the activities throughout the retreat!
4/1/15 Update – Women’s Retreat Activities
There is so much to offer at Women’s Retreat that we want to highlight some of our activities outside of the general sessions and Breakouts. Read on to find out the details…
You already know about the DIY Tools of the Trade Silent Auction and the Masterpiece Live Art Auction, but don’t forget to bring funds for bidding!
On Friday evening at 9:30, if you are not in a Breakout Session, you can enjoy the film masterpiece that is The Wizard of Oz as our Movie By the Pool.
The Marketplace is Back!
Come shop from 2:00 – 4:00 Saturday afternoon!
New this year: