Ladies Retreat at Shocco Springs
March 10-11, 2017
The Women's Ministry Team arranged for the Ladies' Retreat at Shocco Springs retreat center near Taladega, Alabama.
Back row, L-R: Carolyn Gordon, Brenda Speight, Sarah Smith, Kelly Smith, Kim Krebs, Lindsy Shumoski, Donna Rosser, Christie Hill, Michele Taylor, Karla Ayers.
Front row: Gail Wade, Brenda Nave, Ruth Floyd, Pat Peal, Portia Robertson, Kelley Brandon, Stella Davis, Regina Rowland, Yvonne Edgar, Mandy Callahan.
Amber Speight and Chasity Norton, her friend since High School days, enjoyed being together and were in the Gift Shop when we took the group picture above.
Gail Wade, Pat Peal, Ruth Floyd, Stella Davis, Brenda Nave at the welcome board in their gathering room at Shocco Springs.
Michele Taylor and Stella Davis and other members of the Women's Ministry Team arrived earlier in the day to set up the room and decorate for the Lavender Springs Spa Retreat. This retreat was designed and planned for "women to be able to rest in God's faithfulness."
Ruth Floyd was the coordinator for the retreat and friend Pat Peal assisted with technology (CD players, computer displays, videos and music). Gail Wade looks on because she was providing the Psalms CD as part of the introduction to our study. Brenda greets our long-time friends.
Several of the ladies had gone over early to arrange and decorate the room. Besides tables for each small group, there were special tables designed for specific activities.
Gathered at the Welcome board are Gail Wade, Ruth Floyd, Pat Peal, Brenda Nave and Portia Robertson.
The large group was divided with five or six at a table for small group dynamics. The small groups were called Spa Circles. Around this table are Regina Rowland, Brenda Nave, Kelley Brandon, Portia Robertson, and Kim Krebs. In the background is Karla Ayers, and Ruth Floyd is leading the group time.
Michele Taylor welcomes and addresses the group. This shows the arrangement around the individual tables for sharing.
Lindsy Shumoski and Regina Rowland write on the praise board.
Stella Davis, Pat Peal, Ruth Floyd, Brenda Nave. Pat and Ruth have worked together at events like this for a long time!
Ruth Floyd leads an event, and the groups respond by sharing around their table. Yvonne Edgar, Brenda Nave, Kelley Brandon, Portia Robertson, Kim Krebs.
The ladies enjoyed and appreciated the six sessions presented by various members of the group. Included were the Study in Psalms, singing, some quiet time, prayers and other activities at each of the Spa Circles and in our larger group time.