October 14-16, 2022 – Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center – Live Oak, Florida
Registration Deadline Extended to September 15
Greetings to the UCC Women of the Florida, South Central, Southeast, and Southern Conferences!!
Some of you have already registered for the upcoming Retreat October 14-16 in Live Oak, Florida. If you have, Hurrah! Hurrah!! We look forward to seeing you all again for the first time in three years! Please ask your friends to join you. We have a great weekend planned, and we don’t want you to miss out! You will value the inspiration, camaraderie, making new friends and reconnecting with old ones, learning new skills, and listening to God in a natural setting.
If you have never been to our retreats, you are in for a treat! We are meeting in the same beautiful northern Florida setting on a small lake where we met in 2013. It has a lovely chapel looking out on the water, nice two-bed rooms with private baths, an inspiring outdoor patio area with rocking chairs overlooking the lake, a large dining room with great food, and trails through the woods. A perfect spot to retreat from our everyday lives.
Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Co-Executive for Global Ministries. She is a dynamic speaker and a friend to all. Her rich experiences and leadership qualities are most impressive, and she has been a part of the Florida Conference over the years.
The retreat will begin on Friday with dinner and go through Sunday morning breakfast and closing worship. Your registration fee includes two nights lodging, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
With the reality of COVID and many health concerns, our retreat last October was held virtually. We have high hopes of meeting in person this year but continue to be cautious. The Registration deadline has been extended. Registrations must be received online or postmarked by September 15. Registration for a double room is $195. Additional prices are on the registration form and in the information document.
For more information about the retreat, please click here. You will find online and paper registration forms, an information document, a resource list for “Who’s at the Table” (Racial Injustice & Racial Inequalities), directions for knitting or crocheting boobies (service project), list of items for hygiene kits for Church World Service (service project) and flyer to post to promote the retreat.
We hope to see you in October as we share a weekend of inspiration, fellowship and friendship.
Southern Regional Planning Team
Clarice Mitchell, Southeast Conference
Betty Griffin, Southern Conference
Jasmine Quinerly, South Central Conference
Leslie Etheredge, Associate Conference Minister, FL Conference, UCC
Barb Coons, Registrar, Southwest Region
Dyanne Edds, Co-Chair, St. Petersburg
Bunny Gruntler, Co-Chair, Miami
Vonshelle Beneby, St. Johns Region
Ginny Sommerville, Gold Coast Region
Marty Synott, Central West Coast Region
Rhea Taie-Tehrani, Miami-Dade Region