The Eleventh Annual Florida Panhandle Women’s Retreat will take place Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, located on North Tenth Street, in DeFuniak Springs. This year’s two part event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 and includes a meal and program.
The second part of the event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, and features speakers, music, lunch, door prizes, and more. Saturday’s theme is “So Let Us Number Our Days…” and is based on Psalm 90:12.
The morning speaker will be Sonya Williams, a preacher’s daughter, preacher’s wife, mother and grandmother. Williams serves at Heritage Baptist Church in Bayshore, New York, with her husband, Dr. Vincent Williams. She is the church school administrator and music director for the church. In addition, Williams speaks around the country.
Deborah Ehler Polston will speak in the afternoon. Polston is married to Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston and they are the parents of 10 children, six of whom are adopted. They live in Tallahassee. Polston is a child advocate and speaker. She is the author of several books and has served as a licensed foster and adoptive parent since 2001. In 2008, Polston received the Governor’s Point of Light Award.
Music will be provided by Undivided, a southern gospel, praise and worship trio from Panama City, who have been ministering since 1987. All three singers are active in their home church, Northside Baptist, in Panama City.
Early Bird Combo tickets are available at $40 each for both Friday night and Saturday through Wednesday, February 21, after regular rates apply. Individual ticket prices include $15 for the Friday evening event and $30 for the day-long Saturday event.
Further information about registration can be obtained through the website at www.flpwr.org or by calling Marie Hinson, event chairperson, at 850-892-9578.