Retreat 2023 General information

Hello Ladies and Happy New Year!

Approximately a month ago, an email was sent out to all those registered for the Women in the Word Ministry Retreat – “Unshakeable” with general information to help you be prepared for your weekend. 
Unfortunately, we had some hiccups in our distribution and are unsure that everyone received the email. So, here it is again! We apologize if you have already received it. We pray it serves as a reminder and a source of excitement as you anticipate the upcoming retreat!

We can’t believe the retreat is only a few days away! 
Please know that each of you are being prayed over by name. We cannot wait to gather together for our joy and His glory knowing that He will meet each of us there!
Please let us know if you have any questions at all! 
In His Service,
WIWM Retreat Planning Committee

What Should I Bring?

1.   Warm Clothes (weather dependent), jacket or sweater for meeting room, and “walking” shoes – Casual and comfy!

2.   Bible/Journal

3.   Insulated refillable bottle for water and/or coffee

4.   Flashlight

5.    Folding chair (optional for time outside Saturday afternoon and bonfire Saturday night)

6.   Snack/drink for your room (electric coolers are located in each room; soda ($1.00 bill or coins) and ice machines are in the lodging buildings)

7.    Cash/check for two opportunities to support our ministry

a.    Basket Raffles – all proceeds go directly back to the ministry and But God Benevolence Fund ($1/ticket, $10/11 tickets, $20/23 tickets)

b.   “BLING” – Blessed Living IN Grace – Jewelry Sales by Sister Kiisha – 50% of proceeds go to our ministry


Optional: (1) Hair dryer (they are not provided in the rooms) (2) extra blanket (3) earphones (4) bug spray                           

On Friday, January 6, 2023 – Registration: Begins at 3:30pm and will remain open through 6:30pm. Dinner is from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Once on site, you will follow signs for Women in the Word Ministry Retreat which will lead you to the Raintree Education Building. If you are arriving after 6:30pm Friday, our team will be available to meet you and complete your registration in the lobby of the Raintree Education Building. If you are arriving Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Breakfast is served from 7:30am-8:30am in the Magnolia Dining Hall. Please stop in the Raintree Lobby first to complete registration.


Food Allergies: Although not every dietary request can be accommodated, LYBCC will provide meals for those that are gluten free, dairy free, vegan/vegetarian and options will be available for those with food allergies. They will certainly try to meet your dietary needs!


Sister Time: Each day will end with fellowship and fun. Bring a favorite game to share while gathering in the Maple Fellowship Hall. Also, on Saturday night we will have a fire pit and smores.


Smoke Free/Alcohol Free/Pet Free Environment: The use of alcohol is strictly prohibited at LYBCC and will result in immediate dismissal from the campus. All buildings and property are smoke-free and pets are not allowed in any area or room. 


Driving Directions: If you are coming from the Tampa Bay area, give yourself 2.5 hours depending on traffic. Lake Yale’s address is below so you can determine the best route for you. 


Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center 

Address: 39034 County Road 452, Leesburg, FL 34788

Telephone: 352-483-9800