In Search Of Joy
Would you describe yourself as joyful? Even more revealing, would others describe you as such? What makes joy so fleeting or elusive at times and how can we experience more of it consistently?
God has much to say about this little three letter word, making us think there is much he wants us to learn. Join Gretchen Fleming and other Four Oaks women in the pursuit of what the Bible has to teach about joy. We will examine how joy is hindered, what can be expected from joy, and how we can realistically and practically walk in it day by day.
Gretchen Fleming is a Bible study teacher and speaker at Four Oaks Community Church in Tallahassee, Florida. Active in women’s ministry for over 20 years, Gretchen has ministered to women in the United States, China, Peru, and Guatemala. She and her husband Kyle have rasied three children and live in Tallahassee, Florida.
Follow Gretchen's blog at gretchenfleming.com.
Our Worship Leaders
Dr. Leigh Ashmore Stephenson received her undergraduate and doctoral degree from Florida State University, and her Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. She is a professional vocal coach and songwriter, and wife of Les Stephenson.
Melissa K. D’Aurio also graduated from Florida State and is the wife of Victor D’Aurio and the mother of two precious girls, Mia (9) and Bella (6). She has been singing in church for as long as she can remember, starting at age three. And she loves to worship the Lord.
Click here to read the incredible story of how God brought these talented women together to glorify Him through their music.
4:00PM: HOTEL CHECK-IN BEGINS
FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN
7:00PM: SESSION 1
9:30AM: SESSION 2
11:30AM: CATERED LUNCH
12:30PM: FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN
7:00PM: SESSION 3
8:00AM: CATERED BREAKFAST
9:00AM: SESSION 4
11:00AM: HOTEL CHECKOUT
About the Hilton Sandestin
Your Room at the hilton sandestin
All rooms for the retreat sleep 4 women per room. We suggest you bring snacks and drinks to have in your room, as you will have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker available.
You will have time on Saturday afternoon to enjoy all that the Hilton Sandestin and the Destin area have to offer. Enjoy the beautiful beach, pools, golf courses, and other area attractions offered at the Hilton SanDestin and in Destin. Click here for more information.
Serenity by the Sea
If you would like to enjoy a spa visit, click here to see the Hilton's spa menu and to schedule your appointment. You will receive 15% off Serenity by the Sea Spa services when you mention you are with Four Oaks Women’s Retreat.
24-hour fitness center
The fitness center is open 24 hours to registered hotel guests, and day spa guests can enjoy complimentary access to the fitness center (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of treatment).
- Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitor's can find a variety of shops ranging from women's apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods.
- Destin Commons is a 500,000 square foot open-air shopping center with favorites like Belk, H&M, Books-a-Million, Crocs, Forever 21, Express, Earthbound Trading, Loft, Lucky Brand, and 90+ other stores and restaurants with something for everyone.
- Grand Boulevard Town Center includes exclusive boutiques, renowned retailers and specialty shops, and exquisite casual and fine dining options.
- Harbor Walk Village offers activities and entertainment to please everyone, from waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals, world class fishing, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes.
(Please note that all fees associated with the Women's Retreat are non-refundable)
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