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December 29, 2011
Under the theme “Designer of Our Lives,” 250 women gathered in Ocean City, Md., for a weekend of spiritual refreshment and friendship.

This year, for the first time, general sessions and seminars were offered in both English and Spanish languages. Elizabeth Talbot, associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy radio broadcast, led attendees in an in-depth Bible study that focused on the Book of John.

Highlights of the weekend included a Sabbath afternoon concert featuring Angela Bryant-Brown, Odalis Rodriguez, Angela Stevens and Jenny Peño, early morning walks in the sand, seminars, a prayer room, and closing the Sabbath with vespers on the beach.
“God is the Designer of my life and He knew exactly when I needed the spiritual fest that I received this weekend,” wrote an attendee on the survey provided.

Plans are underway for an autumn retreat in 2012. Details will be posted on the conference website.


Photo by:  Samantha Young

Retreat planning committee members Liliana Nuñez (left) and Mercedes Hansell put together sack suppers to be distributed to attendees.


Photo by:  Rhonda Christiano

From left, June Franklin and Denise Mayberry of the Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) church and Phyllis Lanning of the Williamsport (Md.) church, enjoy conversation while waiting for the hat-themed Saturday evening program to begin.


Photo by:   Deshirl Rankins 

Spencerville (Md.) member Rina Erhart, left, gets acquainted with Shirley Benton, Columbia Union Conference Women’s Ministries director.

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