Kathy Conner 
First Presbyterian Church 


Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST

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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa 
105 N. Bayshore Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Friday, February 22nd from 5:30 p.m. -
11:00 a.m., 
Saturday, February 23rd

"Come As You Are"
is a women's overnight only 
25 minutes away from home in the middle of picturesque, downtown Safety Harbor at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa!  
Invite friends and get ready to have a blast, relax and be encouraged in your walk with Jesus!

 Our guest speaker this year is Shelley Sadler.

 "Hey pals! Shelley Sadler here...sure excited to be   with y'all!  I am from Denver, Colorado, and I have   lived here for nearly 50 years.  I am the youngest of
 5 children, and though I am not married, nor do I   have any children of my own, I have 8 nieces and   nephews (4 nieces, 4 nephews), two nephew-in-   laws,  three great nieces, and one great nephew -   and they are all truly precious to me!

 I am in my 30th year on Young Life Staff, and have had the privilege to serve in a number of different roles, including Associate Area Director, Co-Area Director, Area Director, Divisional Women's Leadership Council, Young Life and WyldLife (i.e., middle school) Team Leader, Special Assistant to the President, and currently as, Senior Mission Specialist.  Naturally, my 30 year journey in Young Life has screamed of God's faithfulness in both the joys in my life and minisrty, as well as a handful of 'bumps in the road'.  I love being a part of our Lord bringing people to Himself...what a gift.  The loves of my life include family, music, and running/walking, and time with my new pup!"









We are excited to have Jenna Johnson Smith (Kathy Conner's talented niece!) as our Worship Leader for the Women's Retreat this year! 

" I live in Tallahassee, FL where I work in marketing as an insurance representative.  I met my insanely good-looking husband while we were both at FSU (Go Noles!) and tied the knot in November of 2017.  We now have the incredible opportunity to lead worship and serve together at City Church.  Leading worship has continued to teach me about the importance of making worship holistic; it should touch every area of our lives. It is not just in the songs we sing, it is within our every interaction, public and private.  None of us are needed, but God chooses to use us anyway.  That should bring us to a place of genuine worship.  John 7:38 says, Whoever believes in me, as the Scriptires has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'  This is where I desire to be as a worship leader."

Schedule & Location

3:00pm Friday - Registration opens.
5:30pm - Fellowship, appetizers and shopping in History Hall.
6:30pm - Dinner

You are encouraged to come early on Friday and enjoy Safety Harbor Resort amenities and its world reknown spa. "Built on site of the natural mineral springs believed to restore youth and vitality, our spa treatments and the three swimming pools use the healing powers of the water to help you achieve your own personal serenity." 

The hotel is also offering "Retreat" participants a 20% discount on their services (scroll down for more information). You can also enjoy the fitness center, pool side relaxation, tennis courts and more! 

 Click Here for more information on the
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Scroll down and click on the
REGISTER NOW button below to sign up

Be sure to scroll down completely to view all the important information and fun stuff going on!!


For those who wish to arrive early and enjoy the facilities, rooms will be available. 

*The following room fees include dinner, continental breakfast, retreat materials and surprises!

$260* One woman in a room
$185* Per person/2 women in a room
$150* Per person/3 women in a room
$133* Per person/4 women in a room

$65 - Friday Night Only **NO OVERNIGHT STAY**
Friday night only includes dinner/program, retreat materials and surprises!

Please email Kathy Conner at to inquire about confidential scholarship help.  

Ready to signup? 
Click the "Register Now!" button below!


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More Fun Stuff ...

Safety Harbor Spa and Fitness
Come early and enjoy the amenities at Florida's only natural mineral spring spa. Retreat participants will receive a 20% discount on all spa treatments. 
Contact Safet Harbor Spa and Fitness directly to make an appointment at
1-888-237-8772 or visit their website, To receive your discount, make sure to mention you are staying at the resort when making your reservation.

Shopping at the Hotel
You will have the opportunity to shop for items provided by
First Pres members and friends beginning at 5:30pm p.m. in History Hall before dinner.  Some of your favoite South Tampa vendors 
will be there to show you the wonderful things they have to offer.

Vendors include:
Beauty Counter - Marija Johnson
It's All EZPZ - Heather walsh
Lulu Studio - Lucy White
Risa's Pieces - Marisa Torres
Katie White Artist - Katie White
Juice Plus - Jenn Grabill
Jewelry by Sydney Dickie
Created- Liz Anderson
India Hicks - Molly Fulghom
Knot the Needle - Megan Feindt
and more!

Response to our Gathering

As an expression of our love for Christ, we are collecting items for the
First Pres clothing closet, Hope Depot and Created Women


Hope Depot needs "Jocks and Socks"

Men's Boxer/Underwear (sizes L-2XL)

Men's White Socks All Sizes 


Please bring your items with you to the retreat.

Collection for Created
You can help support Created: a ministry to help restore vulnerable women invlolved in the sex industry to an understanding of their value, beauty and destiny in Jesus Christ. 


We will be collecting the following items for their Outreach Street Ministry, reaching women with the love of Jesus!


1. Nail Polish/Nail File (popular name brands)

2. Lipstick/lip gloss (popular name brands)

3. $5 gift cards to Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonalds, etc.


 Please bring your items with you to the retreat.

If you have questions or if you would like to help with the
women's retreat, contact Kathy Conner at: or call her at 229-0679 ext. 224 or Darby Craddock at or call her at 863-224-6442.

We are going to have a blast!  Hope to see you there!