Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Plan NOW for "A Weekend With The Author"

Welcome to my home!
Lifeboat members exclaim all the time, "I wish we could get together! It'd be so wonderful to meet everyone in person!"

So I thought, Why not? Why don't I reserve a block of rooms here in Florence, South Carolina? Just choose a weekend and DO IT!

I've been thinking about this for a very ---l---o---n---g--- time: what would we do? How many could come? When would it be?

The Lord began to make sense of it for me, pieces started falling into place. And a weekend together fits perfectly into the topics and projects I've recently posted, so---here it goes!

transformation . . .
Any time Christian widows get together to share their stories, burdens, prayers and personalities, it seems that the Lord loves to delight in their company. Of course the tears will flow, but so does the joy. Of course they go home to a still-empty place, but their hearts are transformed! They're stronger and full of hope!

make your reservation today. . .

Date: December 4-6, 2015
Place: Hampton Inn & Suites, 3000 West Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Click here for the hotel website. For TripAdvisor reviews click here. The rooms are currently being renovated, and they'll be completed in October---so for us it will be like its brand new!
Rooms & Rates: Standard King-size bed or Standard 2 Queen-size beds, $99.00/night (Costs may be split among any who decide to room together).
How to reserve a room: Call Hampton Inn 843-629-9900 and mention the "Weekend With the Author/Ferree Hardy" so you get this lowest rate of $99/night. Room will be held with a valid credit card provided by you. Each guest is responsible for her own charges. You must call and reserve your room no later than November 20th. BUT call as soon as possible because the group size is limited to only 40 individuals! (Hotel rooms are eligible for cancellation until 6 pm the day of arrival).
Once you reserve a room you must contact me through email to WCplace@gmail.com or by a private message on Facebook and let me know you're planning to come. I'll set up a Facebook page so you can communicate with other attendees and perhaps find a roommate to share costs.
Transportation: Florence is conveniently located at the eastern end of I-20 and halfway between New York and Miami on I-95. Mapquest the hotel if you're driving. If you prefer to come by Amtrak or airplane (destination Florence, SC) please let me know so I can pick you up at our Amtrak station or at Florence airport, the world's most adorable little airport.
You're responsible for your own lodging, transporation and meals other than breakfast. Saturday lunch will be brought in and less than $10 and we'll collect payment at that time.  

Our schedule is subject to change but will be very casual and centered around fellowship, food, and fun!
check in starts at 3 pm.
7:00 Christmas party at Ferree's house 
free breakfast available at the hotel from 6-10 am.
10:00 Workshop and Q & A time with Ferree 
12:00 lunch in the hospitality room (approx. $10).
Afternoon: free time, I recommend visiting the local antique malls and grab an early supper on your own.
Evening: The Living Christmas Tree concert at Florence Baptist Temple (free)
free breakfast available from the hotel from 6-10 am. 
9:00 devotions and farewell with Ferree in the hospitality room
10:00 catch a ride for morning worship at Florence Baptist Temple if you'd like.
12:00 noon: hotel check out
If you'd like to stay an extra day or more either before or after the event, simply add on the days when you make your room reservation

1 comment:

  1. I would love to come! Even checked out flights online. Now that I'm my mother's only caregiver I can't see any way that I can make it happen. It sounds like so much fun. I pray everyone will be blessed! Hope to meet you someday if you ever come out West.


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