The Nesting Place Retreat

The Nesting Place Retreat is a ministry of the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Lynn Haven, FL. The retreat is a place for adoptive, foster and prospective adoptive or foster Mothers to be renewed and refreshed through speaker messages, breakout sessions, worship, a question and answer panel and conversations with other Moms.

Thanks to the generosity of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church members and other supporters, the Nesting Place Retreat is being offered completely FREE for all foster, adoptive and prospective foster or adoptive Moms. The Nesting Place Retreat will take place Friday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 9 pm and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 to 3 pm.

This special weekend will include worship, fellowship, inspiring presentations, break-out sessions, and more. Our theme this year is “Building a Firm Foundation.”  Keynote speaker is author, speaker, and blogger Kelly Needham. Kelly and her husband, singer/songwriter and speaker Jimmy Needham, adopted a child from India in 2017. Kelly first began writing and speaking to Jimmy’s fan base in 2008 as they traveled together and she has since garnered a much wider platform. Kelly is the author of the upcoming book Friendish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion and is a regular contributor for Revive Our Hearts. Kelly and Jimmy live in the Dallas area with their three children, Lively, Sophia, and Benjamin.

Childcare is available for no cost for children up to fifth grade but is limited to the first 50 children signed up. To allow for a true retreat atmosphere, no infants or children allowed in the retreat sessions.

Want to help?

If you’d like to help in some way, please click here to see available time slots during the event.  You can also help by donating a door prize!

Vendors: If you would like to be a vendor at the retreat, please contact Katie Fanning at Vendors are accepted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of event organizers.


Hourly Schedule

Friday, Nov. 8 ~ 5:30 to 9 pm

5:30 - 5:45
5:45 - 6:30
6:30 - 8:00
Main Session 1
8:00 - 8:15
Chocolate Break
8:15 - 9:00
Q and A Panel

Saturday, Nov. 9 ~ 8:30 am - 3 pm

8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:15
Main Session 2
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout Session 1
Choose from: "Tips, Tricks, and Tumbleweeds in Foster Care," "Simple Behavior Plans" or Quiet space
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 2:00
Breakout Session 2
Choose from: "Practical Advice for Sensory Processing Challenges," "Creating Space for Hard Discussions" or Quiet space
2:00 - 3:00
Main Session 3 / Wrap-Up


Nov 08 - 09 2019


5:30 pm - 3:00 pm



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