The Nesting Place Retreat

October 1-2, 2021

For the fourth year, Lynn Haven United Methodist Church is pleased to offer the Nesting Place Retreat, a place for adoptive and foster moms as well as relative or non-relative caregiver moms of children in the dependency system to be renewed, refreshed and encouraged.
The Nesting Place Retreat will take place Friday Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2 at Lynn Haven UMC, 3203 Minnesota Avenue, Panama City. The event is free for all attendees thanks to the generous support of our members and supporters! Pre-registration is required using the form on this page. A schedule of events is posted below. 
Important notes:
On Friday evening, participants are invited to bring their families (spouses and children) for dinner and family activities. Saturday's activities are for moms only. 
Childcare is extremely limited this year and we are asking that participants arrange for their own childcare. If lack of childcare is a barrier to attending, please contact Katie Fanning,

2021 Nesting Place Schedule

All activities held at Lynn Haven UMC, 3203 Minnesota Avenue, Panama City
Please note that Saturday's schedule is for women only (no children).


Friday, Oct. 1:

5 to 7 pm

Family Night!

Bring the family for dinner and games.


Saturday, Oct. 2:

8:30 am
Check in and continental breakfast

9:00am - Session 1
Nurture Group Training with Leslie Fuller 

10 am
Coffee and Chocolate Break

10:30 am - Just for You Session

Fall Canvas Painting - Palmetto Paint PC 
Yoga with a Trauma Sensitive focus for Adults and Children - Cinda Trexler

11:30 am Lunch with Featured Speaker
Life Coach Lee Carter

12:30 pm - Retreat ends


Want to Help?

By serving at The Nesting Place Retreat you are helping our church show love to women who have fostered or adopted. Our 2021 retreat includes a Family Fun Night on Friday, Oct. 1 where each participant can bring her family to enjoy dinner and some fun activities. Then on Saturday, Oct. 2 we'll have a team of servants washing the moms' cars while they enjoy some yummy food and activities designed to encourage and uplift them on their journey.

Please use the form below to let us know how you would like to serve! If you have questions about servant roles, please email