Lakeside Women's Ministry

spring 2018 retreat: beauty for ashes
february 23-24, 2018

Fox bay clubhouse

catered dinner  |  friday  |  6:30 PM
fun & fellowship with lunch  |  saturday  |  9:30 am-Noon

featuring guest speaker amy allen

cost is $20 for weekend ($10 for one day only)
Checks or cash may be mailed to the church or placed in the offering plate.

*please designate women's retreat. made payable to lakeside presbyterian church.


*There will not be childcare for this event*

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601-992-2835 or


more about our speaker amy allen

"You are invited to enter into the inner sanctum of Amy’s life as she shares how the pain and secrecy of childhood sexual abuse sent her into the darkest depths of depression, but was released into the sweet wonder of flight as God gently peeled away, layer by layer, the stifling cocoon.

“Hi, I’m Amy.  Mike and I have been married for 32 years and have three beautiful adult gifts - Bryars, 26, (engaged to Elizabeth), Myrick, 24, (married to Ashleigh), and Victoria, 21, (held hostage by her dad!).  We reside in my hometown of Laurel, MS, where Mike serves as Senior Minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share with you how God has truly given “Beauty for Ashes” in a seemingly hopeless struggle.  The metamorphosis that has and is taking place in my life is a story and journey worth sharing and for that I will be forever grateful.  

Whatever struggle you face, dark secret you hold, or need that is nested like a thorn in your soul, be encouraged to know that God takes on our thorns and crowns us with forgiveness and restoration."