It is again time to start thinking about the Women’s Retreat! Your committee has had a wonderful time planning this year and we hope that you are making plans now to attend!

We ask that you get your registration in by September 1. Please note that registration is $25 prepaid and then $30 at the door. There are several things that we do that depends on your pre-registration! Thank you in advance for your help!

Last year was our first yeart at the Benton Event Center and the facilities were absoultely wonderful! We appreciate the feedback that was given and hope that this year is even better!

Please make plans to attend the 2015 retreat! We pray that God would bless each and every one that attends! See you in September!

Your committee,
      Holly Bobo
      Debbie Carreiro
      Sandra Cloud
      Ashley Diggs
      Marvannna Merritt
      Donna Taylor

Benton Events Center
17322 I-30 North
Benton, Arkansas

Complete Information Brochure



Guest Speaker

Martha Owens
Landmark MBC, Mt Enterprise Texas

Special Music

Elaine Harris
Ashley Diggs

Unity Baptist Church, Little Rock

Amy Pearson
New Testament Baptist Church, Lonoke

Sherri Harris
Victory Baptist Church, Sherwood

Beth Hambrick
Victory Baptist Church, Russellville



Friday, September 18
Saturday, September 19

   6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
         Registration, Supper, Fellowship
   7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
          Welcome, Congregational Singing
   7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
          Special Music, Testimonies
   8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
          Break, Fellowship
   9:00 – 9:45 p.m.
          20th Anniversary Video
         Introduction of Saturday Speaker
         Congregational Singing
         Dismissal Prayer

    9:00 –   9:30 a.m.  
          Welcome, Music
  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  
          Martha Owens, Speaker
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.  
          Break, Fellowship
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  
          Special Music
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.  
          Martha Owens, Speaker
11:45 – 12:30 p.m.  
          Business, Closing Announcements

          Closing Hymn and Dismissal Prayer


General Information


$25 per person
(Must be postmarked by SEPTEMBER 1).
Late registration: $30 per person.

Due to rising costs, we are no longer able to accept partial payment  for those attending one day.

Make checks payable to:
  Arkansas Women’s Retreat of ABA

Mail payment to:
  Marvanna Merritt
  1996 Cheyenne St.
  Camden, AR 71701
      Phone: 870-836-8769


Friday night—
  A light supper
will be served.

  Breakfast and lunch on your own.


Coffee & Drinks will be provided


For all properties, please tell them you are with the "Arkansas ABA Women's Retreat" when making your reservation. This will ensure that you get the rate that has been given to our event. Please ask about cancellation policies when making your reservation. 24 hours is required in most cases to avoid charges.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
17320 I-30 North
(Right next to Benton Events Center)
Benton AR 72019
$92.65 + tax for King or Double Queen
Manager: Alison

Best Western*
17036 I-30 (Exit 118)
Benton AR 72019
$62.95 + tax for King of Double Queen
Manager: Jan

Hampton Inn
307 Office Park Dr
Bryant AR 72022
$99.00 + tax for Double or King
Manager: Candace

Berkshire Inn and Suites
210 Office Park Dr
Bryant AR 72022
$69.99 + tax for King or 2 Queen Suite
Manager: Nick

La Quinta Inn
408 W Commerce Dr
Bryant AR 72022
Manager: Sima

Comfort Inn and Suites
209 W Commerce
Bryant AR 72022
$84.99 + tax for King
$87.99 + tax for 2 Queen

Manager: Mindy

Holiday Inn Express
2915 Main St
Bryant AR 72022
$87.95 + tax for any room
Manager: Melissa




*Denotes Exterior Entrances Only



From LR: Take Exit 118 (Congo Road), stay on the service road for approximately a mile and half. Right past Applebee's, turn right into Hickory Square Shopping Center. The Benton Event Center is to the right of Tinseltown Theater.

From HS/Texarkana: Take Exit 118 (Congo Road), stay on the service road and veer right at First Lutheran Church. At the stop light at Kum & Go, turn left and go over the overpass. At the next light, make a left and continue on the north side service road. Right past Applebee's, turn right into Hickory Square Shopping Center. The Benton Event Center is to the right of Tinseltown Theater.

Area Restaurants:

Dixie Cafe
Western Sizzlin
Tropical Smoothis Cafe
Colton's Steakhouse
La Hacienda
Back Yard Burgers
Chicken Express


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