1st Annual Christian Women’s Retreat

1st Annual Christian Women’s Retreat
Biblical Hospitality – Opening the Doors of Our Hearts and Our Homes
With Lanita Anderson
Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st

Join us on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st for a gospel-centered, worshipful, engaging experience for women of all ages. Come find resources of strength, courage, endurance, and peace so that we can withstand the pressures of these unprecedented times. This is our 1st Annual Christian Women’s Retreat “Biblical Hospitality – Opening the Doors of Our Hearts and Our Homes” with speaker, Lanita Anderson.

We will open the event with a Friday evening Meet and Greet Fellowship with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Saturday we will meet at Belle Grove for breakfast followed by our Retreat Bible Study with Lanita Anderson. After the Bible Study, we will enjoy an Afternoon Tea overlooking the Rappahannock River followed by a tour of Belle Grove.

Come meet new friends, spend time with old friends and spend the day in fellowship. Our event will take place outside overlooking the river in a tent.

Lanita Anderson

Lanita Anderson is a Pastor’s Wife, a Navy Wife, a Boy Mom, a Mother-in-law, “Nonna” and a native Texan – she was raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith at age 12 during a revival at her home church. She holds a Business Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

In 1991, a handsome young pastor named Kevin Anderson asked for her hand in marriage. In 1992, after serving 3 years as pastor of a small church in Texas, Kevin was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain. He and Lanita ministered to Sailors, Marines and their families for the next 28 years in San Diego, CA, Jacksonville, NC, Portsmouth, VA, Okinawa, Japan, and Chesapeake, VA.
It was while stationed in Okinawa, Japan in the summer of 2000, that Lanita was asked to lead a Bible Study for the ladies of the base chapel, and felt called by God to facilitate Bible studies, help ladies grow in their faith and minister to women of all ages.

While living in Chesapeake, VA, the Anderson’s were members at Great Bridge Baptist Church where they taught Young Adult Couples in Sunday School and where Lanita facilitated Ladies Bible Study on Tuesday mornings for 14 years.
Following Kevin’s retirement from the Navy, he accepted the position of Pastor at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure, NC. Lanita and Kevin make their home in Lake Lure, where Lanita leads the Women’s Ministry Team and facilitates Ladies Bible Study.
Lanita and Kevin have two adult sons – Connor and Collin, a wonderful daughter-in-law, Nikki and a beautiful granddaughter, Everly.

Christian Women’s Retreat Schedule
Friday, May 20th

6pm – Meet and Greet – Fellowship and Refreshments including heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages
7pm – Opening Marks from Lanita Anderson

Saturday, May 21st

8am – Breakfast
9:30am – Bible Study with Lanita Anderson
10:30am – Break Time
11:00am – Bible Study with Lanita Anderson
12:00pm – Afternoon Tea with Musical Guests The Historical Dance & Theater Group
1:00pm – Tour of Belle Grove
2:30pm – Ending Prayer


Tickets include food, retreat attendance, and hotel stay. We will have two rooms available at Belle Grove for overnight stay. Rooms are double occupancy.

Tickets – Single Person Hotel Stay and Retreat Ticket – $225
Tickets – Two Person Hotel Stay and Retreat Ticket – $160 per person
Tickets – Retreat Ticket Only with Meals – $93

Dress Code

Dress is up to you! Be comfortable. Jean are okay.


We ask that you please not arrive more than 15 minutes before the event. This allows us to prepare for you. If you find yourself earlier than 15 minutes before, please consider visiting the antique stores in Port Royal across the river from Belle Grove.


Tickets are fully refundable if cancelled on or before April 20th. After April 20th tickets are non-refundable.


We love having all ages at Belle Grove, but we would like to ask that children stay home for this event.

Dietary Concerns

We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. If you have friends or family purchasing tickets separate, please let us know so we can seat you together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

Tours, Meals and Beverages

The Historic Mansion Tour, Meals and Beverages are included as part of this event ticket.