September 28-30, 2018
Toccoa Georgia Baptist Conference Center

462 Sonrise Way, Toccoa, GA 30577
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Light Within Our Souls:
Spirituality and Life

Keynoters:
Renae and Jamie Brame, Black Mountain, NC
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Georgia Baptist CenterTogether, sisters from across Georgia will:

  • explore those things that bring light and love into our souls,
  • ground ourselves in the love of Christ,
  • begin or deepen “soul friendships,”
  • be inspired to reflect the light of Christ in the world, and
  • learn to use the circumstances of our lives to bless others.

Enjoy a weekend away filled with worship, keynotes, music, interest groups, fellowship, free time, and recreation.


Renae and Jamie BrameKeynoters and Musicians

Renae and Jamie Brame, Black Mountain, NC

Our keynoters and musicians were Renae and Jamie Brame who have been performing music together almost since the day they met. They have led music at youth events, regional assemblies, and churches, as well as music venues in western North Carolina.  

Renae Brame was the Executive Director of Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry in Black Mountain from 2002 - 2016. Prior to that, she was the Superintendent of Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women from 1989 - 2001. She enjoys writing and playing original music, daily prayer time, walking, water-color painting, decorating, stained-glass making, and many other arts and crafts. She is the author of the book Daily Devotions with Our Beloved. Her second book of daily devotions will be available soon. She is the mother of two grown sons.

The Reverend Jamie Brame is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Program Director at Christmount, where he has worked since 1989. Prior to that, he pastored First Christian Church in Dublin, Georgia, and served several student pastorates while at Atlantic Christian College and Duke Divinity School. He is an avid reader and enjoys leading prayer retreats, as well as his continuing involvement in youth ministry through the Christmount camping program. He has keynoted regional youth events in North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky. In February, 2019, he will retire from Christmount.

The Brames live in Black Mountain with their cat, Penny, who is slowly warming to the idea of live music in her house. She helps Renae with book writing and is a good prayer companion!

Disciples Girls' Program Leader

Anna Strickland, Disciples Girls’ Program leader for retreat, serves as Associate Minister at First Christian Church of Decatur.  Anna received her Master of Divinity in May 2018 from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  This will be her first Georgia Disciples Women’s Retreat, and she is excited to be working with our youth!

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