Everything you need to know about the 2017 Disciple Women’s Retreat
The retreat committee will be adding frequently everything that you will need to plan and prepare for this year’s retreat.
#1: How to register
Registration is now open. To register, download, print and mail in your registration form today. The early bird deadline is May 1, 2017.
If you cannot download and print the application, please contact Sue at the regional office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
#2: What to bring: Please bring your own linens, towels, pillow, blanket. This is necessary for us to be able to keep the costs of the retreat as low as we can. Other items: money for mission bingo, Your bible, a copy of our selected book (more details soon) if you are participating in the book discussion, flashlight (optional), offerings (circle offering, offering for Sunday worship), personal toiletries.
#3: Meet our Retreat Leader: Rev. Dr. Christal Williams
Dr.. Williams, is the current president of the Disciple Women Leadership Council. She is
the first woman and African American woman to serve as regional minister in Tennessee. Prior to serving the Tennessee region, she served as one of the Associate Regional Ministers for the Urban Metro Area (Plus) Congregations in the Illinois-Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
#4: Special Offerings
#5: Blessing Box Offerings Blessing box video
Please either bring your blessing box offerings to the retreat or send your offering directly to the regional office. If you would like to have your offerings blessed, please send your offerings to the regional office no later than May 25, 2017. For accounting purposes, a separate check for each offering would be appreciated. Thank you.
#6. Woman to Woman Presentation at the Retreat
Penny Gladwell will be presenting her journey that she made in October 2016 to South Africa and Ghana as a representative for Virginia Disciple Women. Each year Disciple Women participate in a life changing opportunity to go overseas to learn from women across the world. Virginia Disciple Women provides $2000 through your annual donations to help underwrite the costs associated with the journey for the woman selected. Each journey normally costs $5000. Your support is appreciated. Please give generously.
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#7: Book Discussion: As one of your workshop options, we will be discussing the book The Invisible Thread. Madelyn Logan will lead.
Need a copy? Visit your local book store or library. Want to know which library in your area has the book? Visit www.worldcat.org
Want to buy on Amazon, here is the link. smile.amazon.com . Once you go to Amazon, you can select a charity of your choice to receive a donation for your order.