Letter from the Chair
Spring Celebration? What is that?!?
You may have received an email asking you to ‘save the date’ of March 29th for the first annual Spring Celebration at River Ridge Covenant Church in Lacey, WA. And now you are wondering “What on earth is a Spring Celebration?”. Good question! It is an opportunity to gather as the women of the North Pacific Conference. A chance to connect, learn, share, celebrate! In the past, we have had our ‘annual meeting’ at The Conference Annual Meeting. This has been OK, but since the meeting moves around throughout the conference, and we could only have a brief segment of time over lunch or breakfast, attendance at the meeting was often limited to those who lived in close proximity. We have tried to include breakouts, but those were generally limited by scheduling and space. Over the past couple of years, we have learned that the other Conferences in the Denomination have been holding ‘Spring Celebrations’ separate from the Conference Annual Meetings for quite some time. And have been seeing great success with more participation and positive results. So – we are hoping to create that positive experience here in the North Pacific Conference.
The schedule for the Spring Celebration will be:
10 AM Gathering
10:30 Break Outs 1
1:15 Business Meeting (I promise it will be fun and brief!)
2:00 Break Outs 2
Break Outs will include “Gender Equality in the Covenant” presented by Pastor Brian Weile, “What is AVA?” presented by the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse Team, “Revitalizing your ministry to women in your church” presented by Lorie Harmon, “Bread for Communion” presented by Gayla Toften and more!
We are hoping to have a ‘trade show’ area where local ministries – what you are doing in your local church – can be featured.
All this – including lunch and morning/afternoon snacks all for the low price of $20 per person!
Registration information will be coming soon. If you have ANY questions, have a break out you would like to present, have a ministry you would like to showcase in the exhibit area, or would like to help with the Spring Celebration, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh! And I almost forgot! Registration information for the Fall Retreat featuring Carol Kent will be introduced at the Spring Celebration! You can also download the Spring Celebration Flyer.
Do you want to be more involved in Women Ministries on the conference level? The goal of Women Ministries is to connect women in transformational relationships and to unite them in Christ to impact our world, and without women leaders in local churches, this goal would not be realized. We desire to resource and equip you as a woman leader. Nominations are being taken for Recording Secretary and Vice President till March 8th, 2014. A nomination or application form can be downloaded HERE.
Take care! And I hope to see you March 29th at River Ridge Covenant! Some and celebrate with us!