Letter from the Chair
Dear Women in the Conference,
I am so pleased to inform you that as of April 27, 2013 Jo Wolfe, from 1st Covenant Church in Everett, Washington is your new president. Jo has been very active in Women’s Ministries as chair of the Triennial and working on our annual retreat.
But don’t worry; I’m not going away yet. I’ve been asked to stay on as your new Director of AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse). This new role will allow me to follow a passion of mine to help victims of abuse through implementing a program to educate our conference on Domestic Violence.
We also have said good-bye to Jessica Besso our Treasurer, Marisa Nulton our Global Ministry Chair and Ali Hormann our Communications Chair. These positions are still open and we are taking nominations for people with a gift or passion for these areas.
As we look for chances to partner with you and your ministries, I want to highlight some upcoming opportunities.
- May 17 & 18 “AVA Mending the Soul Training” is for anyone interested in knowing more about domestic violence and becoming a mentor and/or facilitator to those in need of healing. We are looking for men & women from any Christian organization that is interested in this important ministry. The cost is $85 for 10 hours of training. For more information and to register go to Mercer Island Covenant Church , or contact Bobette Scheid, Bobette@npcwm.org, 206-232-9854
- Aug 15-18 XIV Triennial at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, CA. When women gather, incredible things happen – especially when there is time of praise, fellowship, learn and laugh. This is for women ages eighteen and up. Look for flyers in your church.
- Help us “Raise the Flag” at Triennial XIV and bring Kelly Prudek & Gabriela Kabatova from the Czech Republic. We are looking for churches to host Kelly & Gabriela as they visit from Aug 3- Aug 13 in our conference and we need help with financial support to sponsor them to the Triennial. If you can help us out please contact Jo Wolfe, Jo@npcwm.org.
- Sept 27-29 Annual Women’s Retreat at Camp of the Cascades in Yelm WA. This year’s theme is “What is in your Hand?” Zech. 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit”. Speaker Pastor Catherine Gilliard and worship Sarah Robinson will join women from all over the conference and Canada.
Just remember that the NPC Women Ministries board including Jo Wolfe, Nancy Boyd, Phyllis Rogers, Lorie Harmon, Luanne Clark and I are praying for you as you bless and serve the women in your church and communities.
North Pacific Conference Women Ministries Director of AVA