Women’s Regional Gathering
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S REGIONAL GATHERING
Networking, Resourcing, Sisterhood, Community Peace building
Everyone welcome – Women of all ages!
No adult pre-registration
Free will offering will be received (suggested $5-10 per person)
Childcare, $5 per home.
Elevator service available
Schedule for the day
9:00 am Group Gathering: Songs, Announcements, Offering
Keynote Speaker: Sally Jo Hess
Hearing God’s Voice
9:20 am SEVEN Workshops. Choose one.
11:00 am SEVEN Workshops Repeated. Choose one.
12:00 pm Fellowship & Light Refreshments
Planning Team: Brenda Bare, Karen Fretz, Jill Herr, Nancy Leaman, Cathy Mentzer, Yvonne Nyce, Joanne Siegrist
1. Stepping into a Whirling World with a Centered Heart
by an experienced potter, Karen Sensenig, Laurel Street Mennonite
Session 1: Awareness of God’s Presence in life while creating “Dance of Life Oil Lamps” with clay on a whirling wheel.
Session 2: Participants may make a small pinch pot from air drying clay while practicing awareness of God’s love and presence. Attend one or both sessions.
2. Pondering Mary: Joy in Ministry
by Dorcus Lehman, Ambler Mennonite
In this season of your life which places in ministry make you come alive? How do you notice your desires, or seek to balance your life of prayer and action? How do you respond when an “aha” moment stirs some new awareness? Let’s create space to let joy arise as we place our lives inside the story of the Biblical Mary.
3. I was in prison and you visited me. Chaplain at Lancaster County Prison
by Katie Harnish, Mellinger Mennonite.
Involved in prison ministry work for 16 years. Learn how messy prison ministry can be and ways to be an encouraging mentor in the midst of great challenges.
4. Thriving as a Single Person in a Couple-Centered World
a panel discussion hosted by Debra High and Jill Herr, Stumptown Mennonite
Listen to the experiences of several single women and learn what challenges they have faced as well as what has brought them joy.
5. Stepping out into faith: “God has made me fruitful in my affliction”
by Joan Denlinger of Calvary Church of Lancaster
Encouragement for stepping out in faith with lots of personal story-telling
6. A Christian’s Guide for Pre-Retirement: 55 and Counting
by Marlene Kaufman, Akron Mennonite .
Role family, friends, faith community, financial consultants, and physicians play in producing a smooth landing in retirement. Explore the importance of identity changes in the years to come.
7. Foundational Principles to Strengthen your Marriage
by Deb Kilheffer, Willow Street Mennonite
Life-giving strategies that anchor you in Christ and fortify you in your God-given role.
Looking Ahead: 6th Annual Gathering
Saturday, November 6, 2021