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Women's Day Of Prayer- The Woman's Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for women to learn about each other and pray for one another. It is a time to reunite with God and one another to strengthen spiritual bonds. Prayers for women everywhere create a spiritual network of empathy and understanding between Adventist women. Thousands of women (and men) gather to pray on this day. Although the essential purpose of the day is for prayer, the day can also provide women with an opportunity to strengthen their ties with other Christian women as they pray together. You can find materials and more information at the NAD Women's Ministries page.
Finding God's Calling- The theme this year is Called To Love First, based on John 13:34-So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
Who: Our speaker this year is Angie Joseph. Angie is the wife of a pastor, a Lay Evengelism Instructor, a speaker and an author. She comes to us from Missouri.
What: Finding God's Calling is a weekend for all women to come, connect, be inspired and encouraged to say 'Yes' to anything God is calling them to do.
Where: Minnesota Conference Office, 7384 Kirkwood Ct, Maple Grove, MN 55369
When: May 5-6. Friday evening- 7-9, Sabbath- 10-3, Women's Ministries Leaders Training- Sabbath afternoon- 4-6
Campmeeting service project- God In Shoes spa day for the women of Hutchinson, Minnesota. Date and location to be determined.
Women's Emphasis Sabbath- Women's Ministries Emphasis Day is an annual event on the church's Calendar of Days and Events. The Women's Ministries leader should meet with their pastor at least six months prior to this day to discuss special plans for this Sabbath. This is an opportunity to plan a full day of activities including Sabbath School, the worship service, a fellowship dinner, and perhaps an afternoon program. The leader may also want to use this time to honor women in the congregation who have done something unusual or outstanding. For more information, visit the NAD Women's Ministries page.
*If the second Sabbath in June is not a convenient date for your church to observe Women's Emphasis Day, please work with your pastor to find another date.
Women's Ministries Offering- The second Sabbath of July is the official Women's Ministries Offering Sabbath. All offering received at Adventist churches across the world is dedicated specifically to Women's Ministries and shared between Divisions, Unions, and Conferences. See more information at the NAD Women's Ministries page.
Annual Prayer Walk- open to everyone, men, women, children, family and church groups. A time to come away and spend time with our God. There is a playground, drinking fountains and bathrooms at the start of the trail. It is a hiking trail and the walk is a little over a mile in length with benches located all along the trail.
Who: Everyone welcome, women, men, children, groups
When: 3-5 pm, a come and go event. Come any time between 3 and 5, receive a prayer guide, make your way on the trail at your own pace, leave when you are done.
Where: Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Jensen Lake Trail. For park information click here.
enditnow Emphasis Day- The North American Division recognizes that children and men, as well as women, are victims of abuse. God abhors abuse of EVERY kind, and we are working to prevent it. enditnow is a time to publicly acknowledge that abuse occurs inside the church as well as in our communities. It is also a time to explore how we, as a church family, can help those victimized by abuse and end responses of silence and blaming. You can find more information as well as resources for your own enditnow Sabbath at the NAD Women's Ministries page.
Retreat- The theme this year is Living Loved, based on Jeremiah 31:3- Our speaker this year is Wanda Davis. Wanda is currently the Hospital Chaplain at Florida Hospital, Orlando. She is a commissioned minister of the Florida Conference of SDA. She has a degree in Social Work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and a Masters of Religion from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She received advanced training for chaplaincy from Kettering Hospital. Chaplain Davis has preached and taught throughout the US and abroad. She has appeared on TV, radio and has several published articles to her credit.
When: October 27, Friday evening at 7- October 29, Sunday at noon
Where: Cragun's Resort near Brainerd
Registration and cost: Coming soon.
Scholarship forms: Coming soon.
Retreat needs- Cheryl Saunders, our music coordinator, is seeking musicians, singers and instrumentalists, who would like to help with music during the retreat weekend. Please contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristin at email@example.com if you are interested.
Resources for Women’s Ministries Leaders
North American Division Women’s Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries
SDA Abuse Response
Women's Ministries Handbook
Pastor's and Elder's Handbook for Women's Ministries
Online Church Manual
GIGI and Forever Woman Magazines: GIGI is an Australian Christian magazine produced by 5 Sisters Ministry. The magazine is aimed at teenage girls and covers the everyday issues young girls face. It also features health and beauty articles, as well as inspirational stories. If you like GIGI, you might like 5 Sisters Ministry's magazine for women: Forever Woman. Click here for sample of GIGI magazine. Click here for sample of Forever Woman magazine. Click here for Introductory Letter. Click here for Order Form.