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Upcoming Events
August 15, 2015
Afternoon Retreat:  Hyland Lake Regional Park, 3:00-5:00 pm. Please park in the parking lot north of the play area. We will be walking the 2 mile paved loop. Follow the signs. A guided prayer walk open to anyone, women, men, and children.  This is an opportunity to spend some time in nature, focused on God, as family and friends.  We all need opportunities to have a retreat, to refocus and to reconnect. Free event.

August 22, 2015
enditnow Day: A Sabbath set aside to focus on the very real problem of abuse, in our society and in our church. We recognize that children, women and men are victims of abuse. God abhors abuse of every kind and we are hoping to do our part in educating our churches so that we can respond in loving, helpful and understanding ways when we witness or hear of abuse. Check out the NAD Women's Ministries website for a complete guide to hosting an enditnow church service in your home church, including a sermon, children's story, song suggestions and scripture readings. 

October 23-25, 2015
Women's Retreat:  Keynote speaker will be Bonita Joyner Shields, currently serving in the Sabbath School/Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference as Editor and Assistant Director for Discipleship.
            Prior to joining the SSPM staff, Pastor Shields served for five years as an assistant editor of the Adventist Review, and for almost seven years as an associate pastor of the Spencerville Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. While at the Spencerville Church, she was responsible for the children’s, women’s, and teaching ministries of the church.
            Pastor Shields received her undergraduate degree in theology at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), and her master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Andrews University. She and her husband Roy have been married for 31 years.
            “I ran from my calling for many years. However, once I embraced it and held the Lord to His part of the bargain of equipping me for the work, I discovered my true identity. As we spend time together this weekend, I pray the same for you as you discover and respond to the Lord’s calling on your life. Our callings may all be different, but it’s the same God who works in us and through us to accomplish His purposes.”
 With a powerful presentation and breakout session by Mary Jo Dubs, developer of God in Shoes - a community outreach event.  Don't miss it!

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Bookstore information: The ABC will be open again this year. Hours are: Friday, 2-5 pm;
 Saturday night, 6-10 pm; Sunday morning, 7:30am-noon. Feel free to preorder, especially food items, by calling 877.700.1717.


Resources for Women’s Ministries Leaders

North American Division Women’s Ministries

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries

SDA Abuse Response

Books

Women's Ministries Handbook

Pastor's and Elder's Handbook for Women's Ministries

Online Church Manual

Magazines

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.

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Past Women's Retreats