Happy New Year Disciples Women!

Dear NC Disciples Women:

Happy New Year! Your cabinet has been working diligently to provide the best year of study, worship, outreach, service, and fellowship ever!

As we embark upon the journey for 2017, the cabinet wants to share more sisterhood moments for growth and fellowship. We believe that these times of sharing will strengthen our connection as diverse women while holding us true to our spiritual foundation.

Attached, you will find your first invite of the year, ‘A Women’s Gathering’. This time with the NC DWM cabinet will include sharing great conversation, DWM resources, awesome food (at no charge), and some fun-filled surprises! Bring a sister with you. In fact, bring your whole women’s group! What do you have to do to attend? Just complete and submit the attached form, so we will know how many women to expect. We are eager to see you, talk with you, and share the love of our amazing God with each of you!

Please refer often to www.ncdisciples.org and NC Disciples Women’s Facebook page, they are being updated with relevant information.

Upcoming Events:

  • National Human Trafficking Prayer Day-January 11th
  • The 10-Day Human Trafficking Prayer Vigil- January 12th-21st
  • The Blue Campaign challenge. More details forthcoming!

2016 Day Apart Retreat

Greetings My Sisters in Christ!

It is that time again, to shake out the camping clothes and prepare for our 2016 Day Apart Retreat. There are several reasons this retreat will be great! We are sharing the weekend with the College Retreat, so the creative gifts of young adults will be among us. We will celebrate LOVE, because that is what February represents. We will study, receive updated training, and experience deep fellowship to expand our leadership potential as DWM. Additionally, we will be able to see the progress of the Latham House, our Service Project. This will be a great retreat!

We happen to be sharing in a retreat on the weekend I was born (smile). Yes, I will be celebrating my birthday on Friday, February 19th, right at Camp Caroline with my sisters, and I would love to have you there with me! Although February is a bit frosty, we invite you to bring your favorite blanket for your bed. Bring extra hot chocolate, and bring plenty of smiles and hugs! To make sure you are prepared for this exciting Winter event, please review the itinerary below.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

All Events in Cowell Hall unless otherwise noted

3:00- 5:00pm………….Registration & Check- in4:

4:00pm…………………..Special Choir Rehearsal (New Building)

5:15-7:00…………………Dinner

7:15-7:30…………………Devotion
7:30-8:30………………..Enrichment Session I

Join Rev. Dr. Penny Ziemer for Scripture Study Tips / Just Women Insights / Women’s Book Study Recommendations

8:45………………………..Cabin Discussions

9:30………………………..Movie & Popcorn

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016

All Events in Assembly Hall unless otherwise noted
8:00-9:00am……………Breakfast (Dining Hall)

8:15…………………………Registration

9:00-9:15…………………Devotion

9:15-9:45………………….BUSINESS SESSION

10:00-11:00………………Enrichment Session II

Join Mary Evans for an Empowering Leadership moment about today’s DWM! Join Rev. Melissa Acres for Outreach Inspiration to Impact Your Local Women’s Group!

11:15-11:50………………..Woman-to-Woman

12:00-1:15pm…………….Lunch & Basket Party

Each church is asked to submit a theme basket to support W-2-W and DWM Programming

1:15-1:30…………………..Group Evaluation

1:30…………………………Closing Worship

The registration form can be downloaded here. Get it in quickly! We are looking forward to sharing hope and joy, as we receive strength for our journey!

Blessings~
Rev. Valerie J. Melvin, Associate Regional Minister