Some 39 women from eight different churches in the Southeast took part in the annual Fall Retreat September 14-15 at First Christian Church in Kennett. These vibrant ladies wrote the book on hospitality, and the weekend's resource leader, Holly Jo Engle, the minister at First Christian Church, Blytheville, AR, helped us see the biblical roots for compassion with the theme, The World is My Neighbor. She even had septuagenarians taking selfies with new friends!
Suzanne Mayes led our singing; we wrote cards of encouragement and collected supplies for The Haven, a crisis center for women and children in Blytheville; and gathered for closing worship in the sanctuary led by women from St. Charles Christian Church. Plans are already underway for the 2019 retreat, to be hosted by St. Charles Christian Church on September 20-21.
Thanks to Judi LInville for this information and photos.
On Monday, September 17th the Southwest Fall Assembly was hosted by Community Christian Church, Camdenton, MO with 55 ladies present including Rev. Katrina Palan. The theme was "Welcoming The Stranger".
Rev. Kathryn Wilson, Associate Minister for Mission and Outreach, South Joplin CC was the guest speaker. Her topic was "Neighbor" Through the Lens of Christ. Margaret Weber, President of the ladies group at Camdenton gave a presentation regarding 2018-19 Woman to Woman Global Mission India Projects. This was particularly interesting since Margaret has visited India.
The following ladies were installed by President Wanda Hedenberg; Left to Right--Wanda Hedenberg, Wilma Frazier, Treasurer, Annette Meyers, Cluster One, Patsy Tipton, Cluster Six and Sara Reiter, Social Action Chair. Absent was Evelyn Roy, Secretary and Pat Gavisk, Cluster Three.
Thanks to Wanda Hedenberg for this information
and Katrina Palan for the photo.