PREVIOUS EVENTS

  • JUNE 1, 2013

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“OUR PRAYER IS THAT YOU MAY BE FULLY RESTORED.” (Acts 15:16b)

An opportunity to gather together as women is being planned for Saturday, June 1st. “Beauty for Brokenness: Growing toward Wholeness” will be presented at Salford Mennonite Church from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sister Mary Julia McKenzie and Pastor Angela Moyer will share from their experience with encouraging recovery and growth in those who have suffered brokeness in relationships, in health, in faith, and in other ways. We hope that all who attend will be able to identify areas in their own lives, and in those whom they know, where God’s invitation to wholeness might be heard and responded to. more

Light refreshments will be served during the morning. There will be no childcare offered during the event.

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  • OCTOBER 12, 2013

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An exciting opportunity to gather together as women is being planned for Saturday, October 12th. “Sistering: The Ties That Bind (Without Strangling)” will be presented at Souderton Mennonite Church from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to share from their experiences with being supported, or supporting others, throughout their lives, and how we do this without choking the life from one another. We hope that all who attend will be able to identify areas in their own lives, and in those whom they know, where God’s invitation to “sister” one another, locally and globally, might be heard and responded to. 

Light refreshments will be served during the morning. There will be no childcare offered during the event. The church is handicap-accessible.

Your help is requested in spreading the word about this gathering. Lightweight 4″ x 5.5″ cards are available for distribution. To order, contact Anne Yoder. You may also print the card (front only) yourself [click here: Oct12] as well as a small poster [click here: poster].

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  • MARCH 8, 2014

    “NURTURING OUR TIES AS WOMEN LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY” womendancingsmall.jpg

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014;  9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  at Methacton Mennonite Church, 3081 Mill Road, Norristown, PA 19403 (Fairview Village, Worcester);  610-584-4080

FEATURING STORIES AND TIPS  FROM RHODA CHARLES, BOARD CHAIR FOR MENNONITE WOMEN USA, AND DR. PRISCILLA BENNER, DIRECTOR OF MAMA PROJECT INC.

 

RhodaCharles 2010small Rhoda Charles, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has served as MW USA board chair since 2011. She attends Habecker Mennonite Church, where she has been active in their ministry of resettling Karen refugees from Burma. Rhoda has frequently been a speaker at women’s gatherings. She and her husband ran a photography studio together for over 30 years. She is the mother of three adult children and a grandmother.

PriscillaBenner2014cropped Priscilla Benner is a local physician practicing medicine in Pennsburg, PA, and the director of the MAMA Project (Mujeres Amigas Miles Apart), begun through a partnership in 1987 between local Mennonite women in our area and Mennonite women in Honduras. She is is the mother of five adult children and a grandmother.

Your help is requested in spreading the word about this gathering.  You may wish to print a small poster to put up or to mail to your own network/s. Also available is a bulletininsert to print for your congregation.

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  • March 7, 2015

A DAY APART FOR WOMEN
SHATTERING OUR MIRRORS, RECLAIMING OUR SELVESShatteredImageGoldSATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015; 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. at Ambler Mennonite Church Nueva Vida Norristown New Life, 25 East Marshall Street, Norristown, PA.  19401

SPEAKERS FOR A DAY APART FOR WOMEN 

SandyDrescherLehman Sandy Drescher-Lehman is a social worker in the position of  Pastor of Pastoral Care at  Souderton Mennonite Church, and is also a spiritual director. She is married to John; they have two children, Maria (25) and Jonathan (22). Sandy and John own a contemplative retreat center (fernrockretreat.org). Christine Waanders is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience providing therapy to children and families. She sees clients in private practice in King of Prussia. She also works with the Violence Prevention Initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, implementing programs to prevent and address bullying. She is a member of West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship. Christine is married and the mother of two boys. ChristineWaanders

FEELING A NEED TO BE MORE CONNECTED? We know that your Saturdays are precious to you, but we believe that this opportunity to meet together as women is worth leaving home for! Here’s what others have said blessed them most about our gatherings: o Coming together with others and sharing and listening! o The words of comfort from other women; o Honest sharing from the heart; o Being reminded that we need to take time and care for ourselves; o The gathering of Christian women with respectful appreciation.

Please register online at http://women.franconiaconference.org/registrations/. A $12 fee is requested, to be paid by check (written to Franconia Mennonite Conference) or in cash, to be handed in upon arrival at the event. Please do not pay in advance, and also do not let an inability to pay the fee keep you from coming (partial payment is acceptable, and scholarships are possible as well). All women from Franconia Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Conference are welcome; please invite others to join us. The church doors will be open by 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served during the morning; lunch (tostadas) will be provided. There will be no childcare offered during the event. Your help is requested in spreading the word about this gathering.  You may wish to print a WomensGathering poster (Espanol: (WomensGatheringSpanish) to put up or to mail to your own network/s. Also available is a BulletinInsert insert (Espanol: BulletinInsertSpanish) to print [front and back] for your congregation. We look forward to a wonderful day of learning, sharing our stories and wisdom, and being together in God’s presence!

For more information, contact Anne Yoder, Committee Coordinator, at ayoder1@swarthmore.edu or 610-259-9838 (home) / 610-328-8030 (work).

Sistering Committee (EDC/FMC Women’s Committee): Lynne Allebach; Doris Diener; Pastor Donna Merow; Bobbi Smisko; Kristi Wile; Anne Yoder

We are always looking for more participation in the committee; if you would like to join please contact a committee member.

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  • March 12, 2016

SISTERING FOR LIFE
Join us for A Day Apart of worship, storytelling,
reflection, laughter, learning, blessing!

Towamencin Mennonite Church
March 12, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ColoredOrigamiStrings halfsizeSharing our stories of being unique as well as different,
of what shapes us at various stages,
of what ties us together as women.

A $12 fee is requested, to be paid by check (written to Franconia Mennonite Conference) or in cash, to be handed in upon arrival at the event. Please do not pay in advance, and also do not let an inability to pay the fee keep you from coming (partial payment is acceptable, and scholarships are possible as well). All women from Franconia Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Conference are welcome; please invite others to join us. The church doors will be open by 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served during the morning; lunch will be provided. There will be childcare offered during the event (by youth from churches); cost = $5/child.

Your help is requested in spreading the word about this gathering.  You may wish to print a SISTERING FOR LIFE flyer poster (Espanol: (SISTERING FOR LIFE flyer in Spanish) to put up or to mail to your own network/s.

We look forward to a wonderful day of learning, sharing our stories and wisdom, and being together in God’s presence!