Those of you who haven’t registered still have time before the Jan. 6 early bird deadline. But just barely! So go to welcatg.org to register online now.
As of December 2016, we’ve scheduled 14 workshops for the gathering, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minn., July 13–16, at the convention center.
Workshops include topics that range from learning more about women in the Old Testament and exploring ideas about ending human sex trafficking to discovering how faith, courage and love can provide an antidote to shame and learning how to explore your spirituality through writing.
Workshops are not only inspirational, they are practical, offering information you can take home and share with others. Each 90-minute workshop is offered four times, twice on Friday afternoon and twice on Saturday afternoon. No advance registration is required.
No matter when or why women in our organization gather, our purpose and mission call us to act and serve. Our five gathering verses promise renewal and that often comes from serving others.
On Friday and Saturday afternoon, make your way to the exhibit hall and into servant events area (intentional service and action that will improve the lives of others). Activities range from making feminine hygiene kits to engaging in environmental issues. Many of the servant events will be led by our in-kind gifts recipients, sparking ideas for transforming and creating new ministry projects back home.
Two documentary films—“Dreamcatcher” and “Beauty of Their Dreams”— will offer different ways to explore the gathering theme and our organization’s commitment to promoting healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world. One film will be shown on Friday evening and the other on Saturday evening. Each will be followed by a facilitated discussion session.