Women's Winter Retreat Jan. 28

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McCook, Nebraska--This year's Women's Winter Retreat features three speakers who will share how God is using them to reach the Muslim community in Lincoln, Nebraska. The retreat will encourage attendees to seek to grow their compassion for God's people of all nations and follow His calling in Matthew 28:19, "Go then to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples."

The retreat is Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McCook Evangelical Free Church, 602 East 14th Street. Cost is $30. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Featured speakers are Sylvana Airan, Mae Anne Balsch and Helen Fagan. These beautiful women will show their love for Christ as they share their personal tes timonies, which include stories of growing up in the Middle East, facing persecution, their passion for refugees, and their perspectives on understanding our cultural differences.

Has the Syrian refugee crisis hit too close to home? Has it raised questions, concerns, or even fear? Often , lack of understanding can feed fears. This event will give attendees an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge from sisters in Christ who have walked the Christian path from a different perspective than their own.

Following Women's Winter Retreat tradition, seven workshops will also be offered, including:

Let My People Go, by Elizabeth Wilcox

Hospitality: It's About Your Heart, Not Your House, by Corky Krizek

God's Way to Resolve Conflict, by Derlys Gaster

Emotional Pain: Healing and Hope, by Becky Wiemers

Bible Journaling, by Sarah Schilling

The Great Physician's Provision, by Sarah Powers

Courage When It Counts (Youth/Girls Track), by Jennifer Rodewald and Gabby Bednar

Stephanie Montes will once again serve as the worship leader at the retreat.

Registrations are necessary. Make checks out for $30 and mail to Stephanie Stevens, 1606 West 2nd Street, McCook, NE 69001. No phone registrations, but questions about registrations can be answered by calling Stephanie at (308) 345-5688 and leaving a message. Online registrations and a copy of the brochure are available at www.mccookefc.org. Registrations at the door are allowed, but lunch is not guaranteed unless registrations are made by Jan. 20.

Contact retreat directors for other questions by calling Chrissy Tucker, (308) 350-0916, Travi Rambali (910) 489-4337, or Jodi Cobb (308) 695-4609. A photo booth will available during the retreat.

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