The focus of a Women's Ministry is life-changing discipleship that leads women into a life that reflects Christ… through their thoughts, words, and actions. Responding not only to the needs of women but desiring also to utilize the spiritual gifts of Christian women, we hope to encourage women in spiritual growth, discipleship, evangelism, missions, and prayer. For more information, please contact Evy Aylesworth at (218)-751-6804.
Further information on upcoming 2017 Women's Ministries coming soon! (A preview of the fall Women's retreat can be found at the bottom of this page). In the meantime, here are some other events happening in Women's Ministries!
Women's Emphasis Sabbath- Women's Ministries Emphasis Day is an annual event on the church's Calendar of Days and Events. The Women's Ministries leader should meet with their pastor at least six months prior to this day to discuss special plans for this Sabbath. This is an opportunity to plan a full day of activities including Sabbath School, the worship service, a fellowship dinner, and perhaps an afternoon program. The leader may also want to use this time to honor women in the congregation who have done something unusual or outstanding. *If the second Sabbath in June is not a convenient date for your church to observe Women's Emphasis Day, please work with your pastor to find another date.
Women's Ministries Offering- The second Sabbath of July is the official Women's Ministries Offering Sabbath. All offering received at Adventist churches across the world is dedicated specifically to Women's Ministries and shared between Divisions, Unions, and Conferences.
Annual Prayer Walk- open to everyone, men, women, children, family and church groups. A time to come away and spend time with our God. There is a playground, drinking fountains and bathrooms at the start of the trail. It is a hiking trail and the walk is a little over a mile in length with benches located all along the trail.
Who: Everyone welcome, women, men, children, groups When: 3-5 pm, a come and go event. Come any time between 3 and 5, receive a prayer guide, make your way on the trail at your own pace, leave when you are done. Where: Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Jensen Lake Trail. For park information clickhere. Cost: Free
enditnow Emphasis Day- The North American Division recognizes that children and men, as well as women, are victims of abuse. God abhors abuse of EVERY kind, and we are working to prevent it. enditnow is a time to publicly acknowledge that abuse occurs inside the church as well as in our communities. It is also a time to explore how we, as a church family, can help those victimized by abuse and end responses of silence and blaming.
October 27-29 Women's Retreat- The theme this year is Living Loved, based on Jeremiah 31:3-I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. Our speaker this year is Wanda Davis. Wanda iscurrently the Hospital Chaplain at Florida Hospital, Orlando. She is a commissioned minister of the Florida Conference of SDA. She has a degree in Social Work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and a Masters of Religion from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She received advanced training for chaplaincy from Kettering Hospital. Chaplain Davis has preached and taught throughout the US and abroad. She has appeared on TV, radio and has several published articles to her credit.
When: October 27, Friday evening at 7- October 29, Sunday at noon Where: Cragun's Resort near Brainerd Registration and cost: Coming soon. Scholarship forms: Coming soon.