june 2019: A GATHERING OF WOMEN
By Pastor Tanya Lopez, Disciples Women Coordinating Minister
A Call to 145 Days of Prayer
Pat Donahoo, Executive Director of Disciples Women, would like to invite all Disciples Women to join us in 145 days of prayer beginning May 30th. Please click here for Pat’s video invitation.
As women of the Pacific Southwest Region, we are invited to join our sisters across the United States and Canada in these days of Prayer leading up to the celebration the 145 years of Ministry that the Women of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ have been actively leading. 145 years of leadership development, activism, outreach, mission, justice seeking, compassionate healing, women empowerment, ecumenical support and partnerships, congregational enrichment and growth, educational opportunities and program development, and so much more. The women of the church have been an active and passionate agent of growth, transformation and reconciliation throughout our entire history as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
Join us in prayer and let us keep connecting in spirit and in person to the work that we do, the mission that we seek to live into every day and the call to be the conduits of connections for women to find their voice to fully and authentically into their call. You can download the prayer calendar here.
Join Disciples Women at the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moines, IA July 20-24, 2019
I can’t wait to connect with all of you soon at our General Assembly. We will have a wonderful opportunity to gather for our luncheon and celebrate the 145 years of ministry during our Disciples Women after-session.
Do not forget to purchase your tickets for the luncheon ahead of time as they will not be selling any on site. It promises to be an exciting gathering where we will connect, sing, dance and feast as sisters!
Sunday, July 21 – Luncheon/Praise & Worship (11:45 – 1:15 pm)
Sunday, July 21 – Leadership Training Workshop (3:00 – 4:30 pm)
Monday, July 22 – Spotlight at DHM Booth (1:30 – 2:00 pm)
Monday, July 22 – After Session/145th Birthday Party (8:45 – 10:00 pm)
Tuesday, July 23 – Participating in “Making a Difference with our Dollars” (1:30 – 2:50 pm)
See you all soon my sisters! Let us pray together, let us prepare together, and let us celebrate together the work we have been doing and the work we will continue to do! Let us abide in the Spirit of our living God and be reminded of our connection to each other always through prayer and intercession for one another and our church.
Disciples Women, grab your calendars! We are planning our second ALL WOMEN Interregional event. If you are longing for the company of other women, desire to deepen your spiritual walk, and want to be connected to amazing Disciples women across the West, then mark down June 12-14, 2020 in your calendars. We will all descend on Las Vegas for our Interregional event....we can't wait. The theme is "Seeking God's Grace in the Desert" with confirmed keynote speakers Rev. LaTaunya Bynum and Rev. Lori Tapia, who will enliven you with their passion for the Gospel. Come to the desert with us in 2020 and find the grace you are seeking. The best way to stay up to date is to come to our website and sign up for news about the event at http://bit.ly/2XGX52g
DISCIPLES WOMEN MISSION PROJECT 2019 Shelter Supplies for Women and Children We encourage Disciple Women’s groups to adopt a local shelter. Reach out to the staff of the shelter. Ask them what they need and then commence to providing what was requested. Please share with the Disciples Women office what you are doing and if you post about it on social media don’t forget the tag it with #DWConnect so we can all celebrate and support the work.
Let’s make 3,000 finger labyrinths for GA 2019!
Would you like to help make finger labyrinths to be given away at GA 2019?
All the details, patterns, and instructions are included on pdf files…just follow the links below.
When you are finished, write your first name, your congregation, and your city and state on the tags and staple one to each labyrinth. This will provide an opportunity for GA attendees to feel the far-reaching witness of Disciples Women.
Please send to: First Christian Church, 2500 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, Attention: Wende.
A Big Thank You to FCC, Des Moines for offering to hold the shipments at their church for us to pick up at General Assembly! (You can also ship them to: Disciples Women Labyrinths, 1099 N Meridian Street, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204) by June 1, 2019.
Pastor Tanya Lopez
Disciples Women Coordinating Minister
115 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832