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2022 Fall Retreat for Women of the Grand Canyon Synod – Oct 21 & 22, 2022 at Spirit in the Desert

We’re inviting women to join us for a week-end event focused on Empowering Women…stories that change lives. Ephesians 2:10 “We are His work. He has made us to belong to Christ Jesus so we can work for Him. He planned that we should do this.”

Expanding on the empowerment theme introduced at the WELCA Cactus Conference in March, our activities will be centered on Dwelling in the Word and then learning about stories and programs that change women’s lives, Biblically, internationally, and here in our own Grand Canyon Synod. Women’s lives impacted by Peter’s Hope, LSS-SW’s I-Help, Days for Girls, the Navajo Lutheran Mission and our own Latina sisters. We hope to inspire YOU to empower other women!

Our program includes:

Chaplain Cyndy Warnier
Bible study with Rev. Dr. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni – Zooming directly from Jerusalem
Carolyn Tonneson on the Bamburi Women’s Empowerment program in Mombassa, Kenya
Music and worship with Pr. Kim Sterner
Shari Jones sharing the Days for Girls project
Small group discussions learning more about I-Help (a program that empowers women who are homeless), our Navajo sisters in Rock Point, and our Latina sisters here in our Grand Canyon Synod
In-Kind gifts to support I-Help
Remembering Heidi Gerrish
A Friday evening Taize-type of meditation
An “afterglow” social event on Friday evening
Closing Communion with worship offering
Spanish translation if needed

We’ll also gather for prayer, music, worship, meditation, and of course, laughter, fun and food!

To learn more visit: http://grandcanyonwomen.org/events/

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You can aso contact Pastor Annemarie Burke at the Church office by calling 480.759.1515 to discuss your interest and participation.