Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Autumn Newsletter

Next year's conference - 23rd - 25th February 2018                                                                                                   
at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick. Derbyshire
Welcome to the C.W.F. Autumn Newsletter and booking details for the 2018 Christian Women’s Fellowship Convention   Theme- Your Life in God’s Balance

A time for sharing in study sessions and workshops; relaxation and quiet times, and returning home with new ideas. We are still praying for new Christian women out there to come and join us and make new friends.

As this year’s Convention reminded us it was a time to be blessed and assured and also we enjoyed reminiscing, next year’s Conference theme is ‘Your life in God’s balance’, For all those attending there is opportunity for you to put your talents to good use.
The details are as follows:                                                                                     

 Date: Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th February 2018
The Key Speaker: will be the Rev Dr Kate Coleman who is founding Director of Next Leadership and is a mentor and coach to leaders.  She is recognised as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK.
The Communion Service will be led by Rev Marion Thomas and the Bible Study by Kath Lonsdale.

Nominations: we have two vacancies on the Committee: 1) Booking Secretary and   2) one Committee Member.  Please prayerfully consider these positions and if interested please contact Sara Millard the Booking Secretary.

Grace  As there is a new system for our meals, we decided to write each grace for the tables, ask members to sit down first, say grace, and then assist anyone who needs it as they collect their meal. We hope this will be easier for everyone.

Life Balance – exercises and   meditation [max. 12]                  Helen Moir
Writing workshop     Sue Germaney           Bring pen & paper or tablet; You might also like to bring a small picture, memento, anecdote etc. that inspires you to write things down
Music  Carolynne Hannabus /Ruth Filsak  tbc    A love of singing together
Prayer/collage           Vera Gilbert     Write a brief statement, draw or paint a picture on a small piece of cloth [no bigger than a piece of bunting], depicting where you feel close to God

Musicians – if you play an instrument and would like to accompany us in our worship during the weekend, please get in touch with Yvonne Attry, the Programme Secretary by email: yvonne.att3.t21@btinternet.com

Present Stall: This worked well this year and is back by popular request - please bring a wrapped gift (it need not be expensive, but something you would like to receive) for around £1 to put on the stall.  Money raised will go into the C.W.F fund.  

Offerings collected during the weekend support charities at home and abroad - so please come along with your ideas for these collections.

And now to the all-important cost of the weekend
The Committee have decided the cost will be £145.00 for an en-suite room and £117.00 for rooms in the main building. [No increase in price]

Day Visitors: are more than welcome: The cost, including morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner will remain at £40.00.

Subsidy Fund: we have a subsidy fund which is there to help anyone who might be deterred from coming by the cost of travel/or the weekend.  If you would like to apply to the fund please e-mail the booking secretary in confidence.
Have a very good rest of the year.  We shall all be together very soon and February is not that far away when you have got something to look forward to. 
 If you have any further questions please e-mail Sara Millard, Booking Secretary cello67@hotmail.com  or Yvonne Attry, Programme Secretary yvonne.att3.t21@btinternet.com
Hope to hear from you soon   Yours in Christian Fellowship     The C.W.F. Committee                                                                                 

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