FROM OUR INBOX–Disciples Women Retreat

June 22 – 24, 2018, the women of the Heartland Interregional, Indiana, Illinois/ Wisconsin, Kansas, Kansas City, Upper Midwest, Mid-America, and Nebraska regions are invited to Culver Stockton College, in Canton, MO to explore and celebrate how they are Called, Connected and Charged for Christ.

Mission opportunities will be offered Friday, June 22, beginning at noon for all who wish to participate. Women will volunteer at one of three locations including: The Butterfly Garden, Canton Senior Housing and the Canton Park District. Blessing Box offering and a special offering for special projects of International Disciples Women Ministries will also be received.

Worship experiences:

Friday evening – Reverend Dr. Dietra Wise-Baker, Program Coordinator for Advocacy and Activism, National Benevolent Association

Penuel Dance from Powership Worship Center in Raytown Kansas

Saturday evening – Reverend Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Sunday morning – Reverend Lori Tapia (2018 retreat keynote speaker), National Pastor Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Obra Hispana and commissioning of women participating in Woman to Woman Global trip to Cuba.

Study opportunities:

Saturday morning – Reverend Dr. Marti Steussy, #dwconnect

Reverend Dr. Pat Donahoo, Executive Director International Disciples Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Reverend Chesla Nickelson, Program Director and Merger Staff International Disciples Women Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),

A variety of afternoon workshops including storytelling, liturgical dance, Woman to Woman Global trip to India, Prayer Stations by our own Angela DeVore, and an Introduction to the Leadership Apprentice Program. Opportunities to connect will take place throughout the event with dedicated times each evening in the Hospitality Suite. Displays will be from NBA, Christian Church Foundation, Woodhaven, Phillips Theological Seminary, Week of Compassion and Seasonal Fair, a fair trade store in Springfield, Ill.

Cost for the event including meals is $130 for double occupancy in a dorm style room and a $160 for single occupancy. Accessible rooms are available upon request. Registration forms can be found at or to register online or print a form.