A letter to all
Kansas Disciples Women
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5
We’ve heard a lot about time lately. In time, the virus will peak. In time, the curve will flatten. In time, things will reopen. In time, the virus will reoccur.
On Saturday, May 9 the Disciples Women Cabinet met to discuss business and plans for future events for the women of Kansas. One of those events, Women’s Retreat, was discussed with the COVID-19 measures in mind.
After much prayer and discussion, the Cabinet decided the time had come to make a decision. Based on current facts about the virus and the expected reoccurrence, a decision was made to cancel the 2020 retreat scheduled for September 30-October 4. In talking with several women from across the region prior to Saturday’s meeting, the consensus was unanimous for the need to cancel the event with the stipulation that something needed to be created to keep the women connected.
Your cabinet is working on several opportunities to do just that. A virtual book chat, prayer time, weekly devotionals, a card ministry, extra Newsbytes, projects to complete for 2021 Spirit Fest and more.
We know how much our retreaters look forward to fellowship, study, and worship at the annual retreat and we look forward to you and are counting the days, to the 2021 retreat. We wait for the time when we can greet each other with joy, embrace one another, and raise the roof in the chapel with our songs of praise! Until then, remember to check on one another, be safe, and watch for updates on the KDW Facebook page, articles in the Kansas Messenger, and special emails.
This is the time for all of us to be the church outside of the building.
Blessings to each of you,