Archive for Kansas Disciple Women

KDW Fall Retreat 2016

Transform: Don’t Conform!
KDW 2016 Retreat Mid-Week, Oct. 5-7; Weekend, Oct. 7-9

Kansas women—your 2016 Retreat Committee is already hard at work to make your experience a wonderful one this fall. The retreat theme is “Transform: Don’t Conform!” Our speaker is storyteller, motivational speaker, and songwriter Heather Harlan. We are looking forward to what she is led to share with us!

WR 2016 Heather HarlanHarlan majored in speech and drama at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. While there, she raised a family and discovered her love of sharing music and storytelling. Her years in the Christian Fellowship group on campus, led her to consciously choose her own walk with the One who made her and loves her best of all.  While there she confessed Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.  

Her “day job” is as a Certified Reciprocal Prevention Specialist with Phoenix Health Programs’ behavioral health center in Columbia, MO.  She reaches out to individuals and families, in the community, who have been impacted by alcohol and other drugs and who may have co-occurring mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.  Through her work she has come to a better understanding that change in our lives is a process, not an event.  Forces seen and unseen, motives obvious and hidden drive us to take steps every day, which have the cumulative capacity to transform our hearts, our relationships and our very lives. 

Harland has performed throughout the Midwest as a storyteller for over 25 years. She enjoys spontaneously creating scenes and stories in front of audiences. She also enjoys the fact that her troupe “works clean” so all ages can attend their shows! Cooking is another joy for Heather, who often takes crockpots of soup to share with her co-workers.

She has published contributions featured in three books: A Gift of Mourning Glories: Restoring Your Life after Loss  and Taking Out Your Emotional Trash both by Georgia Shaffer, and God’s Vitamin C for Women by Kathy Collard Miller. 

Day 2 optional activities: (Details are still developing) 
     » Painting class: include the extra $30 materials fee with your registration 
     » Book Study Discussion
     » Prayer Shawls group
     » Yoga class: bring a mat or thick towel.
     » 10 Minute Massage: bring $10.00 cash, plus tip.

Registration is due by Thursday, September 8 in order to have a guaranteed bunk assignment and no late fee. Late registrants have no guarantee on room or bunk assignments. When beds are full, you will go on a waiting list for cancellations. Registrations received after Friday, September 23 are transferable but not refundable.

Register online below or download the retreat registration and event flier and mail with payment to the Regional Office in Topeka.

A day camp for children 2-years-old up to 5th grade is also available.  Download the Day Camp registration form mail with payment to the Regional Office in Topeka.

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Mid-Week: Oct 5-7

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Weekend: Oct. 7-9

This charge will appear as a variation of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

KDW Spirit Fest 2016

Spirit fest logo 2016“Lavish Hospitality, All are Welcome,” 2016 Kansas Disciple Women’s Spirit Fests held April 9, 10, 16, 17 at four locations across Kansas. Spirit Fests are presented in wide-spread locations each spring to introduce the newest study materials and offer leadership training. The four one-day events also provide worship and fellowship opportunities.

On April 9, women of FCC Scott City will host women of the High Plains District and Hutchinson Park Place will host women of the South Central and Central Districts on April 10.On the second weekend, Manhattan FCC women will host the women of the Northeast District on April 16 and Parsons FCC will host the women of the Southeast District on April 17. Women may attend whichever Spirit Fest fits their schedule not just one that is nearby.

Team members of Woodhaven, Columbia, Mo., will present information about their work with challenged adults. Workshops are the JUST WOMEN Bible Study presented by Jauna Khan, McPherson, “Feminist in Christ” presented by Angela DeVore, Lyons, “Hospitality 101” presented by Judy Cooper and Carla Pearson, Galva, as well as a workshop by the Woodhaven staff.

The cost of the one day event is $15 which includes a light meal, snacks and all materials. Register online below or download a registration and event flier mail to the Regional office in Topeka with payment by Friday, March 25.

2016 Spirit Fest Schedule and Location Information

April 9         Scott City – First Christian Church, 701 Main, Scott City
                        9 a.m.-3 p.m.
                       Registration 9-9:30 a.m.

April 10       Hutchinson – Park Place Christian Church, 2600 N. Adams, Hutchinson
                        1:30-6:30 p.m.  
                        Registration 1:30-2 p.m.

April 16       Manhattan – First Christian Church, 5th and Humboldt, Manhattan
                        9 a.m.-3 p.m.
                        Registration 9-9:30 a.m.

April 17       Parsons – First Christian Church, 1500 S. 20th, Parsons
                        1:30-6:30 p.m.  
                        Registration 1:30-2 p.m.


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 NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.



Kansas Disciples Women Retreat

The KDW 2015 Retreat: An Oasis of Peace
Speaker: Rev. Betty Brewer-Calvert

October 7-9 or 9-11
Disciples Center at Tawakoni

Speaker Betty Brewer-Calvert, an ordained clergywoman, wife of a Disciples pastor, and mother of two adult children, is the Georgia region Director of Women’s Ministries. Her presentations will be designed to bring women into that quiet center of retreat experience.

Since “P.E.A.C.E.” may be understood to stand for “Pleasurable Experience Anchoring Centered Energy,” your KDW Cabinet has planned a wide-range of activities, interest groups, and personal experiences, as well as worship, singing, displays, fellowship and great food. 

Registrations are due by Friday, Sept. 11; register and pay online below or print the form and mail it with your check. Registration fee increases on Sept. 12 and bunk assignments are not guaranteed. Further packing information is on the registration form and in the letter sent two weeks prior to the retreat to all who are registered.

Registration begins at 4:00 P.M. on the first day, with the evening session beginning at 6:45 P.M. The retreat ends prior to noon on day three.

Day 2 optional activities:
     » Painting class: include the extra $25.00 materials fee with your registration 
     » Book Study Discussion: bring your copy of UNBROKEN
     » Prayer Shawls group: bring a size K-M crochet hook and yarn, approx. 36 oz./
         No. 5 Bulky/6 skeins, or “Rainbow Classics” large 11 oz./ 2 skeins for
         crocheting, or bring a set of 8-11 knitting needles and yarn.
     » Yoga class: bring a mat or thick towel.
     » 10 Minute Massage: bring $10.00 cash, plus tip.

Details are still developing for the possibility of creating paving stones for the labyrinth; this will be held in the afternoon prior to registration. Bring or wear work clothes for this project; you may also want to bring small, appropriate objects to embed in your stone.

 Register Online:    October 7-9     October 9-11

Download a flyer with more info             Download 2015 KDW Retreat Registration

KDW Retreat Children’s Camp (flyer & registration) 
2 years through 5 grade, October 9-11, 2015