Untroubled heart: FUMC organizes women’s conferencePublished 9:42pm Friday, January 4, 2013
Organizers of the First United Methodist Church’s second-annual Washington Women’s Conference hope to make a lot of new friends at the event.
Lorre Bowen, a member of FUMC, said the goal of the conference is to bring Christian women of all backgrounds together.
“It is interdenominational, interracial, inter-everything,” Bowen said. “We’re trying to encourage all denominations … to become involved.”
Organizers included the diversity goal in planning the event, inviting people outside the church to join the planning committee.
One of the goals of the retreat is to bring women of various backgrounds together, address any issues and concerns and leave the event with stronger bonds.
“We’re very concerned about issues that are maybe divisive among women and ways that we can maybe help provide unity and get to know our sisters of other areas of the community,” Bowen said.
The two-day event, which begins January 25, will feature guest speaker Micca Campbell of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of “An Untroubled Heart: Finding a Faith that is Stronger than all my Fears.”
Bowen said Campbell would speak about how faith in the Lord can empower women.
The event costs $15 if the payment is received by January 18 and $20 thereafter. Proceeds will be used to offset the cost of the speaker and other expenses related to the conference.
The conference will be Friday, Jan. 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.
FUMC is located at 304 West 2nd Street in Washington. For more information, call 946-3311.