The SEC Women Ministries Board has decided to cancel
the SEC Women Ministries retreat for this year. We do so with heavy hearts but recognizing the clean-up from the aftermath of hurricane Irma is just too much for many of our sisters who have registered for the retreat. We have heard from several women who have evacuated because of the storm and know that even though their hearts would be willing to push and find a way to come we simply don't think it is wise for us to add to an already difficult season.
With most of our registrations this year being from women who live throughout Florida we simply don't know how badly many of them have been affected. Many women have also used vacation time to evacuate and taking another day at this time for retreat would be problematic. We also know several women who live outside of state of Florida who were planning on driving to the retreat. We don't know if gas stations will be refueled by then or all of the roads cleared by then. So for all of these reasons and mostly because of our concern for the heavy lifting that will need to happen as neighbor helps neighbor, we are cancelling the retreat this year.
The board would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our sisters in the Southeast Conference. We appreciate each of you so much! Be safe and take care of yourself in these days ahead. We are all praying for God's protection and provision as you do all of the necessary work to recover.
In anticipation of miracles and with much prayer,
on behalf of the SEC Women Ministries Board
The SEC Women Ministries Board is so excited about gathering together this year in Florida! This year, there is a ‘Two for One’ incentive. Bring a woman who has never been to an SEC Women Ministries Retreat or a women who has not been to a SEC Women Ministries Retreat in the last three years, and you both receive half off your registration fee, when you pay by the Saturday, August 6th deadline date.
To make this truly a conference experience, we ask each church to become one of our retreat teams. We look forward to experiencing the beautiful gifts that will be offered by the women in our conference.
We have created a retreat flyer, to be posted on your church’s bulletin board; a registration form, (please make copies and submit one registration form per person); a supply list for our retreat project this year and an opportunity to give towards or receive a partial scholarship, if you do not meet the two-for-one incentive.
The registration cost is $120/person. The lodging is $103.50/night with up to four (4) women per room. The registration deadline is Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Registration forms, along with payment, should be mailed to:
SEC Women Ministries Retreat
1010 48th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33703
Make checks payable to SEC Women Ministries.
Send additional questions to our president, Pastor Betty Howard at email@example.com or vice president, Pastor Catherine Gilliard at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in Florida!
Please click the following links to obtain retreat forms, flyers, and materials:
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Letter of Invitation
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Flyer
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Registration Package
Journey together as women of the Evangelical Covenant to an intentional spiritual adventure where we connect with God and one another across generations, cultures, geography, and life experience.
Triennial is meaningful worship, thought-provoking speakers, challenging learning experiences, heart-pumping excursions, life-altering spiritual experiences, and opportunities to take next steps in addressing injustice in our world.
Registration Opens October 2015
More information available at www.covchurch.org/triennial
Click HERE to register!
Friday, May 13
2pm - 5pm | Check-In & Reception
5:30pm - 6:45pm | Dinner
7pm | Worship Service
Speaker | Rich Berry, Founder the AFAM Network – The Navigators
Saturday, May 14
8am | Breakfast
9:30am | Praise & Worship
10:30am | Men's Health Presentation
Speaker | Dr. Joseph Esposito, Chiropractor & Nutritionist, Radio talk show host, author, & founder Health Plus Wellness Centers
12pm | Lunch
1pm | Wealth Builders Presentation
Speaker | Robert Davis, Wealth Builders
3pm | Departures
Annual Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, April 13
10am-3pm | COMS Interviews
Thursday, April 14
1pm-5pm | SEC Ministerial Meeting
5pm-6pm | Youth Leaders Connection Meet & Greet
7pm | Worship Service
Friday, April 15
9:30am-11am | Make & Deepen Workshop (Michelle Sanchez)
9:30am-11am | Love Mercy Do Justice Workshop (Cecilia Williams)
9:30am-11am | Church Revitaliza- tion Workshop (Peyton Johnson)
9:30am-11am | Building A Solid Youth Ministry Workshop (Danielle Kilgore)
11:15am-12pm | The State of Youth Ministry (Tim Ciccone)
11:30am-1pm | Women’s Ministry Luncheon
12:15pm-1:15pm | Youth Leader Round Table Discussion
1pm-4pm | Outreach
1pm-2:30pm | Jobs For Life Workshop
1:30pm-2:30pm | ABCs of Bi-Vocational Youth Ministry (Danielle Kilgore)
2pm-3pm | The Transition from Children’s Ministry (Greg Harper)
6:30pm-9pm | SEC Banquet
Saturday, April 16
9:30am | SEC Annual Business Meeting
Midwinter attendees gather to be equipped for ministry through education, enriched through friendship, and inspired by the mission of our God through the Evangelical Covenant Church. Pastors, missionaries, chaplains, seminary students, retirees, spouses, and lay leaders exploring full time ministry from throughout North America are invited to join in community at this winter event.
More information available at www.covchurch.org/midwinter
Coinciding with the Midwinter Conference, Connection is dedicated to youth workers whether paid or volunteer, full or part time, credentialed or not. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with God and one another, for encouragement and inspiration through speakers of substance and a unique space for mutual support.
More information available at www.covchurch.org/midwinter/ywc
We are so excited to offer this reboot of our Annual Pastor's retreat (with families included)! This year our retreat is in sunny Orlando, Florida at Staybridge Suites Orlando located just 5 minutes away from Disney World and 20 minutes away from Universal Studios Orlando. We KNOW you and your family will want to join us for this retreat for body and soul - it's worth the kids taking a few days off from school.
Speakers: SEC Spiritual Directors
David Hillberg and Karen Davis
Tuesday, October 20th
Check-in 3-6 p.m.
Dinner 6-6:45 p.m.
Opening Worship* 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21st
Breakfast (in rooms) 7-9 a.m.
Morning Session* 9-10:30 a.m.
Break 10:30– 11 a.m.
Experiential Breakouts* 11 a.m.-12 noon
Lunch 12-1 p.m.
Afternoon Freetime 1-5:30 p.m.
Dinner (optional) 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Service of Worship & Prayer 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22nd
Breakfast (in rooms) 7-9 a.m.
Closing Communion Worship 9:30 a.m.
Checkout 11 a.m.
*special programming for children available
New Life Covenant Church, through its Reconciliation and Restoration Center, takes major step into the social justice arena when it partners with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), September 18-19, to sponsor REEL Justice, Exploring Mass Incarceration through Film. New Life will be the only Atlanta institution hosting the festival, and one of four nationwide. The event, which will also feature a discussion led by Leroy Barber, is free and open to the public. For further information, please visit www.newlifecovenantchurch.org or call 404.614.0204.
Friday, September 18 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 18 @ 10am
We welcome you to join us for Jubilee '15 - A One-Year Anniversary Celebration Conference
Hosted by: Youth for Christ, Koinonia Coffee House, Intervarsity, Dr. John M. Perkins, Pastor John P. Perkins, and more...
We've designed these workshops to engage a wide-range of essential topics that will be sure to help you move forward in your own passions for influencing the community.