Ladies Day

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

@Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford (map) • 616-866-2308
8:30am Coffee & Refreshments  •  9:00am Conference  •  12:30pm Lunch
Ladies of all ages, save Saturday, September 30, for our annual Ladies’ Day Event. This year’s speaker will be Karen Hossink, author of Confessions of an Irritable Mother and Finding Joy. Karen has been a speaker for moms’ groups and women’s events since 2005, talking about the hope God gives in the midst of struggles. In addition to our main speaker, there will be a variety of breakout sessions and a delicious lunch, all enjoyed in fellowship with other women from our church and community. This is a half-day you won’t want to miss, so register today!
This event is free, but please register by September 17! You can register online, or download and print the registration sheet and return it to Lori VerMerris at Rockford Reformed Church. You are welcome to register after September 17, but the lunch option will be closed as the amount of food will be based on September 17 numbers. Late registrants may also need to be placed in breakout sessions based on availability of supplies. Your understanding is appreciated.

Guest Speaker

Karen Hossink is a wife, mother, speaker, and author. She and her husband, Brian, have three children: Elizabeth, Joshua, and Matthew, and they make their home in Okemos, Michigan. Karen graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, which was helpful, but it is an on-going education at Weary Mom University which has led to her roles as speaker and author. When God revealed to Karen that He was using her children and her struggles as a mother to make her into the woman He wants her to be, she found hope, and in 2005 she began sharing that hope with other women as a regular speaker for women’s groups. Since then, Karen has shared her story with hundreds of women across the state of Michigan and around the United States. Learn more about Karen at her website,

Breakout sessions (pick one):

  • Prayer Bears for Haiti with Nita Broome: Would you like to make a Prayer Bear for the Haiti project or to give to a special little one? No advanced sewing ability needed. These bears are  primitive and sewn by hand. If this interests you, then please join me for a very easy and fun project!
  • Creative Cards with Elice Davey: Have you ever wanted to make your own cards (for any occasion) for friends and family? Join us as we learn beautiful techniques to create homemade cards your friends and family will ooh and ahh over! Card samples can be found on the Facebook page Happy Heart Designs.
  • Painting on Canvas with Karen Halbersma: Paint a pre-planned picture on a large 16″ x 20″ canvas. All materials supplied! Take your masterpiece home with you at the end of the day! This popular session is limited to 20 participants, so sign up today!
  • Jewelry Making with Nancy Steenwyk: Make a bracelet, earrings, or necklace for yourself or to give away. Choose from a wide variety of colors and styles of beads.
  • Being Present in the Moment with Amy Rau and Beth Jennings: Are you a “Martha” or a “Mary”? Whichever one you are, please join two self-proclaimed Marthas as they share the joys of learning to be more like Mary and how to simply be present in His presence. Participants will make a beautiful Prayer Key Chain as well as have a time of relaxation, fellowship, and reflection.