Ladies Day

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Friday, April 12, 2019

@Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford (map) • 616-866-2308
4:30pm Doors Open  •  5:00pm Dinner  •  5:30-8:30pm Conference
 
Ladies of all ages, save Friday, April 12, for our annual Ladies’ Day Event. We are changing things up this year and holding the conference in the evening. In addition to our main speaker, Pamela Stonehouse, there will be a variety of breakout sessions and a delicious dinner, all enjoyed in fellowship with other women from our church and community. Register today!
 
This event is free, but please register by April 5! 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 April 5, but the amount of food will be based on April 5 numbers. Late registrants may also need to be placed in breakout sessions based on availability of supplies. Your understanding is appreciated.
 
 

Open Hearts, Open Hands, Open Homes

The desire to share the gospel must begin with an open heart. Seeing others as God’s beloved children blended with his command to love ignites us to reach out. Open hands share, give, help, and hold. Open homes convey humility, generosity, and caring. These three together become the key and motivation for godly hospitality. 
 
 

Guest Speaker Pam Stonehouse

Exhortation, encouragement, and hope mark Pam Stonehouse’s ministry. For 30 years, she has been impacting women in conferences, special events, classes, and retreats. Her practical, relatable style draws you in as her love for God helps lift you up. Pam has served in Women’s Ministry leadership in various roles, including Director of Women’s Ministry. Pam has authored a mentoring curriculum and articles for her ministry. She also hosted a local cable TV show entitled Reflections for Life. Pam’s continuing passion is to speak truth and life into women’s hearts. She draws from her 38 years of marriage to her husband Rick, raising their six children, and her walk with God to share wisdom and insights. The current highlight in Pam’s life is to love, nurture, and spoil her 13 grandchildren!
 
 

Breakout sessions (pick two):

  • Jewelry Making with Nancy Steenwyk: Make a pair of earrings and either a bracelet or necklace to match. Design them for yourself or for someone special. Limit 8 participants per session. SESSION IS FULL
  • Painting on Canvas with Karen Halbersma: Paint a beautiful spring piece with neutral colors which will accent any décor. Keep it and create a warm and inviting home of your own or give it as a gift to someone you love. Limit 20 participants per session.
  • No Pressure Hospitality – how to host a game night with the RRC outreach team: How to show hospitality toward others by inviting them to your home for a simple and fun game night.
  • Mission-Minded with Rachel DeKuiper: Showing hospitality toward the foreigner. (Emphasis on Haiti)
  • Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality with Emillie Clayton: Come hear a summary of the book The Gospel Comes With a House Key, discuss key points, and brainstorm ideas of how to implement them in your home or church. Everyone can do it! Includes a recipe for a pot of soup!
  • Adoption Journeys – showing hospitality toward the orphan with Diane Brownell, Rebecca Cruttenden, and Audrey Shantz: Three women will share their journeys with domestic and international adoption and the differences of each. Come with questions and a readiness to learn how you can get started on this journey yourself, or just how to help those who have chosen to show hospitality the orphan.