Wisconsin Women’s Ministries is pleased to announce the 2021 Empowerment Virtual Conference entitled Overcoming Obstacles and Triumphing in Christ. The virtual event will take place over the weekend of April 16-18, 2021 with guest speaker, Sandra Doran. Register by March 15, 2021 to receive $10 off your registration fee!
Sandra Doran, Ed.D. has enjoyed working as an educator and writer within the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the larger community for more than thirty-five years. She is the author of seven books, hundreds of articles, and served as columnist for the Adventist Review, Signs of the Times, and ParentTalk magazine.
Within the educational arena, she has taught on every level from pre-school through college, held top administrative roles in four schools, and worked as Associate Superintendent of Education for the Florida Conference for 15 years. Recently, she served as founding head of North Tampa Christian Academy, creating an innovative environment for project-based learning.
Doran holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Atlantic Union College, a master’s degree in Religion and Communication from Andrews University and a doctorate in Special Education from Boston University. She currently serves as Curriculum and Creative Director of Three Angels for Kids.
Scripture for the Empowerment Weekend: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
Friday Night: Overcoming Obstacle #1: Framed by Your Past
Sabbath Morning: Overcoming Obstacle #2: Hit by Tragedy
Sabbath Divine Hour: Overcoming Obstacle #3: Stuck in the Mud
Sabbath afternoon Breakaways by the speaker:
- Working with All Types of Children (Special Needs; Different Learning Styles)
- Three Angels for Kids curriculum that was unveiled in the NAD on Feb. 1, 2021
Sabbath Evening: Facing Your Challenges (Interactive Exercise)
Sunday Morning: Overcoming Obstacle #4: Trapped by Time
Due to COVID-19, plus everyone not having been vaccinated by April 16-18, 2021, some may not feel comfortable assembling together, with the emphasis on social distancing and the extra care needed for handling of food. The Wisconsin Women’s Ministry Committee has a solution for that. The retreat will be done virtually, with the option of listening in, if you are unable to participate virtually.
Since we will be doing this retreat virtually, there will be step by step instructions on the proper way to log in and connect, as well as a demonstration of desk and computer stretches to ensure that you stay healthy even with the use of your devices. There will be scheduled times for prayer and of course, a virtual nature walk.
Breakaway options also include step by step instructions on: How to make your own prayer journal – a kit will be mailed to you; Healthy cooking with the use of an air fryer and an Instapot, Bible marking to claim promises to overcome obstacles that we are facing.
Items required for this virtual retreat:
Computer or iPad, or Telephone Your Bible
A comfortable chair or couch An open mind
A surrendered heart A submitted will
Share this information and mail in your registration early so that you can receive your mailed package in time for the Empowerment Weekend: April 16-18, 2021! Remember to register by March 15, 2021 to receive $10 off your registration fee!
I look forward to connecting with you and worshipping with you on that special weekend as we learn to overcome obstacles and as we learn to triumph in Christ, in Jesus Christ alone ! Amen!
Patricia Antoine-Norton, Women’s Ministries Coordinator