May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

"Living and Sharing the life and love of God with all"

To ladies of all ages, interests and circumstances - welcome to our women’s ministry web page. Women's ministry is all about supporting, encouraging and connecting with other women, developing our strengths and gifts, learning and growing to be more like Christ, and giving and sharing in the love God has for all.

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LADIES RETREAT DAY

 

30th NOVEMBER, 2013

"Just As I Am"   Ephesians 2:4, 5 

The venue is the Pembroke Primary School with the driveway entrance being from Lawson Road, Mooroolbark VIC.   Melway 46 J2
10am cuppa and 10.30am worship service commencement
We are delighted that Daphne Sidney will be coming to share the day and speak with us.
Lunch and dinner is being provided, along with a day of worship and fellowship and joyful laughter that’ll raise the rafters and get the neighbourhood coming to join in!

The registration fee for the day is $35, but if this is a problem, do let us know.

Registration form or questions   June Christensen 0414 263 203
Or email ruth.castledine@monash.edu 
(this email is temp. until we have Junes’ new home email)



Women’s Conference 2013

We are excited to announce that our next women’s conference will be held on the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2013, on the beautiful Gold Coast.

This will be a conference with a difference! Rather than having an exclusive women’s-only conference (as in years past), we will be combining with the major national conference planned for the same time. Amongst other things, this means that we will have the opportunity to listen to several excellent overseas and local speakers who will be presenting at the national conference. GCI president Dr Joseph Tkach and Dr Gary Deddo will be among the guest speakers invited. The good news is that they will be bringing their wives, and both Tammy Tkach and Cathy Deddo will be presenting at the conference.

Something special for women

We are planning to make the women’s conference an integral part of this major conference. As well as being able to attend major plenary sessions each day, there will also be a “women’s stream” of electives and breakout sessions. Several of these will be offered, and we are planning that they will be of particular interest to women.

This conference is for all ladies, of all ages and stages of life. As well as participating in a wonderful time of worship, learning and encouragement, the conference will offer many great opportunities for fellowship. One of the most enjoyable aspects of women’s conferences is the cementing of friendships and meeting and enjoying new friends, and there will be plenty of opportunities to catch up and enjoy each other’s company during the various tea breaks and lunches. There is also the possibility that a special outing for interested ladies will be planned for the Monday following the conference.

For those of us with partners, this will really be the best of both world’s – an opportunity to enjoy the conference with them, and also enjoy all the things we love about women’s conferences.

Venue and registration

The venue for the conference is the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, cnr Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. This is a conference only centre, and does not include accommodation. May I ask that you please do not contact the venue directly.

There are many accommodation options to suit all budgets available within the vicinity of the venue, many of which are only a short distance to the beach. Some information on accommodation options will be sent out shortly, otherwise a search of the internet will give you access to much of the accommodation available in the area. Ladies, if you are attending the conference with friends, why not organize shared accommodation, which would be a much more fun and economically viable option.

The registration cost for the conference is $170 per person.

We would love to have you join us for this wonderful uplifting, encouraging and informative weekend!

Registration forms will be available soon.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Heather McLean

New Zealand Women’s Retreat 15-17 February 2013

The next New Zealand women’s retreat will be held at the Waikanae Christian Holiday Park “El Rancho”, Kauri Road, Waikanae, an hour’s drive north from Wellington. El Rancho is in a wonderful peaceful setting and just a gentle walk from the beach.

The theme of the weekend will be “Walking with our God” and the guest speaker will be Helen Callaghan from Sydney. During the weekend we will explore how the fruits of God’s spirit show themselves in the lives of women.

The cost is NZ$150 pp which includes all meals and accommodation for the weekend. Our opening session will begin at 7.30 pm and there will be a light meal available on the Friday evening for those arriving early. Bed linen and towels can be hired for the weekend. Further details will be in the registration form which will be available very soon.

Please contact Maureen MacDonald if you are interested in attending and would like to receive a registration package – maureenmac@xtra.co.nz

Please send contributions to this web page to Heather McLean at:  womens_ministry@gci.org.au