DeKoven Center, Racine is the site for a Gathering of Women from Province V of the Episcopal Church (the Midwest). Seeds of Hope will be based on Romans 15:13 . . .Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Why hope? We know that love opens our hearts to see what needs to be done, and faith sustains us to proclaim the gospel, but we become weary and isolated without hope. It is hope that keeps us motivated to continue the journey and join with others to proclaim the Gospel. Join in to hear how to restore and embrace hope for ourselves, congregations community and the world.
The conference begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th with supper and keynote address. It concludes Saturday, April 14th with Eucharist starting at 4:30 p.m. A special no fee workshop on the United Thank Offering will be held from 3 to 5 pm on Friday . To register for the conference, click here. Fees for 1 night with 3 meals are Double $135 /Single $145 or 2 nights with 5 meals Double $215/Single $225.
Keynoter Angela Smith is Director of Mission Engagement at Saint Francis Community Services in Kansas. Formerly a member of St. Peter, Ripon, she holds a master's degree in Peace Studies and has served as a delegate to the UN Committee on the Status of Women. She will also present the session “Hope for the Community and the World”.
In addition there are two other sessions with speakers – “Hope for One’s Self” and “Hope for Congregations.”