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October 26-27, 2017, Thursday-Friday
HOMEGROWN: 6th Annual NC Women's Preaching Festival

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Theme: Her Prophetic Voice.
In an ecumenical spirit of collegiality, we'll lift up the voices of local clergywomen to inspire, learn, and hone our craft. We'll hear wonderful preaching and discuss the art of proclamation in all its forms. We'll pray, eat, worship, and celebrate together.
Leaders include: Rev. Shyrl Hinnant-Uzzell, Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp, Yale Divinity School, Rev. Chalice Overy, Dr. Sharon Schulze, and Yolanda Santiago.

November 14, 2017, Tuesday

Parlor in Carr Building (enter at door by playground off Gregson Street parking lot)
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 927 West Trinity Ave., Durham, NC
Bring a bag lunch and something to drink. Newcomers welcome. No fee to attend. No need to register.

February 23-25, 2018, Friday, 2:00 pm-Sunday 2:00 pm
FINDING YOUR MEDIUM: A Weekend of Art at the Beach with Sue Sneddon

Emerald Isle, NC
"I can't draw a straight line." Well, who said you should? Sue Sneddon will lead you in exploring various media for painting and drawing. These will include: pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, and some mixed media options. Let's find the ones that float your boat! Sue will provide all art supplies needed for the workshop. You may also bring any art supplies you have. Read more about it HERE.
Leader: Sue Sneddon has been a full-time painter since 1984. Much of her work has concentrated on the ocean, especially the NC coast, where she now lives.
Cost: Workshop & some meals, $375, plus housing in beautiful beach house, $125 double or $225 single.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,

March 2-5, 2018, Friday, 7:00 pm-Monday 10:00 am
MAKING YOUR ART: An Advanced Workshop with Sue Sneddon

Emerald Isle, NC
For those who've taken Sue's "Finding Your Medium."
Leader: Sue Sneddon (See February 23-25.)
Cost: Workshop & some meals, $400, plus housing in beautiful beach house, $125 double or $225 single.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,


January 2-9, 2018
May 6–13, 2018
September 23–30, 2018

Other Events of Interest

October 20-21, 2017, 7:00 pm Friday-4:00 pm Saturday
THE LABYRINTH: Sacred Circles for Prayer, Meditation & Creative Journeying

The Oratory Center for Spirituality, Rock Hill, SC
Join us to learn about labyrinths, their history, meaning and purpose.  Explore the sacredness of circles, forms of prayer, and meditation used in labyrinth walks, and spend time walking the labyrinth at The Oratory. A variety of hands-on art projects and writing prompts will be used, and you'll receive instruction in drawing your own tabletop-sized labyrinth.
Leader: Claudia Fulshaw
Questions: or 919-306-2919.

October 23-25, 2017
WOMEN IN MINISTRY: Telling Our Stories - Breaking the Mold, Taking Risks, Paving the Way

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
This conference will connect women in diverse ministries from around the world and bring together a renewal of response to God's call to all people to minister in Christ's name. This conference is not simply an academic series of presentations, but an opportunity for networking, sharing the joys and challenges of ministry, and lifting up the powerful and effective ministries of women around the world. The book, Faith of Our Mothers Living Still: Princeton Seminary Women Reshaping Ministry, will debut at the conference.
Cost: Early Bird (Before August 15): $195.00, General Fee: $225.00. Click HERE to register.

October 31-November 2, 2017
ROLLING THE STONE AWAY: Ecumenical Christian Conference

St. Louis, MO
A conference for LGBTQIA saints and prophets - generations past and present - to honor our history and empower our future.
Includes: Mary Hunt, Janie Spahr, Carter Heyward, Jimmy Creech, Jan Griesinger, Gene Robinson, Troy Perry, Karen Ziegler, and more.


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