2016 Central Region Retreat
The Central Region fall retreat was held on October 22, 2016 at Gethsemane LBC in Rochester, MN. Speaker Cheryl Olsen spoke on "A Cup of Cold Water"
A cup of water received = refreshment (God gives us refreshment).
A cup of cold water thrown in your face= frustration (God gives us what we need in times of trouble).
Sharing a cup of cold water=challenge (God gives us purpose and mission).
The women from Rochester supplied the praise music and the lunch.
2016 Convention Report
The Central Region of Women's Ministries covers about 35 churches in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and the border churches of North and South Dakota.
The Pastors' Wives' retreat was held in September 2015 at Inspiration Point Bible Camp. The speaker was Val Westby from the Central Region who is a former pastor's wife. Attendance was good and the camp also provides great food and a peaceful environment for a retreat. Ruth Vallevik was unable to visit our Region this past year for a variety of reasons. Hopefully she will be able to visit some churches this fall. We participated in the Cup of Blessing in February. Thank-you to all the churches who gave gifts in support of the national budget.
The president has attended the national team meetings throughout the year. It is a time to focus on goals, communication and team building. We are planning a fall Saturday retreat in southern Minnesota. Watch for further information.
Our team has reached the term limits for office this year, and we need new people to get involved. Please pray for interested women to come forward.
Respectfully submitted, LaShel Solberg
Pastor's Wives retreat meets S.W.E.E.T. both groups were there, so seminary wives had a chance to meet the Pastor's wives.
September 18-20, 2015
Speaker Val Westby
Theme question: "Who am I ?" her answer...."a child of the King !"
Created in His image, called to serve Him, and forgiven by the King in order to forgive.
Central Region Officers
President: LaShel Solberg
Secretary: Val Westby
Treasurer: Linda Ronnevik
Vice President: Sue Patterson
Central Region WM Annual Meeting
When: Saturday, Oct 22, 2016
Where: Rochester MN
Heart to Heart visits in the Central Region ~ WMCLB Director Ruth Vallevik