2017 Convention Report
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Chris, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..." 1 Peter 1:3
The Central Region annual meeting was held on October 22, 2016 in conjunction with a great Saturday retreat at Gethsemane Church in Rochester, MN. Our speaker was Cheryl Olsen, and about 40 women attended.
Ruth Vallevik and I visited five of our churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa this past fall. It was a good way to get a sense of what's happening among the women of our Region. I continue to attend the national WMCLB team meetings for connection and encouragement.
The CR Biennial Convention in June will give women another opportunity to connect with each other. We are planning a Pastors' Wives Retreat at Inspiration Point September 15-17, 2017, and are hoping for an encouraging time set apart for them.
Respectfully submitted, LaShel Solberg
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.
Central Region Officers
President: Position open
Secretary: Kathleen Olson
Treasurer: Naomi Evans
Vice President: Sue Patterson
Vice President: Linda Swenson
Heart to Heart visits in the Central Region ~ WMCLB Director Ruth Vallevik