PAC’s Women’s Group: The Great Commission Women (GCW)
Check the bulletin board at the back of the church for Christian women events in the area.
Postage Stamp Ministry: The GCW are always collecting cancelled stamps to benefit missionaries. Place the stamps you collect in the designated box at the back of the church. We need as much of the border around the stamp as can be saved.
Northeastern District Spring Refresh – Women’s Conference – April 27-28, 2018
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
Keynote Speaker: Heather Smith
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives release from darkness for the prisoners ~ Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS, REMINDERS AND NOTES
➢Deadline for hotel guaranteed room registration is April 16 – registrations are being taken now –CALL ASAP.
➢Early Bird Deadline for Refresh registration is April 6 – $75 ($70 teens)
➢Final Registration of $85 ($80 teens) due ABSOLUTELY NO LATER THAN April 16. NO LATE registrations can be considered.
➢There will be “banquet-seating” arrangements (first come/better seats)—groups will be seated according to registration postmark. Please send your church registration sheet(s) all together if you want your group to sit together. Do not switch tables due to seating according to special dietary needs. Switching makes it difficult for the kitchen staff.
➢There is a small amount of financial assistance available for pastors’ wives/women in church leadership. If you or someone you know has a financial need, please contact Jill Gregory at (518) 439-6234 or email@example.com for guidelines. Sign-up for assistance begins now through April 6.
➢We will have our “store” available in the Seward Room featuring books, Bosnian handcrafts, and more. Store will be open at all times except during meals or regular sessions.
➢ Friday evening there will be a special Ignite teen breakout at the pool– bring swimsuit.
➢Check-in time at the hotel is 3pm. When you arrive for the Converge session on Friday afternoon, check in at our Refresh registration table to get your packets and come to the Ballroom. If you arrive before check-in time, we would encourage you to leave your luggage in the car until after you make sure you can check in. This will help make it less stressful for the hotel staff and we want to be a good testimony to them.
➢ Holiday Inn Reservations– 315-253-4531, ask for “GCW” – NED Great Commission Women Refresh Conference. You or someone from your group must make your own reservations. Hotel directions and information can be found on their website www.hiauburn.com.
The Holiday Inn room rate – Our cost—$100.57 at weekend prices (includes tax). If you share your room, divide accordingly to figure out your cost. No more than 4/room (Due to spacing with the newly renovated rooms, no cots are allowed in the rooms). Cash or credit card only; due upon checkout on Saturday. Each room has 2 double beds or 1 king.
➢ Spring Refresh Conference Registration – Use the registration form provided. Refresh registrar is Barb Moleski and her contact information and where to send your forms is on the form.
➢ Please take note that you must sign up for the entire conference – we cannot accept registrations just for Friday or just for Saturday – you can work it out with YOUR church registrar if someone can only come on one day and another wants to take the other slot. Both have to pay a $15 handling fee. Registrations are transferable, but not refundable. We need to have this policy in order to guarantee a minimum number of meals and rooms so the $1,000 banquet room fee is waived.
➢Registration fee includes 3 meals. Barb will know the break-down of meals to work it out for those planning to share attending Friday or Saturday attendance.
➢ Please send the majority of your group together in one mailing. IF there are one or two who find out they can attend later, you can add them to your list, but not after the deadline. Thanks so much for your help with this!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MANY OF YOU JOIN US FOR SPRING REFRESH 2018!
10:00-12:00 – Executive Meeting in The Falls Room
1:00- 2:45 – Refresh registration in Lobby
3:00- 3:30 – Converge Session 1: Finger Lakes Ballroom
More Hope –Lisa Vogan
3:30- 3:45 – Short stretch and break
3:45- 4:15 – Converge Session 2: Finger Lakes Ballroom
More Victory—Katie Wells Barrera
4:15- 6:15 – Free time (registration, hotel check-in, swim & bookstore)
6:15 – Doors open for banquet
6:30 – Banquet
7:30- 9:00 – Program – Worship Team–Lori Suckling
Global Impact Moment—Sue Stern
Keynote Speaker— Heather Smith–Session 1
9:00 – Ignite teen breakout: swimming, fun & snacks at the pool with Jessica Sears. Free time, relax, fellowship, prayer room open, shop in the book & gift room
7:30 – Breakfast (doors open at 7:15 for early birds)
8:20- 8:45– Required public business meeting & elections
8:20- 9:30— Teen breakout in The Falls Room – “Do You Have Room for More?” —Jessica Sears
Global Impact Moment—CAC IW, Wendy
10:00-10:45– Worship & prayer in Ballroom
10:45-12:00– Free time (Hotel check-out & store)
1:00- 3:00– Worship
Global Impact Moment
Keynote Speaker—Heather Smith – Session 2