2017 Clarksville WWC

The Eighth Annual Whole Woman’s Conference scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, 2017.   Once again this year, it will be held at the Clarksville Community Center on Willow Drive in Clarksville, Virginia.

This year’s Conference is being held in late February in the hopes of avoiding potential bad weather and also has a make-up date scheduled, if needed, for the first week-end in March.  

In addition to changing the date of the conference, the cost of this year’s event has been reduced to $50 in the hope that this will allow even more women to attend.  There are also several scholarships available that have been generously donated to insure that the registration cost is not a barrier to anyone wanting to attend.  In addition, a Crusader Camp for children ages 2-12 is being held at Clarksville Baptist Church in conjunction with the Conference.  It is organized and staffed by certified and experienced teachers and is available 30 minutes prior to and following the conference hours with a cost of $5 per child (maximum of $15 per family).

In speaking about the upcoming conference, Jane Lyon, worship leader for the event and head of the non-profit organization, Whole Woman Conference, explains “while there have been a few changes in an effort to make attendance easier, what has not changed and will not change is the mission and values of WWC.  Our mission is to invite all women to come aside and experience the life-changing love of Christ!  Our primary values are to create a safe, comfortable, hospitable place to invite and warmly welcome all women to come, to be free and respected, and to look honestly at the stories and truth of God’s Word to see the powerful, loving, positive change God can and desires to make in our lives!”

“Each year our conference focuses on a theme with a central Bible verse” she continued.  “This year’s theme is ‘Letting Go’.  The Bible verse, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding’ Proverbs 3:5 NIV, reminds us of this timely theme.”

“There are so many things we carry or cling to as women – shame, expectations, control, fear, prejudice – just to name a few.  These are things that limit us and those closest to us.  In addition to the Bible, two books that have recently shaped my thoughts on this subject are Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor and Unashamed by Christine Caine.  Taylor says ‘Our lives are formed in the hands of a great mystery that does not ask us for our advice.’” Gospel Medicine

The first night of this year’s conference begins with registration and light snacks at 6:30 p.m. with the program from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Saturday’s activities will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., includes lunch and will conclude at 3:00 p.m.

In addition to worship leader, Rev. Jane Lyon, speakers include the always entertaining Betty Rodenhizer, a retired preschool director, and Kristen Tucker, M.Div., author of  the daily devotional, “Message in a Post,” and Minister of Spiritual Development and Communication at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church.

Registration can be completed online or by email.  Complete details of the conference are available online at www.wholewomanconference.com or by contacting VJ Springer at 434-374-5256 (vjs168@gmail.com) or Nicky Farmer at 434-374-4925 (nicky@kerrlake.com).

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