“Growing in God’s Goodness” is the theme of the sixth annual county-wide “Women2Women” mini-conference.
The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, is 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.
The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Brunch will be served.
The church began sponsoring the county-wide conference in 2013 and has followed-up each year since. The plan is to hold an annual conference for all nine “fruit of the Spirit” as listed in the Apostle Paul’s biblical letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22 and 23.
The 2018 featured speaker is Cheryl Ridlon, chaplain for the Los Alamos Fire Department and other area fire departments. In addition to serving in this volunteer position, Ridlon is an investigator who does background checks for Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is an outdoorswoman, particularly enjoying bike riding.
Focusing on the Bible verse, Psalm 119:68, Ridlon will speak on the conference topic of “Growing in God’s Goodness.” This verse states that God is good and what He does is good and beseeches Him to teach us His decrees.
Through Ridlon’s speech, Bible study, worship, and table discussions, attendees will seek to understand goodness and how to practice what God considers to be good.
As a part of such understanding, the mini-conference will feature a table of items to be donated to LA Cares. Two LA Cares board members, Lyn Haval and Barbara Evans, will speak on the work of LA Cares, the local food pantry that distributes food to people who do not have enough. Attendees who are able to do so are requested to bring canned food, personal care items, or paper goods to give to LA Cares.
For additional information, call Tanya Stidham, Los Alamos Church of Christ women’s minister, at 505.695.5890.