Church Of Christ News:
What is patience? Why do we need it? Where do we get it? How do we practice it?
These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the fourth annual Women-to-Women mini-conference 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19 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. There is no charge for the event. Tea and finger foods will be served.
The annual series is focusing on the nine fruit of the Spirit, listed by the Apostle Paul in the Biblical book of Galatians 5:22-23. Previously studied topics have included “Wrapped in God’s Love,” “Filled with God’s Joy,” and “Living in God’s Peace.” The event heretofore has featured guest speakers sharing thoughts on the topic of the day.
The 2016 program, “The Blessing of Patience,” will follow a different format. From audience-submitted evaluations of previous years, event planners have learned that attendees would enjoy more discussion time and worship during the morning than were included before. So, this year the program will feature three guided table discussion sessions on the aspects of patience—what it means, how it flows out of love, and how Christians can demonstrate it.
Longer worship sessions are also on this year’s schedule in order to provide spiritual strengthening for Christian living. Women attending will spend time in prayer with and for each other.
Moderator for Saturday’s discussion sessions will be Tanya Stidham, women’s minister at the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Worship leader will be Emily Chan. Food chairman is Beverly Bender. Julie Wagner and Frances Walter will handle registration. Others in charge of decorations, gifts, and invitations are Angie Charlton, Barbara Evans, Katie Thwaits, and Marie Odom. Lyn Haval and Tanya Stidham have served as co-organizers of the event.
For additional information, call Tanya Stidham at 505.695.5890.