I want to make sure all the women in our church are aware of this great opportunity to share in in 2020 SERF Women’s Retreat, March 13-15, 2020 at Christmount Christian Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.
SERF is an acronym for the Southeast Regional Fellowship. It is composed of the eight Regions in the Southeastern part of the U.S. (Alabama/Northwest Florida, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. All Disciples women from these eight regions are invited to attend.
Christmount Christian Assembly is our national campground for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Christmount is one of my favorite places to visit located in the mountains of eastern North Carolina.
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale is probably the most dynamic preachers/leaders we have among Disciples. She is an extraordinary presence. Her preaching combines a keen intellect, heart for social justice and an engaging black church preaching style that will lift you right out of our your seat, fill you up and motivate you to act on God’s behalf. When you are with Cynthia you know that you are standing in the presence of a person who has been touched by God.
The Rev. Teresa Hord-Owens is the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Terri is the perfect leader for our church at this time. She, too, is a gifted preacher/leader and brings a different but equally engaging presence to everyone she meets.
I have been privileged to work closely with both of these extraordinary women. I consider them both cherished friends. Either alone is worth the trip to Christmount. Getting to see and hear both of them in the same weekend event is a rare opportunity. And, yes, I am jealous that this is just for Disciples women.
I would love to see women from Hodgenville CC in attendance. If you want to grow in your understanding and connection to the Disciples this is one of the best ways to do it. You will not be sorry.
Here is a brochure for the event and the registration form. Please give careful consideration to attending.