Women's Ministry

June 6, 2019

The Women’s Ministry Team met on Thursday, June 6 to evaluate the retreat held at Shrine Mont in Orkeny Springs, VA in May. Twenty-one women attended the overnight retreat to explore, in a variety of ways, the many special people and things in their lives for which they are grateful. Evaluations were overwhelmingly positive, and constructive suggestions were made for future retreats.

May 2, 2019

The Women’s Ministry team met on May 2. The team made final plans, program, schedule, and more for the upcoming Women’s Retreat at Shrine Mont on May 18-19. The retreat is dedicated to Rev. Ginna Minasian Dalton with the theme of Gratitude. Participants will be carpooling from Little River UCC on Saturday morning and return to Little River on Sunday afternoon. The next Book Group meets May 5 to discuss The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. The group will be led by Dottie Lamb. On July 14, Shirley Bloomquist will lead the discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. The team looks forward to nurturing new relationships and renewing connections with those they already know, with an openness to building a stronger faith community. Pan Binninger will be leading the June meeting.

April 4, 2019

The Women’s Ministry team met on April 4. They discussed and finalized retreat plans for the 23 attendees.  They expressed enthusiasm for a Ginna Minasian Dalton Fund for Youth Mission Activities. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2 at 10:00 am.

March 7, 2019

The Women’s Ministry Team met on Thursday, March 7 and discussed a variety of options in planning for the retreat program on gratitude. Twenty-three women have registered for the women’s retreat at Shrine Mont in May. The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 4, with Janet Parsons Mackey leading.

February 7, 2019

The Women’s Retreat was the subject of the February meeting.  The retreat will take place May 18-19 at Shrine Mont. The retreat will be dedicated to Ginna M. Dalton, the founder of Women’s Ministry. Questions can be answered by Pam Binninger.

January 6, 2019

The Women’s Ministry met on Thursday, January 3 and discussed their upcoming May retreat.  Sunday, January 6 is the deadline to sign up.  Details about the “Gratitude” theme will be discussed in February.  Data collection for the annual report was discussed and procedures set in place. The next meeting will be held on February 7 and will include discussion on recruiting new members and publicizing the group.

December 6, 2018

The Women’s Ministry Team met on Thursday, December 6 and evaluated the November 17 breakfast and worship time, worked on May retreat sign-ups, and settled plans for the Book Group. The next meeting will be January 3, 2019.

October 4, 2018

The Women’s Ministry team met on October 4 to finalize arrangements and programs for the event, “Gratitude for God’s Blessing” to be held Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon at the church.  The team will meet again on November 1.

September 6, 2018

The Women’s Ministry met on Thursday, September 6 to discuss the details for its upcoming breakfast program, entitled "Gratitude for God’s Blessings,” on Saturday, November 17.  Gathering and breakfast will occur from 9:30-11:00 am, and a program of music, readings, and sharing of thoughts on gratitude will occur from 11:00 am to noon in the sanctuary.  Mark your calendars.  All are welcome!  

A second topic, a women’s retreat from Saturday, May 18, to Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA, was discussed.  More information on this planned retreat will be forthcoming in November.  The retreat, titled “Practicing Awareness of God’s Blessings,” will be an expansion of the theme for the November breakfast program.

Meeting UpdatesRoberta Croll