2020 WOMEN'S PRAYER RETREAT
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Date & Location: April 23-26, 2020. Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
Description: You are one of a kind, unique in God’s eyes. He created you for a special purpose and He has so much more in store for you. Come away for a little while and discover why you were MADE FOR MORE!
Who Should Attend: All women, young adults (18-35), youth (13-17) are invited to attend.
Registration Fees: All registration fees are per person. Please plan to register early with AdventSource since no registrations will be taken on-site.
*Special Gift Early-bird Registration: A special gift will be given to everyone who completes their event registration by December 31, 2019.
$275 Early-bird Thursday-Sunday Adult (18+) now through February 11, 2020*
$295 Regular Thursday-Sunday Adult (18+) February 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020
$310 Late Thursday-Sunday Adult (18+) March 19, 2020 through April 9, 2020
$245 Early-bird Friday-Sunday Adult (18+) now through February 11, 2020*
$265 Regular Friday-Sunday Adult (18+) February 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020
$285 Late Friday-Sunday Adult (18+) March 19, 2020 through April 9, 2020
$258 Early-bird Regular Thursday-Sunday Youth (13-17) now through February 11, 2020*
$278 Regular Thursday-Sunday Youth (13-17) February 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020
$290 Late Thursday-Sunday Youth (13-17) March 19, 2020 through April 9, 2020
$220 Early-bird Friday-Sunday Youth (13-17) now through February 11, 2020*
$240 Regular Friday-Sunday Youth (13-17) February 12, 2020 through March 18, 2020
$260 Late Friday-Sunday Youth (13-17) March 19, 2020 through April 9, 2020
Bus Fare: This chartered non-refundable round-trip bus fare must be paid when completing your registration. You will be informed of your pick-up point by mail after the close of registration.
$60 Chartered Non-refundable Round-trip Bus Fare now through April 9, 2020
To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register online at www.adventsource.org or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through April 9, 2020. All major credit cards accepted.
Paying by check? 1) Please complete the online registration form with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do not already have one. 2) Mail each completed registration page with your check or money order with the exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked with date that rate ends.
Special Note: Failure to provide each completed registration form with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three days of receipt your registration check will be returned.
AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433
Mail-in Registrations: All registrations sent by mail must be received by noon Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Lodging: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. One person from your room needs to register with the hotel online, or by calling (973) 515-2000. Please use the code of "GNYC 2020" to receive the rate of $109 per night, plus tax, for up to four per room. This rate is good through March 27, 2020. Parking is free for all registered guests.
Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $25 processing fee, per registrant, through April 9, 2020. The $60 bus fare is non-refundable. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date.
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The Department of Women 's Ministries exists to uphold, encourage, and challenge Adventist women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His world church.
Our mission is in the larger sense common to all Christians -- that of uplifting Christ in the church and in the world. But more specifically, we are called to:
elevate women as persons of inestimable worth because they have been created and redeemed
enable women to deepen their faith and experience spiritual growth and renewal
build networks among women in the world church to encourage bonds of friendship and mutual support and the creative exchange of ideas and information
mentor young Adventist women, encouraging their involvement, and creating paths for them as they reach for their potential in Christ
address the concerns of women in a global context
bring women's unique perspectives to the issues facing the world church
seek expanding avenues of dynamic Christian service for women
challenge each Adventist woman with her potential to complement the gifts given to other women and men as they work side by side to further the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church — that out of the fullness we as women have personally found in Jesus Christ, we may be empowered to share the good news within our families, among our fellow believers, and in ever expanding circles in the unsaved world.
The Department of Women's Ministries is committed to encouraging, challenging, equipping, and nurturing Seventh-day Adventist women as they do their part in carrying the Gospel message to the world.
"The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them… They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. Their labor is needed. " --Welfare Ministry, p 145.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The primary purpose of the Department of Women's Ministries is to nurture, facilitate, and support women in their Christian lives as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His World Church. In consultation with administration and other departments of the Church, the department shares the responsibility for developing a global evangelistic strategy and provides training to equip the women of the church to uplift Christ in the Church and in the world. "... we may do a noble work for God if we will. Woman does not know her power ...There is a higher purpose for woman, a grander destiny. She should develop and cultivate her powers, for God can employ them in the great work of saving souls from eternal ruin."- Testimonies for the Church, vol 4, p 642.
The Department of Women's Ministries will focus on the six critical issues that were identified by the division Women's Ministries directors, and voted by the Women's Ministries Advisory, as being barriers preventing women from reaching their full potential: illiteracy, poverty, threats to health, length of workday and poor working conditions, abuse, and the need for training and mentoring for greater involvement in the mission of the Church.
Director and Associate Directors
The Department of Women's Ministries shall have a director and associate directors as needed. Qualified personnel shall be elected on the basis of their expertise and experience to care for the activities and responsibilities encompassed by the work of the department.
Each individual shall have specific responsibilities and assignments, which will be made known to other appropriate levels of Church organization.
Responsibilities of Director
The departmental director or designee shall chair the Women's Ministries Advisory. The director will maintain continuous contact with the staff and coordinate staff functions.
The director shall represent, and serve as advocate for, departmental goals, programs, and activities to the administrative bodies of the Church; shall represent administrative viewpoints to the departmental staff; and shall serve as liaison between other departments and the Department of Women's Ministries.
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