For over three decades CROSSROADS has been a staple in our Regional Synod. This gathering provides the unique blend of Worship, Music, Prayer and Fellowship, Fun & Food. The retreat has been a blessing to several hundred women over the years. The Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center in Long Beach Island reserves the 3rd weekend in April for the “Crossroads Ladies”. Regrettably, CROSSROADS will not meet this year, as that weekend happens to be April 15-16, 2017 – Easter Weekend! Please keep the planning committee in prayer, as they review leadership transitions and set a conference date and new directions for 2018.
Greetings from the Warwick Conference Center (WCC) Board of Trustees,
We need your help. After many years of faithful service to the Center, WCC Director and his wife will be retiring from their leadership positions next year. As we approach this transition, we seek your feedback and your vision for the future of WCC. This vital information will help determine Warwick’s strategic direction and the qualities the Board will be looking towards in our future director.
Please access the survey by clicking here.
The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your responses are confidential and results will be reported in aggregate. Be assured your information will not be shared or sold.
Please complete the survey by March 27, 2017. Upon completion, you are invited to enter your email address into a drawing for one (1) of three (3) $200 scholarships to be used at WCC either by yourself or for you to pass on to someone else. Additional drawings include WCC memorabilia items. If entered, your contact information will only be used for prize notification.
Thank you in advance for your help!
The WCC Board of Trustees
The Reformed Church in Kinnelon would like to hold a training/refreshing event in our C&W center in late May or early June. We need to know how many other congregations would be interested in sending others as well. It would be a 2-day event ($120 per person, plus book and other materials) at our church in northern NJ. Since its inception in the late 1980s, Children & Worship has proven to be the premiere curriculum for helping young children learn about God and God's love for them. For information, call Beverly Sullivant, RCK pastor, at 973-838-3113, or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are eager to make sure that all RCA and CRC women know about our women's global mission experience to visit JJ and Tim TenClay in Palermo, Italy this April 2017. There are a few spots remaining in the group and we'd love to fill them with women who have not previously heard about this trip.
This journey will be a wonderful opportunity for women in your congregation to learn more about the global refugee crisis and engage first hand with women and children in southern Italy alongside our wonderful missionaries, JJ and Tim, and their two young daughters.
The trip focuses on JJ’s vital ministry to refugees, migrants, and other populations on the margins of society. JJ works to meet the spiritual, physical, and socioeconomic needs of the more than 500,000 refugees and migrants in Sicily. In addition, we’ll be exploring the meaning of Essere Chiesa Insieme (being church together)—of integrating different cultures, traditions, ethnicities, and languages into a single worshiping community—with Pastor Tim. Travelers will return home inspired and equipped to articulate their learnings and inspire fellow congregants to consider the possibilities for community outreach and engagement.
The trip will be led by Ms. Lesley Mazzotta along with Rev. Megan Hodgin. Both leaders have led international women-focused trips and are passionate about this type of experiential learning in the global setting.
JJ and Megan are both listed in the RCA's recently published Refugee Response guide. Click on the link to learn more: https://www.rca.org/resources/refugees/refugee-response-11-rca-members-who-can-help
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Download the printable flier here or view it at: https://www.rca.org/women/womens-mission-experience-sicily-italy.
We appreciate your support in spreading the word and covet your prayers as the group prepares in the coming weeks.
Rev. Liz Testa, Women's Transformation and Leadership, Reformed Church in America