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Dear sisters in ministry – You are invited to attend a Virginia Synod Women in Ministry Gathering on Sunday, February 24, 7 pm – Tuesday, February 26, 11 am, at Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond. There is NO cost to this event, thanks to the generous support of the Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop, the Virginia Synodical Women’s Organization (VSWO), Women of the ELCA, and several congregations and individuals.
Following the #MeToo movement and the NC Synod Seriously? video, the Bishop’s Office is striving to more fully support our female rostered ministers. So, several of your sisters have planned this Gathering as a time of worship, bible study, mutual support, and fellowship. We will also be led in conversation on women and leadership by Dr. Mindy Makant of LTSS and Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Roslyn Retreat Center needs a head-count for this Gathering ASAP. So, please RSVP by Friday, November 30, using this link. More formal registration will be coming soon. (sorry for the short notice!)
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to gathering with y’all in February!
The Rev. Kelly D. Bayer Derrick
Assistant to the Bishop
Virginia Synod ELCA