African American Sister Care Seminar<a href="" target="_blank">Register now</a>April 21–22, 2017GP0|#8076f051-e73a-471c-8862-09b65cd8db9a;L0|#08076f051-e73a-471c-8862-09b65cd8db9a|Sister Care;GTSet|#bb9274b4-45fe-43f1-8b69-3df0b933cdb0;GPP|#799e2557-7da2-4119-9aa2-929c17998ac6;GPP|#96e4d92c-656e-45f6-9cd5-ab8aed108e3c American Sister Care SeminarAfrican American Sister Care SeminarRegistration fee: $25 (registration deadline April 14th)



<p><strong>Friday, April 21, 2017—5:30 to 9 p.m. </strong><br><strong>Saturday, April 22, 2017—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. </strong><br>Mennonite Offices community conference space <br>3145 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, Indiana 46517</p><h2>Join us! </h2><p>​Sister Care seminars are a ministry of Mennonite Women USA. This Sister Care seminar is sponsored in collaboration with Mennonite Mission Network. <br></p><p>Join us together in worship as we focus on the story of the woman at the well (John 4:1–24). This safe space will offer freedom for those gathered to be in touch with their pain, and to experience healing and reconciliation. </p><p>This invitation is extended to women of all ethnicities. </p><h2>Lodging </h2><p>A group rate has been arranged at the following hotel. Lodging should be arranged separately, and by April 1, 2017, to receive a reduced group rate. </p><p><strong>Comfort Suites South </strong><br>27838 CR 24 <br>Elkhart, IN 46517 <br>574-293-9390 <br>When inquiring of this reservation, refer to Mennonite Mission Network’s gathering for group rate. </p><p><br></p><h2>Schedule</h2><p><strong>Friday, April 21</strong></p><p>5:30 p.m. <em>Registration—Mennonite Offices</em></p><p>6 p.m. <em>Dinner—Mennonite Offices Community Room</em></p><p><strong>Unit I</strong></p><p>7 p.m. <em>Welcome and worship—Ann Jacobs and Work in Progress </em></p><p><em>Introductions—"I AM," MW Sister Care</em></p><p>7:30 p.m. <em>I am God's beloved daughter</em> </p><p>8:15 p.m. <em>God's beloved daughter (Isaiah 43:1,4)</em></p><p><em>John 4:1–42—</em><em>Karla Minter</em></p><p><em>The woman behind the mask</em></p><p><em>Claiming our identity as God's beloved</em></p><p><em>Displays—browse for resources/quilting</em></p><p><strong>Saturday, April 22</strong></p><p>8 a.m. <em>Breakfast—Mennonite Offices Community Room</em></p><p><strong>Unit II</strong></p><p>8:30 a.m. <em>Worship—Work in Progress</em></p><p>8:50 a.m. <em>Recap</em></p><p>9 a.m. <em>Caring for myself and others</em></p><p>10:15 a.m. <em>Break</em></p><p><em>Displays—browse for resources/quilting</em></p><p><strong>Unit III</strong></p><p>10:30 a.m. <em>Compassionate listening</em></p><p>12:15 p.m. <em>Lunch</em></p><p><em>We've come this far by faith—Cora Brown</em></p><p><em>Praise dancers—Church Without Walls</em></p><p><strong>Unit IV</strong></p><p>1:30 p.m. <em>Transforming loss and grief</em></p><p>2:45 p.m. <em>Break</em></p><p><em>Displays—browse for resources/quilting</em></p><p>3 p.m. <em>Church as a healing place</em></p><p>4 p.m. <em>Sending and anointing service</em></p><p><em>Displays—browse for resources/quilting</em></p><p><br></p><h2> <br> </h2><h2>Speaker bios</h2><p> <strong> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/2017/HyacinthStevens.jpg?RenditionID=9" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><p> <strong>Hyacinth Stevens</strong> is co-pastor of King of Glory Tabernacle in the Bronx. Hyacinth and her husband, Benjamin, have four children. She works for Mennonite Central Committee East Coast as the New York City program coordinator. She holds a bachelor of science in education and religion, a master’s of administration, and a master’s of public affairs. Hyacinth works as an advocate within her community on behalf of youth and young adults, as well as building parent-and-school partnerships in the New York/Bronx location. Hyacinth also works in connection with the African-American Mennonite Association (AAMA) and is a board member of Mennonite Women USA. Hyacinth has recently been appointed as an oversight minister of the New York City district. She is the first African-American women in her district to be appointed in this role.  </p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/2017/cyneatha.png?RenditionID=9" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><p> <strong>Cyneatha Millsaps</strong> is pastor of Community Mennonite Church in Markham, Illinois. She is also a consultant for Illinois Mennonite Conference. In 2014, she coordinated Central District Conference’s women’s retreat, “Black Mennonite Women Rock,” and was a speaker for Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention in July 2015. Cyneatha is a graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. She is married to Steven, and they have seven children and 19 grandchildren.<br></p><p><em><strong><br></strong></em></p><p><a href=""><strong>Register now</strong></a></p><p><em><br></em></p><h2>Sponsored by</h2><p><strong>Mennonite Mission Network</strong> and <strong>Mennonite Women USA</strong><br></p><p><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/2017/MW%20USA%20logo%20w%20text.png?RenditionID=8" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></p><p><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Graphics/MMNLogo_ColorWeb.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></p>