Georgia Disciples Women 2017 Spring Conference
Partnering with the National Benevolent Association

Breaking the Cycle: Our Light Rising    March 11 and 25
Based on Isaiah 58

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March 25 (Registration Deadline March 20)
First Christian Church, 275 N. Fifth Avenue, Winder GA 30680

8:45am—3:00pm           $20

  • Breakfast and check-in begin at 8:45am.  Program begins at 9:30am and ends by 3:00pm.

  • $20 includes breakfast, lunch, materials, and event registration.

  • This year’s conference is a joint offering by Disciples Women and the NBA to look through the lens of faith at issues facing our communities with an eye toward root causes, systemic change, and compassionate care.

  • Receive inspiration from guest speakers, workshops, and networking with sisters.

  • Workshop topics include foster care, hunger and poverty action and advocacy, income inequality, the National Benevolent Association (the church at work and how to connect), human trafficking, prayer and justice, self-esteem, a mission craft, and more.  (Workshop topics will vary slightly at each conference.)

  • Reach out in mission by supporting local ministries. See list of needs.

  • Registration and pre-payment are required so we can plan for your presence. (You may send a substitute if you cannot attend.)

Service Projects

Service Project for the Winder Conference    March 25

Items for Peace Place, Inc. whose mission is to create safe communities in a tri-county area through the provision of safe shelter and supportive services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  Peace Place brings together advocates, donors, volunteers, community partners, allied organizations, and supportive individuals who are committed to ending domestic violence. 

  • Top items needed are:
    • Laundry detergent
    • Dish washing detergent (for automatic dishwashers)
    • Toilet cleaner and brushes
    • Garbage bags (55 gallon)
    • Paper towels
    • Plastic food storage containers with lids
    • Coffee, sugar, and creamer (powdered)
    • Sets of glasses
    • Sippy cups for children
    • Cold, flu, and allergy medicines for adults and children

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker, March 25 in Winder
Rev. Rosalyn Nichols

Community Advocate, Preacher, Teacher, and Pastor

Rosalyn NicholsIn 1998 following the death of a childhood friend as a result of relationship/domestic violence, Dr. Nichols organized the 501(c)3 nonprofit, A More Excellent Way, Inc. (AWay) with a mission to help individuals from all walks of life to enter into, engage in and maintain spiritually healthy relationships toward the elimination of relationship violence. Dr. Nichols has focused her energy in helping faith communities regardless of faith tradition to examine how to define, practice and preach what it means to love. Through AWay, Inc. Dr. Nichols travels nationally preaching and teaching the message of 1 John 4.18: there is no fear in love; there is a more excellent way to live.

A native of Memphis, TN, Dr. Nichols is proud to have graduated with honors from the historic Booker T. Washington High School and LeMoyne Owen College. She graduated summa cum laude from the Memphis Theological Seminary and received her Doctor of Ministry degree from the historically black Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. Dr. Nichols was the first in her family to answer the call to pastoral ministry and is among only a handful of African American woman in her region to organize a new church start from inception to sustainability. Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church (DOC) was birthed at her father’s dining room table on Sunday, November 4, 2001 with 9 members and a vision based upon John 8.36: So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed! Today, Freedom’s Chapel is 15 years old, in a new 15,000 square feet worship facility, is experiencing a season of revitalizing, and is committed to renewal in the 38111 community.

Dr. Nichols had the privilege as the first ordained clergy woman to serve as visiting professor at the Gweru Baptist Theological Seminary in Gweru, Zimbabwe in Southern Africa.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Omni Prep Academy, is an advisor for Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis, and is a part of United Against Violence 901, an ecumenical group of pastors and faith leaders committed to addressing violence in their community. In 2012 she joined the staff at Memphis Theological Seminary as Director of Advancement for Special Programs.  Nichols is responsible for production of the prestigious Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Starks Scholarship & Awards Ceremony, honoring Dr. Starks’ legacy and commitment to theological excellence and civil rights for all.  A Memphis Leadership Graduate, lifetime member of the NAACP, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter, Dr. Nichols has won numerous awards and has been published widely.

Dr. Nichols is a dynamic and passionate community advocate, preacher, teacher, and pastor who believes that freedom in Christ gives one the liberty to live and the responsibility to serve.