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KDW NEWS BYTES

Kansas Disciples Women (KDW) provides leadership and resources for all local units of Christian Women’s Fellowship and Disciples Women’s Fellowship. The cabinet is led by a team of elected officers: President, Pam Norstrom, Galva; First Vice-president, Patti Keithley, Topeka FCC; Second Vice-president, Jauna Khan, McPherson; and Recorder, Jodi Hime, McPherson. Each officer is elected for a two-year term and may succeed herself once.

KDW NEWS BYTES is our primary communication tool for women of the Kansas region. It is emailed to all women who have signed up for it or who attend one of our retreats or Spirit Fests.

NEWS BYTES is published monthly near the first week of each month. It has news about KDW events and plans, as well as items about Regional Assemblies, Men’s events, and other regional events that might be of interest to the women of Kansas. KDW Coordinator Barb Runge writes the newsletter; send items to her at runge2@cox.net. Your submissions are included on a space-available basis.

To subscribe, contact any of the regional offices or email Barb at the address above. Include your name and email address.

Each of the five districts in the region sends two representatives. Other members of the cabinet include an ecumenical representative, a young women’s representative, a Church Women United representative, a communications coordinator, Retreat and Spirit Fest coordinators and a Quadrennial Publicity coordinator.

Thirty-three Kansas women attended the 2014 Quadrennial Assembly in Atlanta, June 25-29. They are pictured here along with a few former Kansans. Quadrennial participants toured Atlanta, met other women from around the world, heard excellent speakers, and attended moving worship services.

The cabinet offers two retreats each year, scheduled back-to-back in October at the regional campground, Disciples Center at Tawakoni, with a nationally known speaker. The retreats provide opportunities for workshops, service, fun and fellowship with women from across the region.

Four Spirit Fests are presented in wide-spread locations each spring to introduce the newest study materials and offer leadership training. The one-day events also provide worship and fellowship opportunities.
Once every four years, women from Kansas travel to the Quadrennial assembly. This international event is a mountaintop experience of worship, music, interest groups and hands-on service experiences attracting nearly 2,000 Christian women and friends.
The cabinet also administers two scholarship funds to assist women interested in attending the annual retreat (Helen Schwab Scholarship) and the Quadrennial Assembly (Marie Lindberg Scholarship). DWF groups across the region are supportive of Kansas Christian Home, providing crafts for the annual fall bazaar, and giving gifts to residents. Kansas Christian Home, Newton, and Tennyson Center for Children, Colorado, are dear to the hearts of Kansas Women.

For further information about Disciples Home Missions and Disciples Women please click here.