Helen Schwab Retreat Scholarship
Marie Lindberg Quadrennial Scholarship
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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.
Each of the five districts in the region is represented by two representatives. Other members of the cabinet include an ecumenical representative, a young women’s representative, a Church Women’ United’s representative, a communications coordinator, Retreat and Spirit Fest coordinators and a Quadrennial Publicity coordinator.
Thirty-three Kansas women plus a few former Kansans attended the 2014 Quadrennial Assembly in Atlanta, June 25-29. Reports are that everyone enjoyed touring Atlanta, meeting sisters from around the world, and hearing the excellent speakers and worship services.
The cabinet offers two retreats each year, scheduled back-to-back n October at the regional campground, Disciples Center at Tawakoni, near Augusta, with a national 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 as well. 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 very supportive of Kansas Christian Home, providing crafts for the annual fall bazaar, and giving gifts to residents. While not official Kansas Christian Home, Newton, and Tennyson Center for Children, Colorado, are dear to the hearts of Kansas Women.
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