VMC Women’s Retreat focuses on ‘Familiar Blessings, Blowing Spirit’

December 9, 2013
by Deona Landes Houff
Mennonite Women of Virginia

VMC Women’s Retreat focuses on  ‘Familiar Blessings, Blowing Spirit’

Some 85 sisters considered the spirituality of our parents and grandparents and how we focus on Jesus today during the annual Virginia Mennonite Conference Women’s Retreat, Sept. 27-29 in Lynchburg, Va. Attendees came from some 20 VMC congregations. The retreat was held at the beautiful wooded Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center. Dawn Ruth Nelson, Mennonite pastor and spiritual director, presented “Familiar Blessings, Blowing Spirit.” Through telling the story of her grandmother’s life and her own life growing up in suburban America and spending 12 years doing peace work in Catholic …

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