Mighty to Save Breakout Sessions
On Saturday morning, four breakout sessions will be offered. Each session has limited capacity so sign up will be required when you register.
A Winter's Walk with Haley Sive
"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness." (Ps 96:11-13) During this break out session, we'll enjoy God's creation by taking a brisk walk around the Center. As the Lord leads, we'll spend some time praying for each other, our families, and our home churches as we take in the snowy meadows and forest.
Make sure to bring mittens, scarves, and hats!
Haley Sive grew up worshipping God through the liturgy and Holy Communion in the Anglican tradition in Upstate New York. Now, as a member of Downtown Cornerstone Church, an Acts29 missional, nondenominational church, she serves as a Women's Discipleship Lead and the Arts and Design Ministry Lead. Haley graduated from Bates College in Maine with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and French. Asking God to work through her to spread the Gospel, she balances life as a freelance graphic designer, baker, and rowing coach in Seattle, WA.
Blessing Bags with Karen Love
The Capital City Rescue Mission provides hope to the homeless. They provide food, shelter and clothing, a learning center, health clinic and chapel services. Their recovery programs include a New Faith Program for Women, a New Life Program for Men and a Transitional Living Program. This breakout will assemble care kits and hope cards. Come and learn about this vital mission. Learn the 7 ways to help a homeless person. Generate ideas how you and your church can assist the Capital City Rescue mission continue to give hope to the homeless.
Participants are asked to bring the following for each bag they plan to create:
|Travel-size Lotion||Lip Balm|
|Small Tissue Pack||Gum or Mints|
|Cough Drops|| Small Snack Pack Items: Chips, Cheese Crackers
Mini Cookies, Chocolate
|Face/Hand Wipes||Sanitary Items|
Karen Love is a retired military aviator and Air Force officer. She attends Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, Lake Luzerne. Teaching high school Math for her 13th year at Hadley-Luzerne High School, she has a passion for teens, mission, and women’s Bible Studies. An Associate of the Community of Saint Mary and a member of the Daughters of the King, Karen has participated in youth mission trips to Bolivia, Peru, and Northern Ireland, and a trip to Northern Malawi with the Sisters of Saint Mary in Greenwich. She enjoys facilitating women’s Bible studies and teen Bible studies in Lake Luzerne. Karen is married to Bishop Bill Love. They have two adult children, Chris and Catie, and four amazing grandchildren, Peter, Caleb, Nora and Alister
God of the Word with Debbi Hammond
This is an opportunity for those who lead or participate in Bible studies (or would like to begin doing so) to help yourself and others know the Bible from beginning to end. Debbi intends to:
- briefly share the unusual story of GOD of the WORD’s origin and development
- tell a little about its approach
- give participants a chance to experience the study firsthand (a 15-minute, non-threatening mini-session)
- see sample materials
- explain how to access and use the remaining materials on the GOD of the WORD website
Debbi Hammond and her husband Jim have been married since 1981. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Debbi and Jim moved to New York from Arizona in 2005 when Jim assumed the role of President and CEO of Gospel Volunteers and Executive Director of CAMP-of-the-WOODS, a 110-year-old Christian resort-style campground and conference center in the Adirondacks.
Prior to their move, Debbi served as a “Teaching Leader” for Bible Study Fellowship, International, lecturing weekly on the Bible and training women in Christian leadership principles. Since then, she has developed GOD of the WORD, a systematic approach to studying the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The eight, semester-long studies emphasize the Bible’s unified story and personal application to everyday living. GOD of the WORD has grown from its roots in upstate New York and is now used internationally by those who have never opened the Bible, by seminary graduates, and by those of every level between. By God’s grace, Debbi has been able, thus far, to make all of the materials available at no cost. Currently, she teaches two GOD of the WORD studies weekly to local groups of about 60 members each.
Taize Prayer with Deb Gerlach and Corinne DuBois
Join Deb and Corinne as they lead a quiet, contemplative prayer time involving
- sung and chanted scriptures and prayers
- meditation on the Word of God
- periods of silence
- corporate and individual prayer
Deb Gerlach is a retired high school Spanish and ESL teacher who loves world travel. She has been on several mission trips to Peru and Bolivia. Deb is also a skilled singer and musician. She plays guitar, banjo and autoharp, is a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church choir and has been a member of various other choirs and worship bands including our own women’s retreat worship team since the beginning.
Corinne DuBois is a skilled singer, musician and piano tuner extraordinaire. She has been the worship leader of our women's retreat for three years and a member since the beginning. Following in her father’s footsteps, her work as a piano tuner/technician (C.M. DuBois Piano Service) has brought her to all kinds of places and allowed her to meet many wonderful people. She was raised in and currently worships at Calvary Episcopal Church in Burnt Hills. From childhood, worship and music have played a key role in her faith journey and her family. She gives thanks to God constantly for her wonderful parents and two triplet brothers!