Thursday, April 9, 2015

Very Important Newsletter

Hey, Rugrats!
I mean that in the best of ways. Promise I do.

It's been an interesting day around here, wherein I was supposed to fly out to Kansas this morning but instead, I sit here on my personal couch in my striped pajama pants, yacking at you.

Just know I wasn't playing when I've mentioned my twisted history with air travel.

We'll try again in the morning, but for now, it's a fine Spring night, and there are a few things I need to update you on.

1) I have giveaway winners for two copies of Jaded by Varina Denman! Annette Maron and Tracy Beyers, you're the lucky ladies! Email me your address!

(On that note, it was both wonderful and painful to read all the comments on that post. We have to just do better, right? I have so many feelings about church, so much angst and even some stress. But at the end of the day, it matters. God wants us in community, baring our guts with one another regularly, seeking Him together. It can be a real pain in the rear to find a safe place to do those things, but please, don't give up. Be the community you long for. Show up and be fully human. I have to think that's a good place to start.)

2) Calling all locals!
As I mentioned, I'm partnering this year with Women of Faith for their farewell Loved tour. Next Friday, April 17th, they are hosting a free kickoff event in Ft. Wayne, IN!

I'm not actually speaking at their events, but will be attending several, including this kickoff, and am helping spread the word for their events across the nation. (Let me be clear that I'm not being compensated for this, I simply love what they're doing and wanted to help out.) 

If you're interested in attending on the 17th, all you need to do is RSVP here with the number in your group. Bring all your ladies! I can't wait.

And if you're not local (or even if you are! still planning a coffee/tea FPFG meet-up at the Ft. Wayne and Columbus events) tickets are still available for all Women of Faith events . Click "more info" to see who will be speaking, etc... Use the code FARMGIRL20 for $20 off any standard or premium ticket. 

3) Around here, we like to refer to announcements as "Very Important Newsletters" because of this. (You gotta listen!) I've shared it before but it will neverrrr get old.

Join Women of Faith Speakers Mary Graham, Thelma Wells, and Sheila Walsh
at a FREE Fort Wayne Kickoff Event!

The Fort Wayne Women of Faith event is not until July, but we’re bringing some of our speakers to you early for a taste of what’s in store! We’d love for the women of your church to be part of this invitation-only, FREE event:

Friday, April 17th
7:00 PM
Pathway Community Church
11910 Shearwater Run, Ft. Wayne, IN 46845

It will be a fun time of fellowship, desserts, appreciation, and information about Loved: The Farewell Tour and how you can be a part of it.

Please RSVP by April 14th.