Nourish Women’s Conference 2017
Posted: 10 May 2017
Overlooking picturesque Watsons Bay the women at church gathered last weekend to learn about Finding God Amongst Life’s Tangles. The autumn sun was in peak form for warm discussions and good banter, many laughs and even a few literal tangles as the day unfolded.
We were treated to fine preaching as Janet Riley took us from the yearnings of Psalm 42 to the bold actions of the faithful in Daniel 3. Along the way she pointed us to God’s continual presence, generosity and goodness even amongst hardship, spiritual dryness and persecution. Janet also shared how God has walked with her as she has faced the unexpected tangles of life.
Our own Sarah Alland and Meg Chatterton spoke of the grace of the God they have come to know and personally trust; particularly the undeserved ways God accepts and redeems us from our sin. Their wisdom and willingness to be real and vulnerable was a great encouragement and a true testament to the supreme work of God in the unexpected turns of life.
The great company and teaching was topped off by an exceptional spread curated by Joel Hollier’s team of Vine-man-chefs. There was fine cheese, home-baking, roast lamb and decadent mousse creations! However, more appreciated than their culinary skill, was the gesture of servant-hearted community – naw, thanks guys!
We love our community here at Vine Church + St Michael's. Sitting under the Word and reflecting together brings out some of the best conversations and personal reflections – revealing more and more of the character of our heavenly Father. Days like this are so refreshing because they give us the space to grow together in love and admiration of the God who first loved us, and who walks with us in all life's tangles.
Don’t fret if you missed out, the women of church will gather again for a weekend away on 20-22 October: save the date. It’s set to be another wonderful time and we hope you can join us.