Faith · Workshops

Racial Righteousness

Christine Moolo and Tiana Clark will be facilitating a workshop on Racial Righteousness.

Christine Moolo

Christine Moolo serves as Manager of Ministry Services for the Love Mercy Do Justice Mission Priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Previously Christine served as Project Manager for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. Christine also served with Covenant World Mission in Gemena, DR Congo as a short-term Covenant Missionary. Christine received her MA in International Development from Eastern University and her BA in Global Studies from North Park University.

Tiana Coleman

Tiana is a pastor at Jesus People USA Covenant Church in Uptown, Chicago. When she isn’t out running, baking amazing masterpieces, taking care of her two children and loving on her husband she is deeply committed to justice and reconciliation.

Art & Design · Speaker · Workshops

Workshop Change!

There has been a change in the schedule. We’re no longer offering the block printing art workshop. Our facilitator, Suzanne Stewart, will be unexpectedly out of town this weekend.
 
Vinita Hampton Wright has graciously agreed to do a 2-session writing workshop based on her book, The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life.

There are still tickets for lunch with the speakers and DR core team available until Wednesday, Nov 6. We’re great company and it’s always amazing. I think for some people that’s their favorite experience:) 

Don’t forget we are having a fabulous book sale! Support women writers, especially women of color, buy their books, give them to friends, recommend them to others. Books will be discounted for the conference, so bring some pocket money!

See you soon!!

Faith · Workshops

One Week Till Deeply Rooted!

Deeply rooted starts one week from today! We are busy putting the final touches on all the things. We can’t wait to see you there! We have been praying that the Lord would nudge women who need to be here, especially those feeling lonely, discouraged, stuck, or lost. Also, women who are experiencing a Holy Spirit kick inside and want to keep the flame lit. 

We’re so excited about the speaker lineup, workshops, and our first-ever bookstore! We have a number of sponsors this year, including Paraclete Press, Loyola Press, InterVarsity Press, Grrr Records, Jesus People USA, Wilson Abbey, and Everybody’s Coffee! (If you haven’t attended before, EC is connected to Wilson Abbey! We also serve their signature roast:) 

Every time we put on Deeply Rooted (this is our 5th year AND 9th Gathering) we feel moments of discouragement and defeat. We’ve had speaker cancellations, low registration, and budget challenges, as well as personal setbacks that have brought us low. 

We always remind ourselves that even if nobody shows we’ll just see it as a retreat for a small group with fantastic facilitators:) The truth is we just love to bring women together for celebration, worship, food, and fellowship and if we can be challenged and inspired along the way, even better! 

Please don’t let finances be the reason you don’t come. 

We’ve made it accessible for every budget (even NO budget!) You can stay overnight with us for free. You can come for the whole thing or just Friday or Saturday. Or for a few hours. You can pay at the door. We are totally flexible and want to make it work for whatever stage of life you’re in! Nursing babies and girls 13 and up are welcome! 

WORKSHOP TITLES!

Cultural Intelligence (CQ): How knowing your values helps you deepen intimacy in diverse friendships: Sandra Van Opstal

The Soul Tells a Story Writing Workshop (2 Sessions): Vinita Hampton Wright

Racial Righteousness: Christine Moolo & Tiana Coleman

The Power of One Faithful Woman: Wendi Kaiser

Hospitality 101: It’s Beyond Teas and Dinner Parties, Y’all: Rebekah Byrd

FREE STUFF!

We’re going to have some fabulous giveaways, including books, coffee, and CDs! Check out what our sponsors have given us for YOU!

Please pray for us as we gather, that the Lord would be powerfully present, and the Holy Spirit would be moving among us. 

We’d love for you to join us. 

Tammy & Joy

 

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Speaker · Workshops

Meet Sandra Van Opstal

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Morning Session and Justice Workshop:

Cultural Intelligence (CQ): How Knowing Your Values Helps You Deepen Intimacy in Diverse Friendships

Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, pastors at Grace and Peace Community on the West Side of Chicago. She is a preacher, liturgist, and activist who is re-imagining the intersection of worship and justice.

In her fifteen years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Sandra mobilized thousands of college students for God’s mission of reconciliation and justice in the world. Sandra served as Director of Worship for the Urbana Missions Conference, Chicago Urban Program Director, Latino National Leadership Team (LaFe), and Northwestern University Team leader (Multiethnic fellowship).

Sandra’s influence has also reached many others through her leadership and preaching on topics such as worship and formation, justice, racial identity and reconciliation, and global mission. She has been featured at Wheaton College, North Park University, The Justice Conference, Evangelical Covenant conferences, Willow Creek Association conferences, and various churches. Sandra serves as a board member for Evangelicals for Justice and the Christian Community Development Association. Sandra was also the Worship Director for the IFES World Assembly in Mexico 2015,  Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jarkarta 2016, and Global Gathering in South Africa 2018.

In addition to her ministry experience, Sandra holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois and has been published in multiple journals. She has authored God’s Graffiti Devotional, Still EvangelicalThe Mission of Worship and The Next Worship.

 

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Faith

Students Are FREE!

We understand the limitations of financial straits, and luxuries like attending a women’s conference can be difficult to justify.

That’s why we have decided that students, high school and college, will be admitted for free. You can present your ID at the door or register online.

We want all women to be able to join us, regardless of their economic position!

Join us Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 for worship, poetry, teaching, fellowship, and food!

Scroll down to the bottom to choose the student ticket.

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Speaker · Video

Meet Juni Felix

Juni Felix spoke for us in 2016 and she’s returning!!

Juni Felix is a Woman of Prayer. A Stanford Behavior Design Lab Teaching Team Member, Behavior Designer, Author, Podcaster, Speaker, International Radio Drama Scriptwriter, C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow, and Radio Host.

With more than 17 years of Broadcasting experience, her heart beats to help others to discover the limitless pathways that are born of an intimate, growing faith in Jesus Christ. For many years she was half of the duo “Carl and Juni in the Morning” on Moody Radio. A presenting author at the 2018 Persuasive Technology Conference, she shared ideas for the “Caring, Feeling, and Understanding Cities of the Future.”

Juni also works as a lead instructor with Codeverse, a startup on a misson to “Teach a Billion Kids to Code,” as well as currently partnering with NavPress to design strategies for taking tiny steps from trauma to faith.  She lives by the truth that Kindness is a Superpower, and absolutely nothing is impossible with Christ. You can follow her ongoing global adventures at Juni Felix and listen to her podcast, The Quest for Joy on Itunes and Spotify.

Here is Juni at Deeply Rooted in November 2016 where she spoke about “The Unknown Knowns”:

 

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Faith · Poetry · Speaker

Meet Jasmine Sims

Jasmine Sims is our spoken-word poet who will be performing on Saturday morning!

Jasmine is a writer who is passionate about sharing truth and love through storytelling. She has been writing poetry since childhood and hopes to encourage others to live boldly with their gifts and in their purpose. You can keep up with her work and future projects at www.thejasminesims.com.

Here’s a sneak peek of Jasmine!

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