Upcoming Events

July 26, 2018 – July 27, 2018

Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries

Dove’s Nest and Mennonite Women USA are teaming up for “Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries,” a two-day event in Omaha, Nebraska, July 26-27, 2018. Please register by July 16.

1:00 PM Family Patterns and Cultural Communication

What do healthy boundaries mean for us in this #metoo #churchtoo climate? Why do some of us easily claim healthy boundaries and others of us struggle to do so? Keynoter Jenny Castro of Mennonite Church USA Women in Leadership Project will help us understand the big picture of boundary management.

2:00–3:30 PM: Finding Your Voice
Is it really okay to be assertive or to refuse to people-please? Can we be empowered to be clear about our individual needs? Here you’ll learn the top ten ways to set and model healthy boundaries. The girls’ presenter will be Kathy Haake, associate director of Dove’s Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children and Youth Safe.
The women’s presenter will be Carol Hurst, Dove’s Nest’s Speaker Bureau member and associate professor and social work program director at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

4:00–5:00 PM: Celebrating Self
What about you do you absolutely adore? This session will offer tools on gaining self-awareness, personal empowerment, and claiming positive messages about ourselves. The presenters will be Dove’s Nest’s Speaker Bureau members Carol Hurst, associate professor and social work program director at Eastern Mennonite University, for girls and Brenda Yoder,licensed mental health counselor and author, for women.

6:00–9:00 PM: Catered dinner, worship with Pastor Andrea Wall (Jesus is a model for boundary setting!), art expression opportunities, and fellowship.

9:00 AM–Noon: Claiming It Now and Taking It Home
After an energetic wrap-up, you will work individually and in small groups to create a tangible take-home plan that names how you will claim healthy personal boundaries in your own life.

Cost: $60/person. Payment can be made through our secure website link, dovesnest.net/donate, or by check. Checks should be made payable to “Dove’s Nest” and mailed to the following address:

Dove’s Nest
5723 N 99th St
Omaha, NE 68134

Participants are responsible for travel and housing. Here is a list of REGIONAL HOTELS.
Scholarships are available.
For more information, email kathy@dovenest.net.

Start: July 26, 2018
End: July 27, 2018
Venue: Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Phone: (402) 554-6000
6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, NE, 68182, United States

September 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Cuidándonos entre Mujeres: Canadensis, Pennsylvania

El Comité de Hermandad de las Conferencias de Franconia y Distrito Este están patrocinando un taller de Cuidándonos Entre Mujeres (las Mujeres Menonitas EEUU) en español presentada por la Pastora Ofelia Garcia de Mexico en el Centro de Retiro Spruce Lake el fin de semana del 21-23 de septiembre, 2018.

The Sistering Committee (Franconia and Eastern District Conferences) and Franconia Mennonite Conference is hosting a Mennonite Women USA Sister Care event in Spanish with a presenter from Mexico (Pastor Ofelia Garcia) at Spruce Lake Retreat Center on the weekend of September 21-23, 2018.

Start: September 21, 2018
End: September 23, 2018
Venue: Spruce Lake Retreat Center
Phone: 570-595-7505
5389 PA-447, Canadensis, PA, 18325, United States

September 28, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Sister Care Enrichment in Oregon

Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, recognizing and celebrating God’s grace in their lives, and responding more confidently and effectively to the needs of others in their families, congregations and communities.

Join us for a Sister Care Enrichment Seminar at Drift Creek Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon September 28-30, 2018.

Click here for the registration form!

Start: September 28, 2018 7:00 pm
End: September 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Drift Creek Camp
Lincoln City, IN, United States
Cost: $95