Join Us for the
Montreat Women's Connection Conference 2022!

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Registration for the Women’s Connection Conference 2022 at the Montreat Conference Center is open February 1!

 

As the HMPC women who have attended in past years know, this will be a time for women to connect with old and new friends, a time to care for yourself; a time for space and Sabbath. The weekend includes powerful and authentic worship, space for honest and faithful conversation, and time for discernment and renewing rest.

 

Here are the details:

 

When:  August  12-14, 2022 -   Friday night through Sunday morning      

What and Where: A lot is offered in this yearly event held at Montreat, our denomination’s conference center just outside of Asheville: creative worship and thought provoking bible study; workshops on a variety of topics and an energetic keynote; the opportunity to get to know Hudson women better and the chance to meet diverse women from all over the country. From the scheduled activities you choose to do what most meets your needs. In addition you may rest in the beauty of the mountains, rock on a front porch or spend time in the contemplative space of the Spirituality Center.  There are plenty of more active options if you want to walk, hike, climb, or bike.

Leadership: The keynote speaker this year is Sarah Bessey, the editor of the New York Times bestselling book, A Rhythm of Prayer. She is also the author of three popular and critically acclaimed books: Miracles and Other Reasonable Things; Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith; and Jesus Feminist. Sarah co-leads Evolving Faith, a conference and community for wanderers and wonderers and she serves as president of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and their four children. The weekly Women at the Well group really enjoyed this book last fall!

Housing/Meals: The accommodations at Assembly Inn work well for our group: it is a lovely venue where most participants will be staying, it is close to all conference activities, and meals are included. Being centrally located with meals provided is particularly helpful for a short conference. Guest rooms are available for one, two, three or four people. Each year we have also have access to larger room where we gather for happy hour and fellowship between activities.  Covid protocols are in place and updated as necessary.

 

Registration:    The Inn fills typically fills quickly and I encourage you to register as soon as you can if you are thinking of going. To register click on the page for this conference and follow the steps. If you are staying in the Inn, confirm you are registering for the “Comprehensive Package”,  under Property click “Assembly Inn” and choose your room preference. There will be a place to note if you have a roommate, each person registers separately so be sure you list the other(s) in your room on the form.  Full payment is required at registration, last year it was $400-$500 depending on the room and roommate(s). In the comment section note that you are with the Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church Raleigh group. The fees for a comprehensive package in the Inn are refundable until the end of June less a small processing fee then refunds are prorated until shortly before the conference should plans change. You are certainly free to stay elsewhere if you have friends in the area, etc.; if this is the case you will register for the conference as a commuter. If the Inn is full when you are registering contact Debbie Kirk for suggestions for an alternative.

 

Read all about it and register here: https://montreat.org/events/wc-2022

Contact Debbie Kirk if you plan on attending or have any questions.