The evening activities will focus on an instructional and then an interactive breakout session drawing on The Five Love Languages, the book by Gary Chapman. The evening's activities and fellowship will end about 9 o'clock.
The next morning, on the Sabbath, doors will open at 8:30 for coffee and tea, and we will start off with a bit of music, then brunch and a few speakers.
The afternoon will hold several possibilities. One option is that we go to nearby church ladies' homes for interactive Bible studies, some discussing the love language of your home fellowship, or other Bible-based interactive studies.
Another option will be to attend the Sabbath services of the Church of God Big Sandy, which will include an interactive Bible study for ladies on the fruit of the Spirit during the first half. We would then join the regular service for the second half.
Later we will have a panel discussion from the book Attending the Bride of Christ by Martha Lawley.
We have scheduled time for audience questions and comments during this discussion. Then we will all get ready for the "wedding feast," changing into our formal attire for our evening meal.
As is our custom for the evening meal during the women's conference, the gentlemen from our local church will serve Saturday evening.
This year will be especially memorable because of the formalness of the occasion. The meal will finish with a wedding cake and a chocolate fountain.
After the wonderful food we will change into comfortable clothes to enjoy chair massages, walking, presentations and group pampering.
A treat this year will be a movie--title to be announced later--in the church hall.
Several speakers and music
On Sunday the doors will open at 7 a.m., with breakfast starting at 8.
For Sunday we have several speakers scheduled, along with music and a prayer-group focus before we adjourn for lunch at noon.
We will have a speaker incorporating information from another book by Gary Chapman, The Love Languages of God.
We will have a sandwich bar at Sunday lunch for those who need to pack their lunch and hit the road to return home. If this isn't you, please stay and fellowship and eat with us.
Thanks and contact info
We want to thank in advance everyone who will make the East Texas Women's Conference a success whether it will be through your work or prayers. We know it takes many hands and hours to produce a successful conference.
The planning committee wants to thank all who have helped in years past and those who are working to plan and carry out a great women's conference for 2009.
For more information and to register, write ETWC, P.O. Box 690, Big Sandy, Texas 75755, U.S.A., or see www.easttexaswomensconference.com.