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Journey of the Heart
February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm| $65
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
A conference designed for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. The conference is designed to uplift mothers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The speakers and workshops provide the tools with which to cope. The mothers meet new friends walking the same road and journey towards healing. They begin to share insights on grief and bring hope back into each other’s lives. It is a special time of sharing, caring, bonding, and the beginning of lifetime friendships. Throughout the day, the mothers experience music, workshops, testimonies from other moms, “circle of love” groups, and keynote addresses.
Finding Hope in Tragedy
Kay will share from her personal experience how she is finding hope in the midst of her grief journey.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church and bestselling author
Kay Warren co-founded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for people living with mental illness, orphaned and vulnerable children, as well as for those living with HIV & AIDS. She founded Saddleback’s HIV & AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, Say Yes to God and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren.
8:00 AM Registration Begins; Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM Program Opens; Introductions
9:00 AM Speaker: Daisy Catchings-Shader, Umbrella Ministries
9:30 AM Circles of Love – Small facilitated support groups for moms set up by loss
11:00 AM Message from a Mother’s Heart – Kelly Ogansoy
NOON Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Kay Warren, Finding Hope in Tragedy – Kay will share from her personal experience how she is finding hope in the midst of her grief journey.
1:30 PM Workshop Session One (pick from the list below)
2:30 PM Workshop Session Two (pick from the list below)
3:30 PM Speaker – Daisy Catchings-Shader, Umbrella Ministries
4:00 PM Church Service; Music; Moment of Silence
5:00 PM Butterfly Release in the Serenity Garden; Closing Remarks
5:30 PM Program Concludes
Marriage – How to walk through the journey as a couple without damaging oneself and one’s spouse.
Sibling Grief – How to help children through grief when mom is struggling with her own.
Strength for the Journey – Learn how to begin the day with quiet worship in order to find strength for the grief journey.