Ladies, its that time of year again!
Please join us for "STRENGTH", our 11th Annual Inland Empire Women's Conference. Below is a 'snapshot' of the day!
Location: Calvary Chapel Chino Valley
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Scripture: 2 Samuel 22:33
Guest Speakers: Best-Selling Author and Teacher, Ann Spangler (Praying the Names of Jesus, Praying the Names of God, Praying the Attributes of Jesus, The Peace God Promises, Wicked Women of the Bible, and more). Pick up your copy of one of her books in the Chapel Store today. She will be autographing books at lunch and after the conference.
Sonia Trujillo of CC South Los Angeles and Christy Duff of The Garden Fellowship will also be joining us as speakers.
Guest Worship: Kayla Weisman
No Cost to attend.
American Sign Language Interpretation available upon request.
Childcare not provided.
Coffee in the courtyard at 8:00am.
Holy Grounds Cafe opens at 8:00am for breakfast and specialty coffee purchases.
The Chapel Store opens at 8:00am
Doors to the Sanctuary open at 8:30am.
Lunch will be catered by Jersey Mike’s Subs. The cost of Lunch Tickets is $10.00. You may purchase tickets at the Gazebo or click the blue bar below to purchase online. Tickets purchased online will be available at the Gazebo will-call window at 8:00am, the day of the event. A limited number of lunch tickets will be available the day of the event, however it would be wise to purchase tickets prior to the event.
Lunch choices includes Sandwich, Miss Vickie’s Chips, Gourmet Cookie, Cold Bottled Water.
Sandwich Choices Served Mike's Way® with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, olive oil blend, red wine vinegar and spices:
Turkey - Turkey breast and provolone
Club Sub - Turkey, ham, provolone, bacon
The Veggie - Swiss, provolone, green bell peppers
Sub in Tub - Turkey breast and provolone (no bread -gluten free)
Holy Grounds Cafe will also be open for lunch.
Please call the Charis Women's Ministry Office at (909) 464-8255 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
We are in need of men and women servants in the following areas for the Women’s Conference. If you would like to serve the ladies, please stop by the Gazebo and signup or call the church office. Someone will contact you the week prior to the conference with specific duties.
Men: Set Up and Tear Down
Women: Hostesses, Food service, Ushers
If you would like to purchase a lunch ticketClick Here
I got my first job in Christian publishing straight out of graduate school. I was thrilled because books have always been such a big part of my life. And it was a book—actually a series of books—that first attracted me to God.
A good friend suggested I read the Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis, warning me that the story had a strong Christian theme. (Since she and I were both skeptics, she wanted to give me a heads up lest I unwittingly morphed into a Jesus freak.) I was an undergraduate at the time who was far more interested in having a good time than in going to class. But I still loved to read.
So I devoured the Narnia Chronicles and then read Lewis’ Mere Christianity. These books played a major role in my conversion. Through them I began to suspect that God was real, that he was better than I had imagined, and that he was offering me the chance to know him. With barely a scrap of faith, I prayed that he would accept my life and reveal himself to me. Since then, I have never looked back, never regretted the decision to follow Christ though it meant repenting of a whole lot of sin.
Reading Lewis’ books, which I devoured one by one, made me aware of how important the right book at the right time can be in a person’s life. That’s why I’ve always felt privileged to be involved in Christian publishing, first as an editor and now as a writer.
Someone once said that “we live by God’s surprises.” No one has been more surprised than me by how my life has unfolded. I consider it a stunning privilege to help people engage with the world’s greatest storybook—the Bible—so that they can know God better.
Another incredible surprise is that, though I am single, I became the mother to two beautiful daughters, Katie and Luci, who were both born in mainland China. Like many mothers, I have found that caring for children offers a combination of delights and challenges, the scale of which I could not have imagined. Being a mom has a way of getting me to pray, often in the same sentence, “Thank you God!” and “Help me God!”
Because I believe the best books are also honest books, I try to be real about my own struggles and challenges, realizing that if God is going to do anything with my books it will only be because he specializes in revealing himself through brokenness.
To all my readers I say thank you—thank you for not giving up when life holds more challenges than one person can handle. Thank you for pressing on in your life with God. Whether you feel strong or weak, I want you to know that I am grateful that you would join me for even a little while on this journey of faith by reading a book or a blog or by dropping me a note to tell me how you are and what God is doing in your life. For now, forever, let’s keep seeking God, holding on to him, praising him, and expecting him to reveal himself more deeply as we do.
Christy Duff has a passion to see women grow in the Lord through His word, and is blessed to be able to travel and speak to encourage them to do just that! Her husband of 16 years, Jason, serves as the senior pastor of The Garden Fellowship Bermuda Dunes, CA. They have 3 beautiful children: 15-year-old Haley, 13-year-old Jonathan, and 11-year-old Aleah.
Sonia has a love for teaching the word of God to women because she understands the power that it has to transform lives. Having grown up in South Central Los Angeles, she made many mistakes early on in life. After giving her life to Christ, she witnessed firsthand the transforming power of God.
Sonia’s husband, David is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel South Los Angeles. They have been married for 23 years, and she has served alongside him for over 18 years. Sonia and David have three children: Jonathan, 24 years old and married, Isaac, 20 years old, and Samantha, their 14 year old daughter.