What a winter we have had. This week it was so pleasant to see the sun shining and the temperatures a little like normal. I love the snow – I’m just not a fan of driving in it – especially over all the mountain passes.

In March we had our Oregon Garden Getaway in Silverton. It was such an amazing time together. Worship and the Word was anointed under the leadership of Taunja Hoole and our outstanding speakers: Ashley Silverii, Rhonda Reich, Kaci Kintz, along with an incredible panel. These ladies hit it out of the ball park. Such an anointing on everyone who participated.

Next year we are going to do an event for all women leaders. We are inviting the pastor’s wife to bring women who are active in leadership in the church. The dates are March 6-7, 2020.  We have an excellent speaker confirmed to come.

Please put this date on your calendar and start putting a little money away each week. Cost will be announced shortly. Prices have gone up but when we have dates this early, we know we can be ready. I really believe this can be a time of enrichment and inspiration for you as well as your ladies. I just thought that maybe bringing someone with you would be nice for everyone. This is a stand-alone event as we will begin to go every other year with the Smaller Church Conference.

This month our topic is Being a Resilient Leader. Rhonda Reich did an outstanding session Pursuing Resilience in Ministry. I have asked her permission to share her notes. These are incredible thoughts that will make such a difference if we apply them. Download Rhonda’s Notes.

I want to encourage all of you to sign up for the Summit Breakfast. Our speaker will be Pat Beiler. She is an amazing leader and exudes the love of Jesus. She and her husband are AGWM Regional Directors for Eurasia.

This event has become a wonderful time for reconnecting with friends and making new ones.  We have several new pastors’ wives this year so we will be introducing them and welcoming them to the OMN family. Please, as you begin to make lunch and after church plans, think about asking one of these couples to join you. Let’s continue to ben an inclusive Network, welcoming those who are not to the Network.

We are excited to announce the Women’s Ministry Missions Trip to Ecuador.

Dates: February 3-11, 2020

Host: Joy Wilson & Laurel Ellis

Cost: $1850

Non- refundable deposit of $500 due by August 1, 2019

Flight cost of $1200 due by November 1, 2019

Balance of $150 due by January 25, 2020.

To confirm your attendance, click here to email Diane Roberts or call 503-393-4411.