Disciples Women


Nebraska Disciples Women


Heartland Inter-regional Disciples Women’s Leadership Event

Culver Stockton College, Canton, Missouri

June 22 – 24, 2018

            The coordinators of the seven regions of the Heartland Inter-Regional (Indiana, Illinois/Wisconsin, Mid-America, Upper Midwest, Nebraska, Kansas and Greater Kansas City) met in January to plan details for the 2018 Inter-Regional to be held June 22-24 at Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo.

God calls us,

speaking our names, inviting us to join the dance of creation.

God connects us,

awakening the deep truth that we are partners with God and one another.

God charges us,

sending us into the world to live the truth and dance the dance of transformation and reconciliation.

On June 22 – 24, 2018, the women of the Heartland Interregional, Indiana, Illinois/ Wisconsin, Kansas, Kansas City, Upper Midwest, Mid-America, and Nebraska regions are invited to Culver Stockton College, in Canton, MO to explore and celebrate how we are Called, Connected and Charged for Christ

Mission opportunities will be offered on Friday, June 22 beginning at noon for all who wish to participate. Women will volunteer at one of three locations including: The Butterfly Garden, Canton Senior Housing and the Canton Park District. Blessing Box offering and a special offering for special projects of International Disciples Women Ministries will be received.

Worship experiences will include Friday evening with Reverend Dr. Dietra Wise-Baker, Program Coordinator for Advocacy and Activism, National Benevolent Association and Penuel Dance from Powership Worship Center in Raytown Kansas, Saturday evening with Reverend Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Sunday morning with Reverend Lori Tapia, National Pastor Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Obra Hispana and commissioning of women participating in Woman to Woman Global trip to Cuba.

Study opportunities will include Saturday morning Bible study with the Reverend Dr. Marti Steussy, #dwconnect with Reverend Dr. Pat Donahoo, Executive Director International Disciples Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Reverend Chesla Nickelson, Program Director and Merger Staff International Disciples Women Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a variety of afternoon workshops including storytelling, liturgical dance, Woman to Woman Global trip to India. Opportunities to connect will take place throughout the event with dedicated times each evening in the Hospitality Suite.

Cost for the event including meals is $130 for double occupancy in a dorm style room and a $160 for single occupancy. Accessible rooms are available upon request. Registration forms can be found at https://kansasdisciples.org/dw-heartland-interregional-conf. Or go to kansasdisciples.org to register online or print a form as needed.

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Thank you,

Disciples Women Retreat Dates:

 June 22nd to 24th, Heartland Interregional @ Culver-Stockton. -Confirmed!

August 4th, Disciples Women’s Retreat @ First Christian Church, Lincoln, Ne.      Click here for Women’s Retreat Aug 4 Flyer

October 13th, Women’s Luncheon at Regional Assembly, Nebraska City.

Blessings to all,
Teresa Olberding

Disciples Women Coordinator:

Teresa Olberding



Disciples Women’s Purpose:

To provide opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

Disciples Women is not just another club.

It’s women…

Women seek

a closer relationship to God through Bible study and prayer,
to better understand the world,
to find God’s purpose for ourselves in this world.

Women serve God

through caring for needs in the local church, through projects to help those in need beyond the local church.

Women support

one another as sisters in Christ
the world ministry of the church.

Today Disciples Women is not the only channel through which women can take part in the work of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), it is the oldest channel. As the organization remains sensitive to and grows with the issues of the era in which it finds itself, it continues to fulfill its purpose.

“We declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ” (I John 1:3).

Today’s Disciples Women is designed for a variety of women, to meet diverse needs:

to provide opportunities for spiritual growth,
to provide opportunities for enrichment,
to provide opportunities for education,
to provide opportunities for creative ministries,
to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

Christian Church in Nebraska
237 S 70th Street, Ste. 221
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2467

Nebraska Disciples Women         sponsors:

Spring One Day Spiritual Retreats
Regional Retreat, late summer
Women’s Luncheon at Regional Assembly
Crisis Kits for Child Saving Institute, Omaha

Nebraska Disciples Women’s       Cabinet 2016 – 2018

President – Fayrene Kuker, Shubert CC – Email Fayrene
Vice President – Angie Emons, First CC, Nebraska City –         Email Angie
Secretary – Kay Koch, Bethany CC, Lincoln –       Email Kay
Worship Director -Pastor Phyllis Dunlop, First CC Elwood –         Email Pastor Phyllis
Service Director – Nancy Rhoades, Shubert CC – Email Nancy
CSI Coordinator – Sally Mason, First CC, Lincoln – Email Sally
Member-at-large – Lola Cash, First CC, Omaha – Email Lola
Member-at-Large – Linda Waldron, First CC, Hastings –         Email Linda
Past President – Judy McCalla, Bethany CC, Lincoln – Email Judy
Coordinator – Teresa Olberding, First CC, Falls City – Email Teresa