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St. Andrew AME Women’s Weekend celebration to feature Dr. Renita Weems

The Rev. Dr. Renita Weems will be the keynote speaker during St. Andrew AME Church’s Women’s Weekend celebration Friday-Sunday (March 16-18).

The Rev. Dr. Renita Weems will be the keynote speaker during St. Andrew AME Church’s Women’s Weekend celebration Friday-Sunday (March 16-18).

The theme is “Sisters: Tested, Tried and… Triumphant!”

The weekend begins with the 20th Annual Women’s Retreat on Friday and Saturday at Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive Branch, Miss. The retreat is projected to draw 500-plus women of all denominations from across the country. Host Pastor Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., and the Rev. Rosalyn Nichols will be among those leading the worship services and workshops. Topics include: tapping into technology, rekindling our marriages, managing your time, being delivered, surmounting difficulties, valuing yourselves, overcoming grief, resources for special needs children, listening to God and looking good!

Weems is the guest speaker for the Women’s Retreat and for Women’s Day on Sunday. Dr. Weems is the author of several widely acclaimed books on women’s spirituality and wholeness, including: “Just A Sister Away,” “Showing Mary,” and “What Matters Most: Ten Passionate Lessons from the Song of Solomon.”

Dr. Weems has taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School as a professor of Hebrew Bible and at Spelman College as the William and Camille Cosby Professor of Humanities.  As a speaker, preacher and workshop leader, Weems focus is on women’s spiritual values and support systems, juggling family and work, work and love, and women finding a balance between their spiritual values and their professional aspirations.

St Andrew is located at 867 S. Parkway East, with services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Rev. Marilynn S. Robinson is co-pastor. For more information, call 901-948-3441 or visit www.saintandrewamec.org.

 

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