UCC Hosts FaithWalk

June 16, 2014 | Tamara Michalenko Terry

The Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Cascade and Columbia auditoriums in Spokane, Wash., were filled with women ready for a FaithWalk presented by UCC women’s ministries.

More than 140 ladies attended this one-day women’s retreat that featured Tammy McGuire, former Upper Columbia Academy teacher who is currently teaching at Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. Her presentations included “Lessons From the Good Doctor,” “Lessons From the Unresponsive Bystander” and “Lessons From the Outward Bound.”

Joyce Wilkens, author of Teacup Art ... and Reflections and her newly released book Walking Sticks, shared stories of faith and adventure. The ladies weren’t sure what to expect when she started with a picture of a tarantula on her forehead but quickly learned this adventurous woman has an incredible faith.

Becky Moreland enriched the day with her beautiful voice sharing songs such as “Come As You Are,” “Better Than a Hallelujah” and “Quiet Place.”

Carla Peavey, Sue Eastman and Tracy Tupper led the praise time, giving participants an opportunity to sing along or just enjoy their music.

Karen Schultz prepared a delicious meal that left many wanting her recipes, and everyone went home with a signed copy of Walking Sticks.

“It was amazing, thank you,” Cyndee Anderson Perez wrote on the UCC Women’s Ministries Facebook page.

“It was all beautiful. Thank you,” Angela Ford added.

Most were ready for another one next Mother’s Day weekend. One attendee responded it gave her a special event since she wasn’t able to get together with her mother, while others came with their mothers.

UCC Camp Meeting provides another opportunity to keep the women’s ministries opportunities going. Rhonda Whitney, UCC Adventist Community Services (ACS) urban ministries coordinator for Spokane and Kootenai counties and North American Division ACS community engagement associate director, will present “Love Unending and Grace Uncontainable” the afternoon of June 19. 

This fall will offer the annual Women’s Retreat at Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, scheduled for Oct. 24–26 and featuring Jennifer Halverson Woody, a special musical guest, breakouts and more.

Watch for updates on all events on the UCC women’s ministries website and their Facebook page, UCC Women’s Ministries.