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2023 Women’s Conference: February 24-25

2023 Women’s Conference: February 24-25

Hospitality:
Welcome One Another

HBC Ladies – you are invited to enjoy worship and fellowship together as we welcome our guest speaker, Abi Byrd, for our 2023 Women’s Conference. Come learn what it means to “welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:7).

When you think of hospitality, perhaps beautiful tablescapes, gourmet meals, and Instagram-worthy guest rooms come to mind. Or maybe you think of awkward small-talk, financial sacrifice, and panic cleaning. But what if God had something deeper and more significant in mind when he commanded his people to love and welcome other people into their lives?

Our world is experiencing what researchers are calling an “epidemic of loneliness.” Being on this side of a global pandemic in which we all experienced isolation more than usual, we have a better understanding of the basic human need to be in meaningful relationship with others. Who among us doesn’t want to belong and be welcomed into the lives of others? Who among us doesn’t want to be truly known and truly loved?

The good news for believers is that through Christ we have been welcomed like this! We who “were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph.2:13). We who were strangers and slaves have been made sons and heirs (Gal.4)! Through Christ we have been shown the greatest act of hospitality, and this is what fuels and motivates our hospitality toward others.

Biblical hospitality is not an end in itself. It is a means toward fulfilling the great commission that we have received to share the good news of the gospel with our neighbors. It is a way for us to welcome other believers into our lives for the purpose of discipleship and deeper friendship. And it is a way to demonstrate love and care to “the least of these” among us.

Come, join us as we hear from God’s Word the importance of this basic, yet deeply meaningful practice. We have been welcomed so in return we welcome others!

Abi Byrd serves on staff as a Ministry Associate at McLean Bible Church, Loudoun Campus, in Leesburg, Virginia. She works in women’s ministry, discipleship, and coaching for Church Groups. She is an instructor for the Charles Simeon Trust women’s workshops, training women to study and teach the Bible. Abi has a BEd Honors degree in music and education from Cambridge University. She has been a teacher in elementary school and served with the children’s ministry on staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. She and her family have also served as missionaries in the UK and Kosovo with Radstock Ministries.

Conference Schedule

Friday evening, February 24
Heritage Bible Church, Fellowship Hall

6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:50 Session I
8:50 Dessert Fellowship

Saturday, February 25
Heritage Bible Church, Fellowship Hall
9:30-10:45 Session II
10:45 Break; Synergy Coffee
11:30-12:30 Session III
12:30 Lunch
1:20 Session IV, including Q&A with Abi Byrd and Guided Prayer
2:30 Fellowship/Dimissal

If you have questions prior to registration, please contact Amber Grove, Conference Coordinator.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 21, 2023

 

Dates & Times

  • Feb 24, 2023 — 6:30pm – 9:30pm

  • Feb 25, 2023 — 9:30am – 2:30pm

Attendee Types

  • Full Conference — $55
  • Friday Only — $25
  • Saturday Only — $35
Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Ladies, we hope you will join us for our winter Bible study in the book of Psalms. Over the course of 9 weeks, we will study several Psalms that will teach us more about God, ourselves, and how we relate to Him in many of life’s varied circumstances. Through this study we will be better equipped to communicate with God through prayers of both praise and lament, joy and sorrow.

Our study will begin on January 31, and sign up will begin Sunday, January 15, in the South Lobby. The cost of the study notebook that will be available at the registration table is $5. We offer two study times—Tuesday mornings at 9:15 and Tuesday evenings at 7:00. Childcare through age 5 is available during the morning study only. This study is open to ladies and young ladies middle school age and up. We hope you will join us!

Christmas at Halcyon

Christmas at Halcyon

For a number of years we’ve reached out to our neighbors at Halcyon Apartments in a variety of ways. Through Family Fun Days, car washes, and personal acts of kindness, we’ve been building bridges for the Gospel.  Sunday, December 18, we will celebrate Christmas with them. Join us at 5:00 p.m. on the green next to the Halcyon clubhouse for a carol sing, doughnuts, and hot chocolate. We invite Shepherding Groups to use this as an opportunity to reach out together. Come, mingle, make a new friend, and sing of Jesus as we love our neighbors and share the Good News of Christ with them.

Women’s Christmas Brunch

Women’s Christmas Brunch

Ladies, please make your plans to join us for our annual Women’s Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 3, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by Peter Selby, followed by a talk from one of our elders’ wives, Anna Hilgeman. Anna has been teaching and discipling women in the local church context for many years, and we’re excited for you to hear from her this year.

At this point, all seats are taken for the Brunch. Please email Lisa Hansen if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Cost is $10 per person.  We are looking forward to a beautiful morning of food, fellowship, and encouragement as we head into the Christmas season!