Bloom Women's Conference

MARCH 18 
UPDATE

Dear Friend,

 

We want to let you know that we have decided to postpone our Bloom conference with Laura Story to the Spring of 2022.  The new Bloom Conference date is May 14, 2022.   

 

Because of concern for the health and safety of all those who join us for our special day together, as well as the limited numbers for gathering in our state, we approached Laura Story’s team as well as our church leadership and prayerfully arrived at our decision.  

 

We are so grateful for the opportunity to have a new date and look forward with hope to our day together next year!  In the meantime, we will be missing you and continue to pray for you.   Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can help you or if you have specific prayer requests.  We will be updating our Bloom web-page on the Westfield Evangelical Free Church web-site:  www.westfieldefc.com, including some resources for you.  

 

We also understand that it has been a long time since you registered for Bloom, so you may prefer a refund to remaining registered for next year.  Simply respond to this e-mail and our Registrar, Andrea, will be happy to help you.  Refunds will be offered through May 1, 2021.  

 

May God richly bless you and those you love with peace and joy in knowing His great love for you!

Sylvia Wallis

for the Bloom Team

 

 

"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen."

Ephesians 3:16-21

 

 

Resources:

 

Web Sites:

 

Susie Larson Ministries:   www.susielarson.com    Daily blessing, monthly devotional, youtube videos,

 

Proverbs 31 Ministries:   https://proverbs31.org/     Founded by Lysa Terkeurst, Devotions, podcasts, and online Bible studies 

 

Girlfriends in God:  https://girlfriendsingod.com/     Devotions by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, Mary Southerland and contributing guests.  

 

Gracelaced:   https://gracelaced.com/blogs/blog   Creative Blog - devotions by Ruth Chou Simons

 

Lifewaywomen:   https://lifewaywomen.com/  Bible studies, blogs, resources, podcasts, books

 

 

Books:

 

Anxious for Nothing - Max Lucado

 

None Like Him - Jen Wilken

 

In His Image - Jen Wilken

 

Shepherding a Child’s Heart - Tedd Tripp

 

The Tech-wise Family - Andy Crouch

 

Why Children Matter - Douglas Wilson

 

The Power of Praying for....   book series by Stormie Omartian

 

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget -    Lysa Terkeurst

 

Daring to Hope - Katie Davis Majors

 

 

 

Devotionals:

 

Beholding and Becoming - Ruth Chou Simons

 

New Morning Mercies - Paul David Tripp

LAURA STORY

Laura Story is a Bible teacher, worship leader, bestselling author and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. She has built her life- and a career- around submission to her calling.

The life of songwriter is a sacred calling and one Laura doesn't take lightly whether she's writing songs for her church, for a new record or simply for herself as a cathartic release. "It's not about my songs or my story or even my artistry," she says. "It really is about Him getting the glory for the work that I believe He has chosen to do through songwriters and through songs. It's a unique work that He's chosen to do there."

She may lead others in worship through song on stages both big and small, but on a daily basis, Story is intent on loosening her grip and choosing to live with open hands as an ultimate act of praise.

Her hit son "Blessings" was certified gold in 2011 and inspired her first book, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops. Laura's music and writing show God's love and grace intersecting with real life and serve as a reminder that despite questions or circumstances, God is the ultimate author of our story, as told in her second book, When God Doesn't Fix it.

Laura has a master's degree in theological studies and a doctorate degree in worship studies. She has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and mother to Josie, Ben, Griffin and Timothy.

Westfield Evangelical Free Church

568 Southwick Rd. Westfield, MA 01085

413-562-1504

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