Life by God's Design Women's Conference 2017

May 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Making Space for God

  Are you often so busy you can hardly find time to breathe, much less handle all the people and challenges that fill your days? Jesus beckoned us “Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life.” (Matthew 11.28 MSG) If getting away to draw closer to the One who loves you sounds like a good idea, then join us where guest speaker and author Lucinda Secrest McDowell will encourage us on the theme of “BREATHE – Making Space for God in Your Full Life” Throughout our journey we will visit “Tight Spaces,” “Quiet Spaces,” “Dark Spaces,” and “Living Spaces.”     

About Us

Master of Ceremonies - Brittany Manville

Worship Leader - Sharon Banta 

Guest Speaker - Lucinda Secrest McDowell  

Lucinda Secrest McDowell


  Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life — both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch a needy world. A storyteller who engages both heart and mind, she offers “Encouraging Words” to all on the journey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, Cindy is the author of twelve books, including Dwelling Places, Live These Words, Refresh!, Amazed by Grace, Quilts from Heaven and Role of a Lifetime.  Whether co-directing the “New England Christian Writers Retreat,” mentoring young moms, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. Cindy’s favorites include tea parties, good books, laughing friends, ancient prayers, country music, cozy quilts, musical theatre, and especially her family scattered around the world doing amazing things. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at



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Registration includes a catered lunch.

Registration Due by April 23rd

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Questions call  -  Church Secretary - 860-535-3149 


Lucinda will have a selection of her books available. Chikumbuso will have handmade items available.

Map and Directions

Grace Fellowship EFC

102 Route 184, North Stonington, CT 06359, US

(860) 535-3149