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Writers’ Workshop 2.0

February 2020. Back by popular demand! We learned sooo much from instructor, Bella Morganthal — again! Are you interested in networking with other writers? Join our FB writers’ group HERE.

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Open House

January 2020. Our dream came true! Back in 2016 when The Connection began, God gave us the vision of having our own space to gather, grow and love on each other, as well as, our community. God provided! We are extremely thankful to God and the MANY people that worked to remodel and gave time and money to make this reality.

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HealthierYOU workshop

January 2020. Speakers. Vendors. Healthy snacks & breakfast bar. Gifts. Door prizes. Fun! Fun! Fun! Thank you Maisha, Kathy, Kellie, Marcy and Jen for sharing your knowledge with us! Great job! (Find the recipe for the Coffee Sugar Scrub HERE.)

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Writers’ Workshop

November  2019. Wow! So much great information! So many new friends joined us! Even a couple of men were brave enough to come. Thank you Bella Morganthal for sharing what you’ve learned!

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Day Retreat 2019

September 2019. A super fun morning! Time with friends, both old & new. Hot breakfast buffet. Coffee bar. Great teaching from our new friend Carol Cool.

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Christmas with The Connection

We had a blast! Amazing food! Christmas Jeopardy! And a great devo on keeping your JOY through the holidays! We took a love offering to send to World Vision for our Kenyan friends & raised nearly $400! What a blessing!

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Fall 2018 serving projects

Oh my! Our ladies love to serve others! In the fall, we…

  • Made candy to benefit Brooke’s House, a home for women recovering from substance abuse.
  • Made prayer squares & prayer shawls to comfort others.
  • Collected 30+ Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
  • Took a love offering to send to World Vision to help a community in Kenya.
  • Gathered items to bless the residents at The Leland personal care home.

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Scavenger Hunt on Main Street fundraiser

Nearly 100 people came out to explore downtown Waynesboro. They had a blast & are begging us to do it again!

Embrace @ Brio Coffeehouse

A monthly gathering with a laid back vibe, great coffee & a relatable devo/discussion. Check out our Events page for dates.

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August’s Potluck Dinner & Campfire

Oh my! We had the BEST food! Teresa led us in a fun icebreaker. Steph C shared another awesome devo.

Embrace in July

Have you Embrace’d yet? Monthly at Brio Coffeehouse. Generally the 4th Monday. Check the Events page for dates.

Annual Garden Party

So much fun! About 55 ladies attended. Lots of laughter, amazing food & new friends.

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January 2018

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December 2017

REFRESH

43 Ladies joined us for a fun Christmas party! Special guest speaker, Diane Swan, shared her story with us. Just love her!

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November 2017

REFRESH

What a night! 40 shoeboxes were donated for Operation Christmas Child! Our friend, Diane Haupt shared a wonderful devo on prayer. You can read the blogitized version HERE. And we made prayer journals. So much fun!

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August 2017

PRAYER TEAM MEETING

Our Prayer Team met. We celebrated all that God has done in the first year of The Connection and we prayed for YOU! Please let us know if you have specific prayer requests.

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REFRESH

Our second annual potluck dinner & campfire. Awesome message from devo girl, Stephanie!

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July 2017

ICE CREAM NITE

Lots of fun at with family at Misty Meadows Farm Creamery!

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REFRESH

Our first ever garden party! So much fun! Check out the slideshow…

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JUNE 2017

REFRESH

We met at our friend Pat Gorski’s home and enjoyed a craft, snacks and friends. Devo diva, Stephanie, shared a message about not letting the bad seeds take root in our hearts because they choke out the good seeds.

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May 2017

BREAKFAST at CHRISTINE’S CAFE

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REFRESH

What a great evening! Nine new ladies joined us for the first time. We played a fun game, enjoyed birthday cake in honor of it being one year since the idea for The Connection was begun. We talked about how T.C. and the formation process has influenced us. Our friend Susan shared her story of how she went from being in a horrific car accident (hip replacement and re-built leg and ankle) to running a half marathon. To God be the glory!May Refresh collage

March 2017

WEEKEND GETAWAY RETREAT

We spent the weekend at a gorgeous farm in Sabillasville, MD – complete with chickens, goats, sheep and a donkey! Guest speaker, Laura Acuña, shared the message “Clean Slate – Your past does not define your future”. What a wonderful weekend – learning, letting go, spending time with old friends and making new ones. The ladies are ready to register for next year’s retreat already! Special thanks to Heather Corbin for taking these awesome photos!

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February 2017

DARE TO DREAM WORKSHOP

Guest speaker, Lori Wriston, taught us the importance of setting goals in achieving our God-given dreams. Then each of us made a vision board to help us remember our goals. What a fun morning!

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REFRESH

We had a great time making tissue paper flowers and Valentines to give to the residents at Hearthstone Retirement Home and guests at New Hope Shelter. They turned out sooo cute! Then, our devo girl, Steph, shared a wonderful message with us. Nice job Steph!

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January 2017

ROADTRIP TO GIRLS’ DAY OUT

We had a great time together at this one day women’s conference to benefit Pregnancy Ministries. Our own Diane Haupt sang and Mandy Hood hosted. TT Williford manned our very first display table. She met lots of new ladies that were interested in learning more about The Connection.

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November 2016

prayer-team-mtgNOV. PRAYER TEAM MEETING

Did you know that The Connection has a devoted group of prayer warriors that pray over the ministry and the women in our community? We would love to pray for your needs. Just drop us an email HERE.

On November 11 & 12, a group from the The Connection went to the Women of Purpose conference held in Hershey, PA. Attended by 3,600 Jesus girls. What an awesome time! Liz Curtis Higgs, Tammy Trent, Lauren Daigle and… Chewbacca Mom, Candace Payne.

Of course, our Connection mugs traveled with us. #muglove

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October 2016

We held our first regular meeting in October. We are grateful to our host, ReMax Realty, for allowing us to meet in their awesome space. There is room for LOTS of ladies!

We had a great evening – snacks, fun icebreaker and a great devotion on remembering to make time for relationships. Our October Challenge – make time to connect with a friend – write her a note or give her a call or go for a cup of coffee.

Karen Atherton shared about The Way Station and the important work they do there to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The ladies brought items to donate to The Way Station and New Hope Shelter.

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September 2016 – Campfire Kickoff

What a beautiful evening God gifted us for our opening night! Approximately 40 ladies attended our Kickoff event. We talked about our vision for The Connection. Diane Haupt shared a devotion from “Lies Women Believe” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We talked, laughed and enjoyed the campfire and snacks.

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