We are looking forward to our Women's Day Retreat in the GCN Life Center on October 29th from 9am-3pm! The retreat will be based on the theme of time (focus on staying committed with God despite all the distractions that can keep us away from our walk with Him). Time to Wait on the Lord and not being fearful, time to be joyful, time to pray, etc. "It's about time" from Psalm 40:1-5, "I waited patiently for the Lord, he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.  Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.Learn more about our guest speakers and registration below. Registration deadline is October 1st!

                             Kim Prestipino Biography

Kim Prestipino is passionate about family and relationships. Her greatest dream was to be a wife and mother and she spent many years living out that dream as a stay at home mom with her children, Ashlee and Nico. Kim has been married to her husband Nick for 33 years and is now “Mimi” to three granddaughters, Avery, Brooklyn, and Charlotte. She studied Psychology part time during those years as well as the Bible. She knew early on in her young life that she was called to counsel others and was one of the few whose idea of what she wanted to be when she grew up never changed. Kim studied Psychology at Montgomery College and Liberty University, and is a Certified Lay Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Kim is also a Certified Biblical Life Coach with certifications from the Nazarene Strengths Institute, and Dream Mentors Transformational Life Coaching. Kim currently leads premarital and marital classes, provides premarital counseling/coaching, leads parenting classes, as well as individual life coaching. She has worked with addiction recovery programs, and speaks on finding the ultimate answers in Jesus. Kim would echo Paul’s words in Ephesians 3, “I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me…” She considers sharing the love, redemption, and restoration of Jesus the greatest privilege in life.

                                Terry Sweeney Biography

Terry Sweeney was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2008. She served on staff at the Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene first as Children’s Ministry Director and later as an Associate Pastor. She and her husband Frank have been married for 51 years and have two sons, Kevin and Brian, and two wonderful daughter-in-law‘s, Allison and Ann. One of their biggest blessings in these years of their lives are their grandchildren, Dietrich, Hadley, Stella, Max and Claire. Prior to serving in ministry, Terry had a 20 year career in education. She received a Bachelor of Arts in education at Glassboro State College in New Jersey and a the Masters of Arts Degree in education from Hood College in Maryland. In addition, she entered the course of study after that career and took numerous courses in order to be ordained. Currently Terry and Frank are enjoying their retirement years in New Freedom, Pennsylvania which is only 10 minutes from one of her sons and his wife and four grandchildren. At her current church, she serves on the women’s leadership team, the teaching team, is a small group leader and weekly does a mentoring program with younger women. She also enjoys going to all her grandchildren’s games as well as hiking with her husband and reading!

Register now until July 31st to pay the early bird rate of $50/person. Regular Rate is $75/person from August 1st to October 1st. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please contact Josefina Wisor at wisor-jpb0901@hotmail.com for any questions.

NOTE: We will follow CDC Covid-19 social distance guidelines during the retreat. Wearing masks is optional inside the GCN facility. Anybody is welcome to wear a mask at any time if they feel safer doing so. GCN continues to recommend that you stay home if you are feeling sick.

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