SAVE THE DATE for Homegrown 2017!

We are pleased to announce this year’s Homegrown: NC Women’s Preaching Festival theme, Her Prophetic Voice!

Save the dates, October 26-27, 2017, at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC.

This year’s featured preachers will be Rev. Shyrl Hinnant-Uzzell and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp.

Registration details and schedule TBA.

The festival is ON!

The sun is shining in Durham and we are ready to host clergywomen from around North Carolina this Thursday and Friday, October 13-14, for the 2016 HOMEGROWN NC Women’s Preaching Festival: Her Voice Through the Seasons.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew around the state.

Schedule Details

The festival is just a few weeks away, and we’re excited to share more details about the schedule!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

3:00 REGISTRATION
3:30 OPENING GATHERING: CARLA GREGG-KEARNS
4-5:30 WORKSHOPS/PANELS:
  • Sheryl Wilson – And what does the Lord require of you?
  • Lori Pistor/Sharon Wheeler – Reimagining Special Services
  • Betty Morton – Self-Care: The Foundation of Success in Life and Work
5:30-6 REGISTRATION CONTINUES
6:00 DINNER
7:00 EVENING GATHERING – CARLA GREGG-KEARNS
  • Rebecca Reyes preaching on the Seasons of Life
  • Kim Gaubault – Spoken Word

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

8:30-9:00 REGISTRATION CONTINUES; BREAKFAST SNACKS AVAILABLE
9:00-9:30 MORNING PRAYERS – KATE BLAKELY, JENNA LINDBO
9:30-10:45 PREACHING THE SEASONS
  • Katie Crow
  • Alma Tinoco Ruiz
  • Shryl Hinnant-Uzzell
10:45-11:15 BREAK (ART TOURS/ARTISTS AVAILABLE; RESOURCE TABLE)
11:15-12:30 3 WORKSHOPS/PANELS
  • Pat Daggett – Writing through the Seasons
  • Christine Burket Parton – Preaching
  • The Spirit Moves: Artists Panel – Angela Yarber, Amy Huacani, Jenna Lindbo
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:45 WORKSHOPS AND/OR PANELS
  • Rose Cornelious – Preaching Women in Scripture
  • Kate Blakely, Susan Dunlap – Stone Soup Panel
  • Beth Kennett – How can I be a feminist and preach God’s love for all?
3:00-3:45 CLOSING GATHERING – SHARON WHEELER, WITH KIM GAUBAULT

First preacher announced for Homegrown 2016

Katienov20121-300x168We are excited to announce that Rev. Katie Crowe, senior pastor at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, has been confirmed as a preacher for the 5th annual NC Women’s Preaching Festival: Her Voice Through the Seasons.

imgresIn addition, the Homegrown team has begun to plan music for this year’s festival, and we are thrilled that Jenna Lindbo will be helping lead worship this October. You can learn more about Jenna and listen to some of her music at jennalindbo.com.

Additional preachers, workshop leaders, and artists TBA.