A weekend for women ~ February 1-2, 2019
Here in the Bay area, life-giving, spiritually nurturing friendships are often at the mercy of the frenetic pace of life and demands of work, family, and even the church. Deep down, don’t we long for relationships where Christ is present, we are loved without prejudice, our unfolding story is known, and our voice is heard and an encouragement to others?
Let's be there for each other! Let's link our lives together in love and friendship, creating space for God's transforming work.
One Weekend • Two Events at First Pres Berkeley
Friday, February 1
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Registration Fee: $39/person, register by January 27; prices increase on January 28
First Pres is pleased to host the SheGrows Conference, featuring nationally known authors and speakers Laurie Polich Short, Brooklyn Lindsey, and Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. This Friday night event will inspire, encourage, and equip women of every generation to link their lives in intentional relationships to form a deeper faith. Our First Pres worship team partners with our speakers for a rich time of worship, fellowship, and inspiration. The Friday evening event is open to the public.
Registration Fee: $16/person, includes lunch, register by
Meet our Speakers
Laurie Polich Short is a friend to many at First Pres having served as pastor to youth (1990–1996). Most recently, she has authored two books: Finding Faith in the Dark and When Changing Nothing Changes Everything. Laurie serves as a part-time pastor at Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara.
Brooklyn Lindsey is a pastor and Founder of the Justice Movement—a global youth community that creates educational resources and events to empower youth to do justice together, and is currently working on the For Our Neighbors initiative. Brooklyn has authored numerous books and develops curriculum and writes for several student ministry resource publications.
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a leadership consultant, mentoring coach, Bible teacher, and advocate. Author of Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship and A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World, she is a former Marine Corps officer and founder of the nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc.
To learn more about our speakers, visit the SheGrows Conference website.
To register for the Linking Lives weekend, complete these 2 steps:
Step 1: Click here to register for Friday’s SheGrows Conference.
·From the top of the home page, select “Register for SheGrows, Berkeley”
·Choose to purchase 1 or more tickets, donate a ticket, request a full scholarship for the Friday night event
·During checkout, ·Registration fee is $39/person through
Step 2: Click here to register for Saturday’s Going Deeper…Getting Practical with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and luncheon
·Registration fee is $16/person
·Deadline to register for the Saturday event is Sunday, January 27
To request a full scholarship:
·Friday, February 1, SheGrows Conference: Select “Sign-Up for a Scholarship” on the SheGrows Conference registration page (see instructions above)
·Saturday, February 2, Going Deeper, Getting Practical: Email your request to our event registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon confirmation, please proceed with the registration process
our retreat team at email@example.com or leave a message at
510.848.6252 ext. 512