Do YOU want to be Soul Strong?

Wouldn’t you like to begin the New Year with a calm soul, overflowing into compassionate, courageous action? First Church member and Connecticut author Lucinda Secrest McDowell, invites all women to join in a mini-retreat focusing on her new book “Soul Strong–7 Keys to a Vibrant Life”. 


This retreat will be held here at the church on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 9:30 AM–2:30 PM. Tickets are $25 and include a signed copy of the new book, a catered luncheon and worship with Renee Story


Cindy will speak twice on “Simplicity & Serenity” and “Strength & Significance.” She elaborates, “Though I’m not particularly strong on my own, God has helped me embrace seven decisions for living authentically and loving extravagantly! I wrote them all down (including many vulnerable life lessons and fun stories) in this interactive guide. Living Soul Strong is a deep commitment and an even deeper empowerment. It’s making mistakes while standing daily in need of God’s grace and mercy.


Cindy can’t wait to gather with everyone and share some encouraging words for 2020! 


Due to limited seating, registration is now closed. 

Thank you!


  • Renee Story

    WORSHIP LEADER


    Renee Story's heart for worship and discipling believers comes from 3 generations of pastors, authors and worship. She’s been leading worship internationally for 30+ years and has been called to bring people into new levels of freedom through spiritual counseling and has a passion to raise up intimate worship leaders in all of New England. Renee is from Texas and currently lives in Avon, CT, with her husband Jimmy.



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  • Tegan Willard

    CO-EMCEE


    Tegan is a wearer of many hats; including pastor’s wife, boy mom, pediatric nurse, and freelance hair and makeup artist. Most importantly, she loves Jesus and enjoys lifting up women and encouraging others through prayer. She is actively involved in the mama’s group; Mastering Motherhood and teaching Emotionally Healthy Discipleship with her hubby Pastor Todd. 

    She can often be found curled up with a great book and a

    good cup of tea.  


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  • Lucinda Secrest McDowell

    SPEAKER


    Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “helping you choose a life of serenity & strength.” 

    A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is an award-winning author of fifteen books, including Soul Strong, Life-Giving Choices, Ordinary Graces, and Dwelling Places. Known for conveying deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell codirects the reNEW writers’ retreat, has been a First Church member for 29 years, and shares words at LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com.



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