Local friends! I hope that you will join me in anticipation of this year’s Thrive!
Thrive will take place on Friday, November12th at 6:30 PM. We will gather at Grace Church in Chino Valley Arizona, for an evening dedicated to Connections, Confections (or desserts), Worship and Soul Talk for women of faith!
You will experience a beautiful and delightful array of individual and mini “just for you” desserts. Next, we will gather in worship with some of your favorite current and contemporary worship music. You will hear from Jenda Ballard as she shares with us what is happening with her ongoing battle with cancer, in a section called “What If, What Is, and What’s Next”. This year will also include a new segment called Conversations of Faith. This year’s Conversations of Faith will include a visit from Laurie Schraml. She and I will share about the unusual way that the Lord brought us together 6 years ago, and how He continues to connect us in a friendship of faith and honesty. I am excited to share my message with you too, called Keep Moving Forward!
The roots of Thrive grew deep in the midst of 2020, during the pandemic. At that time in my life, I began to wonder if what I was doing with my life was enough. I questioned if the way I spent my time was all that God had for me, or was there more? I loved my job, the ministries that my hubby and I shared in at church, and I loved my social life. But, when the world “shut down”, I found myself at home with more time on my hands than I knew what to do with. Sounds like a dream come true, right? It was for a while, until it wasn’t. During that time, I really felt God speaking to me and pulling me into something bigger than myself. It took much time, prayer, seeking Him and conversations with those who love and know me best, before I understood what that “thing” was. And that “thing”, became the beginning Thrive!
Since then, many more ministries have begun to grow out of Thrive, the event. When you attend you will hear more about those exciting opportunities!
We are also excited to announce that this year we will have some beautiful and amazing merchandise for you to purchase! Many of these items will be available to pre-order during registration. We have beautiful Thrive T-shirts in a wide selection of sizes. We also have a gorgeous canvass Thrive Tote Bag! You may purchase them individually or together at a discount. There will be many more items for sale at the Merchandise Table at Thrive, BUT those items will remain a surprise until that night! Let me just tell you, I am over the moon excited about them! Purple is the theme color for Thrive, the color of royalty in scripture. When we belong to Him, we are royalty, daughters of The King!
You will not want to miss this special evening of Connections, Confections, and Soul Talks. Buy your ticket now, and while you’re at it, invite a friend! A fun and meaningful night like this is better shared with a friend! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at cvgrace.com under the events tab. Seats are going fast, so don’t wait!
Hurry to cvgrace.com to claim your spot now!
I cannot wait to see you there!
Passionately and purposefully,
Here are some photos from last year!
These were bomb!