Smi Connect & Worship EVENTs Blessed Hundres

our eleventh annual event led us to the seashore!

WHERE DO YOU GO when you’ve been to the mountaintop, but you’re in the valley with an overwhelming challenge? Or you have a house full of little ones making you long for a break. Or your home has been invaded by a teenaged creature from another planet—making you want to sign up to be one of the first earthlings visiting Extended Stay Mars! Or you had your career—running at full tilt, giving it your all—and you experienced a layoff. Or you had a busy life raising kids who are all off to college? Or you're watching the grand kids grow--feeling all your aches and pains! Where did we go?! Whatever shoes we were wearingfrom tennis shoes, to pumps, to orthotics--we had two events this year that blessed our socks clean off—which was great during the hot summer months!


WOMEN CAME and CONNECTED! We kicked off those shoes and socks--dug our toes into our sand. We took women along the seashore that Jesus carries us along. Our destination was the beach. We settled into our beach chairs and praised the Lord. We experienced a stillness, knowing that God always has us in the palm of His hand when we need to REST, REFLECT & CONNECT with other women—who’ve either been in flip-flops, or will be there some day!


SURRENDER + RELEASE = PEACE


We were praising, worshiping and sharing some short testimonials, so next year make your travel plans and get ready to COME DOWN to Scoop with us! This year we experienced His peace that surpasses all understanding and we learned how to be calm in challenges.


He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23: 2-3 (English Standard Version)


SOME COMMENTS FROM THE AUGUST 18TH CONNECT & WORSHIP:


"A beautiful time of worship & sharing. The flow of the Holy Spirit was noticeably present as we watched others surrender, receive and be blessed by the Lord as well as each one of us working together as one body of the Lord to make this event happen. You are all amazing Women of God. Can't wait to see what's in store for September gathering."


"It was a beautiful, spirit-filled day. All did great. The beach discussion was perfect and the worship was amazing! God was truly blessed today by His daughters."


"It was a beautiful day full of meaningful messages. God sure uses every hurt and every pain for His glory...and every Scoop!"


"You ladies are such a beautiful blessing! I hope that you are aware of this. This event fills my heart. Words fail me."


"Thank you again for creating Share the Scoop Becki. It's an incredible blessing. My weekend has been amazing since Scoop. It was my favorite one."


2017 ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS


"This day is so upbeat and encouraging. Wonderful Worship! Thank you for speaking God's word of truth to our hearts. I love everything about this day! Very well orchestrated and informative. Personally impactful. Simply delightful. Event was amazing from beginning to the end. Testimonies speak volumes! Love the diversity of women who come together from all walks of life. This day is just what God ordered for me."


SAVE THE DATE NEXT YEAR

 

Next year, you can download our "save the date card" and post it on your fridge to make a date with your sisters! Have their friends invite more ladies in their community and their churches. We will have praise and worship as well as a time to connect. If you don't have our newsletter, feel free to email Becki Brown, and put "Subscribe" in the email subject.

Our 2018 planning retreat: rest, reflect, connect!

We had the "The Meltdown" in 2016, and "Overflowed" in 2017! We gathered after our biggest conference yet, the 10th anniversary in 2017 where Share the Scoop had evolved as the ice cream shifted shape. After 10 years of conferences with an all volunteer staff and teams, leadership decided to take scale it back a bit for this year with a simpler event to make it all about the Lord and less about the speakers. So at the 2017 planning retreat, we figured out ways to connect and to try to make it free for the first time since Scoop's mission ignited in 2008. After several great ideas and brainstorming during the retreat, we landed on the theme of "Rest, Reflect, Connect". So we came up with multiple thoughts of how we would come up with an event or community events. As our friend Lorri Smith said all the time—before joining the Lord on High, "We are better together," so 2018 is going to be the year of two "Connect & Worship" events. It's simplified from the bigger conferences of the past with keynote speakers. We'll just get down to praising and glorifying the Lord. Our retreat gift of a “sandy” sea-salt bath salts, started us off in that relaxed state of mind! And here we go~connecting with our toes in the "sand"!

OUR PLANNING TEAMS RETREATED in 2017

WE START OUR 10TH YEAR WITH THE OVERFLOW CONFERENCE

The Scoop has been going strong for 9 solid years, and with our program team's prayerful vision, "Share the Scoop" has evolved to go to a deeper level, to nourish women, while helping women to dive in further to God's word. "The Overflow" Conference is still going to have the ice cream "Scooptacular" to top everything off, but we are going to find Jesus' living water, to find our joy in the overflow.