The Women of Worth chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio has been in existence for several years. It has been led by a number of different leaders and has reached out to a large diversity of ladies in the Tri-state area. Mrs. Linda Davison is the current leader for the organization and has been for the past 7 years.
The ongoing foundational purpose of the Cincinnati Chapter is to provide a place for “sisters” to share.
Many local churches in the Cincinnati area have ladies meetings and outings from within their own community. Cincinnati Women of Worth comes alongside those events to enhance and strengthen ladies in an interdenominational setting.
Made 2 B Creative was the theme used for the year 2012-2013. "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works;” Psalm 139:14
“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” – Linda Naiman
Kristina Clemens opened our first session with the topic, “Don’t Get Your Feathers Ruffled – Calming Grace”. Sharing her fascinating seamstress gifts with us, as well as lessons that God had been teaching her, were so refreshing.
“What’s in your purse? … the contents of Me“, was a fun evening watching Sheila Wolf empty a purse, with enthusiasm, as she convinced us as to what is really important in our life.
A Nutrition Cooking Demo by Linda Davison, Amber Jones and Mandy Hood, reminded us that we are “The Temple of God – Let’s talk Nutrition.”
Marilyn Muir shared with us thoughts on “Laughter and a ‘Latte’ - Overcoming the Daily Grind“, emphasizing the importance of having our quiet time with the Father. Of course, coffee and chocolate accompanied the evening.
We are very fortunate to have in the Tri-state area, the Counseling Alliance, of which Rebecca Miller, M.A., LPCC., works for and is a Licensed Counselor with. She challenged us with, “Healthy Boundaries – God Understands Our Struggle to Open Up, To Trust and To Love”. It was a powerful evening for ladies to learn to be real with themselves and who God created them to be.
The “Power of Personal Journaling” was shared by Mandy Hood. Hearing how God had been using the discipline of journaling to show her more about Him was so special. And how God can use journaling to show Himself in new ways to those who seek after Him.
An invitation to a “Strawberry Tea” party, thrown by Denise Truesdale, brought a time of refreshing and recapping the year before being scattered for the summer months.
For the 2013-2014 year, the theme, “Keeping Your Balance in Christ”, was chosen. A woman who first fears and reverences God will develop relationships and responsibilities that will be wisely BALANCED. She will exemplify the truth spoken by Jesus Christ, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matt. 6:33
Rebecca Miller M.A., LPCC, Counselor at Counseling Alliance, assisted by Sue Pennellatore, office manager at Counseling Alliance, once again challenged the ladies with, “Don’t Fall Apart”. Knowing WHO God is and who He created us to be, brings about a beautiful balance to our life. Rebecca also took a second session with the ladies and shared with the group on how to be “An Ornament for Christ”. Sharing her passion to influence women to be “healthy” in Christ was very effective to those who attended.
Charlotte Frederick, B.A., M.A., and Instructor at G.B.S. is an all-time favorite speaker amongst our group. She, so adequately, brought inspiration to the evening with the “FROG” theme…“Fully Relying On God…The Secret to the Balanced Life.” Charlotte had us jumping from lily pad to lily pad.
Our annual chocolate extravaganza had us focusing on “’Sweet’ Attitudes: The Impact of the Balanced Life”. This was a time of sharing around the table, times in our life, when an “attitude adjustment” changed the whole situation.
We are yet anticipating hearing from Connie Hilligoss, BA with a Major in Music , from the Indianapolis area, share with us her thoughts on , “Balancing Life Choices: If You Want to ‘LEAD’ the Orchestra You Need to Turn Your Back to the Crowd”.
Then, once again, Sheila Wolf is to share “It’s About Thyme”. Looking forward to what that evening may have in store for us.
The ladies that attend are so good to help with the refreshments. Patty Meyer usually fixes a delicious main entree’ and does an excellent job at setting up the food table and food items bought in to share.
When ‘sisters’ laugh, sing and pray together, a bond of unity and strength permeates the atmosphere.
Fund raisers are usually a necessary event to support the expenses throughout the year. The famous Cincinnati Skyline Chili, offers a fund raiser event that we participate in. Silent auctions…selling of items,…Mrs. Reva Campbell’s fudge sales,…offerings,…donations,…etc., all help to keep the chapter going.
We meet on the second Monday evening of the month and certainly invite any ladies who are in the Cincinnati area to join us. If you are passing through…feel free to stop in. We would welcome you as one of our ‘sisters’.
~ Written by Mrs. Robyn Clemens