Adult Discipleship-Women's Events

Saturday, November 10

8:30 am to 3 pm @ Armstrong Chapel 
$50 Registration by Nov. 4
Space is limited. Register early to ensure full participation.

Includes: guest speaker, 2 breakouts, fashion show, continental breakfast, lunch by La Soupe, mission supplies and music


Laugh and grow deep with Jane Rubietta. Author of 20 books, international speaker, coach, and animated storyteller, Jane draws people into God’s heart and purpose. She is dramatic, joyful, fun, and honest. And a little crazy. Audiences tell her, “You’ve been reading my journal!” and “You are just like me.”

Jane’s speaking is practical, personal, and hilarious. Expect for God to speak, expect to meet new friends, expect God to touch your heart and mind during our time together.  This is a wonderful opportunity for mothers and daughters or friends to spend time together.

  Jane will be speaking on finding your voice and how God calls you to serve.

 “Engaging, passionate, wildly fun and phenomenally wise, Jane melded scriptural truth to daily life. We all left our inter-generational women's retreat encouraged and inspired. Women in all life stages—young moms, empty nesters, experienced grandmothers—LOVED Jane and her messages.” Rev. Wendy Slaback, Menomonie WI UMC

 Breakout Sessions

Registrants will select TWO classes from the three listed choices during the registration process. Supplies will be provided and the finished projects donated to the stated organizations.

 Make a Quilt Square: We are making quilts and baby blankets for veterans who are patients at our Cincinnati Veteran's Hospital. Some quilts will be lap sized for wheelchair bound veterans.  Baby blankets will also be made for expectant mothers. Supplies include recycled denim, red bandanna fabric, and white squares of your own patriotic design using fabric pens.  Other quilts will be assembled using fleece finished with a braided edge.  No skills needed, just your hands!
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Ronald McDonald House—Kids Craft Kits: Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House keeps families close to each other and the medical care they need, when they need it most. RMH surrounds families with hope and support and brings joy and a sense of normalcy to children as they heal. This session will prepare Take-Away Craft Bags for parents and siblings to have a project to focus on while in waiting rooms at the hospital.
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 Freestore Foodbank Food Clinic: The Rubber Duck Family Market with support from the Bob Edwards Fund screens patients who visit the Neighborhood Health Center of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for food insecurity. If qualified, they are provided with shelf stable food from the clinic pantry. Other social services may also be referred.  This session will assemble baby care packs to be given along with patients with young children.



 Additional Mission Opportunity 

 Dress for Success: Armstrong Supports Women

Armstrong Chapel has been a proud support of Dress for Success and Portaluca for many years, including being a drop-off location for clothing and accessory donations.

We are proud to have these organizations join us once again at our annual Women’s retreat, giving us all a chance to give back while continuing to learn about the organization and all the good it does for the women of Cincinnati.

Fashion Show will introduce the style of Portaluca, offering you a taste of the amazing new and gently used designer clothing available at the Portaluca store as presented to you by the ladies of Armstrong!
Pop-Up Shop offers you the chance to shop TODAY!  Stop by before and after lunch to check out a special on-site shopping experience just for you.
Clothing & Accessory Donations can be dropped off at the collection point in the Atrium.  All items are used directly for suiting or as a resale item to raise funding for DFS programs.
$ Donations will be used directly by DFS to support both suiting and programs as needed.  A $25 donation is enough to buy an appropriate interview outfit. Checks should be written out to Dress for Success.
The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Both Dress for Success and Portaluca are Non-Profit organizations.

1. Donate: We accept new and gently used clothing and accessories. Interview and work appropriate items support our suiting program, helping women get a job and be successful in the workplace. Designer, dress and casual items are sold at Portaluca with all proceeds supporting Dress for Success Cincinnati’s services to disadvantaged women.

Armstrong Chapel has a permanent collection location in the hallway connecting the Atrium to the Children’s Center.

2. Volunteer: Below are some examples of ways that volunteers can assist Dress for Success Cincinnati. Please note that our need for volunteers varies and at times the need for some volunteer activities may be more urgent than other activities.

Personal Shopper
Portaluca Volunteer
Donation Sorting
Program Speaker or Mentor
Administrative Work
Marketing Support

3. Shop: Come shopping at our Portaluca store or host a shopping party! Gather 15-30 of your co-workers, friends and family to learn about Dress for Success Cincinnati and shop in Portaluca. You can bring refreshments and make it your own party! All proceeds support Dress for Success Cincinnati.

Portaluca Shopping Parties can be held On-site at the downtown Portaluca boutique or scheduled off-site at your location.