Lucinda Secrest McDowell SPEAKS!
Currently booking for 2019-2020
– call me – 860.402-9551
Jan. 9-15 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX (this event is full)
Feb. 22-24 Serving on Faculty for Asheville Christian Writers Conference, held at the Cove, Asheville NC Click HERE for details
March 16 – All Saints Orthodox Lenten Retreat “A Day to Dwell” 10-3 Only $25 includes program, materials, lunch, snacks. For info and to register click HERE. 205 Scarborough St., Hartford CT All Welcome! You are welcome to stay for Vespers at 3:15 afterwards. Facebook Event here
May 19-23 – Serving on Faculty at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, held at Ridgecrest Assembly, Black Mountain NC CLICK HERE for Info
June 22-29 Teaching a Daily Seminar at “Camp of the Woods” in the New York Adirondacks. An Amazing Resort for Singles and Families. Click HERE for INFO
October 4-6 – Co-director of “reNEW – retreat for New England Writing and Speaking”, Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford CT. We love encouraging writers and speakers! Find out everything HERE!
thanks for a great 2018
Jan. 5-11 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX (this event is full)
March 22-26 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Teaching a 5-part Major Morning Track “The Spiritual Life of the Writer” Click HERE for more INFO
April 20-22 Wintonbury Church Women’s Retreat, Camp Spofford NH
June 27 – August 8 – Co-teaching with Tessa Afshar Summer Women’s Study in the Word “Finding Answers Together” First Church Wethersfield CT www.firstchurch.org Wednesdays 6:30-8 in Morgan House. Everyone welcome to come to one or all. (note: free cookout at 5:30 on the lawn before class) Full Schedule Click Here. My Teaching: July 18 “Where do I find strength and courage when I’m overwhelmed?” July 25 “How can I make my home a haven in every season of life?” August 1 “Is there hope to move beyond my hidden struggles?” August 8 “How do I love those who are different, difficult, and demanding?”
August 13 – Silk City Coffee in Manchester Women’s Night 7-9 pm. I’m speaking on “5 Ways to Make Your Home a Haven.”
August 25 – Sept. 1 Teaching a Daily Seminar at “Camp of the Woods” in the New York Adirondacks. An Amazing Family Resort and that week all those in ministry (or retired ministry) receive 25% discount. Click HERE for INFO
September 28 – Salisbury Book Club (private event) in Salisbury CT. Speaking on “You Can Stand Steadfast!”
September 29 – “Soul Strong – Strength for the Journey” 9-2 at Sharon Congregational Church, Sharon CT. Details forthcoming.
Oct. 11 “Mastering Motherhood”9-11:30 am at First Church Congregational, Wethersfield CT
October 19-21 Girls Weekend Away at “America’s Keswick,” Great conference in Whiting NJ Join us! Click HERE for info
Oct. 25 “Mastering Motherhood”9:30-11:30 am at Calvary Life Fellowship Worship Center in Cheshire CT
Nov. 3 – Signing Books (not speaking) at “A Cup of Encouragement” Wellspring Church. 8:30-12:30 Kensington CT.
Nov. 10 “Soul Strong – Strength for the Journey” 9-4 at New River Church, Manchester CT. Details forthcoming.
Thanks for a Great 2017!
Jan. 6-12 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX (this event is full)
Feb. 3-5 “reTREAT” sponsor, by design ministry, “Overflow – Living from the Inside Out” held at Camp Connri, Ashford CT CLICK HERE for Info
Feb. 17-18 “GO Vision New England Conference” at the Worcester MA DCU Convention Center. I will be speaking on “Dwell Deep – Personal Soul Care” CLICK HERE for Info
(March 10-17 Family Time in Georgia)
April 28-30 – “Breathe” Women’s Retreat for National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC. Held in Maryland. CLICK HERE for Info
May 6 – “Breathe” Women’s One Day Conference at Grace Church in N. Stonington CT CLICK HERE for Info
May 21-25 – Serving on Faculty at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, held at Ridgecrest Assembly, Black Mountain NC CLICK HERE for Info
July 10-15 Speaking (with Mike) at Family Camp, InterVarsity’s Toah Nipi, Rindge NH CLICK HERE for Info.
(September – New Grandson arrives in NYC!)
September 22-24 “Ordinary Graces” Rumney Women’s Retreat, Rumney NH CLICK HERE.
September 30 – “Day to Dwell” at Congregational Church, Sharon CT (details soon)
October – New Book arrives! “Ordinary Graces – Word Gifts for Any Season” Pre-Order HERE
Oct.14 – Speaking and Emceeing at Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference held in Worcester MA INFO CLICK HERE
Oct. 26 “Mastering Motherhood”9-11:30 am at Fellowship Church, Middletown CT CLICK HERE
Nov. 4 Signing My Books (not speaking) at “A Cup of Encouragement” 9-12 noon Wellspring Church, Berlin CT CLICK HERE
Nov. 5 “Ordinary Graces” Book Signing (before and after 10 am services) at First Church, Wethersfield CT
Nov. 9 “Mastering Motherhood” 9-11:30 am at Christ Chapel, Madison CT CLICK HERE
Nov. 12 Holiday Season Luncheon, Trinity United Methodist Church, Windsor CT
Nov. 29 (private event) Advent Dinner by Candlelight 6-9 pm Saint Margaret Mary Church, S. Windsor CT http://stmmsw.com/
Thanks for a Great 2016!
Jan. 9-14 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX
Jan. 14- 6 pm Supper and Soul Care at Lakewood UMC in Houston TX. Join us for food and fellowship as we learn to move from Worry to Wisdom!
Feb. 24-28 – Speaking as Faculty at Florida Christian Writers Conference in Lake Yale, FL INFO HERE
March 5 – “Refresh Your Soul” Ladies Brunch (10-12) at Cranston Christian Fellowship, Rhode Island.
April 29-30 – “Breathe – Making Space for God in Your Full Life” Hope Church Retreat, in Grotonwood MA –Info HERE
May 7 – Speaking at Women’s Spring Tea, Christ Chapel, Madison CT (203) 421-4667 Info Here!
May 22-26 – Speaking as Faculty at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Black Mountain NC INFO HERE!
June 4 – “A Day to DWELL” First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT. 9:30 am – 3 pm Only $25 (includes luncheon) Registration 860.529.1575 ext. 213
June 6 – New Book Published! “Dwelling Places – Words to Live in Every Season” Click HERE for all sorts of Booksigning and Launch Activities plus a dozen endorsements from favorite authors!
June 17-19 Co-directing and Speaking as Faculty at the New England Christian Writers Retreat held at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston MA. INFO HERE
August 27 – Sept. 3 – Teaching a Daily Seminar (“God’s Presence – Our Dwelling Place”) at “Camp of the Woods” in the New York Adirondacks. An Amazing Family Resort and that week all those in ministry (or retired ministry) receive 25% discount. Click HERE for INFO
October 21-22 Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference, Worcester MA, Click Here for Info
November 4-6 “Dwell – My Soul’s Abiding Places” held at Brookwoods Camp, West Church, Peabody MA Women’s Retreat, Click Here for Info
November 9 (Wed) “Girl Talk”Luncheon (10-1) at America’s Keswick in Whiting NJ. I will be speaking on “Refuge” Click here for more information.
Thanks for a Great 2015!
Jan. 22 (Thursday evening 6:30-9) “Soul Care for a New Year” event, Cornerstone UMC in Northwest Houston TX. Contact Rev. Trish Woodruff 281.460.3444 http://www.cornerstoneumc.org
Jan. 24-29 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX (this event is full but there is one in October 8-15, 2015 that still has space available CLICK HERE )
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 Calvary Fellowship’s Silent Retreat “DWELL”, held at St Mary of Providence Retreat Center in Elverson, PA For more information contact Gayle Roper firstname.lastname@example.org
February 7 (snow date Feb. 21) “HOPE – An Anchor for your Storm-tossed Soul” Oasis Lenten Women’s Conference for Armenian Presbyterian Church in Paramus NJ. 8:30-3:30 phone 201.265.8585 http://www.apcparamus.com/#/ministries/oasis-womens-bible-study
February 13 “Romance is in the Air” Appetizing Authors Luncheon at the Mark Twain House featuring novelists Katy Lee and Nan Rossiter and moderated by Lucinda Secrest McDowell. Only $20 but sign up soon. Click Here for Info
February 25/March 1- Florida Christian Writers Conference (speaking 3X) http://www.floridacwc.net/
March 7 – “Soul Care – grace – growth – gratitude” Women’s Retreat at Woodstock Evangelical Covenant Church in Woodstock, CT (details to follow)
March 13-15 “BREATHE – Finding Space for God in your Busy Life” Women’s Retreat of Christ Community Church in Montreat NC (my former church) held at Blue Ridge Conference Center, Black Mountain NC http://cccmontreat.org/
March 20-21 “Moving from Worry to Wisdom” Retreat, Memorial Baptist of Middlebury VT , held at Singing Hills, NH Contact 802.388.7472 http://www.memorialbaptistvt.org/
April 11 – SOAR Women’s Conference (speaking 2X) in Lancaster PA http://www.womensoar.org
April 14 – Tuesday at 8 am “Women in the Workforce” Rocky Hill/Wethersfield CT chapter. Held at the Atria in Rocky Hill. www.atriagreenridgeplace.com I will speak on “5 Steps to a Powerful Presentation” Contact Sandra Cook Sandra.Cook@atriaseniorliving.com
April 25 – New York Women’s Conference (details to follow)
June – September 16 – Writing New Book!
Sept 18-19 “DWELL – at home with God” Women’s Event Speaker at Thomas Village Baptist Church in Duffield, Virginia http://thomasvillagebaptistchurch.org/
September 25 – Salisbury Book Club event, Salisbury CT (private event)
September 26 – Women Leaders’ “A Day to DWELL” Prayer Day (Valley Church of Avon CT) held in Salisbury CT (by invitation only)
Oct. 2-4 New England Nazarene Women’s Retreat, “DWELL – At Home with God” – Windsor Hills Conference Center, Windsor NH. http://www.whcamp.org/retreats/forwomen.htm
Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and Nov. 9 (1 1/2 hour each Monday night) “Memoir – Share Your Story” Seminar in Wethersfield CT Register Here!
Oct. 22 Emcee for “Hartford Iron Sharpens Iron Evening” Bloomfield CT 6:30-8:30 pm featuring speakers Jennifer Kennedy Dean and “War Room” actor Karen Abercrombie. Register Here!
Oct 24 Emcee and Seminar Speaker at Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference, Worcester MA featuring speakers Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Cynthia Heald, “War Room” actor Karen Abercrombie, Rachel Britton, Debbie Lowe, Gail Cooper, Rhonda Corey, and more! Register HERE!
November 11 – 12 noon speaking on “Live Your Legacy” at the Women’s Fellowship Luncheon, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT 860.529.1575 www.FirstChurch.org
Thanks for a Terrific 2014!
January 3-9 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top TX (private event)
February 1 “Spa for the Soul” Women’s Day at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enfield CT http://www.calvarychurchenfield.org/cpt_events/day-of-refreshment-women/
February 22 – Moderating Christian Author’s Panel for the “Big Book Club Getaway” at Mohegan Sun Resort in CT (http://www.thebigbookclub.org/reflections-light-christian-writers/)
March 7-9 Speaking for Memorial Baptist of Middlebury VT Women’s Retreat, held at Singing Hills, NH http://www.memorialbaptistvt.org/ Contact 802.388.7472
March 15 – SOAR Women’s Conference held at Bethany Church in Greenland NH. http://www.womensoar.org/home/speakers-portsmouth-nh/
March 21-22 “reTREAT” for women in ministry, “by design” ministry, held at Rolling Ridge retreat center in Massachusetts http://www.bydesignministry.org/womantowoman/announcements
April 4-6 Women’s Retreat for New Beginnings Bible Church in Rockaway NJ www.newbeginningsbc.org 973-600-4807
April 12 – “Spa for the Soul” Women’s Day at Door of Hope Church in Wallingford CT. (203) 741-1001 www.DoorofHopeCT.com
April 25-27 Clergy Wives Retreat held in Pennsylvania – English and Spanish – all welcome. www.rhodesgrove.com
“Live These Words — An Active Response to God” by Lucinda Secrest McDowell READ about Book Launch HERE
May 1-4 Speaking for “Memories that Matter” Papercrafting Retreat, Singing Hills, NH http://www.singinghills.net/scrapbookingretreat.html 888.863.CAMP
May7-9 Emcee at my Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Reunion, S. Hamilton MA https://my.gordonconwell.edu/alumni/reunion
July 23-25 – Writers Group Retreat, Mercy Center, Madison CT (private event)
(Saturday, August 16 (5 pm) and Sunday, August 24 (10 am service) – celebration of the Reverend Michael McDowell’s ministry at First Church of Christ in Wethersfield Connecticut)
Sat. Aug. 23 – Sat. Aug. 30 Camp of the Woods Family Retreat in Speculator NY – speaking 5x (M-F) on “Live These Words.” Woodrow Kroll is daily Bible Teacher. Fantastic activities and setting. Check it out and Join us! http://www.camp-of-the-woods.org/ Phone 518-548-4311 email@example.com
September 19-21 Women’s Retreat “Come to the Waters” at Rumney Conference Center, New Hampshire http://rumneybibleconference.org/
September 26 (Friday evening) – Speaking on “Fear or Wonder — Your Soul in the Midst of Change” at Book Club in Salisbury CT. (contact me for info)
Oct. 3 – 9:30-11 am Speaking on “Mothering with Grace — Free to Be Yourself” at Worcester/Holden MOPS at First Congregational, Holden MA. Info? Contact Jane 978.549.4698
Oct. 4 – 25th Anniversary of New England Women’s Ministry Event, Immanuel Church, Chelmsford MA www.bydesignministry.org
Oct 11 Emcee and Seminar Speaker at Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference, Worcester MA http://www.ironsharpensironwomen.org/
October 16-19″New England Christian Writers Retreat” held at Singing Hills, NH. Great faculty! Almost totally full, so visit website soon. www.NewEnglandChristianWritersRetreat.com
Oct. 23-26 Furman University Reunion Events, ALUMNI AUTHOR BOOKSIGNING on Saturday Oct. 25 9:30-12 noon. Greenville SC http://alumni.furman.edu/homecoming
Oct. 31- Nov. 1 Women’s Event, “Time for Soul Care and Inner Peace” at First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls, NH http://www.hffbc.org/
November 7-9 Women’s “Breathe” Retreat for Christ Chapel, Madison CT, held at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, http://www.christchapelcma.org/ phone (203) 421-4667
November 13-16 “Heavenly Stitches” Quilting Retreat on “Living Your Legacy”, Singing Hills, NH http://www.singinghills.net/heavenlystitchesquiltretreat.html 888.863.CAMP
(November 21-23, 2013 Auntie of the Bride – Wedding, Nashville TN)
Dec. 6 Christmas Outreach Tea at Newton Presbyterian Church, Newton MA http://www.newtonpres.org/
Thanks for a Super 2013!
Jan.5-10 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top, TX (private)
Feb. 12 “Beauty from Ashes” at MUMS (Mothers Uplifting Mothers) Holyoke, MA
Mar. 1-3 Connecting & Bonding Ministry Wives Retreat, “Resting in Jesus’ Presence” – Lexington, KY 626.379.0505
March 15-17 “Spa for the Soul” Medfield Congregational Women’s Retreat held at Sacred Hearts Conference Center, Wareham MA
(March 22-24, 2013 Auntie of the Bride – Wedding, Atlanta GA)
(April 5-7 Mother of Another Bride at Shower in Washington DC)
April 9 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) “Why Friending is a Verb”, New River Church, South Windsor CT
(April 25-29, 2013 Mother of Another Bride – Wedding, Connecticut)
May 4 – “Life by Design” Women’s Grace Evangelical Free Church, N. Stonington CT 860.535.3149
May 17-19 “Shipwrecked – Navigating the Storms of Life” Women’s Retreat for New Beginnings Bible Church, Rockaway NJ
June 9-14 Joni & Friends New England Family Retreat, Greenfield NH, with Pastor Mike speaking on “Press On”, 603-218-3650 http://www.joniandfriends.org/new-england/
June 19 – Heritage Luncheon “What I Know For Sure”, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT 860.529.1575 www.FirstChurch.org
July 1 – Emcee Book Launch “Harvest of Gold” for author Tessa Afshar at Mark Twain House in Hartford. 7 pm. Join us! RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
(July 2- August 13 – Writing Sabbatical)
(August 16-22 – Thomasville, Georgia)
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Connecting & Bonding Ministry Wives Retreat, “Resting in Jesus’ Presence” – Ontario, CA 626.379.0505
(September 9-23 – Seattle and Anacortes, Washington)
Sept. 27-29 – Hamburg Wesleyan Women’s Retreat, New York
October 5 – Connecticut Authors Day at Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon CT 10 am – 2 pm. More info: http://www.artsfvac.org/
October 17-20 Co-directing and Speaking at “New England Christian Writers Retreat”, Singing Hills, Plainfield NH JOIN US! http://www.singinghills.net/christianwritersretreat.html 888.863.CAMP
October 25-27 Essex Alliance Women’s Retreat held at Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont Click here for info
Nov. 7 – Dan Lauria Book Event at Mark Twain House in Hartford (Official Greeter) http://ctarts.blogspot.com/2013/10/godfather-dan-lauria-in-conversation.html
Nov. 12 MUMS mothers group, S. Hadley MA http://www.harvestwesternmass.org/10703/content/content_id/365260/MUMS
Thanks for a wonderful 2012!
Jan. 4- Feb. 15 “Sacred Rhythms” Class, taught with Pastor Mike McDowell at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT www.FirstChurch.org
Jan. 7-12 First Place 4 Health Wellness Week, Round Top, TX (private)
(February 11 -Mother of the Bride – Engagement Celebration, Nashville TN)
Feb. 24-26 Salem Evangelical Women’s Conference “A Woman’s Patchwork Life”, Marion OH 740.387.7560 http://salemchurchonline.org/Home.htm
March 16-18 Women’s “Spa for the Soul” Retreat, Trinity Baptist Church, Fairfield CT 203.255.3977 Held at Meriden CT Four Points Sheraton. Join us! http://www.trinityfairfield.org
March 25 – “A Patchwork of Purpose” for Annual Women’s Luncheon at First United Methodist Church of Meriden, CT. 203.235.9620 http://www.gbgm-umc.org/fumc-ct/
March 30-31, April 1 (with Pastor Mike) “Sanctuary” Retreat for all Adults (singles, couples) Singing Hills Conference Center, Plainfield NH 888.863.CAMP ~FULL DETAILS HERE! http://www.singinghills.net/sanctuaryretreat.html
(April 22 -Mother of Another Bride – Engagement Celebration, Washington DC)
April 28 – “Embrace GRACE – God’s Gift for Tough Times” at Women’s Day Retreat, First Baptist Church in Lebanon, CT.
May 8 – New River MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), South Windsor CT 860.648.2970
May 9 – Women’s Fellowship Luncheon, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT 860.529.1575 www.firstchurch.org
(May 11-15 Celebrating Mama’s 85th Birthday, Georgia/Florida)
May 23 – Mentor Appreciation Annual Breakfast, “Massachusetts Mentor Group”, Cape Cod, MA 508.862.2639 http://www.ma-mentor.com/welcome.aspx
June 1-3 – Salvation Army Women’s Southern New England Division Conference “Come to the Waters” at Camp Connri, Ashford CT 860.702.0000
(September 21-24 – Mother of the Bride – Wedding, Connecticut)
September 29 – Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference (emcee and speaking) at the Worcester MA Convention Center. http://ironsharpensironwomen.org/index.html 860.233.8136
Oct. 19-21 (with Pastor Mike) “Autumn Sanctuary” Retreat for all Adults (singles, couples) Singing Hills Conference Center, Plainfield NH 888.863.CAMP ~full details here http://www.singinghills.net/sanctuaryretreat.html
October 24 – Senior’s Luncheon 11:30-2 pm, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT 860.529.1575 Speaking on “Harvest – Bearing Fruit in the Autumn Years” For registration, click here http://www.firstchurch.org/669076.ihtml
November 3 – Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference (emcee and speaking) in Milford PA. http://ironsharpensironwomen.org/index.html 860.233.8136 My seminar is “Simple Ways to Grow Your Faith”
November 10 – FaithCare Annual Conference, held in Bloomfield CT. Contact 860.321.7377. I will be speaking from 12:30-1:15.
(Dec. 1-5 Christmas with Mama in Georgia!)
December 8 – “Just Christmas” Women’s Event (2x) at Grace Chapel in Lexington MA. 781.862.6499 x149 http://www.grace.org/women Go here – Just Christmas – for tickets and description – 2 identical events: 8:30-12 or 1-4:30 Includes brunch/lunch, crafts, music and my talk “Snowflakes – God’s Unique Gift”