Speaking Schedule 

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Currently booking for 2017-2018  – call me – 860.402-9551!


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2017 Schedule

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.

July 28-30 “DWELL Retreat” Thomasville GA, hosted by The Paxton Historic Inn  (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS – both weekend and day options available) Call 229-226-5197 soon as space is limited. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

(September – New Grandson arrives in NYC!)

September 22-24 Rumney Women’s Retreat, Rumney NH (info coming soon) CLICK HERE.

September 29 – Salisbury CT Book Club Evening (details soon)

October – New Book arrives! “Ordinary Graces – Word Gifts for Any Season” Pre-Order HERE

Oct. 6-8 – Co-directing “reNEW – retreat for New England Writing” held at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford CT CLICK HERE for Info

Oct.14 – Speaking and Emceeing at Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference held in Worcester MA INFO CLICK HERE

Oct. 20-21 Speaking at Raising Generations Today “Thrive!” Conference, held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post NY Click Here to Register

Dec. 7 – (evening) Speaking at ‘Christmas in Wallingford’, held at First Baptist Church, Wallingford CT Click here 203-269-4796

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!dwellingplacescoverabingdon



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

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

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

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)

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


March 20-21 “Moving from Worry to Wisdom” Retreat,  Memorial Baptist of Middlebury VT , held at Singing Hills, NH Contact 802.388.7472

April 11 – SOAR Women’s Conference (speaking 2X)  in Lancaster PA

April 14 – Tuesday at 8 am “Women in the Workforce” Rocky Hill/Wethersfield CT chapter. Held at the Atria in Rocky Hill. I will speak on “5 Steps to a Powerful Presentation” Contact Sandra Cook

 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

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.

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

 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

February 22 – Moderating Christian Author’s Panel for the “Big Book Club Getaway” at Mohegan Sun Resort in CT (

March 7-9 Speaking for Memorial Baptist of Middlebury VT Women’s Retreat, held at Singing Hills, NH Contact 802.388.7472

March 15 – SOAR Women’s Conference held at Bethany Church in Greenland NH.

March 21-22  “reTREAT” for women in ministry, “by design” ministry, held at Rolling Ridge retreat center in Massachusetts

April 4-6 Women’s Retreat for New Beginnings Bible Church in Rockaway NJ 973-600-4807

April 12 – “Spa for the Soul” Women’s Day at Door of Hope Church in Wallingford CT. (203) 741-1001

April 25-27 Clergy Wives Retreat held in Pennsylvania – English and Spanish – all welcome.

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“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  888.863.CAMP

May7-9 Emcee at my Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Reunion, S. Hamilton MA

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! Phone 518-548-4311

September 19-21 Women’s Retreat “Come to the Waters” at Rumney Conference Center, New Hampshire

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

Oct 11 Emcee and Seminar Speaker at Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference, Worcester MA

necwr14facultybuttonOctober 16-19″New England Christian Writers Retreat” held at Singing Hills, NH.  Great faculty! Almost totally full, so visit website soon.

Oct. 23-26 Furman University Reunion Events, ALUMNI AUTHOR BOOKSIGNING on Saturday Oct. 25 9:30-12 noon. Greenville SC

Oct. 31- Nov. 1 Women’s Event, “Time for Soul Care and Inner Peace” at First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls, NH

November 7-9  Women’s “Breathe” Retreat for Christ Chapel, Madison CT, held at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, phone (203) 421-4667

November 13-16 “Heavenly Stitches” Quilting Retreat on “Living Your Legacy”, Singing Hills, NH  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

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

June 19 – Heritage Luncheon “What I Know For Sure”, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT 860.529.1575 

July 1 – Emcee Book Launch “Harvest of Gold” for author Tessa Afshar  at Mark Twain House in Hartford. 7 pm. Join us! RSVP 

(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:

October 17-20 Co-directing and Speaking at “New England Christian Writers Retreat”, Singing Hills, Plainfield NH JOIN US! 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)

Nov. 12 MUMS mothers group, S. Hadley MA

Thanks for a wonderful 2012!

Jan. 4- Feb. 15 “Sacred Rhythms” Class, taught with Pastor Mike McDowell at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield CT

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

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!

March 25 – “A Patchwork of Purpose” for Annual Women’s Luncheon at First United Methodist Church of Meriden, CT.  203.235.9620

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!

(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

(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

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.  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

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

November 3 – Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference (emcee and speaking) in Milford PA.  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 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”

Call Cindy at 860.529.7175 for Information on Speaking Opportunities Together! 

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