Women's Ministries

Rest in Peace Till Jesus Comes, Cheryl

It is with great sadness that we share that our dear sister and Women’s Ministry Team member, Cheryl Best, passed to rest in Jesus on June 9th, 2021.


Our hearts are filled with deep sorrow, but we know that Cheryl loved the Lord, was a warrior in His service and a wonderful blessing to her family, friends and anyone she could help or encourage!


We know that she was very courageous in her health battle and awaits that glorious morning  when Jesus awakens her to take her home with Him!  What an awesome day that will be! We will all get together around the throne of God singing praises to the Lamb that gave His life that we might have life abundant and free! 


We send our deepest sympathies to Faith, Trey, Margaret and her family, her sisters, and all family members! May God strengthen you and keep you faithful till we meet her again in that heavenly land so bright and fair! There we will have rest, peace and happiness forever more!


With all our love,

Man/Sask Women’s Ministry Committee 

Fran, Teresa, Aleisha, Kathy, Nicky and Donna

Food for Thought


Cultural commentator Craig Detweiler states 
“I think the fault is that fame and celebrity enter the highest virtue in culture. It’s the closest thing to getting to heaven or eternal life. In other words, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley are all eternal in pop culture, and so becoming a celebrity is the closest thing to eternal life outside the Church. I see a hunger for celebrity as a hunger for eternity.” 
These days Youtube channels, Facebook friends etc…can eat up lots of time. We love to learn from the web and see what others are doing. We want to feel connected to others and stay in touch. However, even though we can learn much and be inspired from others' stories and experiences on the web, are we taking the time to equally ‘like’ verses in our Bibles, ‘subscribe’ to Christ’s teachings and become one of His ‘followers’? Is Christ our ultimate ‘Influencer’ and best ‘Friend’? With Christ you also don’t have to worry about Him blocking or un-friending you! 

How great are His signs,
how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
His dominion endures from generation to generation.

Daniel 4:3 (NIV)

Our Monthly Devotional Thought


It's Your Decision

We live in a decision-making era, every day, from the moment we open our eyes we begin to make decisions. You decide to stay in bed or to get up and start your daily routine; making decisions is not a new thing, we all know what it means to make decisions.

Spring Is In The Air

There is a fresh crisp earthy smell as I open my windows in the spring. It's amazing how this lifts my soul.

Pray Without Ceasing

A young girl was the servant in the home of the local pastor. One day a group of ministers met in the pastor's home, and they got to discussing Paul's advice to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5: 17).  How to do this, they could not explain.

Embracing our Playful side

Approaching your relationship with God from a playful perspective might have some lessons to help us in our understanding of who God is and who He made us to be.


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Fran Gorbenko, Women's Ministry Director
Fran Gorbenko, Women's Ministry Director




Women's Ministry Director:

Fran Gorbenko




Aleisha Mazier, Associate Director
Aleisha Mazier, Associate Director



Nicky Davila, Leader for Women's Ministry
Nicky Davila, Leader for Women's Ministry


Kathy Adolf,  Coordinator for Manitoba Women's Ministry
Kathy Adolf, Coordinator for Manitoba Women's Ministry



Donna Bignal, Leader for Women's Ministry
Donna Bignal, Leader for Women's Ministry









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Forgiveness Reaching Peace Conference

The Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP) is an annual conference held at Andrews University designed to provide professionals and family ministry leaders alike the opportunity to be exposed to best practice strategies and research in the area of family therapy, family studies, family ministry, social work and psychology in order to enhance ministry to families in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our theme this year is, "Forgiveness," a topic that is relevant for our emotional and mental well being. Dates are July 22-24, 2021.

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EndItNow Emphasis Day

This year for enditnow® Emphasis Day is August 28, 2021 for the NAD. They have chosen to focus on the issues of youth violence and pornography. For more information and the resources click below.

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EndItNow Summit

Remember to Save the Date: 2021 Summit on Abuse, November 14 & 15! Together, we can break the silence!

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