Homegrown 2020! October 15-16! Register Now!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us October 15-16, 2020 for the 9th annual Homegrown: NC Women’s Preaching Festival.

We are honored to present Donyelle McCray as our keynote speaker this year. McCray is currently working on a book about Pauli Murray, and will offer two sessions illustrating her relevance to our struggles today. This year’s preachers and presenters also include  Chelsea YarboroughKaren Ziegler, Deborah Williams, Grace Hackney, Maddy Reyes, Angie Hong, Nicole Williams, and more to be announced! Check out the full schedule here!

Our Vision: We believe hundreds of clergywomen in North Carolina are faithfully and creatively engaging in ministries where they proclaim the Word of God, week after week. In an ecumenical spirit of love and collegiality, we will lift up the voices of local clergywomen to encourage and inspire; share and learn; and to hone our craft. Together we will hear wonderful preaching from conference attendees and have time for casual group conversations on the art of proclamation in all its forms. We will pray, worship, and celebrate together.

In addition to an incredible line-up of presenters, we are excited about the gifts and wisdom, joys and challenges that each of you bring to this festival every year. In addition to the workshops and worship, we will offer several opportunities for being in communion with each other. Learning in community for two days, even virtually, is the heart of who we are. We hope you will plan to join us!

Learn more about the festival: www.ncwomenpreaching.com

Cost: $75 – Regular price ticket and help someone else attend
          $50 – Regular price ticket
          $25 – Limited income/student

Questions? Contact RCWMS: info@rcwms.org

Register: HERE.
Zoom links for Homegrown will be sent in October prior to the event. Individual workshop registration details will be available once we finalize the schedule.

Homegrown 2018: Her Voice Through the Generations

Registration Coming June 25! Early bird cost $50 through August 30, Student rate $10.

It’s time to make plans to join us from 1:00 pm October 25 – 4:00 pm October 26 at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC. Click HERE for the preliminary schedule.

From an opening reception, to vibrant worship, to insightful workshops, to intentional conversations we will live into our theme “Her Voice Through the Generations” as we honor the voices of the generations of women that began at the empty tomb and continue through today.

Our featured preachers and presenters include people like Rev. Yvonne Delk, the first African-American woman ordained in the United Church of Christ, and Rev. Jerusha Neal, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School.  These women and others will be highlighted here in the weeks to come.

While we aren’t really about big names, fancy titles, or “experts,” we are about academic study, the creative arts, diversity, intentional relationships, and preaching.  Mostly, we are about YOU! The gifts and wisdom, joys and challenges, you bring to this festive learning community for two days are the heart of who we are. We hope you will plan to join us!

Survey on Women’s Preaching Experiences

Kelli Hitchman-Craig, third year MDiv student at Duke Divinity School and United Methodist, is exploring the topic “Preaching While Female” in a Directed Study course this semester. As part of her work,  she is surveying women preachers from a wide variety of denominations, settings, and generations, and we invite you to add your voice to the work.

The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Click HERE to complete the survey.