An encounter for women

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The Inspiration

“Incarnational time” spending time with friends, in the flesh, sharing our gifts and who we are – our highs, lows, and in-betweens – with each another.

The Team

Meet the women behind the encounter.

The Painting

“I wanted the image of The Well to be one of welcome and to showcase the natural beauty of the sunrise.” – Christine Hilbert, artist

The Schedule

What will you experience at The Well’s summer 2016 gathering? Click on over to find out more!

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What is this all about?

So glad you asked.
Bringing women together; Fostering spiritual friendships; Strengthening the community

In Samaritan villages, the well was an important gathering place. Often centrally located, the water well provided basic sustenance for life. It was a place where women encountered one another to draw water and share their lives. The well was also where the Samaritan woman first encountered Jesus and was spiritually healed. She then went and shared the Good News with those she encountered.

It is in this spirit that The Well was born.

The Well launched on July 16, 2016, when 350 women gathered together in Downtown Des Moines to spend quality time with each other, to grow in our understanding as women of the Church, and were treated to great food, music, and conversation. It was an experience of faith, friendship, and sharing the joys (and challenges!) of everyday life.

But the vision for The Well is more than just this one-day event. To capitalize on the momentum and energy from the summer gathering, seasonal events such as Advent at The Well and Lent at The Well will be offered, providing more opportunities for growing in our faith and enjoying fellowship with one another.

  • Faith

    Just as the Samaritan woman encountered Jesus at the well, we pray The Well opens doors to a deeper and sustained encounter with Jesus for the women who attend.

  • Fellowship

    The Well provides women an opportunity to experience a culture of encounter, one that fosters spiritual friendships and builds up the local Christian community.

  • Fun

    The Well encourages holy leisure, rest and celebrating femininity and beauty – all in a festive environment.

The Feminine Genius

The heart and soul behind The Well.
Head over here for bios of the entire planning team.
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Lisa Schmidt

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Brooke Miller

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Rachel Brown

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Mary Tice

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Kara Storey

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Stacy Halbach

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Molly Myers

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Sarah Schiltz

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