Where I’ll be:
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – I’ll have a book table at thePurchase Line United Methodist Church Craft Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – I’ll have a book table at the Punxsutawney First Church of God Youth Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, 3 p.m. – Mahoning Towers, Punxsutawney, chapel service
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m. – Ladies Day Out, Harmony Grove Lutheran Church, Creekside, PA. Theme: “God’s Recipe Box”
Sunday, Sept. 29 – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 Olmsted Manor Retreat Center,– Women’s Fall Retreat at Ludlow, PA. Topic: “Boundaries and Balance”
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 – Punxsutawney Christian Women’s Conference, Punxsutawney First Church of God, Punxsutawney, PA. Theme: “Boundaries and Balance”
Every Sunday I serve as the lay pastor for St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Punxsutawney, Pa. It’s the yellow brick church in Elk Run, (behind Sheetz) on the corner of Graffius and Orchard avenues. Come worship with us. Our service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Some favorite topics:
A Hat for All Seasons: The Importance of Balance in a Woman’s Life – In the course of a day, a woman wears many hats – sometimes more than one at the same time. How can we balance our lives so we don’t get burned out and still get everything done that needs done? Based on Ecclesiastes 3:1. Makes an excellent theme. If you know someone with a hat collection, ask if the collection could be displayed.
“Beautiful in God’s Eyes” – What makes you beautiful in God’s eyes? Based on Psalm 139:14, this topic could be used as an all-day retreat, with two sessions which address “True Beauty” and “Beauty in Brokenness.”
Boundaries and Balance – Does your life feel out of balance? How do boundaries help us to find the balance we so desperately need? Four sessions: 1. Kinds of boundaries, 2. “Sabbath Margins” (personal boundaries), 3. “Just Say ‘No'” (other-people boundaries), 4. “What are you walling in and walling out?”
My Anchor Holds – What would you say is most needed in today’s world? A song that was popular when I was in my teens was “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” I’m not disputing that we need love, but I believe what we need most is hope. What else will get us through the day, the hour, the minute when the sunshine disappears from our lives and the way is dark and dreary? Based on Hebrews 6:19 – “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure,” this is a topic we all can use.
Treasures in Jars of Clay (Aging with Grace) – Everybody wants to age with grace, but how do you do it? Based on 2 Corinthians 4:16. This also would be excellent for a retreat.
“What’s Your Cup of Tea?” Women’s Retreat – Discover, develop, and dispense your gifts and fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your life in this 5-session retreat which incorporates hands-on Bible study.
These are just a few of my speech topics. I’ll be happy to develop a speech or retreat around the theme for your event. All topics can be used for a single talk or a seminar with 3-4 sessions.
“Michele Huey is a wonderful speaker for a women’s conference. Her messages are full of scriptures with real life applications. She relates her life experiences to show her audiences how God’s Word is alive & working in her life.” – Betsy Sisitki, Marion Center, PA
(Also from Betsy: “I also read your Gazette column with a pen & my journal, because you always give some nugget of spiritual wisdom that I want to record.”)
“I can’t thank you enough for all the time you put into teaching and preparing to minister to us. You are extremely talented and gifted, and your ministry to us was exactly what we needed. We love you.” – The Summit United Methodist Church Women (Erie, Pa.)
Let me help you make your event meaningful, insightful, and fun.