May 17 Gathering — Less = More: A story of abundance


Photo courtesy of Ginny McKinney

Photo courtesy of Ginny McKinney

We’re all about story here at New Wineskins, and this week we’re thrilled to welcome a great storyteller with an amazing story to tell!

Ginny McKinney, a recent newcomer to the New Wineskins family, will be our guest speaker at this week’s gathering. You won’t want to miss her incredibly inspiring (and really, really interesting!) story.

Ginny was born and raised in West Virginia. She has spent her adult life first in England for two years then Colorado for the last forty. In March 2013, she and her husband (whom she affectionately refers to as Mr. Virgo) set out to buy a travel trailer for some retirement fun. They were standing in the fourth one, picking out which one they wanted, when he had a heart attack and died.

Within two years, Ginny has sold her Colorado house, purchased a 24′ camper and a pickup truck, sold or given away 95% of her possessions, and hit the road. She documents her journey daily on her Facebook blog, Marshmallow Ranch, with a growing number of devoted followers. She speaks to groups about empowering widows to live adventurous lives with the premise that “Just because HE died, doesn’t mean YOU did!” Her book should be published within the year.

Ginny divides her time between WV, CO, and someplace warm with sand and little umbrellas in the drinks.

We hope you’ll plan to join us to hear Ginny talk about living through tragedy, downsizing life, and living abundantly. It’s sure to be a dynamic topic for discussion!

Join us in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company this Sunday and be part of the conversation!

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm

Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

 

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July 6 Gathering: Guest Speaker — Jake Kaufman


Mark your calendars now for our next gathering on Sunday, July 6, when we welcome Jake Kaufman to New Wineskins.

Jake is a writer, speaker, artist and creative strategist who has appeared at a number of local churches and events over the past several years. His blog, jkstories.com, celebrates the places where human brokenness and God’s grace intersect.

You won’t want to miss this special night of storytelling and conversation.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

 

 

June 22 Gathering


 

tears and eyeFeatured Artist: Anna Webb
Topic: Depression, Anxiety & Recovery

Depression, anxiety, and recovery are critical matters, not just for society, but for the church. How are we called to love and understand people who suffer from these issues? How can we support them and their loved ones? How can we learn to hear them better and listen more deeply?

This Sunday, Anna Webb will share some original poetry she has written from multiple perspectives to give us insight into this important topic. Anna is a 2014 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Creative Writing. Among the works she’ll be sharing is her poem, For Andrea, which was part of her senior capstone project and was published earlier this year at TheAwesomenessConspiracy.com.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm