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THE
REFUGE

Who We Are

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"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble." Psalm 9:9 NIV

ABOUT

THE REFUGE

The Refuge is a new ministry of Hanover Valley. We are under the direction of Dr. Vince Wood from Providence Presbyterian Church in York, Vince is the regional director for Refuge Ministries of North America.   

 

The Refuge is a support group for survivors of domestic abuse.  One in four women have experienced domestic abuse in their lifetime, and God calls his people to protect the oppressed.  The Refuge combines mentoring, group support and guided lessons through The Refuge workbook, by Pastor Shane Waldron to help women:

 

            See the abuse Biblically,

            Achieve Safety,

            Find healing in Christ, and

            Establish new patterns

Upcoming Events

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN’S ANNUAL VOICES CONFERENCE

“TELLING YOUR STORY”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
ANN MAREE GOUDZWAARD

 

Ann Maree Goudzwaard is the Executive Director of Help[H]er and host of the Safe to Hope podcast. She served as an expert advisor on the PCA Study Committee on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse (DASA). Ann Maree also acted as project manager and contributor for the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship’s Domestic Abuse Observation Series and for its joint project with Shepherd Press, Intro to Messy Care & Discipleship. In addition, she has trained counselors at RTS Charlotte, Eternity College, and PeaceWorks University and blogs regularly for enCourage and the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Ann Maree is a counselor with an MDiv, a DMin candidate, and a trauma informed abuse Advocate. She is married to Bob, she is the mother of three, and grandmother to thirteen.

The morning will start with a presentation by Ann Maree, plus a choice of breakout sessions. The afternoon includes a hands-on workshop entitled Seeing God in Your Story.
The cost is $15 for the entire day. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the button above.

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