Women’s ministry leaders shine a light on organizing space

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar in Sidney, presents the third annual Spring Awakening on Saturday, March 4, 2017. This year’s theme is, “Spring Up and Clean Up!”

Discussing current tips on organizing the emotional space in your heart and mind will be the Rev. Ashley Valentine-Derr, who will address how women can come together to renew and refresh their commitment to God despite the busyness of life. The focus will be on organizing lives with God at the center of all that you do.

Discussing the physical space in your environment and community will be Professional Organizer, Alicia Miller, who helps people de-clutter and create personalized organizing systems for their homes and businesses. She specializes in helping the chronically disorganized and hoarding population. Her non-judgmental and confidential approach results in a functional and customized solution for her clients. She is a member of NAPO, National Association of Professional Organizers and member of ICD, Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Miller holds a Level II Chronic Disorganization Specialist and Level II Hoarding Specialist accreditation from ICD. She has also worked for and appeared on A&E’s popular TV Series, HOARDERS.

“This year’s program will be relevant for every woman, because who doesn’t want to have more time and an organized life?” said Paula Lang, Women’s Ministry coordinator. “Every year we hold the Spring Awakening conference to connect local women of all stages and ages discussing important women’s social issues.”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with doors opening at 8:45 a.m.

The cost of the event is $10, which includes lunch and childcare.

Registration forms are available at the church and on its website, www.sidneytfirst.com

Questions can be directed to Lang, 937-638-1661 or paula2055@aol.com.

Staff report