S P A: Women on Mission and Racial Reconciliation

Imagine joining with your besties for a spa experience. Attached is a Facilitator’s Guide to show you how to host a S~P~A.  It is a spiritual learning experience to engage in a space of retreat and selfcare. Opportunities like this can reduce our anxiety in a troubled world. 

WMUV sponsored a six-week online S~P~A. This ministry is WMU of Virginia’s response to racial reconciliation. 

In Virginia, fourteen women on mission met weekly to tell their stories in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere.  The stories told about racism, discrimination and of guilt kept us in a posture of holy silence as we learned from one another.

May you lead like Jesus as we love our neighbors.

Click here to Enroll your Cohort in a Waitlist for S P A!

S~P~A Racial Reconciliation Forums:

Beginning in February 2021, we’ll be holding SPA Racial Reconciliation Forums the first Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. These Forums are open to anyone and will be offered on Zoom.

Click to watch February’s SPA Forum featuring Dotsi Campbell

Click to watch our March SPA Forum featuring Dr. Duran Williams.

We will not offer a SPA meeting on Easter Sunday, April 4.

S~P~A Racial Reconciliation Leadership Resources

Would you like to lead your small group or community through the S~P~A Curriculum?

Click below to download the S~P~A Facilitator’s Guide (right-click to “save as”). If you would like the Facilitator’s Guide in booklet form, please send a request to wmuv@wmuv.org and we will mail it to you.

Interested in engaging the work of S~P~A through a video curriculum?

Kathy Berry participated in the first of three S~P~A cohorts. Retired chaplain, author, and a specialist in ministering to those with dementia and their caregivers, she felt called to take the 6-week experience and produce a 4-week curriculum called S~P~A:. Missions and Racial Reconciliation. This curriculum is a catalyst to help Christ followers reflect and engage in crucial conversations related to race and our Christian witness. All proceeds benefit the mission and ministry of WMUV.