Category Archives: Chiccs

Bright Spot – Days for Girls Trip

Paula Blessman is preparing for her next Days for Girls outreach in South Africa. Her team will be gone from 7/18 – 7/30. They are hoping to distribute kits to 2,000-2,500 girls/women. The kits have been completed, packed, and transported already. The combined Cedar Rapids and Gold Canyon AZ DfG teams have now completed over 10,200 DfG kits since 2014 thanks in large part to the wonderful volunteers each month at Cedar Hills.

We’ve been able to send these kits to South Africa, Zambia, Liberia, Mozambique, Haiti, Uganda, Congo, Kenya, and beyond. We also recently committed to provide 500 kits to be part of a DfG International 11,000- kit distribution in a refugee camp this

Days for Girls is “Turning Periods Into Pathways” — “When we mobilize girls and women, their communities and our world grow stronger. We are changing the status quo through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generating opportunities that give back days of opportunity and health.” Visit

Women’s Revival Painting Event Success

Twenty five ladies gathered as part of Women’s Revival last month to create these cool customized wood creations! A good time of fellowship and bonding was had by all.

Women’s Revival is an opportunity for adult women to come together twice a month (1st and 3rd Thursdays) from 6-8p, for fellowship and fun, and to be able to grow in your walk with Lord. Each night features a blend of devotions, discussion and an activity. There is also be programming for participant’s children (3yrs-5th grade) available.  Interested in trying out Women’s Revival? Register online.

Global Girls Festival – Oct 11

Celebration, Fundraiser Supper, Kit-Making Workshop, Raffles & Prizes, and More!

Everyone is Welcome to International Day of the Girl Thursday, Oct. 11, 2-8 pm. Come & Go! Stop by anytime to show your support at Cedar Hills Community Church as we assemble over 500 Life-Changing Hygiene Kits.

At 6pm, Paula Blessman of the Cedar Hills chapter and Crystal Schwandt of the Mariod team will present photos of our local team’s direct impact in South Africa and Haiti. A tasty potato and taco bar available for freewill donation (recommended donation of $5/adult).

We’ll be connected and watching live internet feeds and video from our Days for Girls partners around the globe.

From Days for Girls International

Days for Girls International (DfGI) is preparing for a global celebration of girls and menstruation, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018. Over the course of just 28 days, DfGI is set to reach 100,000 women and girls in 24 countries and 5 continents with menstrual health solutions.

At least 500 million women and girls around the world lack access to adequate resources for managing menstruation, often leaving them susceptible to forced school dropout rates, poverty, early childhood marriage, and sexual exploitation. This international celebration will work to bring the solutions needed to ensure the health, safety, and opportunity for all.

Days for Girls not only provides affordable, sustainable menstrual health solutions to women and girls worldwide, but also works to inspire communities to shatter the stigma and taboo surrounding menstruation, empowering women to pursue educational, economic and leadership opportunities.

We strive to contribute to the global solutions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including those related to poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, health, and conservation. This global girls festival celebrates giving back more days to girls—more days to gain a better education and improved health while restoring hope and dignity.

The festival will commence on October 5th, culminating 28 days later, marking Days for Girls International’s 10th birthday on November 1st. Throughout the month of October, our global network of over 50,000 Days for Girls volunteers, 850 Chapters, Teams, and Clubs, and 97 Enterprises will work to make, assemble, and distribute sustainable reusable menstrual health kits, alongside the delivery of women’s health education in 18 nations.

DfGI will celebrate by sharing stories of the women and girls whose lives have been changed with access to menstrual care, DfGI leaders worldwide, and the partners who support their efforts.

October Women’s Retreat

Saturday, Oct 13 at Cedar Hills Community Church.

Join us for a time of rest and relaxation as we explore the truth of Jesus’ unending love.

Doors open at 8:30 AM; program begins at 9 AM-3 PM (lunch provided).
Fee of $20 is due at registration. Register in the church Gathering Space Sept 16, 23 or 30.

For more information, contact Joyce Firzlaff, 310-4552.

Timeless Faith – Women’s Retreat

Ladies of all ages are invited for a day of rest and relaxation as we explore the truth of Jesus’ unchanging and unending love.

At: Cedar Hills Community Church
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: Doors open at 8:30 AM, programing begins at 9 AM. Ends at 3 PM. Light breakfast and lunch provided.
Fee: $20 due at registration. Registration deadline is April 22. Can pay by cash, check or in the Cedar Hills app by choosing “Women’s Retreat Registration” from the fund menu.  No childcare will be provided.

For more information, contact: Jennifer Curtis at or 319-361-5406.  A registration table will be set up in the Gathering Space on Sundays: April 8, 15, and 22.  Or you can register below.

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Timeless Faith: Women’s Retreat

Saturday, April 28, 9am-3pm all ladies are invited for a time of rest and retreat as we explore the truth of Jesus’ unchanging and unending love. Doors open at 8:30am with a light breakfast.  Lunch is also provided. The cost is $20/person.  Registration begins Sunday, April 8 in the Gathering Space. Or you can also contact Jennifer Curtis 361-5406.