Save the Date: January 26, 2019
2018 MPE Women’s Encouragement Day
Below is a list of audio recordings from the 2018 Encouragement Day! NOTE: Because some of these files are too large for Google to scan for viruses, you may receive a default message. We recommend you download the files to your computer, then scan the files with any antivirus program you may have before playing.
- Comedy Lady (Alice Scott)
- Session 1: Laying a Good Foundation – Tracy Klicka
- Session 2: Building a Strong Framework – Tracy Klicka
- Session 3: Filling the Rooms with Pleasant Things – Tracy Klicka
Even though this event is over, the information below will give you an idea of what the annual Women’s Encouragement Day is all about!
Our 2018 Women’s Encouragement Day was held on February 3 at City Center Church, at 17500 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Doors opened at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments (in foyer) and worship (in the auditorium). (Join our Facebook event here.)
Here are some highlights from our event in 2017 please click here
It’s open for all homeschool moms, as well as those moms considering homeschooling!
Those who registered will receive an email from Stripe confirming payment for the event. PLEASE PRINT OR SAVE (to your phone) this receipt for the day of the event.
While MPE subsidizes a large portion of the event, we rely on personal donations as well. If you have been blessed in the past by this day, would you please consider a donation? We will be taking a monetary collection the day of the event.
You are also welcome to help be a greeter, table hostess, or bring muffins to the event by clicking here.
Please make arrangements for your children; no childcare is provided. (Nursing babies are welcome.)
2018 Encouragement Day speaker: Tracy Klicka
Tracy Klicka homeschooled her seven children K-12, all of whom have graduated with several married. Tracy loves being a mom and Mimi to three grandchildren. The widow of Christopher J. Klicka, an international pioneer in the homeschool movement and senior counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association, who passed away in 2009 after a courageous, 15-year battle with MS, Tracy has a special heart for encouraging homeschooling families.
As a seasoned homeschooling parent and gifted writer and speaker for over 20 years, Tracy has addressed thousands of parents at homeschool conventions and women’s events to encourage families in the joys and blessings of the homeschooling lifestyle. She writes regularly for Homeschooling Today and other publications, and she has appeared on television both nationally and internationally. She has contributed to her late husband’s several books on homeschooling, and blogs at www.TracyKlicka.com as well as for HSLDA’s Everyday Homeschooling blog column.
Currently serving full-time as Director of Development for the Home School Foundation, Tracy loves to help provide assistance to families homeschooling through hard times.
What does an encouragement day look like?
It’s exactly what the name implies: a quiet, relaxing day of encouragement in the wintry middle of the school year. We keep it open for all homeschool moms, as well as those moms considering homeschooling.
We’ll start the day with light breakfast refreshments and hot drinks, with beautiful decorations and chocolates for all you special moms. This is your day, and we want you to enjoy it to the full!
Glean wisdom from God’s word through speaker sessions and enjoy a delicious lunch. Enjoy fellowship together!
Leave refreshed and reinvigorated for the rest of the school year!
The facility temperature varies throughout the day, so wearing layers is recommended.
Overheard from past encouragement days:
- “This is my 6th year attending and I am SO glad I didn’t miss today!”
- “I didn’t know what I was missing all these years. So grateful for the loving preparation.”
- “Keep focusing on showing how much you value moms!”
- “This event truly gets better every year!! Thank you all!”
- “First time I have attended and I loved all of it.”