This blog has been a great outlet for me over the last few years. I love sharing tidbits of our lives, the fun places we go, and the products that I love most. However, my true goal for JanelleRendon.com is to create a platform where I can and disseminate information about the real, meaningful stuff in life. I want it to be a place where I can share causes I think are important and the work God is doing in the world. For that reason, I am overjoyed to be writing about the annual Overflow conference.
I have had the honor of volunteering at the conference twice in the past. Because the conference is going virtual this year, I am helping out by spreading the word digitally!
What is Overflow?
Overflow is best described in the text below (straight from their website):
If you are separated, widowed, divorced, have never married, adopted, have husbands that are incarcerated or stationed overseas in the military or any circumstance that means you are parenting on your own, you are invited to join us for a special weekend. You will connect with other single moms, learn more about God’s purpose for your family and leave feeling encouraged and refreshed.
At Overflow, you will experience a time of encouragement, refreshment, inspiration, connection to other women in similar life circumstances, a celebration of motherhood, and time for drawing closer to Christ. Overflow will leave you encouraged and energized to continue on your journey! There will be motivating and entertaining messages from our featured speakers and inspiring music by the Bayou City Fellowship Worship team.
Overflow in 2020
Because of the unique challenges of 2020, Overflow is going 100% virtual on Saturday, October, 17th from 8:30 am-3:45 pm. And while nothing can compete with in-person community, I do believe God’s hand is in this. Women from all over will be able to participate online, and it is now 100% FREE!
I trust that this virtual gathering is going to touch people outside of who would have normally have been able to attend. I know it is going to bless more women than Bayou City Fellowship could have imagined.
This year, attendees will hear from the wise and inspiring featured speaker, Natalie Mott, relevant panel discussions, plus other engaging breakout session speakers who are engaged in the needs of single moms.
What will Overflow 2020 look like as an online virtual conference?
From the comfort of your home or with your small group of friends, you can participate in LIVE teaching sessions, breakout sessions, and more all within a safe and intimate setting. As always, we have a few surprises up our sleeves! We will be using an online platform called Whova. Once you register, you can download the Whova app to your phone and connect with other women before the conference. If you choose not to download the app, you will still have access to the conference by creating an account on Whova using the email you used for registration.
Featured Speaker: Natalie Mott
Over the years, God has provided many opportunities for Natalie Mott to share her personal story and a life-changing message of how God can turn a great mess into greatness! Having suffered abuse, the guilt and shame of abortion, the loss of a child, failed relationships, homelessness, as well as dealing with the daily struggles of life, Natalie discovered freedom in Christ by unlocking the most painful parts of her life story.
Natalie is indeed an overcomer. She is passionate about sharing real-life experiences, which do not always come in a pretty package. You will always get her loving, funny, honest self, along with the relevant and practical things she is learning from God. As a single mom, Natalie has loved and guided her sweet, talented daughter, Jada, to college and adulthood. With a courageous authenticity that is brave and inspiring, Natalie uses her gift of words to bless and help us see more clearly how God deeply loves us. Natalie loves pound cake, beauty, color, laughter, friends, and a good pair of converse sneakers!
Natalie’s topic for her session will be Light Up the Darkness. Her focus will be on John 8:12, but she will be pulling in other Scriptures and stories from the Bible. 2020 has been full of dark days, and although the light may be small, the tiniest of light can illuminate the darkest corners of our lives. We want the light of Christ in our lives to help us navigate these dark days!
How to Register
Registration for Overflow is open! You can register for this completely FREE virtual conference here. If you register before October 5th you will receive a welcome packet. It will include special activities for your kids (3 years old-6th grade) to enjoy while you are attending the conference!
While this event was created to support and encourage single moms, there are also general admission tickets. I grabbed my free ticket and plan to tune into Natalie Mott’s session!
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I encourage anyone who is (or knows someone who is) parenting on their own to look into this amazing conference. I know the volunteers are putting their hearts and souls into it. Most importantly, I am confident God is going to do big things on October 17th!
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