Glad Tidings Presents…


                                                    Ephesians 5:8-20              


What Should You Expect?

We are planning a day of friendship and personal growth.


Our featured speakers for the day will be Belle Nelson of River Church – Duluth and Gail Ploe WUPHD Substance Use Coordinator.


There will be times of worship through music, messages from our featured speakers, breakout sessions, a shared meal, prizes, and fun.



What Should You Know?

Our Schedule for the Day is as follows:

  • 10:00am: Worship & Opening Speaker - Pastor Belle Nelson

  • 11:15am - Breakout Session 1 (choose 1 option)

    • Q&A with Gail Ploe

    • Stories of Success,

    • What & Why of Worship and the Word

  • 12:00pm - Soup, Salad, Breadstick Lunch (GF options available)

  • 1:10pm - Dealing with Addiction with Gail Ploe

  • 2:00pm - Breakout Session 2 (choose 1 option)

    • Q&A with Gail Ploe

    • Stories of Success

    • What & Why of Worship and the Word

  • 2:40pm - 3:30pm - Closing Session w. Belle, also:

    • Door Prizes

    • Spring Bible/Book Study announcements

Our Featured Speakers:

Belle Nelson - Belle has been on staff at The River since 2008. Initially, she was a Family Life Pastor with her husband. Now she is currently serving as the Student Pastor in Arrow Youth Ministries. The simplicity of hearing God's voice is a subject she loves to discuss with anyone who will listen. She loves to laugh and believes that leadership is always reserved for the optimistic. She and her husband Eric have three children.

Gail Ploe - Gail is certified alcohol and drug counselor and certified prevention specialist with more than 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment; she has worked at the Western UP Health Department for most of that time. She worked as a women’s addiction specialist with Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) and is the Project Director of the Facing Addiction through Community Engagement (FACE) Project. She has experience providing community and group education, building and chairing coalitions and providing direct service to clients with substance use disorders. She served on the 97th District Treatment Court Team in Baraga and Houghton counties, on KBIC’s Healing to Wellness Court and is a paneled provider for the Health Professional Recovery Program. 

Gail lives in Houghton with her husband Doug, a dog, a cat and 8 chickens.  They have three grown children and two grandchildren.  She loves spending time with her family, hiking, reading and crocheting.  She is a woman of faith who believes her work with people suffering from addiction is her mission. 

What Do You Do Next?

Mark your calendar, invite some friends, and we will see you at 10 am on Saturday, March 12.


This is a free event for all with lunch provided.


Donations are accepted. Please click here to give to our Women’s Ministry.