Are you interested in having Nancy Jo Sullivan speak at your next event? Choose from the following topics:
Most of us have no trouble sensing God’s presence when looking at a snow-capped mountain or standing in a grand Cathedral. However, the most precious revelations of God’s love are often hidden in the ordinary moments that shape our days. These little revelations are gifts from heaven; Small Mercies.
In this presentation, Nancy Jo will reflect upon some of the small mercies she has experienced in her life to this point. Through humorous and poignant stories, she will recall her experience of raising three children, one with special needs. She will show that small mercies can be found in the most difficult moments of life; even in sickness, loss and grief. Audiences will learn practical ways to uncover small mercies in their own lives.
Becoming a Woman of Hope
Tucked away in the first chapter of Luke, we hear the story of two women who lived extraordinary lives of hope: Mary and her cousin Elizabeth. Most of us know their story by heart. Elizabeth was advanced in age. She was six months pregnant with little John the Baptist. Mary, on the other hand, was a young virgin. They were ordinary, everyday women. But these ancient mothers provide a model of hope for contemporary Christians. They said yes to God, yes to life, and yes to a divine plan that was much bigger than they were.
In this Advent presentation, Nancy Jo will unpack their story. As we look at the special bond they shared, we will discover some ways that we can live out our faith in simple ways. As we open our homes, share our stories and proclaim God’s greatness, we will become women of hope, as they were.
Special Families, Special Faith
How do we impart the Gospel to persons with special needs? Many churches are asking this question as statistics show a steady increase in diagnosed disabilities. To equip clergy and lay leaders to serve the handicapped, Nancy Jo is excited to offer the following presentations:
Has Anyone Seen God?
This sensory-driven retreat is designed for persons with special needs and their families. While utilizing the images of light, water, and stones, Nancy Jo will challenge participants to reflect upon their own image of God. The three-hour retreat includes a large group presentation (offered by Nancy Jo) and three interactive group activities. A closing Mass or worship service is suggested. Note: Nancy Jo will offer parishes ideas on how to involve volunteers in a variety of retreat leadership roles.
How to Be a Blessing
Inspired by Nancy Jo’s disabled daughter, this presentation includes eight simple ways to be a blessing to others. Through humorous and heartwarming vignettes, Nancy Jo will challenge participants to recognize, celebrate, and share the presence of Jesus in everyday life. A perfect presentation for a women’s gathering or retreat.