Join us for a day of celebrating God's love and supporting each other as women as we learn about topics such as healthy living, deepening your prayer life, personal finance, beginning a fitness journey, and more! Sessions will be offered multiple times during the day. If one session is filled, please scroll to the next time spot and make your selection. If all sessions fill, we will open more spaces!

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.-- Worship in sanctuary with Arise Band

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.-- Keynote Speaker--Jill Baughan

Door prizes #1-5

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.--- Breakout #1 (pre-chosen at registration)

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.-- Break/Vendor Fair           

11:20 - 12:10 p.m.-- Breakout #2 (pre-chosen at registration)

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.-- Lunch/Vendors

Door Prizes #6-10 at 1:00 p.m.  

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.--Breakout #3 (pre-chosen at registration)

2:10-3:00 p.m.--Breakout #4 (pre-chosen at registration)

3:00-3:30 p.m.--Break/Vendor Fair

3:30 p.m.--Final Door prizes drawn in sanctuary

3:45-4:15 p.m.--Closing Keynote--Jill Baughan

4:15-4:30 p.m. - end notes Pam Cross

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Do you Lead a Martha or a Mary Life?
with Beth Saunders
Session Description: Okay, which one are you?

Type A: "Company's coming tomorrow night for dinner, and you are running like crazy, trying to make sure that everything is just perfect. House is clean, menu is set, even the table is set a day ahead of time."
Type B: "Company's coming tomorrow night for dinner, and you are deciding that a good time takes priority over a clean house, so you pull out some fun games, order dinner from Grub Hub, put on your most comfortable jeans, and wait for friends to arrive.”
Whether you identify more with Martha (Type A) or Mary (Type B), know this: Both Mary and Martha loved Jesus, but each had a very different view of service. In our time together, through the exploration of their lives, you'll learn how to gain perspective on your own when it comes to serving others and serving Jesus. This session will be high energy and interactive, so come prepared to have fun exploring and celebrating your (maybe quirky) personality and finding balance in an all too busy and high-tech world.


Bio: Beth Saunders is Vice President of Lewis Media Partners, a small but fast-growing, all-
female company, that provides strategic and media direction to clients. In one of her many roles
in her company, she trains employees on how to be strategic thinkers and leaders, taking into
account each person’s strengths and personality traits in order to help them succeed. Her
company’s culture is one of true work/life balance, which is not always easy for Beth, given that
she is a true Type A personality. Beth taught both graduate level students and undergrad at
VCU, but one of her favorite roles is subbing as a Sunday School teacher when needed. In that
role, she grew to love the story of Martha and Mary (a perfect example of Beth and her sister)
and how to embrace balance in all walks of life, especially in service to Christ.

Keep Going… (Keeping Your Marriage Alive)
with Joy Ross Davis
Session Description: We all have a real enemy, fighting to destroy our peace, joy, and even our marriages! But with the right focus, and the right weapons, we CAN win the battle and gain the victory! Join us as we learn how to use the right weapons against the right enemy and the two words to keep our marriages alive.
 

Bio: Joy is a wife, mom, glam-ma, business owner and minister. Through her own struggles, she
considers herself an expert on what DOESN’T work! She now enjoys a fulfilling marriage and
shares her love of God’s Word and her experiences, to help others on their journey to a life of
faith, love and joy!

Jump-Start Your Day-Choosing a Good Devotional
with Carolyn Guthrie
Session Description: In today’s racing world, keeping our minds corralled with the Word of God is a survival skill. While there is no substitute for consistent in depth study of the scriptures, devotional meditation as the first fruits of our morning enables us to take Christ with us throughout our day. Devotional meditation keeps us focused on Christ, enriches relationships, and deepens our intimacy with God. Learn how to choose the right devotional for your needs. Come be inspired to jump-start your day!


Bio: Carolyn Guthrie hails from Hanover County. Her husband, Mike, pastored Living Word
Assembly for 42 years until the Lord called him home. Carolyn was a home school educator and
an advocate for adult literacy in Richmond. She is a master gardener with Hanover County and
loves to play in the dirt with her grandchildren. Her motto is “learn something new everyday.”

Simple Nutrition. Nourish Your Body to Carry Out Your Mission.
with Emma Moyer
Session Description: Overwhelmed by all the nutrition information out there? Gluten-free, soy-free, dariy-free, paleo, vegan… where to even start? How about with God?! God masterfully created food to work in harmony with our bodies so that we could have the energy to carry out His will. Food should give us strength, not cause weakness. After attending this session, you will leave with the information and inspiration you need to start nourishing your body, His holy temple.
 

Bio: Emma Moyer is an AASDN-Nutrition Specialist, graduate of The Institute for Integrative
Nutrition and a certified Holistic Health Coach. She is wife to a competitive Ironman and mama
to three. She enjoys growing food for her family and educating others on God’s amazing
creations in the garden.


River City Training Academy Self Defense

with Keith Parknow and Lindsey Mac
Session Description: We believe in the safety first mindset. This is not a martial arts program but an introduction into a comprehensive plan for safety that includes awareness, assertiveness, and planning skills, as well as, self-defense techniques that are practical and effective. Instructor bios can be found on our website: www.go-rcta.com

Joy in The Temple of Health
with Vicki Williams
Session Description: Find Joy in the temple God blessed you with while making renovations. Smalls ways that pay big dividends to increasing the value of your health (house) through fitness.

Put Joy in Your Jar
with Christy Grant
Session Description: Design and decorate a jar in which you will put joy-filled moments through the rest of the year. It will help you focus on good things as you search for moments to write down!


Bio: Christy Grant has had a “heart for art” her entire life. She has crafted and drawn as long as
she can remember. She took art throughout school and as and as an adult has attended
workshops all over the country as well as outside of the country. Believing all artists are self-
taught (you can be shown things, but you still have to do the work to develop the skill and style),
she continues to strive to grow her skill and likes sharing new things she has learned.

Seeing God in the Bus Loop: Experiencing God in the every day movement of life.

with Bryan Dupuis
Session Description: Life gets defined by our schedules. Between work, and family, and school, and even church, we can never seem to find time to be alone, to be still, let alone time to "be with God." But what if the answer isn't about finding time to be with God, but about being aware of God's presence in our every day moments? Through stories, scripture, and real life examples, this session will explore the answer to that question, as well as offer practical next steps to encountering God in the midst of our chaos.

Practicing Prayer: Finding Joy in His Presence
with Cindy Shufflebarger
Session Description: Do you ever wonder if prayer really makes a difference? Does your prayer life lack focus and consistency? Do you get distracted or bored when you pray? If so, join this session to discuss practical ways to improve your prayer life. Learn how to transform prayer into a vital part of your daily life and enjoy the benefits of a closer connection with our Heavenly Father. 
 

Bio: Cindy Shufflebarger is a native of Hanover  and currently lives in Ashland with her husband and three kids. She’s an author, homeschooling mom, and Bible study girl who believes in the power of prayer. Grateful to be loved by an extraordinary God, she longs to see evidence of His presence each day. She finds Him in Scripture, prayer and on display in His beautiful creation. An adventurer at heart, Cindy loves to travel, try new things and follows Jesus through the unexpected journey and blessings of this sometimes crazy life. She hopes to encourage others to find peace and fullness in Him that comes through daily prayer and faith in an almighty, loving God.

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​​Hebrews 12:1 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.