Women ACT conference April 14
The theme for the annual interdenominational women’s conference comes from 1 Peter 2:9, each woman being known as precious in God’s eyes.
The Women A.C.T. (Acclaiming Christ Together) conference is to present “YOUnique God’s Special Possession” at 8 a.m. April 14 at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, 2460 S. SR 231.
“Each woman, no matter shape, size or circumstance, is special to God,” Mary Reamer, a member of the Women’s A.C.T. Committee, said. “This year’s theme, we want to bring their relationship closer to God.”
Reamer said when they are focusing on a theme, they discuss the current needs of women at a time in their lives.
“There is a lot of negativity in the world today,” She said. “We want to focus on our relationship with God and grow that special relationship.”
Speakers this year include returning guests such as Lisa Meiners, who works to change the lives of women through teaching God’s principals.
Reamer said Meiners spoke at the conference in 2013 and had such a great impact that they wanted her to return.
“We wanted another dose of her,” she said.
Meiners is the founder of Deeper Still Ministries. She grew up in Lima and studied elementary education at Nyack College in New York.
Also returning is Becky Johnson Blocksom of Upper Sandusky. Blocksom has been singing for 35 years.
Blocksom has engaged in R&B gospel music and contemporary Christian music. She is to perform and share her testimony with the audience.
“The women related so well with Becky that we are happy to see her again,” Reamer said.
Blocksom’s first album was recorded in Nashville a few years ago.
Also this year, the Women’s A.C.T. Conference is to present speakers from the Adult & Teen Challenge of the Firelands — a 12- to 14-month, faith-based residential program for women older than 18 who are battling substance abuse — who are to share testimony of how God touched their lives.
“The drug epidemic has grown so much that many of us know someone who has been affected,” Reamer said. “We want them to feel important and have hope.”