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The 47th State Women’s Convention of Southern California First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ convenes July 25 through July 28, at the Desert Springs J. W. Marriott Resort and Spa, 74855 Country Club Drive in Palm Desert.
Dr. Barbara McCoo Lewis is Convention President, Mrs. Kathie Humphrey is event coordinator and Bishop Joe L. Ealy is the Jurisdictional Prelate. The theme is ‘Women of Wisdom Experiencing His Power Pursuing His Mission.’
“This is Dr. Lewis’ 25th year leading the Convention and she’s taken it to a whole new level. She’s added ministries, speakers, and workshops that you can immediately apply to your life,” explained Bonnie Williams, Department of Women spokesperson.
“Her love for people and her servant attitude inspires her to empower women by using the gifts of people both within and outside the organization.”
Thursday’s musical guests include Dr. Naddie Conedy with Love Empowered, Lady Alfreda Lyons Campbell of Oakland, California and Psalmist David Daughtry. Among the workshop speakers are Dr. Jackie McCullough, Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, Evangelist Beverly Willis, Evangelist LaVette Gibson and Mother Irene Shumate.
On Friday, the conference will feature Co-Pastor Suzette Caldwell, District Missionary Millie Coby, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds, Justice Valda Slack, Dr. Wanda Street and Evangelist Honey Butler Bryant. Bishop Ealy will speak on Sunday afternoon and Dr. Lewis will certify candidates from the 2013 School of Licensing.
Other highlights include Sunday morning Brunch, street witnessing, Parade of Banners, Sunshine Band and Purity Class presentations.
To register, call Mrs. Barbara West at (323) 779-3219. Vendors may contact Mrs. Mary Ann Le Cour at (310) 671-5794.