POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Women from a wide spectrum of religious denominations will converge on Point Pleasant, W.Va., March 4 for the first “Hunger for Him Women’s Conference.”
Organized by Beth Rollins, the conference will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the First Church of God ministry center, located on Jefferson Avenue behind Wendy’s.
Rollins, who recently began a Facebook ministry page titled, “Hunger for Him Ministries,” said the Lord laid the conference on her heart years ago, but feels the time is now to host it.
“I just wanted to create a space for God to work in the hearts of His daughters,” she said. “We’re all so busy, always on the go. I just wanted to create a space, carve out some time, for us to come together as women and be encouraged.”
Speakers for the conference will include Lelia Robinson of Louisa, Ky., as well as local women Hannah Curry, Rachel Workman, and Rollins. Music will be provided by the Northbend Church Praise Band and “Sacrifice of Praise.” In addition, Scarlett Enos, owner of Willa’s Bible Book Store, will be on hand with items from her shop.
Rollins said the conference will revolve around dreams, adding God has called everyone to do something. Participants will learn how to determine what dream God has given them, if they are living it out, and how to live it out.
“We all reach our dreams through different paths,” Rollins said. “Yours might not look like mine, but it isn’t any less important to Jesus.”
She continued, “I hope this conference brings women to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. I want them to be encouraged. I want them to know they have purpose. I want them to leave with a burning desire to go and do something for Jesus, something of eternal significance.”
Rollins is well known throughout the Mason County area, leading worship music at various churches through singing and piano. A member of New Hope Bible Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, she is also involved in youth ministry with teenagers, helping to teach a women’s Sunday School class, and playing piano and singing on the worship team.
Rollins teaches sixth grade social studies at Point Pleasant Intermediate School. She said she considers her job an extension of her ministry and work for the Lord.
Doors to the conference will open at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. While there is no cost, a love offering will be taken to offset some of the expenses. Light refreshments will be served.
An event registration form is available as a link on the Facebook page “Hunger for Him Ministries.” Information is also available at Willa’s Bible Book Store on Main Street in Point Pleasant.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who can be reached at [email protected]