“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
Our goal is to protect everyone working at and attending the conference. Below is the most up to date information you need to know about the conference.
First, God is good! He put several things on our hearts as early as last November which allowed us to lower the cost of the conference. We had no idea that 2020 would be so difficult, but God did. The cost is only $25 for both days and only $20 for seniors and those 25 and under. To register, please click registration above or you can call (256) 504-2727.
We will require each person attending to wear a mask, we will provide for social distancing, encourage frequent hand washing and provide hand sanitizer.
We ask that once you come in and find a seat for the worship service to please remain in that seat for the entirety of that particular session.
We will be having breakout sessions, but not the usual small group sessions in small classrooms. We will have five large group sessions on Friday night and five large group sessions on Saturday morning in large areas indoors (utilizing the sanctuary and fellowship hall) and outdoors with covering and other facilities.
Some of the classes will not be taught face-to-face. We are working to have additional teachers available virtually on our Facebook page.
After each session we will ask everyone to step outside for a packaged snack such as crackers or chips and water while the sanctuary and large group meeting areas are cleaned, sprayed down and fogged. This will be repeated after every worship and breakout session combination and after lunch on Saturday.
We will not serve Friday night sandwiches or breakfast on Saturday.
We will not be able to offer a nursery.
We will provide each attendee a boxed lunch from Beans & Greens on Saturday. Lunches will be placed on the tables socially distanced with four to each table as well as some in the pavilion area or outside. We will not form a line for lunch. Everything you need will be in place for you.
We have ordered t-shirts which are for sale now. We are praying seeking guidance for the best way to have these available at the conference. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt now, please call U3B, Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church, or call 256-458-1183.
We have other options in the event COVID-19 causes local churches in our area to close again. We will be watching this closely in the weeks ahead and will make changes accordingly. If this were to occur, we are considering other options including a drive-in worship conference with the teachers available virtually, or a completely virtual conference. As we get closer to time, we will give more information about this. If these options become necessary, the only cost of a drive-in conference would be the lunch that is served and a completely virtual conference would be free. The $25 you pay to register would be applied toward the 2021 conference.
We are looking forward to the blessings God has in store for each of us at the conference in whatever form it ultimately takes. May God richly bless you and your family during this time.
To new guests and returning friends:
We come together as a community of women believers to worship our Savior, Jesus Christ! We are so happy that you have come to see what this year’s conference is all about. There are several options across the top of this main screen that should help you navigate through this page easily. If you have any questions at all, there is a “Contact Us” section to the right that will get you a phone number. Also, to check out the churches that help to support the Hokes Bluff Women’s Conference and their ministries and missions, find the “About” section at the bottom of this page.
We are so excited to announce our 2020 theme “Hills and Valleys”. Please join us Friday and Saturday, August 21-22 at Cross Creek Community Church as we renew our minds and spirit and learn from each other. Please see the “Speakers” tab as well as the “Adult Strategy Sessions” tab and “Youth Strategy Sessions” tab for more information on speakers and teachers for this year’s conference. Registration will be open May 9, 2020 and will go until the days of the conference. This year, the conference will only be $25 for adults or $20 for ages <25 and >55!
We want you to know that we have prayed for you and are continuing to pray for you. We look forward to seeing you there!
Much love and blessings!
The Hokes Bluff Women’s Conference Committee