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Events tailored for women fill September


1 Girl Nation will perform Thursday at Westgate Chapel.


Events specifically intended for religious women—from tween-age to well into adulthood—are on the calendar for September.

Starting Tuesday and meeting every Tuesday through Oct. 22, Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd. in Monclova, presents MOMents from 9:30 to 10:150 a.m, for mothers of children who are infants up to sixth graders (childcare is provided). MOMents is both a Bible-based book study, with participants reading Desperate: HOPE for the MOM Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson, and a place for relaxation, reflection, and renewal. There is no charge for the meetings. Contact the church at 419-866-0773 or for more information.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr., YES FM brings the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour for a stop in Toledo. This mother/daughter event that supports modesty for tween girls (ages from about 8 until teenage) uses the Bible for relationship building. A special attraction is the all-female Christian pop group 1 Girl Nation, which will perform in concert and lead worship. The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour is presented by Dannah Gresh, an author of books on advice and parenting for children and adults. Tickets ($15 in advance, $20 on Thursday) are available at

Stonecroft Ministries, a nondenominational organization for women, is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and in Toledo the milestone will be marked by Women's Connection West with a luncheon Friday, Sept. 13, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania. Cost is $12. Jean Schaffer of Ft. Wayne, Ind., will speak on “Winning the Card,” and balloon and floral artist Miss Ritchie of Holland will give a demonstration. Childcare is available. Reservations are requested by Monday, Sept. 9; call 419-535-5853 or go to

Monclova Road Baptist Chruch presents its 2013 Ladies' Conference, “Love It or Lift It!” on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jeannine Dutko, wife of syndicated radio host Bob Dutko, and Terry Meier, Mr. Dutko's events coordinator, are the guest speakers. Mrs. Dutko will speak on “Lifiting the Media Influences on Your Life” and “Lifting Your Hollow Chambers,” and Mrs. Meier's addresses are “Lifting Your Persona,” Lifting Your Closet,” and “Lifting Your Thoughts and Attitudes.” Music and other “lifting” workshops will also be presented. Registration deadline is Sunday, Sept. 8, and fees, which include light breakfast and lunch, range from $10 to $25. Call the church at 419-866-0773 or go to for more information.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will have its women's day, with Mrs. Lenora Gayle Barry of New Covenant Church as the morning speaker and the day's theme being “As Christian Women Our Steps Are Ordered by God.” The church is at 1502 N. Detroit Ave., and the service starts at 10:45 a.m.

Author, talk-show host, and former Detroit TV reporter Teresa Tomeo, who is heard on Annunciation Radio and seen on EWTN, will be the guest for a Roman Catholic women's breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Our Lady of the Lake chapter of Magnificat, a Catholic women's ministry, the event will be at Fremont's Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 3422 Port Clinton Rd. To register, send $15 to Hortensia Clavenger, 316 Wexford Dr., Huron, OH 44839, by Friday, Sept. 20. For more information, call 419-602-0627 or go to

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