‘Revive Me’ event for women Saturday

Published 9:08 am Thursday, February 18, 2016

Revive Me – a conference for women – will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1-5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mocksville.

Tickets are $10.

The goal is to bring women together to learn ways to better take care of their emotional, physical and spiritual health.

There will be three guest speakers: Dawn Miles addressing how to balance physical health with daily demands; Beth Kinnett discussing spiritual health; and Karen Richardson dealing with emotional health.

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center staff will be onsite for womens health screenings, and vendors will offer items as well as information on local resources. Proceeds benefit Davie Domestic Violence Services and Rape Crisis Center.

The first of what organizers hope will be an annual event is being put together by Jennifer Barney, Melissa Davis and Emily Gale.

“We try to juggle so many things,” Barney said. “At the end of the day, there isn’t much time, if any, left for exercise or devotions or any activity that helps unwind from the stress of the day and recoup for the next.”

The women had been reading “Women Living Well” and were reading “Hands Free Momma” when they came up with the idea. CORE, part of a church addition recently opened, is designed for community use, and they thought this would be a good use for the space.

“As women, we need to support each other in our everyday struggles and be more encouraging,” Barney said.

“This isn’t just a health event and it isn’t just a spiritual event. It is an event where the ladies of our community can come together and spend an afternoon visiting, do a little shopping, hopefully learn some helpful information and just take some time to feel more relaxed from the hustle and bustle.”

Davis had been reading about how women can learn to cope with everyday stress and still let Jesus shine through. “I wanted other women in our community to know that there is hope for handling stresses of everyday life. My hope is this is for women in our community to know that they are not alone in trying to carry the burdens of everyday life. God is there every stoep of the way if we will just call on Him and this conference can help them find out how.”

Gale said that women need to take care of their physical, emotional and spiritual health. “All three of which we need to renew, revive and restore ourselves as God’s creation. I hope this conference, with its speakers and vendors, will fill a need for each woman who attends.”