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Hagerstown church to host ladies conference

“Pull Up A Chair” is the theme for the Emmanuel Baptist Ladies Conference March 8-9 at Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, in Hagerstown. 

Guest speakers will include author Francie Taylor, co-founder of Keep the Heart, a teaching ministry for Christian women. 

“Francie is my favorite ladies conference speaker. She connects with us all in a special way and applies biblical principles to everyday living,” said conference host Kay Messer, wife of Emmanuel’s Senior Pastor Jeff Messer. 

The conference will include a variety of workshops on both Friday and Saturday. Workshops will be led by Rachael Carpenter of Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Va., and Alesha Seay of Frederick Baptist Church in Frederick, Md., plus speakers from Emmanuel Baptist and other local churches.

Pastor Messer extends the invitation to our community and beyond, noting that attendees should “come expecting to be spiritually enriched.” 

The program will include God-honoring music, biblical teaching, games, giveaways,  and sweet fellowship that will be an encouragement to ladies and teen girls.

There will be refreshments in the Hampton Center gymnasium on Friday evening during registration from 5 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, a light breakfast will be available from 8 to 9 a.m., as well as lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The cost for adults is $40 for both days or $25 for one day. The cost for teens is $30 for both days or $20 for one day.

For more information, call the church at 301-582-0378, or visit the church website at


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