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Our Mission
The purpose of the Women's Ministries is to lift up Jesus Christ and to encourage women to grow in their relationship with God and understanding of His love through the value He gives them. As we are impacted by this deeper relationship with Christ, we will share Him with our family, friends, church, and community.

Our Events
Brave: Courageously Trusting God

Join us March 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel for a weekend of dynamic teaching, inspiring worship, and an encounter with a God who loves you relentlessly, pursues you persistently and will give you the courage and strength to live bravely. You will be inspired, challenged and changed as Cindy Mercer presents a series of messages that will deepen your faith and strengthen your courage. Journey with Cindy through forgiveness and the powerful demonstration of God’s restorative power.

Registration is Closed.  

Our Speaker
A part-time registered nurse and the Carolina Conference Prayer Ministries Director and Women’s Ministries Director, Cindy is passionate about helping others cultivate a lifestyle of persevering prayer. Her own personal journey of finding "purpose in her pain" through prayer has been the catalyst for a victorious life. Cindy believes God has called her to not only watch God do "exceedingly abundantly above all that one could ever ask or think" in the lives of others, but to help others courageously believe His love and power working in their lives.

Cindy is married to Rick, who is the pastor at the Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Morganton, North Carolina. Together, they have four boys and 2 grandchildren. 

Our Schedule
Friday, March 16
5:00-7:00 pm ~ Registration outside the Pennsylvania ballroom  
7:00-9:00 pm ~ Faces of Brave with Cynthia Mercer
Sabbath, March 17
8:00 -9:00 am ~ Breakfast Buffet
8:30 - 9:30 am ~ Registration outside the ballroom
9:15 - 10:15 am ~ Brave Impact with Emely Cruz, Melissa Horst and Tracey Lewis 
10:30 – 12:30 am ~ I’m not that Brave with Cynthia Mercer
1:00 - 2:00 pm ~ Lunch Buffet
2:30-3:45 pm ~ Courageously Trusting God with Paige Engle
4:00 - 5:30 pm ~ Battling for Brave with Cynthia Mercer
6:00 - 6:45 pm ~ Dinner Buffet
7:00 pm ~ Brave in Brokenness with Denise Reinwald
8:00 pm ~ Free time (Hotel pool will be open)
Sunday, March 18
8:00 – 9:00 am ~ Breakfast Buffet
Check out of rooms by 11:00 am
9:30 am ~ Your Best Brave with Cynthia Mercer

Princess Teas

Register online.
Download an application

Our Team

Tamyra Horst
Communication Director
Women's Ministries Director
Family Ministries Director
Prayer Ministries Coordinator
Women's Ministries Director Tamyra Horst has been serving God and His daughters in women's ministries for more than 25 years. Her desire is to "encourage, equip and challenge women to grow deeply and serve uniquely." She is passionate about helping women of all ages--young, old and in-between--learn to truly believe that God loves them and live like it. An author of more than nine books and many women's ministries resources, Tamyra is a speaker and leader with a passion for God's Word and sharing Him with others. She serves not only as the Pennsylvania Conference Women's Ministries Director, but also as the Columbia Union Women's Ministries Director. 

Our Pennsylvania Conference Women's Ministries offers Princess Teas for little girls under 12, teen conferences, and women's retreats. These are a great church and community outreach. Download the materials and help little girls grow up with the foundational truth that they are God's princesses, planned uniquely and loved deeply.

Tamyra created a series for teen girls available through AdventSource. Each seminar, Real BeautyReal LoveReal Me, and Real Friends, connects God and a biblical perspective with topics relevant to today’s young women. The materials contain everything you need to host your own event including power points, notes, ideas, and leader's presentations. You can also purchase journals for the girls who participate. Just click on the name of the seminar you're interested in learning more about to see the materials. 

She is also the author of “Strengthening Your Church Through Women’s Ministries,” a practical guide filled with ideas for creative and impacting ministries local church women’s ministries groups can do that will help connect women in their churches and communities with each other and with a God who is crazy about them. Click on the book title to learn more. 

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Prayer Room Ideas
Princess Tea Parties
MUCK: Mothers United in Christ for Kids 
(Note that this is shared as a resource--please do not submit names, but begin your own MUCK ministry in your community.)
Jeanne Hartwell's "A Personal Day with God" Handout