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Aldersgate Methodist Church Hosts "Love Calling" - Female Ministry Conference

Regional female ministry conference to be held at aldersgate Methodist Church on Ryder's Lane this weekend. Credits: WDEBC

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Rev. Dr. Denise M. Wooten-Troutman, Founder/Pastor of Workmen Devoted To Edifying The Body of Christ (WDEBC) Evangelistic Church which is based in Camden, NJ, will be hosting the inspiring Love Calling: No Longer Bound Women’s Conference to empower women throughout the Garden State. The event will take place on Oct. 17th from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on 568 Ryders Lane in East Brunswick, NJ. Women will be spiritually renewed by attending the workshops facilitated by our region’s top female ministry leaders and authors as well as experience worship among friends. Attendees will learn in intimate settings about climbing the corporate ladder, work-life balance, motherhood, sisterhood, overcoming personal tragedy, 
managing finances, and body image.

Speakers in attendance will include: Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant, “The Energizer,” renowned advice columnist of Essence Magazine; Rev. Robin L. Hampton, Senior Pastor, Covenant and Peace Worship Center of Jersey City; Bishop Evelyn Schonyers, Overseer of Sanctuary Church of the Abiding Presence in Camden, NJ; Evangelist Shemiah Murray of Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia, PA; Minister Melinda Sanchez of Esperanza USA in Camden, NJ; and Ruth Hillyard Yu, MSW, LSW, CFSW, CNPM, Executive Director of the Ruth and Naomi Foundation, Inc. in East Brunswick, NJ. DaVita Garfield, Philadelphia, PA native and founder of empoWermentNow, LLC, will also be a featured speaker and proudly exclaimed, “I am extremely delighted to be a part of this awesome, life-changing women’s conference…To have the opportunity to share our experiences – to support, uplift, and encourage women on purpose speaks directly to my heart.”
Breakout facilitators will include: Rev. Dorothy Bell, Pastor of Epistles of Christ, New Castle, Delaware, Founder and CEO of Woman 2 Woman Ministries; Mrs. Dorothy Brocco, MSW, BCD, LCSW, Psychotherapist and newly elected President of the New Jersey Continentals in Sicklerville, NJ; Rev. Cathy Thompson-Fix of Conklin United Methodist Church in South River, NJ; Rev. Thelma Miller of New Mickle Baptist Church in Camden, NJ; and Minister Sharon Ryan, Founder of Safe Harbor in Whiting, NJ. Featured vocalists will be the Grammy Award-winning Carla Benson and Evette Benton, "Sweeties" background artist for Patti LaBelle, as well as Gospel recording artists Felicia Beverly, Elaine Mayfield, and Jelisa Ransom. The event will also feature a dramatic presentation by Ms. Aniyah Garfield of Philadelphia, PA in addition to choreography from PHILDANCO’s own Bonnie Bing, the Director of Canaan Christian Arts Ministry in Philadelphia, PA and Jade Cheatham of Voorhees, NJ on behalf of Eleone Dance Unlimited.
Due to wage inequities and budget cuts for federal and state funds, many women are struggling in the squeeze generation, having to take care of elderly parents and their children. Many women have been struggling to find their place in the workforce or trying to field their way out of dead-end relationships. Women of all ages struggle with their image due to under or misrepresentation in the media, pregnancy discrimination, or other biological changes.  “The premise for the conference is that there’s a clarion love call in the land,” says Rev./Dr. Wooten-Troutman. “John 3:16 says ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.’ And I John 4:7 says ‘Beloved, let us love one another.’ Since He loved and gave the ultimate sacrifice for us, then we should love one another. That’s why we’re doing this conference.”
WDEBC is a reputable, non-profit Tax ID# 22-3603134 and has given many people in outreach ministries an opportunity to fortify their spiritual base, professional skills, and community activism. All tax-deductible donations are an investment in the spiritual and career empowerment of women of all backgrounds, whether they have been abused, experienced financial hardship, or have special needs. Women must be the cornerstones of their communities. Hence, WDEBC is inviting companies and organizations from all over to join in this challenge. Women-owned businesses, corporate female affinity groups, or female advocacy community organizations are invited to participate.  

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