JOHNSON CITY N.Y.—First Baptist Church hosted the Northeast Fellowship Ladies’ Advance Sept. 21–22.

Speaker Sherry Boykin encouraged the 400 attendees with her sessions on “Hope Greater than Our Circumstances.” In addition to inviting Boykin to speak, event organizers had planned classes on the role of the pastor’s wife and on musical drama ministries in the church, as well as valuable workshops on Biblical thinking, caring for orphans and widows, inductive Bible study, minimalism, bitterness, and intimacy. The ladies also enjoyed a free photo booth, an ice cream social, a bookstore, crafts, a painting class, and more activities.

Putting into practice what they learned about caring for widows and orphans, attendees generously donated $3,500 for Hope Baptist Children’s Home in northern India.