ELYRIA, Ohio—Girls ages 5 to 13 enjoyed a Princess Night at Abbe Road Baptist Church. The church hosted the event for girls from the church’s Sunday ministries, weeknight Bible club, and Vacation Bible School and for their friends.

Arriving at the beautifully decorated church, the girls changed into fancy dresses that had been donated, got their hair styled and nails painted, and ate a formal dinner. The girls also played games, made crafts, heard from a speaker, and sang worship songs.

All of the activities, says Deb Searles, wife of Pastor Cal Searles, aimed to impress upon the girls “that the King of Kings is not a fairytale and they can be His princess forever!”