MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa—Calvary Baptist Church hosted “The Biblical View,” a women’s conference, on Saturday, May 2. Participants in a panel discussion addressed hot topics of interest to women, including “Creation: Why are we here (on this planet)?”; “The Fall: Why is life so hard?” and “Redemption: Is there a Divine purpose for my life?”

More than 100 women attended the event, which included a trail mix buffet in colorful paper cones for morning refreshments. The goal of the conference was to encourage women to think Biblically about the relevant issues of our day and to have a Biblical worldview.

Speakers included Laurie Dutton, Faith Baptist Church, Lafayette, Ind.; Dianne De Cleene of Saylorville Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa; and Charlotte Bunge, Immanuel Baptist Church, Des Moines. Sherry VanHooser directs the women’s ministries at Calvary Baptist Church.