An all-free, two-day "Pass It On" Women's Conference set for next month at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton will be an opportunity for its participants to enjoy some pampering, to bask in God's love and to enjoy skits, plays and interactive preaching and teaching.
The first-time event is being presented by Wisdom of God Ministries and will be held Sept. 5, a Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and continue Sept. 6, a Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., according to the Rev. Tracie Morelli of Weirton, event organizer.
A free lunch will be served on Saturday, and there will be gifts presented throughout the conference being held at the center located at 1000 Colliers Way, Weirton.
Event organizer the Rev. Tracie Morelli
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"Freely you have received his love, now freely pass it on" is the message printed on promotional brochures - a message hoped to be conveyed to conference attendees, Morelli said.
"God has put this on my heart to do," she said during an interview about how the conference idea evolved. "I believe God has freely given his love, but we don't freely receive it."
Morelli notes on the Facebook event page promoting the conference that "It's going to be an amazing time embracing God's love in a new way. If you have never sensed God's love for you and truth about His grace, come experience God as He really is, not how others have treated you. If you know ladies who experience this, and you maybe already sense God's love, it's time to bring them to the conference. It's time to Pass It On!"
Morelli is a graduate of Greater Works Outreach Bible School in Monroeville, Pa., where she now serves as an instructor. In January, a satellite school began operations at the River Christian Fellowship Church in Empire in what formerly was a school.
Wisdom of God Ministries is an outreach that Morelli and her husband, Emil Morelli, started, and it involves representatives of various churches in the Tri-State Area who, among other ministry pursuits, visit nursing homes, have a prison ministry and assist with Urban Mission's Mission Rejoice.
"Wisdom of God is a ministry using God's Word in creative ways to encourage the Body of Christ to be all they can be," the Facebook page notes.
At the conference, Morelli said women will "feel celebrated, cherished, appreciated, pampered and loved." She said, "God wants us to know he loves us, and we are to love one another."
Seating is limited for the conference, and advance registration is required by Aug. 15 by contacting Morelli at (304) 670-1461. A love offering will be taken.