Easthaven plans women’s event simulcast

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Easthaven Baptist Church is utilizing its simulcast technologycapability to give local women a chance to hear one of the nation’spremiere women’s speakers, as well as to just have part of aweekend away from the rigors of everyday life.

Hampton Sims, who is helping to coordinate the event, saidaround 70,000 women across the country will be tuned in to thesimulcast to hear noted women’s author and motivational speakerBeth Moore in conjunction with the Living Proof Live event whichtakes place August 1-2. The live seminar will be held inLouisville, Ken.

Sims said the idea of the two-day seminar was, in part, fueledby the success of The Southwest Leadership Symposium, which was anall-day simulcast with 10 business leadership speakers hosted byEasthaven and the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce inApril. Also, Sims said, the chance to bring a speaker like Moore tolocal listeners was too good to pass up.

“This is an effort to give ladies a chance to fellowship and befed and give them an event they could really call their own,” Simssaid. “We just felt the need to buy in and promote and host this,and part of the reason we chose to do that is Beth Moore’srecognition.”

Sims said organizers see the seminar as a chance for women topull away from the daily grind where they’re constantly having totend to families and children and jobs and other duties, and tojust fellowship and nourish each other spiritually.

“It’s important because of the responsibilities that women havetoday, especially the moms nowadays,” he said. “They have so muchresponsibility inside and outside their home, and things begin toget so overwhelming that they need a time to pull away from thehusband and kids and be able to be feed themselves instead ofmaking sure everyone else is fed.”

Refueling time is something all Christians need to have, Simssaid.

“A full pitcher only has so much to pour into a cup, and whenit’s empty, it’s empty,” he said. “Somebody’s got to be pouringinto you. You’ve got to have a source. We as human beings only haveso much to offer.”

The event will also be a good one for mothers and daughters toattend together, Sims said.

“Mothers are invited to bring their daughters as well,especially teenage and college-aged daughters,” he said. “It’d be agreat mother-daughter event.”

In order to make it even easier for mothers to attend the event,Sims said, Easthaven has partnered with Gym of Dreams for Kids’Night Out on Friday night, so children can be taken care of whilemothers are enjoying the seminar.

The doors open Friday at 5:30 p.m., and the simulcast begins at6:30 and lasts until 9. Saturday’s simulcast begins at 8:30 a.m.,but attendees can get there as early as 7:30 a.m. The seminar wrapsup at noon on Saturday.

Tickets, which are $30, are available from Easthaven BaptistChurch until the day of the event, and will also be available atthe door. Attendees are asked to purchase tickets as soon aspossible so organizers can prepare for numbers, but Sims saidnobody will be turned away. People with questions are encouraged tocall Easthaven at (601) 833-2597.