Tabernacle hosts first girls conference

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Jen Marra / Young ladies gather for the “Take Hold” girls’ conference, a day of discovering who they are in God’s eyes through worship and group activities, Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Jen Marra / Young ladies gather for the “Take Hold” girls’ conference, a day of discovering who they are in God’s eyes through worship and group activities, Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Tabernacle hosted its first girls conference Saturday, Jan. 25. "Take Hold" was designed to help girls discover who they are in God’s eyes and His plans for them. All girls in grades sixth through 12th were invited to attend, as well as their moms.


Jen Marra / Rebecca Horin of Dennis Township, a group leader, prays with Julianna Castillo, 12, of Mays Landing during prayer ministry, part of the “Take Hold” girls conference Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Jen Marra / Rebecca Horin of Dennis Township, a group leader, prays with Julianna Castillo, 12, of Mays Landing during prayer ministry, part of the “Take Hold” girls conference Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

Jen Marra / Girls from sixth to 12th grades and their mothers gather in the auditorium for worship, prayer ministry and a performance from Dance Dynamics. Jen Marra / Girls from sixth to 12th grades and their mothers gather in the auditorium for worship, prayer ministry and a performance from Dance Dynamics.

Jen Marra / Jennifer Bowman, Katie Bowman, 11; Morgan Decosta, 11; Joni Dice, 11; and Colleen Dice, all of Ocean City, enjoy spending Saturday together. Colleen Dice said she thinks the event for young girls is needed in the community. Jen Marra / Jennifer Bowman, Katie Bowman, 11; Morgan Decosta, 11; Joni Dice, 11; and Colleen Dice, all of Ocean City, enjoy spending Saturday together. Colleen Dice said she thinks the event for young girls is needed in the community.

Jen Marra / Sandy Marcucci hosts a group workshop called “Walking in a New Way” focusing on etiquette and manners, and what it has to do with the Bible. Jen Marra / Sandy Marcucci hosts a group workshop called “Walking in a New Way” focusing on etiquette and manners, and what it has to do with the Bible.

Jen Marra / Jennifer Mulvaney of Cape May teaches the girls how to make “Angelic Fortress” bracelets in the “Adorned” workshop. Jen Marra / Jennifer Mulvaney of Cape May teaches the girls how to make “Angelic Fortress” bracelets in the “Adorned” workshop.

Jen Marra / Jenn Snider, 17, and Amber Berry, 16, both of Egg Harbor Township, show off the charm bracelets they created. Jen Marra / Jenn Snider, 17, and Amber Berry, 16, both of Egg Harbor Township, show off the charm bracelets they created.ip, prayer ministry and a performance from Dance Dynamics.

Jen Marra / Katy Noel, 16, Levittown, Pa., works on the knots of the charm bracelet. Jen Marra / Katy Noel, 16, Levittown, Pa., works on the knots of the charm bracelet.

Jen Marra / Gloria Hope, 12, of Cape May Court House; Grace Bauer, 12, of Cumberland County; Veronica Panczner, 12, of Cape May; and Rebekah Rosenberg, 12, of Cape May Court House, hang out and have lunch before heading into a workshop. Jen Marra / Gloria Hope, 12, of Cape May Court House; Grace Bauer, 12, of Cumberland County; Veronica Panczner, 12, of Cape May; and Rebekah Rosenberg, 12, of Cape May Court House, hang out and have lunch before heading into a workshop.

Jen Marra / Victoria Hope, 12, of Cape May Court House; Delanie Panczner, 13, of Cape May; and Natalia “Poppe” Rodriguez, 13, of Cape May meet Chelsea Musick, a country/Christian music artist, who performed at the conference. Jen Marra / Victoria Hope, 12, of Cape May Court House; Delanie Panczner, 13, of Cape May; and Natalia “Poppe” Rodriguez, 13, of Cape May meet Chelsea Musick, a country/Christian music artist, who performed at the conference.


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