Sisters of Strength In Cullman

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Sisters of Strength In Cullman

This diverse group comprised of seven members began their sisterhood while attending the same church. Years later and being without a church home, they longed for a sense of fellowship and togetherness.

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

Last Tuesday evening, I joined a meeting with Sisters of Strength in the hopes of learning more about their group.

What I found was a group of deeply bonded and committed women putting their energy into lifting one another up and making a difference in the life of other women.

This diverse group comprised of seven members began their sisterhood while attending the same church. Years later and being without a church home, they longed for a sense of fellowship and togetherness.

“We got together for dinner one night and decided that we needed to make it happen more often.“, Sharon Ellis recalls, and so they did just that.

 

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

This women’s group isn’t just about getting together for dinner. They are a community dedicated to taking care of one another. They have Bible studies and discussion; they talk about what’s going on in their lives.

This space is free of judgment. Chances are whatever you’ve been through; someone else may have just been there too. One member recalls:

“I went through a tough time last year and I felt like giving up, and these ladies helped me through. I couldn’t have done it otherwise.”

In this interview with Lea Heatherly and Angela Gray, you can learn much more about Sisters of Strength. They also provided insights in their upcoming annual event – ‘Once Upon a Story – A Child at Heart ‘:

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

The Sisters of Strength members chime in, laugh and joke about their bonds of friendship. It is evident now that these ladies are inseparable and they are so devoted to helping other women out.

The group also collects items for an annual project: Earlene’s Love Bags. Earlene’s Bags began with a member, Leah Heatherly’s mom, Earlene. Earlene Morgan was one of those women who had absolutely everything in her purse that you might need at any given time. She was a maternal figure to so many. We all know a mom like that we can relate to.

One goal is for the group to collect gently used or new handbags and stuff them with gifts for mothers and anything that women might need.

Around Christmas time, they distribute these purses to elderly ladies, single moms, women in the care of Victim Services and other women in need in the hopes of brightening their spirits.

The extra items can include anything – perfume, make-up, tissues. The purses are stuffed full of love. Infused with prayers by the Sisters of Strength, the purses get distributed to those in need.

Sisters of Strength accept donations all year long.

The Sisters of Strength meet-up at least once per month. Their meetings increase in frequency as they get closer to their annual conference. This year’s conference – Once Upon a Story – A Child at Heart – will be held at Cullman Civic Center on March 25th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

What to expect during ‘Once Upon a Story – A Child at Heart’

You can expect a day of celebrating being a woman.

Leave your everyday stresses, kids, husband and worries at home. This event is about connecting with other women. It is open to all denominations, non-denominations and all women.

Your ticket cost of $25 will include lunch, fellowship, praise and worship with esteemed pastor and musician, Jeremy Lesley plus laughter yoga, dancing and more. Sisters of Strength will have two speakers at this event, one of which is a professional storyteller from Georgia.

Door prizes, of course, will also be offered during the event. Hello, cool freebies!

Ladies will have an opportunity to shop with a variety of vendors from Brickyard Meats all the way to Mary Kay.

Interested in being a Vendor at this event? The cost is just $40, and Sisters of Strength are still accepting applications. If you and your friends would like to book a table, you may do so for $100.00.

Each tablescape comes with the theme of A Child at Heart. Ladies will have the chance to let their creative freedom flow and decorate the table in the theme of their favorite children’s book.

Tickets are $25 a piece, but if you choose to go the tablescape route, you can seat six ladies at a table for $100.00.

If you would like to join the Sister of Strength’s group, you can message them on Facebook. It’s a ‘come as you are’ type of group and everyone is welcome.

Sister of Strength members include:

★ Mary Braswell
★ Sharon Ellis
★ Carol Graveman
★ Angela Gray
★ Lea Heatherly
★ Belinda Holcomb
★ Tommie Sanders

Some of the Vendors already booked for the event are:

ALK Soaps – Amy Kanaday
Avon – Kristie McCarn
Brickyard Meats – Tamara Robinson
Cathie’s Baked Goods
Earlene’s Love Bags
Hanging By A Thread – Laurie Smith
JP’S Boutique – Janet Peek
Karen Cook Ministries
Mental Healthcare of Cullman
No Greater Love – Cindy Higgins
Oxford Healthcare
Path Changers – Sandy Seibert
Photography by Jennifer Campbell
Premier Jewelry – Jamie Fallin
Scents – Chelsea Dees
Thirty-One – Susan Towery
TruVision – Kathy Martin
Tupperware – Rachel Yarbrough
Victim Services of Cullman
Young Living Essential Oils – Christa Newton

The $40 vendor fee covers your space, lunch for two and the conference. You are also able to join in the door prize drawings.

Cullman Civic Center

Sisters of Strength In Cullman

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