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Comedy event featured at LYFE Women's Conference
Christian comedienne and author Anita Renfroe will be featured during each of the two weekend LYFE Women's Conferences at BBC in May and June.
The author of "Don't Say I Didn't Warn You: Kids, Carbs, and the Coming Hormonal Apocalypse," Renfroe gained wide attention through a YouTube video of her singing things a mother says to her children to the tune of "The William Tell Overture."
Performances are open to the general public on May 30 and June 6 at 7:30 p.m., in the Recreation Center. Tickets are $20 each in advance and available online here.
Tickets purchased at the door are $25.
The performances are included in the registration cost for those participating in the conference.
Saying It Like It Is
With her unique brand of musical comedy and a blend of sass, edge, and slightly offbeat takes on "all things female," she says what everyone is thinking but won't say out loud.
A guest on morning and late-night entertainment and news programs, Renfroe has been featured in "New York Times," "Readers Digest," "Women's Day," and "The Washington Post." She is also a comedy contributor for ABC's Good Morning America.
"I'd rather people laugh because they relate to something I say than because I wrote a clever punchline," she said. "All my stuff is about my life - it's real and it connects people - and that's a wonderful thing."
Held annually, the LYFE Women's Conference inspires women through focused workshops, moving worship times, and powerful speakers. "Breathe" is the theme for the 2014 conferences. The events run May 29-31 and June 5-7 on the Clarks Summit, PA campus.
With a focus on finding strength to breathe in times of stress, fear, and pain, this year's conference offers a range of powerful workshops and presenters. The keynote speaker is Christie Lothamer, a BBC alumna and dynamic leader who currently serves in England. Special guests also include The Pottery Lady, Carole Wolaver.
Other aspects of the weekends include:
-An elegant Friday evening banquet.
-Unique LYFE T-shirts and other event items.
-A special time of singing.
"I come for the renewal of spirit and friendships and to reconnect and be energized," said Robin Fields of Medford, NJ. "At the end of the week you can see how everything comes together. It's amazing how God works."
Registration and more details, including schedules and workshop leaders, are available online at www.bbc.edu/lyfe.
Proceeds from the sale of LYFE merchandise benefits the LYFE Scholarship fund and builds into the lives of BBC students.
The LYFE Scholarship began at the request of attendees who wanted to show their appreciation to BBC. Scholarships are awarded each April. Funds assist female BBC students with a commitment to full-time career ministry.
"I am so honored to have received a LYFE Scholarship," said Rachel Mowers, a senior Communications major from Cape Town, South Africa. "I have been to the last three LYFE conferences, so I know the pride these ladies take in creating this scholarship every year. It was also encouraging to be considered for a scholarship that looks at financial need and the character and ministry of the recipient."
Watch a video featuring the recipients of the LYFE Scholarship here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers outstanding Christian higher education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to think biblically, grow spiritually, and serve faithfully as they gain critical leadership and life skills.
To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 5/15/2014 4:42:09 PM