SATURDAY // NOVEMBER 4 // 9AM-1PM
Registration: $25 // Doors Open: 7:45AM // Continental Breakfast 8AM-8:45AM
(Lunch is NOT Included)
*No childcare provided.
WORSHIP // GUEST SPEAKER // YOUTH SESSION // YOUNG ADULT SESSION // GIVEAWAYS
IN-PERSON: Bethlehem Assembly of God, 12 E Fairview Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580
8:00-8:45AM | Check In & Continental Breakfast
9AM | Welcome & Worship
Main Session & Teens/Young Adult Breakout Session Panel
Worship & Giveaway
Closing Session with Pastor Charisse Alvarez
Pastor Charisse Alvarez, a native of Brooklyn, NY with a dedicated 25 year career in Social work while serving her inner community. She and her husband, Pastor Edgar Alvarez are the founders and Senior pastors of a wonderful 500+ member congregation, High Place Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. There she has humbly served tirelessly for the Lord for the past 16 years in several ministries but particularly as the Women’s ministry leader encouraging and empowering women from all walks of life, from one Sister to Another she is often quoted by saying “we are better together”. Pastor Charisse has been most influential to the unchurched population since she came to know Christ at her adult age in a very radical way with no pastoral or ministerial lineage preceding her.
Pastor Charisse has been married to her childhood crush for 27 years and has 4 amazing children and 1 grandbaby who bring her all of life’s joys and fulfillment. She is a sought-after preacher, teacher, and counselor. Her source of motivation is found in Matthew 19:26, wherein it says, "with God, all things are possible."
Young Adult Speaker |
Heydi Hurtado, LCSW-R, is a bilingual licensed therapist who has provided mental health services to individuals and families for 8+ years. This year, Heydi launched Peace Cove Counseling, a virtual faith-based private practice curated to support those healing from trauma, codependency and people pleasing.
Heydi graduated from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (CUNY) and has received training at Ackerman Institute for the Family. She earned a post-master’s certificate from NYU Silver School of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Outside of work, Heydi is very tapped into her creative side, and finds joy through outdoorsy activities, and through music.
Youth Speaker |
Eden Medina is a music therapist at a psychiatric hospital working with adults in inpatient hospitalization. Eden is also the Queens Youth Representative in the Assemblies of God Spanish Eastern District supporting youth leaders and young people in their walk with Jesus.
She is an active member of a worship team, as well as part of the girls ministry I’m H.O.T worship team.
Eden is an introverted-extrovert who loves Jesus, family/friend gatherings, reading, board games and all things art and music.
We have a wonderful opportunity to help provide
Christmas stocking items to the girls of New Hope in Dominican Republic.
New Hope Girls is a non-profit organization based in the Dominican Republic and produces beautiful bags that rescue girls and empower women. Each artisan is a mother, who is invited into a safe work community and taught to sew so she can provide for her children with honor and dignity. The artisans create high-quality artisan bags and the profit from the sale of their beautiful bags fuels the work of rescue of young girls caught in cycles of exploitation. New Hope Girls welcomes these girls into safe homes and cares for them as daughters providing high quality education, trauma informed therapy, and family. It is a transformative model used to break cycles of exploitation and replace them with cycles of empowerment. Learn more at www.NewHopeGirls.com.
Here are the ways you can participate at our conference with New Hope Girls:
1. Purchase any of their beautiful merchandise on the day of the conference.
2. Donate all of these items below to fill one Christmas Stocking per Girl:
Ten items total for each stocking
Simple game: cards, uno, snap it, jacks, jump rope, yo-yo, etc.
Toothbrush: dentists would love if they splurged on battery operated spinners
Fun body cream
Fun candy or chocolate
Accessory: Earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc.
Fingernail polish or stickers
Tiny toy- backpack stuffed animal or something similar
Hair accessory: scrunchy, bows, rubber bands, etc.