Ladies Conference 2016 ~ Diamonds


What a time we had in the Lord’s presence at Ladies Conference 2016! This year’s theme was “Diamonds.” We are precious jewels in the sight of the Lord. Though at times we may feel like just a lump of coal, all ugly and dirty, God sees us as bright shining diamonds! We just have to allow Him to mold us into His image.

♫ He’s making diamonds, diamonds
Diamonds out of dust
He is refining in His timing
He’s making diamonds out of us ♫

♫ Oh the joy of the Lord
It will be my strength
When the pressure is on
He’s making diamonds ♫

Start planning now to attend next year, April 27th – 29th, 2017 in Springfield, MO!


Mother’s Day Outing ~ Miss Aimee B’s


On April 23rd, our ladies met at Miss Aimee B’s for our annual Mother’s Day outing. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and great food! Thank you to all who joined us!

 “…and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart…” Acts 2:46 



Ladies Prayer ~ A New Initiative


Have you ever felt like you wanted to make a difference for the Kingdom, but didn’t know how? There is an important resource available to us all—prayer. Though this is not a new or mind-blowing concept, God can use prayer to do a “New Thing” in and through our lives.

Therefore, we are asking our ladies to join us every Tuesday evening from 8:30 – 9:00 pm in prayer wherever you may be—at home, at work or even in the car. As you pray, you can know that other sisters across the city are crying out to God with you. Don’t look at this as just another item for an already-overloaded “To Do” list but as an opportunity to unify and pray for our families, our church, and our community. We want to see a “New Thing Springing Up” in these areas of our lives. Ladies, we can make a difference!

Prayer focus: Church Leadership & Finances, Church Growth & Revival, and our Church Families.

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22

Mother’s Memorial ~ Love In Any Language


The Ladies Auxiliary department for the UPCI began in 1953. In 1956 the Mother’s Memorial began with the first national offering of $4,930.63. Last year $2,717,409.50 was given nationally. This year celebrates 60 years of giving to Mother’s Memorial.

Through the Ladies Ministries Division, Mother’s Memorial supports many other ministries of the UPCI: Tupelo Children’s Mansion, New Beginnings, UGST and Urshan College, also supplying foreign missionary families with home appliances, children’s birthday cards, and the list goes on.

I remember the many dinners and bakes sales that our church ladies would put together in efforts to raise money for this great cause. While we worked hard on these events, I was taught the heart of giving to Mother’s Memorial was to honor your mother, living or dead, and other significant ladies in your life.

Yes, we have many financial needs of our own, but when we give sacrificially to the cause of the Kingdom, I believe we will be personally and collectively blessed.

Thank you to those who gave at the Mother’s Memorial kickoff at Ladies Conference; we’ve already gotten a good start on a generous offering! We ask that if you are able, give the gift of love this year in honor of a special lady in your life and see what God can do for and through you!


“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Happy New Year From Pastor Dumaresq (2)


            Happy New Year from Pastor and Sister Dumaresq


"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
(Phil. 3:13, 14)

The year 2013 is now behind us.  We may have made mistakes; experienced failures have regrets or even sinned against the Lord. If repentance is necessary then let us repent and make things right in our relationship with God. Then let us cut ties with the past understanding that, if we have repented, our past is under the Blood of Jesus Christ. We must not carry 2013's baggage into 2014.  Our God is a loving Father who desires the best for us so let us follow the apostle Paul's advice and look forward. We must let go of the past so we may embrace the future!  Let us look at the New Year 2014 as a New Opportunity that God has set before us!

~Aurelia Hopkins~