RAVENNA Girls Only Club hosts open house Community Awareness Night highlights Missionettes program

Laura Nethken Published:

The Girls Only Community Awareness Night was held April 10 at the Ravenna Assembly of God Church. Following the dinner, those attending were treated to an overview of the Missionettes Girls Only program. Changing the world, one girl at a time, the group is made up of ninth- through 12th-grade girls who are mentored, discipled and trained by women, according to Maryellen Hinchman, Missionette coordinator. As the girls meet each week, they have an opportunity to discuss sensitive issues with other girls while receiving Bible-based principles to deal with those issues. The Missionette Development Team includes the Rev. Gary Beck, senior pastor; Cornell Jordan, youth pastor; Joe Hemphill, childrens pastor; Petria Petie Corder, Missionette coordinator and Greater Akron Sectional representative; Maryellen Hinchman, Missionette coordinator and sponsor; and Michelle Hostutler, Missionette Girls Only sponsor. Meetings include discussion-oriented units such as women in ministry, college and career, truth, dating, pro-life vs. pro-choice, and attitude. Six-lesson units are complemented with projects and Adventures. Completion of unit requirements and Bible reading make a girl eligible to be a Girls Only Graduate. Girls Only members include Melissa Arbaugh, Rachael Austin, Brittany Christmas, Nikie DAmico, Sarah Diroll, Faith Fowler, Elisha Hartman, Sarah Johnson and Monica Stewart. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ravenna Assembly of God Church, 6401 S.R. 14 in Ravenna. Nationally, there are 1,386 Girls Only clubs with a total of 7,437 members. For more information about Girls Only Club, call Hinchman at (330) 297-1493. Taking time out from the festivities at the Missionettes Girls Only Community Awareness Night are, from left, Maryellen Hinchman, Missionettes coordinator, members Sarah Johnson, Faith Fowler, Sarah Diroll, Rachael Austin and Nikie DAmico, and Michelle Hostutler, Missionettes sponsor.

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