The Duncan Banner

September 21, 2012

Paschal to headline ‘Ladies Night Out’

New Hope Baptist event marks five years

Rebeka Rutledge
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — About five years ago, New Hope Baptist Church West began an event to focus on the fellowship of the women of the church.

Ladies Night Out isn’t only for the women of New Hope, but for women of all churches to come out for a night of entertainment. This year’s event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at New Hope, at 200 S. 42nd St.

“More than 200 came to the first one and last year, there was about 300 there,” said Jessie Murphree, chairperson for the event. “We welcome all ladies in the community for a night of fun, food and fellowship.”

Ladies of all ages are encouraged to attend the evening, during which the highlight will be special speaker Janet Paschal. An inspirational gospel vocalist and performer, Paschal has ministered worldwide for more than two decades.

“We pray about it and search out someone we think God would want us to hear,” said Murphree about selecting Paschal.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Paschal said she sensed that God was broadening her scope of ministry to more than a singing performer. The result is a series of women’s events and retreats which open the way for more personal, in-depth interaction with the women she meets on tour.

It is said that Paschal’s sweet spirit has uniquely endeared her to countless devoted fans and her unwavering faith has been the greatest source of inspiration to those who have followed her journey. The event will also feature a catered meal from Duncan Regional Hospital and the men of New Hope will be the servers.

“It’s just a special night for ladies of all ages,” Murphree said.

Tickets are available at the church office. For more information, call 580-252-3899.