Saturday, January 25, 2014

Motivational Humorist Yvonne Conte Will Bring Laughter and Encouragement to Adams March 15

On Saturday, March 15, Live More Ministries for women will welcome internationally-known motivational humorist and author Yvonne Conte at the Adams Village Baptist Church, 24 East Church Street. The free presentation begins with breakfast from 9-9:45am followed by a uniquely funny and upbeat presentation by Yvonne from 10am-12pm.

A high energy, generous personality, Yvonne has a gift for leaving her audiences with a positive view of the future. Yvonne draws on her Italian family heritage and experiences with meeting personal challenges, major career changes, death, illness, divorce and single parenthood with an unshakable optimism, deep faith and humor.

On March 15, Yvonne will be presenting two messages from her repertoire as a successful keynote speaker in the corporate world since 1995 and sought-after motivational speaker. She has appeared in 38 states and seven countries and on network television. Her Humor Advantage, Inc. corporate speaking business earned 2011 Unique Small Business honors at the SOHO Conference in Syracuse.

Yvonne will be sharing a fast-paced look at the emotional and physical benefits of humor entitled the Joy of Jesus and how to have "Holy Ambition." She says, "If you are not sure what God wants from you, come and learn how to hear God's Word literally walk you down His path."

Yvonne is director of Psalm 16:8 Ministries and creator of The Day of Joy For Women annual Christian conference, scheduled for March 29, 2014, in Syracuse, NY. She has written six books on humor and joy, including "Cry, Laugh, Cook" and co-authored Remarkable Women of Faith which includes profiles of actresses Jennifer O'Neil and Ann Jillian. Yvonne will be signing books after the free presentation on March 15.

Live More Ministries offering Christian outreach program for women four times a year at various host churches throughout the southern Jefferson County area. For more information about Live More Ministries for women, contact Chris at 315-767-2058,,

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christian Author to Speak in Mannsville ~ Saturday, January 11th

On Saturday, January 11, in a 10am program at the United Methodist Church in Mannsville, author Eileen K. Parsons will share the story of how she has blended the joys and sorrows of her life with a military family, her lifelong faith, and her passion for writing.

Her first Christian fiction novel, The First Rose of Summer, received Honorable Mention at the 2012-13 Los Angeles Book Festival.

“I have long had the desire to write stories and novels that would inspire people to draw closer to the Lord and the Truth of Christ,” Parsons says. “I hope my writing and speaking will touch hearts in a way that informs and uplifts.”

The First Rose of Summer is the story of how the strong moral character and faith of a young woman impacts the life of a young financial manager living a fast-paced, expensive lifestyle. The book has been praised as an exciting, yet clean page-turner from start to finish with suspense about how God’s plan will be carried out.

Born in Watertown, NY, Eileen now lives in Orwell, NY, with her husband Eric. Her son Daniel is studying to become a pastor. Eileen writes a Parsons Papers blog at

The January 11th program is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries, a Christian outreach program for women that visits churches throughout the southern Jefferson County area. The Mannsville United Methodist Church Women will offer breakfast from 9am to 9:45am followed by the 10am-12pm presentation.

Friday, September 20, 2013

On Saturday, October 5, Mary Drake will share the story of her experience with an 18-month-long depression and how she was healed from it. The October 5th is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries and hosted by the Henderson United Methodist Church at 8871 State Route 178.

“This program is for anyone with doubts about themselves or questions or who needs to know that it is ok to feel down and to know that depression can benefit you. The 23rd Psalm describes walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but it is in that valley where we find the water to grow and change,” Mary says.

What makes her story even more compelling is that Mary is celebrating 20 years as a Methodist pastor and her struggle with depression occurred during that time.

“People think pastors are supposed to help other people and not need help themselves,” she says.

Pastor Mary Drake will share the circumstances of her healing and how skeptical she was beforehand. The pastor of the Mannsville and Lorraine United Methodist congregations for the past 11 years now uses her experience with depression to help others.

The October 5th is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries, a Christian outreach program for women that visits churches throughout the southern Jefferson County area. The Henderson United Methodist Church Women will offer breakfast from 9am to 9:45am followed by the 10am-12pm presentation.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Wonder of the Cross ~ Saturday, August 3rd

On Saturday, August 3, artist-evangelist Patty Giles will combine performance painting and contemporary music with a message of hope at Grace Community Church, 17784 Michael Road off US Route 11 in Adams Center. Patty is an accomplished artist who presents the Gospel message of the assurance of the Lord’s love for everyone through art-based storytelling.

Her August 3 program celebrating The Wonder of the Cross is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries, a Christian outreach program for women, and hosted by Grace Community Church, offering breakfast from 9am to 9:45am followed by the 10am-12pm presentation.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Outrageous Grace ~ Saturday, May 4th

On Saturday, May 4, Live More Ministries, a grassroots women’s ministry based in southern Jefferson County, NY, is bringing Grace Fabian to New Hope Baptist Church, 19983 NYS Route 3 (Outer Arsenal Street), Watertown, to share the story of how she and Edmund had moved to the island nation of Papua New Guinea, learned the language, devised an alphabet, and developed literacy materials for the local people. They were translating the Holy Bible into the Nabak language when Edmund was killed.

Grace has written a book titled Outrageous Grace about how she and her four children wrestled with the pain and grief of their loss, disorientation, and restoration through the challenges that followed Edmund’s death, including violence, eviction notices, and a legal case in a foreign country. Her story is a powerful message of forgiveness and hope.

Grace will have returned to Papua New Guinea for a two-month visit before she speaks on May 4 in Watertown.

The free program for women includes a 9-9:45am breakfast by the New Hope Baptist Church Women. The 10am-12pm presentation includes Grace signing copies of her book available for a $13 donation.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Least and The Lost: A Plan and A Place for All

On Saturday, February 2, at the Adams United Methodist Church, 36 East Church Street, Mona Fargo will present “The Least and The Lost: A Plan and A Place for All.” Mona will share how she overcame dealing with “women don’t do that” and “you’re just a woman” attitudes and the personal doubt of “what if I can’t” to inspire other women to discover that they can follow the dreams of their hearts.

“I have a heart for encouraging and empowering women to grow beyond their hardships and suffering,” says Mona, who serves as pastor of the Adams and Sulphur Springs Methodist churches.

Pastor Mona will offer tips on how women who feel lost can learn to let God shine new light on them every day. She will share how her personal experiences that include being burned out of everything not once, but twice; ending a troubled marriage; and returning to school as an adult helped prepare her to respond to a divine calling to help others.

The free 10am-12noon program is presented by Live More Ministries, a Christian women’s outreach program that offers quarterly programs for all women. A free 9-9:45am breakfast will be offered by the Adams Methodist Church Women.

Friday, September 14, 2012

What Mask Are You Hiding Behind?
October 20 in Ellisburg

Connie Silva was on the brink of suicide when a friend invited her to church. Connie accepted the invitation and now helps other women deal with the hardships that life can bring. Connie will share her story and music in a message titled “Masquerade: What Mask Are You Hiding Behind” on Saturday, October 20 at the Ellisburg Methodist Church.

The free 10am-12noon program is presented by Live More Ministries following a free breakfast offered by the Ellisburg Methodist Church Women.

Connie survived 23 years in an abusive marriage while also raising a mentally-handicapped child. She says, “We often pretend to be someone we are not to hide our circumstances or to impress someone or to sustain misbeliefs about ourselves. The Bible teaches us the truth that we are beautiful and we don’t need to hide behind a mask.”

Connie now shares her inspirational message by speaking, performing concerts, and through a published record album. She will sing and speak on October 20th in Ellisburg. This is the Ellisburg Methodist Church’s 100th anniversary in the existing church building.