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Women’s Luncheon to Endorse Sisterhood

Austell, Ga.- Catty fights and talking behind each other’s backs are a few stigmas associated with the cliché of how “women don’t get along”. Instead of buying in to that cliché, Ieshea Hartwell, Founder of Agapé Christian Counseling Center (ACCC), decided to plan and host a “Sistah Friend Luncheon” to honor and celebrate sisterhood on Saturday, August 24th at the Lions Club, 620 Lions Club Dr in Mableton. The event is for women to bring another woman, who has impacted their lives in a positive way- that woman could be her mother, sister, aunt, friend, cousin, neighbor, co-worker, etc.

 

“As women, we don’t spend enough time telling our sisters that they have it going on,” Hartwell laughs. “This event is all about taking that first step to making it a part of our own lives and hopefully it will break cultural and generational curses.”

 

All guests will be highly encouraged to wear hats for the “Parade of Hats” Runway portion of the program. ACCC’s brother organization, Men on Point, will prepare the food for the luncheon and serve the ladies as a way of honoring them. The keynote speaker is Minister Galetha Clemons-Thompson, a dynamic motivational speaker whose background is in social services with the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services. Other special invited guests include local Filmmaker/Producer Yvonne Pierre and members of the Salvation Army Staff on Luckie Street.

 

The tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at www.sistahsupport.eventbrite.com or you can purchase them directly from the ACCC by calling 404.913.6221.

 

ACCC is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on the counseling needs of adult individuals, couples and groups and hosts free monthly workshops for the community on various subjects through its W.O.W. Ministries (women of worth).

Women’s Group Launch WOW’d the Crowd

SMYRNA, GA- A Jeopardy-styled game, mixed with opinionated women, tossed with food and prizes equals a fun, interative evening at the SHE's GOT GAME event presented by Agape' Christian Counseling Center (ACCC) on Thursday, March 29th at the Smyrna Community Center. The event was the official launch of ACCC's new women's program W.O.W. Ministry, which is the acronym for Women of Worth.

 

[quote]"Our Jeopardy game really set the tone for the event, I enjoyed listening to all of these beautiful women from all walks of life engage in dialogue on various subjects. This was a snippet of how I designed W.O.W. Ministry." -Ieshea Hartwell, Founder/Executive Director of ACCC[/quote]

 

There was a panel of judges of comprised of Sisera Dowdy, Finance Attorney for Kutak Rock LLP, Yvonne Pierre, Owner of YPierre Productions, and Hartwell, who is a Certified Christian Counselor, who gave feedback on the answers from questions in categories such as "Monster-in-Law" and "Sex in the City" and "Love is Blind". The keynote speaker was Khiara Washington, who is the co-owner of KHIJO, an all-natural hair care product and she spoke on "Knowing Your Self-Worth." Guests also had opportunities to win prizes such as prayer pillows, candy babies, candle holders, etc.

 

[blockquote]"I came not really knowing what to expect, but what I learned from this event was to seek God, love self, and Girl Power!"  -Rhonda Shipp, audience member[/blockquote]

 

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New Women’s Group to WOW the Community

AUSTELL, GA- Helping dispirited women gain the confidence needed to pursue a better life is what Certified Christian Counselor, Ieshea Hartwell had in mind when she decided to create the Women of Worth Ministry (W.O.W.)™. She understood that all these women needed were support and guidance and she designed W.O.W. to assist women in fulfilling their personal and/or professional growth.

 

[quote]“I’ve been approached by lots of women about wanting to do something else with their lives but didn’t have the information or support to move forward. They look at my life and seem to think I have the information and can provide the support, so I took it as a sign from God and decided to start W.O.W.™” -Iesha Hartwell, Director of Agape CCC [/quote]

 

W.O.W.™ is a part of the non-profit organization, Agape Christian Counseling Center, which is her passion and has submitted paperwork to obtain her 501c3 status. Hartwell will act in the capacity of the Executive Director as she is completing her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is married and, along with her husband, she teaches a monthly marriage enrichment class and a weekly Sunday school class for couples at church.