Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

'Just Give Me Jesus' Focuses on Encouraging Women

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

'Just Give Me Jesus' Focuses on Encouraging Women

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Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, brings her multi-city revival to Jacksonville April 24-25 at Veterans Memorial Arena.

The purpose of "Just Give Me Jesus" is to encourage women, she said in a news release about the free event that is open to the public.

"The focus ... is to bring women into a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ so that their hearts will be revived," Lotz says. Christian speaker Jill Briscoe and recording artist Fernando Ortega will join Lotz during the revival.

"I am not aware that we have ever had a regionwide revival of this magnitude for women," said Ginger Soud, who chaired the event's local organizing committee.

Lotz was invited to Jacksonville by a wide array of First Coast churches and Christian leaders.

"Just Give Me Jesus" has toured more than 30 cities across the United States and the world since 2000. Call (904) 379-2084 or e-mail JGMJesusJAX@gmail.com for more information.

'BLUE JEANS AND BARBECUE'

Congregation Ahavath Chesed will host "Blue Jeans and Barbecue at the Temple" at 6:30 p.m. today in the sanctuary.

The special service is a combined celebration of high school seniors heading off to college and the participation of first-graders in worship. A barbecue dinner will follow the service. All are welcome. Participants who bring a guest have a chance to win free Shabbat dinner certificates.

The Temple is located at 8727 San Jose Blvd.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (904) 733-7078.

DEL RIO, BISHOP HIGHLIGHT CONFERENCE

The Family Life Office of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine has pulled out all the stops for its second Catholic Men's Conference from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Times-Union Center, 300 Water St., in downtown Jacksonville.

The idea behind the conference is to bring together and inspire a large number of men to aspire to the "authentically masculine character of their faith," the Jacksonville-based diocese said in a news release. …

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