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Crossroads offers Women of Purpose Conference

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Brigette Wagner will speak at the Women of Purpose Conference Friday at Crossroads Community Church near Elizabethtown.
Submitted Brigette Wagner will speak at the Women of Purpose Conference Friday at Crossroads Community Church near Elizabethtown.

Christian evangelist and life coach Brigette Wagner understands that life sometimes brings a little rain — and more.

“We often are met with challenges — storms — that cause us to have various reactions,” she said. “The storms of life create the opportunity for both fear and faith. Many times, we experience both emotions as we sort through our situation.”

Wagner, also a worship leader, will lead the free, annual Women of Purpose Conference at 7 p.m.

Friday at Crossroads Community Church, 9550 North County Road 700W, in Elizabethtown.

Much of her 20-plus years ministry has revolved around helping women overcome obstacles, according to her website at

She tells audiences that she has been through both mountaintop and low-valley experiences.

No child care will be provided.

Information: 579-6589 or

Financial specialist plans workshop at church Feb. 23

Matt Bell knows more than how to stretch a dollar. He knows how to stretch hope for struggling families.

The financial expert and author will lead a workshop, “How to Get Out of Debt and Stay Out of Debt Forever,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 719 Fifth St., Columbus.

The workshop will teach realistic, practical steps to free yourself from debt, according to organizers.

Bell regularly offers tips on the best options for paying off medical, education, tax and other debts; free up hundreds of dollars each month through smarter spending; survive unemployment; and more.

Bell is the author of such books as, “Money and Marriage,” and “Matt Bell’s Money Strategies For Tough Times.”

Cost is $5 per family.

Information or registration: 812-372-1571 ext 2138.

Lenten organ concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Katie Timm will present a Lenten organ recital at noon Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus.

Timm is pursuing a doctorate of musical arts in organ performance and sacred music at Indiana University on full academic scholarship.

Timm was the winner of the 2009 Minnesota Music Teachers Association Performers’ Debut Competition in piano and the winner of the 2011 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition in organ.

She serves as dean of the American Guild of Organists’ Bloomington Chapter.

 — Staff writer Brian Blair

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