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Oklahoma-based ministry's single moms conference to mark 10th anniversary

The Survive ’N’ Thrive Single Moms Conference, presented by Edmond-based Arise Ministries, marks its 10th anniversary June 20-21 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.
by Carla Hinton Published: June 7, 2014
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A popular conference that lavishes love on single moms and their children is preparing to mark its 10th anniversary.

Pam Kanaly, co-founder of Edmond-based Arise Ministries, said the “Survive ’N’ Thrive” Single Moms Conference will celebrate the occasion by giving away a new car to one of the single mothers attending the event.

The conference, set for June 20-21 at Crossings Community Church, will include keynote presentations, plus breakout sessions on a variety of topics relevant to single motherhood. A luncheon will be held June 21. Also, Kanaly said one mother among those who register online for the car giveaway will win a Kia Sorento during the conference.

“We are excited to be able to highlight God’s faithfulness to one of the finest outreaches to single moms,” Kanaly said, adding that conference host Arise Ministries has had lots of help from different areas of the community and state.

“It is a joint Oklahoma effort,” she said.

“The businesses, the churches, other supporters, the volunteers, the governor — Gov. Mary Fallin — have really come alongside this ministry. We are nothing more than a vehicle for what God is wanting to do.”

Kanaly said the conference continues to grow each year. She said women from across Oklahoma and from several other states attend each year for the encouragement, fellowship and opportunity to learn.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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Survive ’N’ Thrive Single Moms Conference

•When: 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. June 20 and 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 21.

Where: Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland.

Cost: $25 for moms; $5 per family for child care for infants through those in fifth grade.

•Registration: 812-5137 or www.singlemomsconference.com. Deadline for child care registration is Friday.

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