Abingdon Women announces Atlanta-area event

Featuring Bible teachers Babbie Mason and Jessica LaGrone

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ROSWELL, Ga. – Abingdon Women, a new division of Abingdon Press focused on grace-based Bible studies created by and for women, is hosting a live event to introduce Bible teachers Babbie Mason and Jessica LaGrone to women in Atlanta.

The event, which happens June 8 at Roswell United Methodist Church, allows women to personally connect with their favorite teachers. The event is free, and registration is available online at www.AbingdonWomen.com. Childcare is provided with advance registration.

Media interviews with Babbie Mason and Jessica LaGrone are available in advance of each event; contact McClure Muntsinger Public Relations for scheduling.

“Abingdon Women is proud to partner with dynamic speakers who engage the hearts and minds of women across the country,” said Susan Salley, associate publisher at Abingdon Press. “We’re honored to produce these intimate events where women can experience teaching and worship with Babbie and Jessica. And the chance to meet and interact with them afterward is often the most memorable part.”

Books and Bible study resources will be sold on site, and the authors will be available to sign books. Abingdon Women hosted three previous events this year, with hundreds of women in attendance.

Additional events are being planned for fall 2013. Registration for all women’s events and

announcements of future events are available at www.AbingdonWomen.com.

Babbie Mason is a Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated, American gospel singer and songwriter; a tireless women’s conference speaker; a worship leader through her Embrace: A Worship Celebration for Women concerts; adjunct professor of songwriting at Lee University; television talk-show host of Babbie’s House; and a published author. In her first Bible study, “Embraced by God,” Mason offers solid biblical teaching, warm and personal encouragement and inspiring original music.

Jessica LaGrone is an acclaimed pastor, teacher, speaker and writer whose engaging communication style endears her to her audiences. An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church, she serves as pastor of worship at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas, a church with over 10,000 members. LaGrone enjoys speaking at retreats and events at churches throughout the United States. Her latest Bible study is “Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story.”

Abingdon Press is the publishing imprint for the United Methodist Publishing House. Abingdon Press has a distinguished record in religious publishing for a broad ecumenical audience and specializes in products for church leaders, Bible study groups, as well as scholars and students engaged in theological education and the practice of ministry.