B:Beautiful is a safe place for women to have fun, be real and be inspired. Our name was inspired by our desire that each woman we encounter will know that they are special, unique and valued member of God’s Kingdom. We hold three events a year on a Saturday morning and usually host in the region of 60-80 women as our guests. Our programme is attended by women who come to church and those who do not, so we usually meet in a hotel function room and have been very grateful for the support of The Membly Hall Hotel who have hosted us since 2014.
Each event has a theme relevant to women and we consider various topics, covered from a Christian standpoint. B:Beautiful I s hosted by local women who aim to engage our attendees in an encouraging and thought provoking way. We really want the women who attend to feel refreshed and valued so we offer high quality refreshments and give each lady a small gift.
B:Beautiful is an event for women of all ages and backgrounds and for some it is a life changing experience. Widows have told us that our speakers have inspired them to make some positive changes in their lives, which they had previously been unsure they could do since their husbands passed away. Some of the ladies who come to B:Beautiful have had or are currently battling life threatening illnesses and they have gained courage and knowledge that there are others very close that have empathy as the speakers are so open and honest about their often tough journey through life
The feedback we receive after the events is very positive and includes the following: “Each time I attend B:Beautiful I feel uplifted, enlightened, calm and content with God” “What an inspirational morning! Wonderful speakers who really evoked an emotional response in me” “when is the next event – not soon enough”.
B:Beautiful is planned by representatives from a range of local churches. We would like all of the local churches to be represented on the team but appreciate that this is not always possible. We recruit volunteers from the events; if someone is interested in becoming part of the organising team, we will meet with them to discuss the aims and purpose of B:Beautiful and invite them to attend one of our planning meetings so that they can see what goes on behind the scenes. Our planning meetings are always positive and usually involve laughter, food and prayer in addition to the hard work that goes on!
B:Beautiful was launched in 2007 with a small grant from Falmouth and Penryn Churches Together; we have been self-funding through ticket sales ever since. We always work within a tight budget to provide a beautiful venue, delicious food and a small gift. Our challenge is to keep the ticket price as low as possible so the event is accessible to as many women as possible. The current ticket price is £7 and the team are working hard to keep this the same next year. We appreciate the wide network of support from the local churches and business community who volunteer their time and resources to us for free or at minimal cost . We would love the opportunity to offer more women sponsored or supported tickets.
In 2016 we have had themes of Uniquely You (March). Women overcoming challenges (June), and in October Growing in God’s fragrant beauty.
B:Beautiful; Because every woman counts!