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9 to 5 For Christ

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Meet our May Speaker – Jody is a highly sought after speaker you don’t want to miss!

All 2024 meetings will be held at Northpark Community Church

9 to 5 for Christ

Monday, May 13, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
at Northpark Community Church

2297 E Shepherd Ave, Fresno, CA 93720 (Between Chestnut & Maple)


It is greatly appreciated when you make a reservation by the Friday prior to the event – thank you!

or call/text Penny Murray: 559-349-1974

For additional information, please go to www.9to5forchrist.com


New Prices for 2024

  • $20 for first time attendees
  • $23 for advance registration (by the Friday before the meeting)
  • $25 at the door, and all registrations after Friday before the meeting


Please join us in welcoming our speaker: 

Jody Hudson

Advocate, Author, Speaker and Fundraiser 

The Blessing of Surrender: Letting Go and Letting God

Jody Hudson

The more you resist what’s happening to you, the more you suffer. We must let go of our need to control and have faith that God’s plans are better for us. Jody will share her story on letting go and letting God.

Bible Verse – Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

About Jody:
Philanthropy Director for California CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Jody Hudson is a fundraising professional with over 17 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Before joining California CASA in 2021, Hudson served as Vice President of Development and Communications for Girl Scouts of Central California South, and before that, led the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno as Director of Operations. She is also the CEO and founder of the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation (AHLF), an organization that seeks to increase research efforts and patient support for Lyme disease and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Disorder).

In 2018 Hudson was honored with the Marjaree Mason Center Top Ten Professional Women Award. In 2020, she was KSEE 24’s Remarkable Woman. She is a highly sought-after motivational speaker who addresses grief and creates purpose from pain. Her book, My Promise to Alex, was released in February 2022 and won Best Memoir from the Christian Indie Book Awards in 2023.


Each month we highlight a ministry in our community and ask our ladies attending to join us in providing some of the needs of the highlighted ministry.

Our Second Quarter Ministry (April, May & June): This quarter we are excited to partner with “Loving and Leading Others” (LALO)

Loving and Leading Others (LALO) is a compassionate nonprofit organization based in Fresno, California. Established as a 501c3 by Elsa and her husband Rodolfo, LALO focuses on empowering women and children affected by HIV. Recognizing the disproportionate impact of HIV on women and works closely with them to provide support and resources to uplift their lives.

At the heart of LALO’s mission is a commitment to fostering self-worth and empowerment through biblical teachings and practical skills training. The organization offers programs that equip women with skills such as sewing, embroideries, and beauty salon techniques, enabling them to achieve financial independence and stability.

One of LALO’s significant achievements is the establishment of a ministry home in Ethiopia, providing a safe haven for women and children in need. This initiative reflects LALO’s dedication to extending its impact beyond local communities and reaching those in vulnerable situations globally.


  • The biggest need is cash for a new pump for water

Other ongoing needs are:

  • Threads for embroideries
  • Scissors to cut fabric
  • Measurement tapes
  • Anything to do with sewing that is small/light enough for traveling

Anyone who brings a donation or donates towards this ministry will have their name entered in a drawing to win a beautiful patriotic quilt made by Pamela Alexander.

Shop with our Vendors

Doors open at 5:30 – if you are looking for some handmade gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays or the home come visit our wonderful vendors with beautiful treasures made with love.

Highlights from Last Month

We really appreciate our ladies who come, set up and share their talents and expertise, we call them our vendors of the month. Here are just a few pictures of their tables and goods for sale. If you would like to be a vendor please contact Penny at 559-349-1974.

We also want to ask for prayer for our dear friend Annie Hickman as she continues her battle with cancer.



Please be sure to pick up a new bookmark with all the speakers and dates for 2024


May 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Northpark Community Church
2297 E Shepherd Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720 United States
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