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Grateful Girl Gathering Women’s Conference Returns for 2022

By Patti Jensen

Mitchell County


Have you ever felt the need to connect with other Christian women in your community? Have you ever had a prayer for a closer relationship with your friends and for ways to impact your community? Have you ever prayed for God to help you be more grateful even on the tough days?

You are not alone! The Grateful Girl Gathering was born from prayers just like that…Praying for God to reveal how we could use our gifts and talents for Him to bless other women just like us! We are women of different ages and different churches who were seeking a unique event that could bring women together to worship, study God’s word, hear amazing speakers, and have fun!

The Grateful Girl Gathering Christian Women’s Conference returns in 2022 bringing an event to encourage women with great speakers, amazing worship music, and a time to connect and be encouraged.

The Grateful Girl Gathering will be held Saturday, August 27th at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine, NC. In its 2nd year, the conference team is planning for a great day for women of all ages! In 2021, women from all across WNC as well as other states attended the conference. “The planning team for the Grateful Girl Gathering is made up of women from different area churches and are of different ages and stages in life,” said Patti Jensen, one of the team members. “We hope that women make plans to attend this year to hear the speakers, experience the worship, and enjoy the fun activities allowing them to connect with other women from our area.”

Churches are encouraged to bring their women’s groups and there is a new group registration process this year that makes registration much easier. There is also a new feature to gift tickets to women to bless them with an opportunity to attend.

Tickets will go on sale July 1, 2022, at For updates and notices, those interested are encouraged to sign up for the conference newsletter on the website.

The event is sponsored by several businesses and churches throughout the region. If your business or church is interested in helping to make the event possible, you can visit

“There are a lot of factors in this world that are negative and discouraging,” said Jensen. “But we want to remind the women in our communities that God is good, that He loves them and has a special purpose for their lives,” said Jensen. “Our desire is that women will come to the conference and feel a connection to God and the other women in attendance!”

For more information visit and follow along on Facebook and Instagram at @agratefulgirlgathering


Patti Jensen is the writer and creator of the lifestyle blog “A Grateful Girl” which features encouragement, a focus on gratitude with some lifestyle tips and recipes thrown in for good measure! Patti is married to Jack and has two daughters, two great sons-in-law and a new granddaughter, Georgia Grace. You can find her posts on Instagram and Facebook and on her blog at