OGDEN -- Area Christian girls of all faiths who are looking for a fun time, worship, learning and shopping are invited to a teen girl conference from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. May 3 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Canyon Road Assembly of God Church, 1390 Canyon Road, in Ogden.
The free event, called Not for Sale, will center on ways girls can keep their bodies clean and safe.
The conference is now in its second year and was attended by more than 300 girls representing 28 churches last year.
"We learned that it's definitely something that's needed in the community," said Rachel Johnson, who is organizing the event. "The moms and the youth pastors were so grateful that we were talking about these topics with their girls. They felt like they could follow up with their daughters."
Johnson is married to Canyon Road's pastor, Jeremiah Johnson.
She said it will be exciting this year to see so many more people.
Girls in grades 7 through 12 are welcome.
"All topics will be carefully presented, including human trafficking," Johnson said.
She said she will talk about praying for girls who have been exposed to any type of sexual abuse, including those who will be in attendance.
"We learned last year that there were girls that were dealing with a lot of heavy issues," Johnson said. "Even though they look great on the outside, there are a lot of girls who are hurting."
She said a message will be that it's OK to tell an adult.
"We want to save girls from being drug addicts, save girls from being alcoholics," Johnson said. "Even if we save one girl from teen pregnancy -- not be a social burden -- then we are making a difference in society."
She said statistics have increased from one in four girls being abused before they are 18 to numbers closer to one in three.
A favorite feature returning this year will be a panel discussion, featuring youth pastors, that allows the girls to text in their questions.
Speaking and performing will be Brandon Bee, who is the worship leader at The Refuge Church in Riverdale.
Bee was named 2010 New Artist of the Year in the Christian Music Awards.
"He is awesome," Johnson said. "He is a producer and everything. He is always traveling all over America and to Italy with his music. He's a real humble man."
Bee's wife, Leanne Bee, also will be a speaker.
Christy Sullivan, of Youth Xplosion, will be traveling to the conference from Mississippi.
Mission Improvible, from the Genesis Project, will perform late Friday night after the main service.
New this year will be a mom breakout session, in which the moms can ask questions of other moms.
"Those who have older girls can talk about how they survived the teenage years," Johnson said.
"We'll have a fashion show of what not to wear and how to dress appropriately," Johnson said. "We'll show them both sides of an outfit, including how to fix it to be appropriate. We'll say put a cami under it. Wear leggings or a jacket."
Those who attend don't have to RSVP, but organizers are hoping that they will.
Also for information, call 605-413-3875.
The phone number for the church is 801-621-2185.