This week, several hundred visitors are in Louisville for a religious conference.

The Triennial Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women kicks off its five day conference.

More than 25,000 women have registered to attend this year's event.  Women from at least 29 countries are represented at the conference.

This year women are being asked to bring something extra to the event.

"Women are coming from all over the country with gift cards," said Catrelia Hunter, moderator.

The conference ends on Wednesday and is open to women of all faiths.  The event is held every three years.