Countdown to PW 2017 annual meetings

26.4.2017 | Congregational Life, Presbyterian Women, Church Life

Presbyterian Women, a part of women’s ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI), is holding its Annual Meetings next Thursday, 4th May 2017 when around 1,500 to 1,600 women from all over Ireland will come together in Belfast to worship and hear from God’s Word.

Looking forward to the event, which will be held in Assembly Buildings in the city, PCI’s Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer, Pauline Kennedy, said that all women are welcome to attend Thursday’s meeting at 2pm. The meeting continues with an Evening Celebration at 7.30pm and both events are free and require no registration.

“As we come together to worship and celebrate all that the Lord is doing throughout His church, we look forward to hearing what He has to say to us through His Word as we focus our hearts on this year’s theme, Grow and bear fruit, which is taken from Colossians 1:10 ‘…bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.’

“Our guest speaker will be Nicola Clarke [pictured] who is the Youth Worker in Orangefield Presbyterian Church. Nicola also serves on the Board of the Big House and is a Professional Practice Tutor for students studying Youth and Community Work at the Centre for Youth Ministry Ireland,” Pauline Kennedy explained.

During the afternoon meeting, Nicola will give her first talk on the theme ‘Grow and bear fruit.’ The evening meeting will take the form of a celebration as she gives her second talk and further unpacks God’s Word and what it means for us to grow and bear fruit for His Kingdom. Praise will be led by Erin McBride and Emma Smyth.

Presbyterian Women also looks forward to welcoming Elma Leeburn as their 2017/18 President. Speaking ahead of the meeting, the incoming president, who is a member of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church said, “It is my heartfelt desire that no matter what age or stage in life we are at, that as women we would be equipped and inspired to live out our faith with boldness and to have a deep compassion that others may come to know Jesus personally.”

As part of women’s ministry within the Presbyterian Church, each of the 465 PW Groups across Ireland seeks to encourage women to become Christians, to live for Jesus and to actively reach out to others at home and overseas.

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