The PW Annual Meeting and Evening Celebration will take place this year on Thursday 10th May 2018 in Assembly Buildings, Belfast. The Annual Meeting begins at 2:00pm, the Evening Celebration at 7:30pm.
Around 1,600 women from across Ireland will gather together for the event. The PW or Presbyterian Women is a part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s women’s ministry. Each of the 465 PW groups seek to encourage women to become Christians, to live for Jesus and to actively reach out to others at home and overseas.
PW Annual Meeting and Evening Celebration ~ 10th May 2018 ~ Assembly Buildings, Belfast.
This year’s event will include praise and worship, a series of talks around the PW theme for 2018/2019 and the unveiling of this year’s Special Project. PCI’s Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer, Pauline Kennedy, said that all women are welcome to attend the free events.
“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, ‘Beautiful’, which is taken from Psalm 27:4: ‘One thing I ask of the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.’”
“Our guest speaker will be Kate Patterson, a writer, speaker and part time school chaplain based in West London. Kate is on the leadership team at Holy Trinity Richmond and is the author of The Promise of Blessing and The Gift of Blessing,” Pauline explained.
During the afternoon meeting, Kate will give her first talk on this year’s theme focusing on Psalm 27:1-4. In this passage David expresses his confidence in the Lord as his stronghold and salvation. In her second talk, which is part of the evening celebration, Kate will further unpack God’s Word, looking at key passages from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. In both she will explore how we live in a ‘wilderness world’ that God wants to fill with the beauty of His love and grace.
At this year’s meeting, outgoing President, Elma Leeburn, of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, will hand over to Lynda Stothers. Lynda is a member of Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church in Belfast and the current PW Overseas Vice President.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, the incoming president for 2018/19 said,
“At the core of our organisation is the fact that there is the most beautiful message we can share. The message that God loves all of us so much that Jesus came to suffer and die and be raised from death in order that our relationship with Him is restored. That brings about a beauty, which is about more than how we look or what we achieve, rather it is about His beauty reflected in how we live our lives.”
“I look forward to representing PW among women in the wider Church but even more so, to encouraging groups to play their part in equipping and enabling women to become and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ,” she said.
The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00pm and will continue with the Evening Celebration at 7:30pm on the 10th May 2018. No registration is required.
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