PW September Message
When I started to write this I had just arranged a socially distanced PW Committee meeting to think about the way forward – What do we plan? When do we start being able to meet as a group? Will members feel safe coming out? I had thought that by now the answers might be a bit clearer. However things are still very uncertain- numbers-of Coronovirus infections in N. I. are rising again. As I prepare to post this on the Church Facebook , I’ve had to cancel the planned committee meeting as there has been another change in regulations.
However, In the midst of all the uncertainty one thing is sure. God loves each and every one of us and we can leave all our concerns and worries at his feet.
The Message Philippians 4 v 6-7
‘Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.’
I know this is the right way for all of us, however God knows that as human beings we will be anxious and we will find it hard to stop worrying. God understands.
Normally we would be looking forward to opening for the new session in the next week or so, however that can’t happen yet. We will keep you informed about the way forward as things become clearer. PCI have just issued some guidelines about starting adult ministry as have our own Kirk Session.
In the meantime, keep praying for each other, keep phoning each other for a chat and remember to be thankful for all the many blessing we have, because, even at this time, they are many. Below is a lovely song of encouragement to listen to : REST IN ME (click the link below).
Liz & the PW Committee
PW encourages women to become disciples of Christ and has been supporting mission in the Presbyterian Church both at home and overseas for over 140 years.
We welcome women of all ages from within and outside our congregation.
PW offers fellowship, friendship, encouragement and support through our programme of events – you are assured of a warm welcome at our meetings.
We meet once a month from September to April on Monday evenings at 7.45 PM do come and join us –
Ebrington has had a Ministry to Women for over 90 years. During that time it has evolved from being a purely Overseas Missionary Organisation to be one with a Ministry to Women in every place including those in our own neighbourhood.
The latest phrase in this evolution occurred in May 2008 when ‘Presbyterian Women” was launched. At that time the General Secretary, Caroline Hawthorne said; “We must seek to fulfil the Great Commission, both locally and globally. We must see our local communities as mission fields, just as much as we do with countries further afield.”