Wednesday, July 18
Presbyterian Women's Gathering
Minute for mission: Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns. (Psalm 46:4-5)
Today in Orlando, Florida, several thousand women will gather to focus on Bible study and prayer in a format of worship and workshops. Known as the 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women, local, national, and global participants will come together in celebration of the River of Hope (Ps. 46:4-5). Participants will find avenues for inspiration and challenge. Guests will marvel at the variety of exhibits and resources designed to equip them with understanding and great hope. Included will be the installation of PW leaders for the 2012-2015 triennium.
We request your prayers for the mission focus of this event. Clean water initiatives and world hunger are just two of the topics that will be explored through inspiring speakers and uplifting music. The women (and some children and men) will have the opportunity to shop in the Enough for Everyone Global Marketplace and Resource Center/Bookstore, which shares fair wages around the world. For more information, visit www.presbyterianwomen.org/gathering.
- Kathy Randall, chair, 2012 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women
Let us join in prayer for:
Let us pray
Great God of Hope, may the river flow through us this day in sharing help and gladness to God's city as the morning dawns. Touch our hearts with love for all, especially by encouraging the weak and giving tenderness to the strong. Amen.