The Weston-Super-Mare Church Host the Women's World Day of Prayer
(Worle and Milton Churches)
6th March 2015
The service this year came from the Bahamas and the theme title was taken from the words of Jesus, ‘Do You Know What I Have Done to You’ John 13:1-17. The same service is always repeated on the first Friday in March by churches all over the world creating a wave of prayer. Every year a different country is selected and it then becomes their responsibility to put together the service.
On this beautiful sunny morning members of the Weston church prepared a welcoming scene with large colourful tissue flowers, posters and fruit. The ladies taking part in the service wore brightly coloured scarves which portrayed a picture and feeling of the Caribbean. In the background Caribbean music softly played and a PowerPoint presentation displayed pictures and information about the country.
In the passage found in John: 13, Jesus washes the feet of the disciples and he tells them to do this in remembrance of him. A young lady member of the church, walked up and down the aisles with a bowl and towel to emphasise this. At the same time a short video was inserted into the presentation showing the washing of feet in the Weston church.
The atmosphere was one of friendship, and Christian love. At the same time everyone held hands and sang the hymn ‘Let There Be Love All Around Us’, you could really feel unity and warmth.
Jennie Gallagher is the representative for the Adventist church and has been involved with the Women’s World Day of Prayer for approximately 25 years. She has built up a friendship with people from many churches within the Christian Community. A lot of hard work went into the preparation not only by Jennie but other church members. Many people came forward to say how much they enjoyed the service. The Secretary, responsible for organising the WWDP in the area, was stepping down so she was presented with flowers to thank her for all of the work she has done.
The Weston church recognises the importance of working with people in the Christian community. They have made good friends through the cookery club, craft club and by supporting the Weston Food Bank. Many of these people came to the Christmas Carol Service.
Yvonne Hill Communications