The annual Women’s World Day of Prayer, an international and interdenominational event, takes place in two local churches next Friday, March 6.
Services will be held at Thomas Street Methodist Church and Tandragee Presbyterian Church, both starting at 8pm.
The universal service has been prepared by the Christian women from The Bahamas and this year’s theme is ‘Do you know what I have done to you?’, taken from St John’s Gospel, Chapter 13 verses 1-17.
It focuses on the radical love of God and gives examples of where Christian love can be shown: to young single parents, to cancer sufferers, to victims of HIV/AIDs, to refugees and victims of domestic violence.
Mrs Phyllis McElhinney, a retired nurse, is the speaker at the Thomas Street service. She is married to a Methodist Minister (now retired). Having spent some years in The Bahamas serving the Methodist Church, with the Methodist Missionary Society, she has a wealth of experience to draw on, to give an inspirational talk.
The organisers of both services extend a warm welcome to everyone of all ages, not just women, to attend this global event.
It is estimated that the Women’s World of Prayer will be observed by an estimated three million people in more than 170 countries.