Welcome to the C.W.F. Spring Newsletter, this years 90th Annual Conference theme was Blessed Assurance.
Women were asked to write a 90th Birthday Hymn. The one selected was called Creator God, Father and Mother written by Joy Rice and the music was kindly provided by Graham Westcott.
We were certainly blessed and assured with our Key Speaker who was the Rev. Kate Bottley , who has appeared in the Channel 4’s T.V. Series Gogglebox. She really made us laugh and everyone was in stitches when she did her talk. During her talk we felt really Blessed but at the same time we were challenged to remember we are a “Resurrection People” does something have to close “die “ in order for us to be guided to something new and different? And when did you last share your faith with someone
The Work Shops were very well attended and the products of the 90th Banner and the Churches where I Worship Collage- here are the pictures of the 90th Banner and the Collage below. Also the committee would like to thank all the leaders of all the workshops for leading their respective workshops including Head Massage etc.
The ladies all enjoyed the 90th Birthday cake. And pictured below are the Ladies that came to the Conference for the first time ever and also the ladies that have been coming for the most years. So let us give a great big thank you to Sue Simpkin for making it.
Joy Rice compered the Saturday Evening entertainment and as usual the ladies did not let us down on their talents.
The Sunday Morning Bible Study was taken by Vicky Longbone, and she looked at the Language of the Bible and she gave us a short exercise to do- to change him to her in the Bible. Then we had a lengthy discussion about this and it really brought some challenging things about the Bible.
The weekend culminated in communion which was led by Eileen Williams.
The Overseas Collection Raised for Bethany School at Bethany was £468.49(Saturday Evening)
And the Oasis Bus Halifax £515.63 (Sunday Morning)
The Present Stall Raised £120.00 Fair Trade Stall Raised £234.75
Glass Stall Raised £37.00 (Percentage)
2018 Conference Friday 23rd February –Sunday 25th February.
The Committee are working tirelessly on the theme for next year’s Conference. Also we welcome Sue Germaney to the Committee
I have a small announcement to make it is with regret that Kate King Smith has passed away after a short illness. She was a regular at Swanwick and well liked and very funny. Please remember her in your prayers.
Have a great Summer and I will be back in the Autumn with details of our 2018 Conference
Love and God Bless