‘Snowed-off’ Womens’ World Day of Prayer moved to Friday, 23rd March

Date: Friday 23rd March, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Beulah URC, Beulah Road, Rhiwbina

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The 2018 Women’s World Day of Prayer Service
has the theme
“All God’s Creation is Very Good!”
It is written by the Christian women of Suriname who focus on creation
and our responsibility to care and look after it.

The Executive Director of Women’s World Day of Prayer,
Rosângela Oliveira,

“As in the beginning, God created from chaos. But everything that was created
found its place in creation.
All were related to each other
the earth with the light, the waters with the sky, the tree seeds with the living creatures, and the humankind with God.
None could exist without the other, and the source of all was God.

There was goodness in that integrated system of relationships.
But essential to that was the commitment to care.

And we know that we are failing!

Women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that
we are caretakers of God’s creation!

They are bringing to our attention the urgent need for caring at a time when
more than 180 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

A commitment to keep the earth cooler depends on
public policies implemented by governments,
but also on our personal lifestyle.

As one of our Guiding Principles affirms,
“prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another.”

Through the worship service,
we listen to the multicultural and multi-ethnic people of Suriname.
They take us to their communities and through their concerns.
History is before our eyes! The flora and fauna is remarkable!
The everyday life is weaved into the prayers.”

The date set for the service is always  usually (!)  the 1st Friday in March.
BUT on 2nd March 2018 it snowed . . .and snowed . . . and snowed!

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