The KGF Area Women’s Fellowship met on 12th January 2019, at Good Shepherd church KGF, for a day’s retreat to begin the New Year with renewed spirit and vision.
Rev. Robinson (Presbyter) offered the opening prayer. The Good shepherdwomen’s fellowship led the gathering with praise and worship, dance and skit. The Presbyter in charge Rev.usha Rani offered the morning devotion. The area chairperson, Rev. Robin Marshall brought greetings to the gathering.
Our Karnataka Central Diocese, Women's Fellowship President Prof. Esther Prasanakumar, Bishop Amma shared God's word of promise for the new year, inspiring the women folk to approach the new year with a right attitude and to make a wounderful come back to the new year with renewed strength, complete focus and commitment.
The afternoon session commenced with a debate (Pattimandram). The Bishop Amma moderated and set the motion of the debate the topic " From the background of scriptures to the present church, where do Women find encouragement? is it from the men or women? " the debate was worth enjoying for the audience, every debater was cheered and applauded for giving a tough fight, mixed with humor, pleasing presentation and sharp arguments.
Prof .Mrs. Esther Prasanakumar concluded the debate giving a fair judgment, exposing that Men and women are important in Gods Ministry. God created both men and women in his image and we are called to be cheerful instruments in bringing glory to God's name, quoting Gal 3: 28 "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ. " it is our primal responsibility to encourage each other and become one in Christ.
Trophies were presented to the best speakers of the debate and the participants.
The retreat came to an end with a closing prayer led by Rev. Robinson and Rev.Robin Marshall pronounced the blessing.
We are extremely thankful to our KCD women’s fellowship President, Prof. Esther Prasanakumar(Bishop Amma) for giving us such opportunities, and also who made sure to be present among us for the retreat to encourage the women’s in KGF Area, our special thanks to the KCD Women’s fellowship office barriers.
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Mr. Alexender, the Secretary of Good Shepherd Church for sponsoring the trophies.
Our sincere thanks to the KGF Area Chairperson, the Presbyter in Charge, Presbyter and Women’s Fellowship of Good Shepherd Church.
Rev. Beena Priyadarshini
KGF AREA WOMENS’ FELLOWSHIP