Our annual Women’s Retreat is planned as an overnight event on Friday/Saturday, January 17/18. The ladies and youth girls love this special time apart: apart from the big city of Cairo, and apart from everyday activities. We focus on worship, the Word, meditation/quiet time, as well as fellowship and building relationships.
This year, our speaker is The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick, who is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She served for ten years as Associate Pastor for Education, Youth and Mission at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana, USA.
The message is about “The Friendship of Women: the hidden tradition of the Bible.” Using Sr. Joan Chittister’s book of the same name, we will explore the qualities that we find essential in our relationships with one another, and reflect on how they are represented by women in scripture. We will also take the time to reflect prayerfully on these qualities, our relationships with one another and how we can cultivate deep and valuable friendships.