Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 – prepared by Christian Women of Suriname
More photographs from the Women’s World Day of Prayer Service held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala can be found by clicking HERE or via the Gallery page.
Front Cover Artwork
The painting shows hands symbolically receiving the divine gift ready to pass on to future generations. The sun shines and vegetables and fruit tell us that there is enough food for everyone. The hummingbird, white ibis and macaw represent the many bird species the country boasts. The blue frog is one of the protected species only found in Suriname. Native to the country is the red and yellow heliconia, as is the majestic kapok tree – a beautiful giant of the forest. In the distance the Voltzberg can be seen – one of Suriname’s many granite mountains. The seven women symbolize all women in Suriname who cherish this gift to pass on to their children. Seven also symbolizes the seven days of God’s creation.
The graphic on the front cover was designed by 70 year old Alice Pomstra-Elmont. Alice was born on a ship as her mother was travelling from Paramaribo to Moengo, which in those days could only be done by boat. Most of her youth was spent in Paramaribo. She worked in general education in Suriname and later in special education in the Netherlands, before returning to live in Suriname.
Alice writes: “I enjoy this wonderful country with its rich nature. It is delightful to see the sun rise in the morning and the birds flying. What a precious gift. Let us keep it as beautiful as we received it.”
€265.80 was raised to go towards the grants allocated by the Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee.
ee a pictorial record of the event by clicking HERE or via the Gallery page.
€10,000 Raised For Charity By The Anglican Church of Paphos
The Christmas Fayre run by the Anglican Church of Paphos at The Monte Lisa on 6th December 2017 raised an amazing €10,000 which will help 22 charities both large and small based on the island with many working in the Paphos District. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who came on the day, those who worked so hard to make the event possible and to the many local businesses and individuals who gave us help with donations and advertising. We are delighted to have been able to make such a difference to those in our local community once again.
For more images please click HERE or find via the Gallery page.
On 23rd November, the church Christmas Dinner, organised by the major fund raising team was held at the Kamares Club. It was a tremendous success and was enjoyed by all three congregations who were equally well represented. 58 tickets were sold and I’m afraid that anyone who was unable to attend really missed out. €1100 were raised for church funds.
The food was excellent but will result in one or two pre-Christmas diets being necessary! Music was provided by Blue Jar, a delightfully talented couple with a huge range of different genres ranging from quiet background ballads during the meal and ending with everyone up on the dance floor.
We have been asked to repeat this next year and it is hoped that we will have 75-100 attending once word gets around. If you didn’t go – ask someone who did, what you missed out on.
Many thanks to all the team who worked so hard to put the event on, added to the successful Sponsored Walk – also being repeated next Easter Monday
The Mini Golf event which took place on Friday 19 May attracted almost 60 people which was hugely successful and enjoyed by everyone.
Many thanks to Margaret, Ian and Caroline for a delicious buffet. After deduction for golf fees and food, €171.33 was raised for Church Funds – well done for those who attended and took part.
Chrissie Peach won the ladies trophy (3rd year in succession for St. Stephen’s) and Roger Parker won the gents trophy (2nd year in succession for St. Luke’s).