Their focus is shifting from doing the mission work, to focus on education and empowering the whole church to engage in mission. This includes groups leading worship on Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D Sundays, providing education and opportunities to engage in local mission, Gifts of Change and other projects. While the way they do mission work is changing, they are steadfast in their determination to share Christ’s love with the world.
Women’s Missionary Society Report
The WMS meets regularly online. With the changes in staff, as well as to simplify the format for virtual meetings, the structure of the Council Executive was streamlined so all matters were dealt with by the committee-as-a-whole. Sadly, the Women’s Gathering 2022 was cancelled, however, a successful Come Together Series, which allowed people to learn about mission-related topics online, was conceived. Speakers came from the Mid India Board of Education, the Graduate School for Nurses in India, Action Réfugiés Montréal, World Day of Prayer, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana, The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Bible translation work in Taiwan, the Centre for Minority Issues in Japan, the Kenora Fellowship Centre, the Church of North India, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Zomba Theological College and Church of Central Africa, Malawi. They also were able to celebrate Pauline Brown’s 70th anniversary in India.
Grants were given from endowment funds to a variety of PWS&D and PCC projects. The mission study topic for 2021–2022 was on the Together We Can! projects: Action Réfugiés Montréal and the MIBE Graduate School for Nurses in Indore, India.
General Assembly was adjourned until Monday, June 6 at 2 p.m. (Eastern). Subscribe to the PCC’s YouTube channel to be notified when the live stream begins.
To see the results of the Assembly’s discernment from today, visit PC-Biz in the “Agendas” tab. Use the drop-down to find the committee report, such as the Business Committee, and you’ll see the Assembly action for each item.