2016 AW Spring Celebrations hear of Kairos Outside
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Deaneries meet at Mayfield
Thanks to all and the parishioners of MICA, who contributed to such a lovely day of fellowship, worship, sharing of stories and of special gifts at St Andrew’s Mayfield today, 6 September 2016!
Eunice and Margaret shared very moving stories and gave us an insight into the ministry of KOW. May we all be challenged to support Kairos Outside for Women in any way we can, and may God richly bless their special ministry.
And the sublime music of David & Julie Webb from Southlakes Parish was a real blessing.
Then the Upper Hunter met at Muswellbrook. . .
On Wednesday, 7th September 2016, another beautiful Spring day, ladies from the various parishes of the Upper Hunter gathered in the beautiful historic Church of St Alban’s at Muswellbrook for a lovely service, again with well-chosen hymns and an excellent Homily from rector, The Rev’d Scott Dulley.
The speakers from Kairos Outside this time were Shirley and Karen who travelled up from Newcastle. They gave most informative talks, illustrated with a Power Point presentation. (some of this information about KOW will follow in a few days.)
Lunch in the Hall again was an example of wonderful country cooking – thank you, ladies!
Thursday it was at Raymond Terrace for the Deaneries of Maitland & Paterson
Another beautiful Spring day – with lovely worship, good fellowship and learning about the ministry of Kairos Outside for Women in the Hunter. This time Sue Royal, well-known in Anglican circles, spoke about the origins of KOW, what happens on a weekend and how we can help (see next article). Theresa shared her very personal and moving story, which touched many hearts. Then lunch and and a time of warm fellowship as we caught up with friends and made new ones.
Friday: Central Coast AW gathered at Lakes Anglican, Gorokan
On Friday, 9th September, it was the turn of women from the Central Coast to gather at Lakes Anglican Church at Gorokan, where we were welcomed by Deanery Leader Noeline Darcy.
Following the Eucharist, celebrated by The Revd Cathy Walker, Margaret and Lee from Kairos Outside in the Hunter shared their very moving personal stories, followed by information on the what, how and when of KOW, as it undertakes this very important and worthwhile ministry.
We heard of how KOW provides a safe space for guests, offering unconditional love, support and acceptance, as they share their life journey and help to foster spiritual growth.