Church Women United observe prayer breakfast
The Salisbury Rowan Unit of Church Women United observed its annual prayer breakfast at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.
Jean Lowery, SRCWU prayer breakfast chair, organized the program for the more than 100 in attendance. Phyllis Thomside led the call to worship followed by a welcome from newly elected SRCWU President, Brenda Venning.
The GMBC Praise Team consisting of Thelma Banks, Sarah Ford, Thelma Michael, Eugene Nunn, Cynthia Roberson, Tangy Rosebrough and Maria Wilkes sang ěHow Great Is Our God,î followed by prayer and the blessing by the Reverend Dr. C. L. Phelps, host pastor.
Following breakfast, Sarah Ford, GMBC missionary president welcomed the group, another praise song was sung and an offering was received which will help three Rowan SRCWU budgeted agencies.
Lowery introduced the program, whose theme was ěThe Keys to Dynamic Prayer.î Components were shared by women from different churches and denominations, including Sarah Byerly of Coburn Memorial United Methodist; Carol Stout of St. Luke Baptist; Deborah Bamby of First Calvary Missionary Baptist; Lynn Bolick of St. Lukeís Episcopal; Annie Bates of Trinity Presbyterian; Montrella Davis of Sacred Heart Catholic; Dellene Gudger of First Presbyterian; Genny Reed, SRCWU Wellspring Chair and Manie Richardson of Milford Hills United Methodist.
The attendance banner was awarded to Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, and the Nanduti Banner remains at Gethsemane MBC until the May Friendship Day Celebration. The closing hymn was sung and Dr. Phelps pronounced the benediction.
Attendees brought 685 items for the Family Crisis Council and 19 different churches were represented at this breakfast program.
Church Women United is racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian womenís movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.
The next event is the May 6 Friendship Day Luncheon/Program when one outstanding young (ages 21 ń 45) woman will be recognized from each participating church.
Call 704-637-3425 for more information.