Women’s Group Meeting – February 2019

Firstly I would like to apologize to Chris & Hilda who travelled to St Stephen’s last month to attend the meeting which was cancelled at the last moment due a low turnout.

Our next meeting is being hosted by and held at St Luke’s Church, Prodromi on 21st February at 3 pm.

Our Speaker for this month is Marina Gobbett who works with the ‘Matthew 25 Project’ a voluntary outreach mission organised by the Paphos Christian Fellowship International (PCFI).

PCFI Quotes –

Every Tuesday we give food and clothing away to those who need it. Every Friday we cook a meal and distribute it to people who cannot come out of their homes.

We help about 150 people each week from five different countries and from different religions, and the numbers are growing weekly. Amazingly, within these needs there are blessings.

Marina, a mother & a grandmother was a Counsellor in Manchester. She worked with traumatized people and helped in providing night shelters for destitute. She came to Paphos 5 years ago to what she thought was retirement however God had other plans for her. She is here to tell us what brought her to Cyprus and her work with the Project and God’s work through her. Please do come and listen and I am sure you will be inspired.

The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.

You can find more information about the Group by contacting Rema Lawson on 97 766564 or by email at: womensgrouppaphos@gmail.com

(Women’s) World Day of Prayer

An open invitation to the annual World Day of Prayer service

This year’s World Day of Prayer service, organised by the Anglican Church of Paphos, takes place on Friday 1st March at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala, commencing at 2.00 pm.

Each year the theme of this global event is prepared by women in a different country. Women of Slovenia have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was part of the former Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future.

The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries. It begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world finishing in American Samoa some 38 hours later. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to attend the service – friends, family, visitors, ladies and gentlemen, to share this experience.

Women’s Group Meeting – January 2019

The meeting this Thursday is being CANCELLED as there are insufficient attendees to make this meeting worthwhile. We will re-schedule this talk for March.

Our first meeting for this year was to have been hosted and held at St. Stephen’s Church, Tala on 17th January at 3 pm. Please see above paragraph.

Our Speaker is Ala Khalil who is the founder of the Alakadimiya Arabic Language Center here in Paphos.

Ala is a young Jordanian woman living in Paphos with her family. With the increasing number of Arab families moving to the Island, she has started this Center to help the Community.

Ala is going to talk to us about how she encourages women to integrate into a new and different society while retaining their unique identity and staying true to who they are.

Do come and listen and I am sure it may help us integrate more into our communities as well.

The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.

Carols for Christmas 2018

Thanks to everyone who came and filled St Luke’s Church for our Carols for Christmas on Saturday 15th December.

The carols were sung heartily, readers entertained us, the delicious Christmas food disappeared quickly and the mulled wine was a great success.  Best of all was the fact that about half of the people who came were not regular churchgoers, so our outreach really seems to have worked. We raised three hundred euros with a retiring collection for the Dreamland Mission Hospital, Kenya, a charity dear to our hearts.  Well done to you all.

Annual Christmas Fayre Update

Very grateful thanks and many congratulations to everyone involved with the Fayre this year.

It was a wonderful occasion and a truly memorable day, the stalls looked fantastic and so many people commented on the excellent quality of the goods we had on offer.  Despite the dreadful weather on the Tuesday the sun shone on us for a short period when the Fayre was open and although  the attendance was 20% down on last year we still managed to make money for our charities and I am delighted to be able to tell you that we hope to distribute in excess of €8,000 to the list of worthy causes.  Thank you all for making it possible for us to help others who are far less fortunate than ourselves.

Annual Dinner / Dance 2018

Annual Dinner Dance

Good food and good company make for a very good night out.
This is the verdict of the 70 guests who attended the annual ACP Dinner Dance at the Kamares Club on Friday 9 November. The event included a superb buffet, a spectacular raffle and raised nearly €1,400  for church funds.
See if you are featured in the ‘rogues gallery’ below!

Annual Charity Christmas Fayre

The Charity Christmas Fayre Is Coming To Paphos

Wednesday 5th December 11.30a.m.

At the Monte Liza Wedding Venue Mesogi Avenue (Polis Road)

Father Christmas will officially open The Anglican Church Of Paphos Christmas Fayre at 11.30. When the door opens a spectacular array of stalls, attractions and culinary delights will await. Our stallholders will be in festive mood with Christmas decorations and homeware gifts, handicrafts, plants, materials for crafters and hand-made cards. Don’t miss our Rainbow Gift Stall and Christmas cards to get those last-minute purchases sorted out.

Annual Charity Christmas FayreOur Bric A Brac stall is always very popular due to the quality and quantity of items on offer. This year our Good As New Clothing Boutique will have both formal and casual items and things for that special occasion. The Book Stall will feed the hungriest book worm and don’t forget to see the DVD collection

Refreshments are available all day including the BBQ and filled rolls, mince pies and mulled wine, tea and coffee to wash it down. Why not take a cake home for tea and preserves for the larder. Our sweets stall has temptations in gift boxes too. To entertain you while you are shopping we welcome return visits from the Children at TLC School singing their seasonal songs at 12.15. At 1p.m. the Cyprus Police Band will be on hand to add extra Christmas cheer.

Come and spend the day with us and enjoy all we have to offer. Make sure you stay to see if you are a raffle prize winner as the prize baskets are amazing. Above all by supporting this event you will help us to help others in and around Paphos once again this Christmas.

Women’s Group Meeting November 2018

The next meeting is being hosted by Ayia Kyriaki and is held at St. Stephen’s Church on Thursday, 15th November at 3 pm.

There is a change in the Speaker as the scheduled Speaker had to leave the country on a family emergency.

However, we were fortunate to get at short notice an excellent Speaker, Carol Skene, an ordained Minister, now retired in Paphos.

With Heart to God and Hand to Man is Carol’s topic for the afternoon.

Carol has been a Minister in The Salvation Army for some 25 years.  Carol will take us on journey from the slums of the late 1800’s to work that has now spread to more than 135 counties throughout the world; and with stories of life as a Salvation Army Minister.

We are privileged to have a person in our midst, who can share her incredible life experiences with us, so I do hope you can come, listen and take something back with you.

The meeting is normally for an hour with the ability to interact with the Speaker. After which there are light refreshments and time to socialize with other members.

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