Women invited to special church servicePublished 1:49pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013
They say opportunity only knocks once, but sometimes, barriers seem to stand in the way.
On Nov. 1, women throughout the community are invited to consider those roadblocks that have kept them from moving forward in various aspects of their lives and ministry at the 2013 World Community Day service.
In Ironton this year’s service, called “Walking Through the Doors of Opportunity,” will be at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The service will also be held in conjunction with others at churches across the United States as an event sponsored by Church Women United.
There will be a Bible study and planning session for the special service at noon Friday at St. Joseph’s.
Marta Cofer, publicity chairperson for Quinn Chapel AME Church, said participants at the annual event talk about women’s issues on a global level and it is open to women of all ages and from all denominations.
“We would just like for more people to attend,” Cofer said. “The group is getting smaller and smaller.”
An offering will be taken during the service and will be given to the Church Women United national movement.
CWU was founded in 1941 and is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.