The women of Emmanuel Baptist Church will celebrate International Women’s History Week under the theme “Women Praying, Reconnecting and Reimagining Sisterhood” from March 20-24.
Events begin Wednesday, March 20 with prayer from 12-1 p.m. A bag lunch will be provided. Prayer will resume from 5–6 p.m., followed by a Bible study focusing on Biblical women from 6–7:30 p.m.
After prayer, from 10–11 a.m. on March 21, there will be storytelling and a roundtable discussion, “Issues Affecting Women,” from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. Thursday’s events end with an exercise session from 6–7:30 p.m.
Friday’s events include an all-day conference starting at 10 a.m. Workshops will start at 1:30 p.m. Speakers will include Carolyn Burns-Speller and Monique Johnson, an artist and recent law school graduate.
Saturday, March 23 events include a workshop from 10 a.m.–noon. A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.
Events culminate on Sunday, March 24 at the 10 a.m. worship service, when Rev. Stephanie Ellis-Gibbs, a George Washington University School of Education professor, will speak. Ellis-Gibbs is the First Lady of Queens Baptist Church in Queens Village, N.Y, where her husband, Rev. Brian Gibbs, is pastor.
All activities are free and women of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend. Emmanuel Baptist Church is located at 1075 Shalimar Dr. Rev. Dr. John Mendez is the host pastor. For more information, call the church office at 336-788-7023, or visit http://emmanuelbaptistws.com/.