A Postcard from the State President

A Note from our State President Jackie –

Conference time for the PWA coincides with a change of leadership. This year we had our President, Barbara Clark; Secretary, Sylvia Johnson and Treasurer, Roslyn Sharpe all completing three years of service. Heartfelt thanks for their diligent service to our Lord and our organisation.

Our Federal PWA President, Mrs. Julie White travelled from her home state, Western Australia, to speak at the PWA Conference on Monday, 9th July, 2018. Outgoing Moderator, Rev. David Burke opened our Conference with devotions. The incoming Moderator, Rev. Kamal Weerakoon, accompanied by his parents, joined us for lunch on the Monday of Conference before returning to preparation for Assembly.

Women’s Ministry Facilitator, Anna Moss gave the closing devotions. We look forward to getting to know Anna and providing ongoing support in her role working with women in Ministry throughout our Presbyteries. 93 people were in attendance and enjoyed a great time of praise, worship and fellowship.

Tuesday, 10th July started with devotion and praise time followed by our guest speaker, Dennis Rayson from Finnley and Balranald who has developed, in conjunction with PIM, a computer programme, “ Congregation Connect” which enables people who are isolated  by distance or personal circumstances to enjoy worship and bible studies.

Later that day Barbara Clark gave the PWA report to Assembly and our new Constitution, with some amendments, was passed by Assembly.

Our Presidents’ Lunch was held in the PLC dining room on Wednesday, 11th July. Past and present PWA Executive attended and enjoyed fellowship and good food. As we read in Luke 1 : 74,75 “We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live.”

May our members and churches hold true to God’s precious word. As the incoming PWA President I look forward to keeping you informed about our ministries throughout the State and meeting as many of you in my travels as possible.

Jackie Reiner, PWA President (Wollondilly Parish) Illawarra Presbytery.