Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
The Seventieth Year Celebrations of the Women’s Fellowship of the Church of South India (CSI) has a grand beginning at the Bishop’s Cotton Girls’ School in Bengaluru on 27th of September 2018. The formation of the CSI Women’s Fellowship (CSI WF) coincides with the formation of the Church of South India, which is the biggest united and uniting church in India, which took place exactly one year ahead of the formation of the CSI WF on 27th September 1947.
The celebrations got underway with a rally in which hundreds of women, including the 600 women delegates who attend this historic event.
The celebrations continued with the Holy Communion Service at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Bengaluru on 28th September 2018.
(More Reports and photos to follow) · Updated on Saturday · Taken at Bishop Cotton Girls' School
The aim of the Fellowship is to unite the women of the Church and to equip them for Christian witness and make them part of all the programmes of the Church. The Women's Fellowship has been one of the effective bodies of the Church of South India which works towards a meaningful ministry among the needy and poor, oppressed and the marginalized women and children. We as a body of women are 'called to serve' by promoting unity, fellowship and justice. We are also called to equip and empower women to become effective leaders in their families, church and society.
'Arise and Shine' is the Motto of the Women's Fellowship.
The following are some of the activities the Women's Fellowship units are involved at the grassroot level
Addressing the social issues.
Care of the elderly people and the orphan children.
Developing leadership to be one of the parts of the church.
To develop the communities of men and women.
Empowerment of young women to become economically independent.
Poor women upliftment programme.
Re-reading and understanding the Bible from women's perspective.
Caring for the sick and the disabled.
Fellowship of the Least Coin and World Day of Prayer.
Care & Counselling for HIV/AIDS People and their families.
Issue Based Bible Study, Leadership Training for rural pastors’ Wives, Bible Women, Women Missionaries and Missionaries Wives.
Food for All Campaign - “Handful of Rice Movement” Eradicating Hunger-role of women in Church Facilitating collective local responses.
The Women's Fellowship “Food For All” Campaign
In this campaign to combat poverty and hunger. The CSI Women's Fellowship will renew the practice of settling apart a “Handful of Rice” for the poor while cooking. The rice collected by this way will be used locally for combating hunger.
W.F. of Madhya Kerala Diocese
C.S.I. Bishop's House
Kottayam - 686 001, Kerala.
W.F. of Madurai Ramnad Diocese
OCPM Girls Hr. Secondary School
Madurai - 625 002.
Bangalore - 560 001.
'Susam' 453, HBR Layout
1st stage, II Block
9th Main, 6th Cross
Bangalore - 560 043.