Colebrooke Parish Church was transformed into a Bahamian scene for the annual Women's World Day of Prayer, prepared this year by the women of the Bahamas. Shades of blue formed the backdrop to the display of shells, flower petals, tropical fruit, leaves and flowers. The names of all the islands were displayed, highlighting the size and diversity of the island communities. A moving and informative power point, prepared by Reverend John McClenaghan and Carol, brought to life the atmosphere of the islands as well as the challenge of the message.
The theme 'Jesus said to them: Do you know what I have done to you?' was clearly taught through the beautiful hymns, prayers and reading from John 13, where Jesus washed the disciples feet. Time for reflection and challenge gave each person present an opportunity to think how they could follow Jesus teaching and be disciples in their church, area and throughout the wider world.
Ladies from Aghavea Parish Church and Brookeborough Methodist Church participated in the service along with members of Colebrooke/Cooneen Mothers' Union. The organist was Isobel Little who gave of her time and talent to master new tunes and teach them to the MU members. The uplifting singing proved it was time well spent. Sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in the service.
After the service all present were entertained to a themed supper which included Tropical Fruit Salad, Fruit Pavlova, Pineapple Delight and Fruit and Cream Sponge with beautiful sandwiches and tray bakes. Valerie Crawford proposed a vote of thanks for the tasty supper. Sincere thanks to all MU members who contributed to the WWDP evening - preparing the hall and church, providing food for supper and serving and washing up.