Women in Ordained Ministry 20th Anniversary – Conference

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Women in Ordained Ministry Conference

Called, Liberated, Ordained for service

21-22 October 2014

In 2014, the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in Jamaica.  One of the events to mark this occasion is the hosting of a two-day conference, “Women in Ordained Ministry: Called, Liberated, Ordained for Service”, from 21-22 October 2014.   The conference is designed specifically for women serving in ministry as ordained and non-ordained professionals and will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the expectations and experience of women in ordained ministry over the past twenty years and also to focus on issues which impact the lives of women including health, time and stress management, retirement planning and daily intimacy with God.

The conference will be opened by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and there will be a special presentation by  Rev. Dr. Yvette Noble-Bloomfield, Moderator of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

To download the Conference Registration Form please click on the following link: Click Here


Conference Programme

Day 1, 21 October 2014                    

9:00 a.m.                     Registration
9:30 a.m.                     Bible Study
10:30 a.m.                   Opening Ceremony
Address by Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica & the Cayman Islands

11:00 a.m.                   Break
11:15 a.m.                   MAIN SPEAKER
Rev. Dr. Yvette Noble – Bloomfield Moderator, The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

12:30 p.m.               Fellowship Meal

1:30 p.m.                 Group Discussions
(1)   Women and the Episcopate in the Province of the West Indies
(2)   Patterns of Ministry available to ordained women
(3)   Scripture and attitudes to women in ministry

2:30 p.m.                  Reports from Group Discussions
3:00 p.m.                  Question and Answer session
3:30 p.m.                  Closing Exercise


Day 2, 22 October 2014

9:00 a.m.                     Registration
9:30 a.m.                     Bible Study

10:30 a.m.                   Break
10:45 a.m.                   Panel Discussion: WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES
Uterine, Breast & Cervical Cancers; Menopause; Hair, Skin & Nail care

12:30 p.m.                  Fellowship Meal

1:30 p.m.                    Presentation: FINANCIAL PLANNING
Housing; investment and Financial Management; Pensions                                                                                    
2:45 p.m.                    Closing Exercise


Conference Speakers include:
Rev. Dr. Yvette Noble-Bloomfield      Moderator, United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Dr. Michael Abrahams                       Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Rev. Shelly-Ann Tenia(Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago)

Rev. Dr. Stephen Jennings (Senior Pastor Mona Baptist Church)

Rev. Angella Palacious (Diocese of the Bahamas & Turks and Caicos Islands)

Conference Fee:
JA$ 5500
US$ 55.00

Registration forms must be returned no later than Friday, 10 October 2014.
For further information, contact Korrine Fairweather, Tel: 926 8925 or [email protected]

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