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On April 8th, at the Wealthy Community Center, the Women’s Federation of World Peace had its first public conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After the successful fundraiser for the Schools of Africa in November last year, the women in Grand Rapids organized this conference to solidify the foundation for further WFWP activities in Grand Rapids.Members of the WFWP Detroit and Chicago chapters drove to Grand Rapids to support this event. The fact that other women drove from Detroit and Chicago to participate to the conference increased the guests’ interest in WFWP. One guest said, "This is so interesting, I have never heard of it!"An energetic spirit filled the room, animated by lively music and a large variety of foods, both American and international. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere of…
On March 3 the Michigan Chapter of WFWP hosted, for the second year in a row, the Day of Prayer.The event was in collaboration with the Church Women United (CWU). Church Women United is a nationwide, well-established organization, which strives to go beyond the divisions caused by different denominations and religions. The dynamic members are consistently working on projects to help those with the most need.The day was a most joyous event, filled with the powerful and spirit-filled songs from the choir of the shall Pathways to Christ Church of Detroit. After their singing, WFWP Co-Chairwoman Val Parham offered a spiritual called “Tell God My Troubles,” that was well received. She then introduced a representative of, what she called, the parental religion, Judaism. She invited a woman rabbi, Rabbi Dorit…
On November 26, 2016, WFWP Michigan organized its first fundraiser for the Schools of Africa. About 30 people gathered to support the Schools of Africa project.After the welcome remarks and presentation of the core values and activities of the Women’s Federation by Donnette Konan, the event was animated by a lot of African songs and dances (as it is a tradition in Africa).The event was also animated by the personal testimonies of the guest speakers from different African countries. They, in their testimonies, created in the guests a strong connection to the ultimate purpose of the donation--which is to eradicate poverty and suffering in the world. Mrs. Uretha emphasized the difficulties she, herself, faced as she was growing up in Liberia. She spoke about having to miss school because of…
On Saturday, November 5, women from a variety of churches gathered for our second annual Schools of Africa Fundraiser. The program was sponsored by the Women's Federation for World Peace and was held at the Metro Detroit Family Church. There was entertainment of lively African dancing and singing; there were moving testimonies and videos. There was a potluck meal featuring dishes from various African nations and from countries around the world. Participants from Africa wore their brightly colored African dress, and the room was decorated with crafts and artwork from several African nations.A highlight of the program this year was watching the videos from the schools in Africa that have been helped through the donations sent by WFWP USA. Last year we knew we were helping schools through reports from…
On Friday March 4, the Michigan Chapter of WFWP hosted the CWU, (Church Women United), for their local celebration of the annual World Day of Prayer. According to the CWU website, Church Women United was formed in 1941 and is a “racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.” There are more than 1,200 local and state units active in the United States and Puerto Rico and they are recognized by the United Nations as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). Mrs. Michelle Lindsay, Michigan WFWP chairwoman and her assistant, Mrs. Valerie Parham, had attended two CWU meetings during the past year and Mrs. Lindsay volunteered and found a venue to host the local CWU’s Day of Prayer on March…
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