(會員大會合影)

5月18日會員大會於女青年會大禮堂舉行,在新北分會惠聲合唱團美妙的獻詩聲中為此次會員大會揭開序幕。台北、高雄、花蓮、台中、台南、新北、桃園、新竹、苗栗、金門、宜蘭、屏東、基隆、台東及雲林15個女青代表及本會會員計實際125人出席大會,在會中通過107年度工作報告、107年度決算、108年度工作計畫、108年度預算暨章程修改。此次邀請15個分會分享107年度神賜給分會的恩典,在近一小時的分享時光中,讓與會者充分感受到各分會用愛及熱誠為地方婦女及家庭所從事的服務,求神帶領,各分會能持續向上發展,做出榮神益人的事工。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5月25日上午10:30在受神的祝福下順利舉行YWCA第19個分會-彰化縣基督教女青年會成立大會及第一屆第一次理監事會議,並選出第一屆理事長為吳幸珊女士,期待在彰化分會吳理事長的帶領下,讓YWCA為更多彰化婦女及家庭帶來改變力量。

On April 24 this year, World YWCA Day focused on how young women can transform, change the social and power structures and achieve gender equality.

Both women and young women had their own experiences and ways of expressing their rights. Women of different ages, cultures, identities and status all have the same experience of gender inequality. Now it is the time to use our voices and collective strength to create opportunities for young women in the YWCA movement, to promote their leadership in families, communities and elsewhere to influence power structures and work towards a world where justice and gender equality prevail.

Welcome to the local YWCA and join the world to celebrate World YWCA Day.

Through the World Day of Prayer (WDP), women witnessed their faith in Christ, sharing their joy and sorrow, hope and fear, work and need. The movement also encouraged women to embrace the world, enrich their faith, pray for their families, and used their talents to serve people in society in different regions and cultures.

WDP in 2019 was hosted by Slovenia, a small country in Central Europe. Its forest coverage ranks third among European countries. It is also the first country in the world to be found with Karst region (also known as limestone topography). Among them, the Skocjan Caves were entered on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. The joint worship manual reflected Slovenia’s politics and economy going from social communism to a democratic parliamentary republic. Their stories are the voices of refugees, young mothers, elders, victims and Romani people (formerly known as Gypsies).  As we listened to their stories, we asked God to forgive us for remaining silent in the face of injustice, and we asked God to open our hearts to compassion and understanding.

This year’s Taipei session was held by the Taiwan Lutheran Church at the Taipei Truth Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22, with an attendance of 120.  On that day, a total of NT$54,210 was donated to Taipei Homeless Caring Centre of the Salvation Army in Taipei.  In the joint service, we were called to care for each other, to respect life and the beauty of nature, and to do our best to protect what God has created. We supported each other on the path to freedom, justice and peace with a blessed prayer.