Restoring Sisterhood

Restoring SisterhoodRestoring Sisterhood Was the Goal of a Conclave of Women Clergy Members on March 24th

Something special happened on Saturday, March 24th when Clergy Women and Women of Faith gathered with the purpose of restoring sisterhood to discuss the question Where are the Women after the Cross and Resurrection? The meeting was held at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. This event was presented by Bishop Dr. Barbara Lucus, Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver Durrah, and Ms. Shelia Davis. The program was moderated by Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver Durrah.

Panelists Included: Rev. Sylvia G. Kinard Esq., Rev. Susie Elliot, and Rev. Sharon Williams.

Among the many passages of scripture aluding to the importance and inclusion of women, it was  Paul who reminded St. Timothy of the source of his faith, “which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice,” and, how “from infancy you have known the holy scriptures (2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15).”

God called both women and men to the ministry. As Clergy women, it is our duty to work together to “Restore Sisterhood” in the Body of Christ.

At the end of the March 4th dialogue , women clergy members were left with 2 salient directives:

  1. Learn Ways to Help A Sister Out by Rev. Susie Elliot
  2. “Leave the Building to Serve” by Sister Martha Works

We are grateful to Colvin Grannum and Dr. Indira Etwaroo from Bedstuy Restoration and the Billie Holiday Theatre for arranging space for this very important dialogue. It was a great day for the Clergy Women Sisterhood.

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