Westminster Presbyterian to Address ‘War and Oppression’ at Missions Conference | Calendar
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, will host Rev. Hal Farnsworth as keynote speaker Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 at the church’s annual missionary conference.
This year’s theme — “Building Indigenous Churches in Hard Places” — will focus on ministry and evangelism in nations considered hard to reach with the gospel. Reports on the situation of the Church in Ukraine will be particularly interesting. Missionaries serving in Ukraine, Colombia, Cherokee, North Carolina and China will speak at the conference.
“This year we are focusing on how the body of Christ can respond to a national crisis such as the current war in Ukraine as well as other oppressive environments,” said Theo Hagg, missions coordinator at Westminster.
The conference begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room with a potluck dinner and a discussion of “The Church’s Response to Serious External Pressures.”
Saturday morning events start at 8am with a light breakfast followed by a men’s session at 8.15am, a combo brunch at 10am and a women’s session at 10.45am. All meals are free.
On Sunday, March 6, a combined Sunday School session will begin at 9:50 a.m. in the sanctuary for all youth and adult classes. Two services will take place in the sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. (masks required) and 11 a.m. (masks optional).
Farnsworth is founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia, where he served for 25 years. Prior to that, he served as campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship at Vanderbilt University and Mississippi State University. Throughout his ministry, Farnsworth was heavily involved in missionary work, working extensively in Uganda. Now retired, he and his wife, MaryBeth, live in Athens. His sermon will deal with “A Missionary Prayer”, based on John 17.
Child care for children up to 4 years old will be provided at all events. The Sunday School session at 9:50 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. will be broadcast on the church’s YouTube channel (https://www.facebook.com/WPCJC).
For more information, visit https://www.wpcjc.org or call (423) 283-4643.
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