Dedication of Woman’s Guild at Ushindi Presbyterian Church, Sunday, August 25, 2019
It was a historic day for us at Ushindi. The church was full and overflowing with joy and jubilation as the women were dedicated to become a part of the Woman’s Guild. The ceremony was graced by Hon. and former Rift Valley Woman’s Guild Organizer, Mary Mbugua (Mutumia Ngatha) and presided over by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu.
The Woman’s Guild is a fellowship of women and girls of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. We have moved the legacy and the good work to the Diaspora. It’s founded on the Bible teaching in Romans 12: 11-13. The movement was started in Scotland by young girls who desired to participate in the Church and community. It wasn’t easy but a minister of the church assisted them to achieve their goal.
In Kenya, the first group was recruited in 1922 and dedicated in 1923. All of the candidates were girls and so it was called Girl’s Guild. Another group was dedicated in 1926. When women started joining, the movement was named the Woman’s Guild. The Woman’s Guild will be 100 years come 2021.
The first group in Ushindi Church was dedicated and commissioned this past Sunday (Aug 25, 2019). It was a colorful service and we saw the glory of the Lord. We would like to thank all those who came to witness, prayed for and supported the event. Please join me in congratulating those who were dedicated as they begin serving God, the church and our community in this new capacity.
The service of dedicated was preceded by a Kesha on Friday night, Seminar and revival meeting on Saturday morning and evening respectively and climaxed with a convention on Sunday afternoon. It was a great weekend and we thank God for his presence in that time. May the name of Jesus Christ be lifted up and glorified forever.