CME bishop for Ousley’s Women’s Day
10/11/2013, 6 a.m.
Bishop Teresa Snorton, presiding prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the guest speaker at Ousley United Methodist’s Women’s Day Program on Oct. 20.
The theme is “The Help: Women of Ousley Serving Our Savior.” It begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Lithonia church.
Mia Evans Buckner, Women’s Day chair, said Snorton’s message will emphasize that with God’s help, the Women of Ousley can strive to serve like the women of the Bible – Ruth, Naomi, Esther, Hannah, Deborah, Mary and Martha.
“The Women of Ousley embody strength, bravery and tireless service to our community and will join the influential legacy of God’s Help: Women Serving Our Savior,” she said.
Snorton, whose 5th District includes Alabama and Florida, was elected the CME’s 59th bishop in June 2010. She is the denomination’s first female bishop.
She previously served as presiding bishop of the 11th Episcopal District, which included 10 countries in Central and Eastern Africa. The fourth-generation CME member was executive director of the National Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. for almost 12 years before becoming bishop.
Worshippers are asked to bring canned and other nonperishable foods for the Ousley Feeding Family in Need, a program of the Women’s Ministry.
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