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TOPIC: CHOOSING THE GOOD PART (1)

BIBLE TEXT: Luke 10:38-42

Introduction:  We thank God for this first edition of our Women’s Bible Study. Great things happen when women come together to share the Word of God and also of their life experiences. Today, we shall look at the case of two women who are also sisters. According to the Lord Jesus Christ, one chose a good part and the other did not. May the Lord by His Spirit minister to us tonight, so that we can always chose the right part in life in Jesus name. We encourage you be to be real, practical and down to earth as we share together.

  • The passage talks about 3 people
  • The Lord Jesus Christ (vs 38, 41-42)
  • Martha (vs38, 40)
  • Mary her sister (vs 39, 42)

As we read through the passages relating to each person, what do they tell us about the character of each person?

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  • In verse 41, The Lord Jesus Christ said to Martha…”Martha,Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things”
  • What did He mean by this?
  • Was He condemning her desire to be a good hostess?
  • What are those issues that usually get us worried and troubled as women? (Matt.6:25-34)
  • According to Phil4:6, the Bible says “Be careful for nothing….”.How then can truly be free from worrying as women, and is it ever possible to live a worry free life? (1Pet.5:7)

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  • In verse 42, Jesus said ….”But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her
  • What did He mean by ‘one thing is needed’,and what is that one thing?
  • What is the good part that Mary chose?
  • What practical steps can we take as women in following the example of Mary?

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  • What next?: We thank God for the thoughts, ideas and revelations we have shared at this meeting. Please bear in mind that it is not just hearing the Word that matters, but being a doer of what is received. Therefore,
  • List out 3 key lessons you have learnt today

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  • List out 3 steps you will begin to take based on what you have learnt today

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In conclusion: We trust God you have had a wonderful time in His presence today. Next month, by God’s grace we shall continue this series on ‘CHOOSING THE GOOD PART’.  We shall look deeper at the lives of these two women (most especially Mary).

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2016

WOMEN OF ESSENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME FOR 2016

March 2016

  • Computer Appreciation Course (CAC) – 3 days (29th – 31st March)

April 2016

  • Interactive Bible Study (6th April)
  • Personal Discovery for Women (PDW) – 3 days (12th – 14th April)

May 2016

  • Bible Study (4th May)
  • Business Planning Workshop (BPW) – 3 days (17th – 19th May)

June 2016

  • Bible Study (1st June)
  • Personal Discovery for Women (PDW) – 3 days (14th – 16th June)
  • Advanced Computer Appreciation Course (ACAC) – 2 days (28th – 29th June)

July 2016

  • Bible Study (6th July)
  • In pursuit of purpose – Build Your Career (BYC) – 2 days (12th – 13th July)

August 2016

  • Bible Study (3rd August)
  • Computer Appreciation Course (CAC) – 2 days (30th – 31st August)

September 2016

  • Bible Study (7th September)
  • Personal Discovery for Women (PDW) – 3 days (13th – 15th September)

October 2016

  • Bible Study (5th October)
  • International Day of the Girl Child – 1 day (11th October)
  • Advanced Computer Appreciation Course (ACAC) – 2 days (25th – 26th October)

November 2016

  • Bible Study (2nd November)
  • Business Planning Workshop (BPW) – 3 days (8th – 10th November)

December 2016

  • Bible Study (7th December)
  • Goal Setting Seminar – 1 day (20th December)

 

To register, pls Call 08170937332.  It is on a first come first served basis as spaces limited.

3 day Computer Appreciation Course for Women.

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We live in a fast-moving world where almost everything is instant. In this High tech era, we depend on the computer to help us complete tasks and to solve problems. In this 21st century, it is hard fact that a high percentage of women are not computer literate. In essence, they lack the knowledge of basic  concepts related to  the components of a computer and how it functions.

To address this, the Women of Essence Foundation offers yet another opportunity for women to gain and improve their computer literacy skills with 3 day highly subsidised Computer Appreciation Course.

Details are as follows…

Venue- Block 19, Flat 3 LSDPC Estate, Lola Holloway, Omole Phase 1, Ojodu.

Date – Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st March 2016, by 9am daily.

To register, pls Call 08170937332.  It is on a first come first served basis as spaces limited.

ESSAY COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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Women of Essence Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation set up with the mission to  help women discover, pursue and fulfil God’s purpose for their lives. It has since been engaged in activities that empower women to fulfill purpose. In the foundation’s efforts to also empower the girl child who is the woman of tomorrow, the Women of Essence Foundation Outreach Initiative for Girls (WIG) was launched. Part of WIG activities is the annual commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child with a Conference. The organisation is now launching an Essay Competition through which educational grants will be awarded to the top three winners. To this effect, Senior Secondary School girls are invited to submit essays as follows.

Topic: Harnessing the Power of the Adolescent Girl to the Benefit of the Nation.

Eligibility

  1. The competition is open to female students in Senior Secondary School class 3 in Ondo State.
  2. The essay must be written by one individual, joint efforts are not acceptable.
  3. The essay must project fresh ideas not published before now. We encourage originality, plagiarism will lead to outright disqualification.

Evaluation

  1. The essay must address the subject matter.
  2. The essay must abide strictly by the word limit which is between 1000 and 2000 words.
  3. Submissions received will be reviewed by professionals in the academic and development sectors.

Reward

The first three winners will be awarded educational grants to study in any Federal University or Polytechnic in Nigeria in the following categories;

1st Prize (N300,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

2nd Prize (N240,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

3rd Prize (N200,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

*Terms and conditions apply*

Mode of Submission

Candidates may submit their essays online at info@womenofessencefoundation.org with “Essay Submission” as the subject of the email.

OR

Submit a hard copy at Hallmark Secondary School, Itanla, Ile-Oluji Junction, Ondo/Akure Road, Ondo, Ondo State in a sealed envelope addressed to Women of Essence Foundation and clearly marked ”Essay Submission”

Deadline for Submission

January 30, 2015

WOMEF Founder- Omokorede Fasoro Receives WAF 2015 Think Gender Award.

 

WOMEF Founder, Mrs Omokorede Holding her award.
WOMEF Founder, Mrs Omokorede Fasoro Holding her Award Plaque.

We are glad to inform you that in the month of October, our founder and coordinator- Mrs Omokorede Fasoro was one of the recipients of the Women Advancement Forum (WAF) 2015 awards in Dubai, UAE. This was in recognition of her contributions towards the empowerment of Nigerian women. The award ceremony was part of a yearly International conference for women organized by ABN Global events based in South Africa. It was held at the prestigious Novotel Hotel World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.

Mrs Omokorede Fasoro with Other Awardees
Mrs Omokorede Fasoro with Other Awardees
Present at the event were the Fist Lady of Ogun State- Chief (Mrs) Funsho Amosun who was also the Honorary Chairperson of WAF 2014,Wife of the Mayor of Johannesbourg,RSA and Honorary Chairperson- WAF 2015, Mrs Mrs Phili Tau .Some of the other recipients of the award were Otunba (Mrs) Adebola Oshibogun, President Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), and Princess Maria Amor ,CEO of ‘We Care for Humanity’ an NGO based in California, USA.
 Mrs Fasoro also facilitated the pre-conference seminar titled  ‘Personal Discovery for Women’ at the WAF 2015 conference..
We wish her more success in the future as she continues her campaign for the empowerment of women.

COMPUTER APPRECIATION COURSE FOR WOMEN

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Although Computer Literacy has improved drastically with increased accessibility to laptops and desktops made available by Cyber Cafes, it still remains high among majority of the populace.

Women especially can be at a higher risk of being computer illiterates or with a less than average knowledge of using computers due to their preoccupation with domestic responsibilities or limited access to computers or laptops.

It is based on this reality that Women of Essence Foundation offers yet again the opportunity for women to gain and improve their computer literacy skills with the second stream of the 2 day subsidised Computer Appreciation Course.

This course will provide participants with vital theoretical and practical information on computer parts and accessories, word processing, spreadsheet, the World Wide Web and its uses. It will be of great personal and professional benefit to participants, aiding their pursuit and fulfilment of purpose.

The Course takes place on 28th and 29th October 2015, 9am daily. Call 08023131381 or 08170937332 for details on registration and venue.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

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The International Day of the Girl Child, 11th October is a day observed the world over every year to draw attention to the welfare of girls and raise awareness on the challenges of discrimination, abuse and inequality they face.

A lot of issues confront the girl child in the world today, some of them are specific to regions while some of them are global concerns.

We must all however address all issues of sexual violence, harmful traditional practices, child marriage, lack of access to formal, informal and vocational education and training, child trafficking and poverty among others.

The theme for the year 2015 International Day of the Girl Child is ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.’ The significance of this year’s observance is that girls born at the same time the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) was implemented in the year 2000 are adolescents and girls born this year will be adolescents in year 2030. This crucial fact is worthy of consideration as the world measures its achievement of the MDG’s and makes future plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, the Women of Essence Foundation will observe the International Day of the Girl Child in Ondo State with a one day seminar on Friday 13th November 2015 hosted by Hallmark Secondary School, Ondo, Ondo State. It will  also be attended by other prestigious schools in Ondo State.

The seminar will feature presentations by speakers on the theme of the year, valuable contributions to issues discussed and a question and answer session with questions drawn from presentations made.