Welcome everyone to the final Sophia Network Update for 2016!
What a year 2016 has been! Unpredictable is one word you could use to describe it.
So grab a hot beverage of your choice, find a comfy seat, and treat yourself to a mince pie as you feast on this month's slightly-more-predictable-than 2016 content.
Natalie Collins wrote an excellent piece for us to mark International Day to eliminate violence against women on 25th November. We share that again with you here in case you missed it.
Natalie is also part of a group who are working to develop an online database for Christian women who do public speaking. Natalie says 'This has been a vision myself and others have been working towards for a number of years. As we started to think through the practicalities of making this happen, we realised we would need professional input and that would cost money. We have raised almost 5/7 of the full amount of £7000 we need. You can find out more about the database here. If you, or anyone you know would be interested in partnering with us in making the project happen, there is a GoFundMe page set up for people to contribute. If you (or women you know) are interested in joining the database when it is complete, or if you just want to be kept informed about it you can sign up to get updates HERE.'
We also asked several network members for their dreams for 2017 and their responses are enlightening, encouraging and challenging.
Rev'd Dr Deirdre Brower Latz shares her personal experience of being a woman in leadership and the challenges she has faced.
We hope this festive season is filled with God's love, joy and peace, whatever the circumstances with which you find yourselves in.