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Registration open for Washington Women’s Bible Study luncheon

The Washington Women’s Bible study is having their spring luncheon April 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Second St., Washington. The guest speaker will be Treva Tankard, worship leader and co-pastor at Harvest Church in Washington. She has been in ministry for more than 40 years.

“I’ll probably sing a selection at the end of my message,” Tankard said. “I do a lot of mission trip work and I have traveled some with that and I think they were kind of interested in that perspective. I’ll probably be bringing a message about a spiritual issue in my life I have walked through — part of my personal testimony.”

The women of the First Christian Church will cater the luncheon. All women are invited to attend. Reservations can be made no later than April 1 by calling Lorre Bowen at 252-944-6548. The cost is $14 per person.

The Washington Women’s Bible Study is an ecumenical Christian Ministry open to all women. It has been serving the area for 34 years. The goal is to encourage and nurture women in their faith through Bible studies throughout the year, through Christian Fellowship and through contributions to other groups serving the needs of our community.

The luncheon typically comes at the end of a semester of group study, and as such is the perfect time to become acquainted with the group and its fellowship. Each semester’s lessons are publicized in advance, and the group meets every Wednesday morning.

“It might last seven week or 10 weeks,” Bible Study Member Jane Stokes said. “We’re encouraged to invite people to the luncheon, even if they are not involved in the Bible Study. Our speakers have been wonderful.”