Church service launches Honoring Women Month

Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church Elder Sophia Hamilton presents an award in recognition of services to the community to Family Resource Centre Director Miriam Foster. At left is Carol Best-Gould, Women´s Ministries leader for the church.

Miriam Foster, director of Cayman’s Family Resource Centre, was recognized Saturday at the church service launch of Honoring Women Month for her work in services for youth, women and families, and her leadership of the center.

Ms. Foster was presented with a plaque by Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church Women’s Ministries leader Carol Best-Gould and students of Cayman Academy presented gifts to each FRC staff member.

Premier Alden McLaughlin, center, with government ministers Tara Rivers and Osbourne Bodden at Saturday's church service for Honoring Women Month.
Premier Alden McLaughlin, center, with government ministers Tara Rivers and Osbourne Bodden at Saturday’s church service for Honoring Women Month.

Politicians, educators, business people and other members of the public attended the service at Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The theme of the month is “Step It Up For Gender Equality.”

Throughout March, several events have been organized in conjunction with the observance of International Women’s Day, on Tuesday, March 8.

Minister of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs Tara Rivers spoke to the congregation about policies and achievements toward creating a level playing field for women, while Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sport Osbourne Bodden commended the Family Resource Centre for its work in addressing the needs of family, especially women.

In her speech, Ms. Foster described a course for students at Cayman Academy, the island’s only Adventist school, that addresses dating protocols and gender-related concerns.

The speaker for the service was Jewel Meikle, vice principal at Cayman Academy.

For a full list of activities this month, contact 949-0006 or email [email protected]