WFCW reaches, empowers women in Wiregrass region

WFCW reaches, empowers women in Wiregrass region

A little over a year and a half ago Kaye Chancey started a group to help pull Christian women in the Wiregrass area together and empower them to reach others.

The group — Wiregrass Fellowship of Christian Women (WFCW) — is about women helping women and encouraging them to know the Word and find their worth in God, said Chancey, the group’s director. It’s a cross-
denominational group welcoming women of all ages and places in life.

‘Place of refuge’

“We want to be a place of refuge,” Chancey said.

WFCW met for a while in churches but now meets monthly at an area restaurant in an effort to get out and engage the community. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Kinston, in Sardis Baptist Association, is one church that has hosted the group in the past.

“It’s been a great way to help women with specific needs,” said Amy Bess, a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist, noting they had helped the group host gatherings for widows and single moms. “We just focus on what God lays on our heart.”

Hearing others’ testimonies allows women to know they’re not alone and helps them feel like they can open up and feel safe sharing their struggles, Bess said. That gives them  the opportunity to love and encourage each other.

‘We are all called’

“God can bring you out of any situation and we are all called to spread the gospel,” she said.

For more information about WFCW visit its page on Facebook. The group took a break for the summer but will start meeting again in the fall. (Grace Thornton)