4,000 'Daughters of the Covenant'
Attend WIC Conference


by Polly Balint
Marietta, Georgia (September 10-11, 1999)-"Daughters of the Covenant-What Does the Lord Require? To Act Justly And To Love Mercy And To Walk Humbly With Your God" was the theme of the 1999 PCA Women in the Church (WIC) Conference held September 10-12 at the Cobb Galeria Centre in Marietta, Georgia. The conference was packed with uplifting, exhilarating conference speakers and musicians, all focusing on the Micah 6:8 passage of Scripture.
Imagine 4,000 women from all parts of the world in one massive conference room singing praises to God for a weekend gathering led by gifted artists Teresa Moshell, Jenni Till Rapberry, Chuck Betters, Jr., and the Covenant College Brass Choir. The long list of enthusiastic speakers included Sharon Betters, Paige Benton, Debbie Dortzbach, Kay James, and Joni Eareckson Tada who shared their trials of suffering and the blessings of God's mercy and love. There were tears of joy and repentance as the multitude of PCA women worshipped all weekend long.
Dr. George Grant spoke eloquently on the Micah 6:8 mandate. The Rev. Dr. Bryan Chapell delivered the sermon, "When Women Care," at the Sunday worship service.
The PCA's Christian Education and Publications Committee sponsored the conference under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Charles Dunahoo, Susan Hunt, and Jane Patete. Tapes of the conference are available from CE/P.


[Editor's Note: With this article, we welcome to our columns the writing skills of Mrs. Polly Balint. Formerly a reporter for the Palm Beach Post, Polly works free lance for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other local newspapers. Her husband, Don, is an elder at Cherokee Presbyterian Church, Woodstock, Georgia.]


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PHOTO CAPTIONS


A long hallway outside the main conference room was lined with exhibit booths. In another hallway, tapes, CD's, books, T-shirts and aprons were sold at the bookstore. In keeping with the Sabbath, all vendors and exhibitors closed their booths so as not to be exchanging money on the Lord's day.


Barbara Thompson, Susan Hunt and Jane Patete


Women from Cherokee PCA in Woodstock, Georgia


Robert and Wanda Thompson of the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship at a booth at the conference