Welcome to the first blog post from The Newbold Sisterhood.

The first thing that you need to know is that you are very welcome. If you are a woman and if you attend Newbold Church, you are automatically part of our sisterhood.

If you are joining us online for the first time, we are so glad that you can join us on our blog journey and we hope that you will feel just as welcome as if you met us in person.

We want to create an online space for women to lean in, connect and flourish. Through shared stories and encouraging posts, we would like to build a community to lift each other up and to get to know each other better.

You might be interested to know that content editors for this blog are Anna Radosh and Judith Nyirenda, along with myself, Eileen Becejac.

The overall theme for The Newbold Sisterhood in 2015 is ?Stronger Together?. What do you think makes a woman strong? Personally, there have been so many moments that I actually feel the opposite. I have come to realise that it is in my weakness that He is strong and I cannot do it all alone.

How can we seek the strength that we need from God? We hope to delve into this in 2015.

Our vision for The Newbold Sisterhood is to be the emerging generation of bold, beautiful women of God whose strength and confidence are restored through the power of the Holy Spirit and the healing sanctuary of the church; to be loving, nurturing women who know our worth and have a song of radical freedom in Christ in our hearts.

There are many ways of connecting in person to The Newbold Sisterhood. For more information, please go to facebook.com/TheNewboldSisterhood.

I am very excited to be kicking 2015 off with this new bend in the road for The Newbold Sisterhood and please do let us know if you have any stories to share or suggestions by contacting us at eileenjsb@gmail.com.