Women Across The Highlands
Women Across The Highlands is a one day conference held bi-annually in Inverness. It was established in 2010 by a group of Christian women from several different churches, seeking to provide an opportunity for women of all ages to come together to share in our faith.
We will have a full day with biblical teaching on issues that matter to all of us, times of prayer and worship, and the chance to enjoy fellowship with women from all over the Highlands.
With a keynote address on the experience of three Marys who encountered Jesus and saw their lives transformed, as well as a range of seminars covering issues for Christian women – from mental health to our role in our communities – we seek to challenge, encourage and grow together as women of God.
As well as being a time of teaching and fellowship, we are also pleased to be able to support a designated charity each year, details of which can be found below.
Our first ever WATH conference took place in 2010 in Culduthel Christian Centre in Inverness, with Elaine Duncan as our main speaker leading us through the theme of ‘Esther – A Woman for Our Time’, looking at Esther as a woman whose life and faith speaks to us today. These talks are available to watch online.
In 2012, WATH hosted Ann Allen as our guest speaker at Smithton church in Inverness. Together we explored the topic of ‘Thinking Christianly, Living Faithfully’, and how our faith impacts every area of our lives. Videos of these talks are available on our Vimeo channel.
2014 was our third WATH conference with Amy Orr-Ewing as our main speaker. Amy led us through the theme of ‘Born for a Purpose’, looking at the lives of Ruth and Deborah, and how God has created each of us, too, with a purpose. You can rewatch these talks online.
Heidi Johnston was invited to speak on the topic of ‘Outrageous Grace – Contagious Faith’, looking at the power of grace in our lives, and how we share our faith with those around us. You can rewatch these talks online.
In 2018, WATH welcomed back Heidi Johnston to speak on the idea of ‘Ordinary Women – Extraordinary God’, where she encouraged us to see how our ordinary lives can be transformed by faith. You can rewatch these talks online.
In 2020, WATH returns for its sixth conference, with Elaine Duncan leading us through the lives of three Marys who knew Jesus, the impact this had on their lives and what we can learn from the same Jesus today.
Our Charity Partners
Each year at our WATH conference, we have the opportunity to fundraise and raise awareness for a charity or mission.
We have previously donated to: Inverness Pregnancy Crisis Centre; Release International; Prospects (Elsie Normington); Street Pastors; The Capstone Centre in Alness and supported Bible-based trauma healing projects in war-torn areas through the Scottish Bible Society.
This year we are supporting The Faith Mission, an interdenominational agency who work with local churches to share the Gospel across the UK, particularly in areas where there is little or no biblical witness. We will be hearing from The Faith Mission at our conference, and you can find out more on their website: www.faithmission.org.
This year we will also be supporting Inverness Women’s Aid, an organisation who support women and children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. if you wish, you can join us in donating a gift of new (unworn or tagged items) women’s underwear and night clothes. Thank you!
For more information on this important work you can visit the website http://www.invernesswa.co.uk
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