The PCEA Woman's Guild is a fellowship of Women and Girls in the Presbyterian Church whose aim is to unite the women and girls of the Church in the dedication of their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, for His Kingdom through worship, fellowship and service.
About Woman's Guild
After the union of the Church of Scotland Mission with the Gospel Missionary Society in 1946, branches were formed at Ng’enda, Kambui and Kihumbuini, and by 1962 the Church had 17 branches. About then, as national Independence was drawing near, the women were feeling the need of having an African leader in Guild work; and so in 1962-63 Mrs Priscilla Mereka was seconded to Scotland to benchmark women’s work overseas; then in 1964 she was appointed the organiser of Guild work in the whole Presbyterian Church of E.A. Since then the number of branches and membership has grown tremedously. Members normally meet regulary, and find out ways of helping in their local situations by initiating and participating in various activities.
Members make an outstanding contribution to the life of the Church in worship and singing, and these days are increasingly serving as deacons. In ways like these the Presbyterian Church is showing the people of Kenya that women have a key part to play in nation-building. In addition they particpate to charitable work,
The women of the Presbyterian Church join with women the world over in the Women’s World Day of Prayer, and through groups like the Fellowship of the Least Coin. The Woman’s Guild has a national Board which meets three times a year to plan and co-ordinate the progress and activities of all local branches throughout the Church.
The Guild is a fellowship whose aim is to unite the women and girls of the Church in the dedication of their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, for His Kingdom through worship, fellowship and service. For in many years the Presbyterian Church of East Africa has emphasised the place of women in the life of Church and the Nation.
As early as 1928 there were branches of the Woman’s Guild in Thogoto, Tumutumu and Chogoria. The years 1938-40 saw a big upsurge in numbers, during the revival associated locally with the name of Musa Gitau.
Reverence, Intergrity, Accountability, Responsibe, Self_displine, Inovation, Team work, Respect, Enviromental Conscious.
Membership of Woman's guild is open to all committed christinas women and girls between 20-55 years old, who are active communicants members of the PCEA church, who accept the basis of Woman's Guild Fellowship and are of blameless character. To become a member, the candidate has to make certain promises of loyalty to Jesus Christ and the Guild Fellowship, and undertake to serve the Church faithfully by prayer and practical service.
The Headscarf, Card and Badges are issued to Guild members during the dedication ceremony as asign of membership and a reminder of the fellowship she belongs to, the items also serves as a reminder of vows and promises taken.