4 May, 2021
Women coming together
A LOCAL church group is bringing women together in the Central Highlands with their free Ladies Night Out dinner party this month.
The dinner will be held in both Emerald and Blackwater, with the Blackwater dinner being the first in the area.
The Blackwater Ladies Night Out will be held on May 7 at 22a Littlefield Street starting at 6.30pm.
Amie Coop of the Calvary Church said they had been working on “a number of things” since her and her husband moved to Emerald a year ago.
“We’re passionate about the Central Highlands region, so starting a Sunday service in Blackwater was important to us, as up until recently they had only had a few Catholic Nuns and Anglican groups in the area,” Mrs Coop said.
“A group of us drive out there every second Sunday for service.”
Mrs Coop said Calvary Church, which operates under a multi-campus model, is doing ladies nights all over Australia.
“We used to just have one big conference, but now we’re doing individual ladies’ nights since COVID-19 hit,” she said.
“We also have a community support network available called Calvary Care, which is a non-profit charity group run through the church.
“Each year we have a main initiative and a number of local initiatives we like to achieve.
“For example, we have delivered Easter packs to local hospitals and families around the region.”
Mrs Coop said Calvary Care supports Emerald, Springsure and Capella, and they plan on doing a Mummas in Pyjamas in Emerald and Blackwater for Mother’s Day.
“It’s for single, widowed and disadvantaged women – you can refer a friend to us, and they get a beautiful gift of pyjamas,” she said.
“The community have already been donating funds and pyjamas for the event.”
Mrs Coop said the Ladies Night Out was a way of women “connecting to each other” by way of inviting women who may not be a part of the church community.
“The Blackwater group are going to run a dinner and will open it to the community,” she said.
For more information on the Ladies Night Out, see Calvary Emerald on Facebook or call 07 4982 2821.