Christian women from Panama have prepared this year’s service and its theme is ‘In Faith, Women Shape the Future’. Please join with the English speaking churches of the Algarve in a service at St Andrews Church, Penina, and Portimão at 6pm on Friday, March 5. After years of hardship and struggle, Panama is now an independent nation, proud of the ethnic and racial diversity of its people and of its strong Christian heritage. As in many parts of the world, women are emerging as a major presence and force in public life and it is their faith and determination that the women of Panama celebrate in this service. So join with more than 180 countries around the world to celebrate this day of prayer in a non-denominational service led by women, where men and children are warmly welcome. There will be a buffet supper afterwards in the adjoining church rooms. If you would like more information, contact Patrícia Bento on 282 422 582 or Marina Hardy on 964 820 392.