Opening worship lead by the Executive Committee of WDP featured a fountain of constantly running water to remind us of the conference theme from Amos 5:24, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Click here to download the liturgy used in the service.
One tradition of WDP, especially relevant at this meeting with a water theme, is the exchange of cups. Each woman who attends the conference is invited to bring with her a cup that she uses in her daily life. The women then meet a new person and exchange their cups with one another. The wonderful variety and breadth of the women in attendance is reflected by the wide variety of cups the women bring, from ceramic mugs to glasses, wooden vessels and gourds. Watch a clip of the exchange below.