New Year Word 2017
Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain
Zechariah 10:1a KJV
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee
Isaiah 43:2a KJV
WHAT IS 'THE NEW YEAR WORD'?
Struthers Memorial Group of Churches is an Independent Pentecostal Fellowship which has been in existence since the early 1950's. Early on in the history of the Movement, one of its founders, Mr Hugh Black, began to realise that at the time of the New Year Conference there was often a sermon preached which came with deep power and contained an element of prophetic wisdom for the year that lay ahead. Soon members of the church began to anticipate this word coming and a note of these specific words has been kept since the mid-1960s.
In the early years the word was given by God to Miss Elizabeth Taylor, co-founder of the Struthers Memorial Fellowship but in later years the word came through the late minister of the Glasgow Church, Miss Mary Black. Since 2002 the Word has been given by Mrs. Grace Gault, who is now in charge of the Fellowship.
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