Women of Vision to feature former town pastor as guest speaker

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Women of Vision Fairfield County is set to host a benefit lunch, “Strong Women, Strong World,” on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

The event will feature a keynote address by Reverend Neely Towe and a silent auction will kick off the festivities. Proceeds will benefit the projects of Women of Vision in Cambodia, Rwanda, West Virginia, New York City and Stamford.

Rev. Towe is the former pastor of Stanwich Congregational Church, an institution well known for its social justice outreach to communities both here and around the world. According to Women of Vision, she was “instrumental” in the formation of initiatives that reached across many churches in town, including the Greenwich Leadership Forum and the Center for Hope and Renewal.

“Her Women of Excellence lecture series and her bible studies, through both Greenwich Bible study and Stanwich Church, brought hundreds of women together in faith, and earned her legions fans and admirers of all denominations,” Women of Vision said.

Rev. Neely and her husband Rolf have since retired to Jacksonville, Fla., where she continues to lead bible studies and participate in mission work. She has been active with Solace, an organization that brings Afghan children to the U.S. for special surgeries and aftercare, and she recently traveled with her grandchildren to serve in a Catholic hospital in Haiti.

For event tickets and information visit Wovfairfieldcountry.org or contact Women of Vision at womenofvisionfc@gmail.com.

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