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Methodist Women in Britain
Happy new year to you from MWiB.
Following the huge disappointment of having to cancel the weekend at Swanwick in 2020, we have been determined to offer something in 2021, but sadly, we have made the decision not to meet face to face at Swanwick because of the ongoing uncertainties of life with Covid 19, and
the need to keep everyone as safe as possible. However, we are delighted to be able to invite you to ‘Together, with Hope on the Way’, an online conference taking place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021. It will be different to our previous conferences, but nevertheless is an exciting new venture, which will be accessible to a wider audience.
Our keynote speaker Sister Imelda Poole will be joining us ‘virtually’ from Albania, to talk about her work educating and training young people to help prevent them becoming trafficked. There will also be worship, prayer and Bible study, plus news and information on the work of the
World Federation, and a chance for us to celebrate 'together' the tenth anniversary of MWiB.
You can find more information and register your interest now on the MWiB website: https://mwib.org.uk/index.php/2021/01/15/swanwick-2021-together-with-hope-on-the-way/
I hope you'll consider joining us - and please pray for the conference as we continue to prepare and as we meet online.
“Methodist Women in Britain is pleased to announce a ‘2020 Emergency Discretionary Support Fund’ set up to help churches that have incurred unexpected expenses over the past few months. Single discretionary grants of up to £200 may be awarded to those churches facing additional unforeseen costs to assist their work and witness during lockdown and going forward. If you would like to apply, please write to MWiB giving full details of how this grant would be used and whether you have already raised your own funds towards it. Letters can be sent to: MWiB C/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please ensure that full bank details are included.”
Methodist Women in Britain
Currently the only circuits of this district that are involved in MWiB are Bolton, Farnworth and Worsley, Bury, Leigh and Hindley, half of the District’s circuits.
It would be wonderful if the whole District discovered what MWiB has to offer as an interesting, stimulating and exciting movement, “concerned to know Christ and make him known”, through creative spirituality and support for women world wide.
If you have internet access do have a look at the web-site www.mwib.org.uk
MWiB is a registered charity, governed by 31 district forum reps and 5 executives, all volunteers.
A pack of Spiritual and Practical resources for Dementia Friendly Churches, was launched by MWiB two years ago and is still available.
Our District MWiB have contributed and had Fund Raising events, towards a National effort to help the Dalit women and girls of Northern India, the money raised has been used to build and fund a school especially for these girls.
The women involved in District and Circuit events organise the Easter offering envelope collection, and organise the Circuit services as part of the Easter offering events.
Our District MWiB meet four times a year, January and June are our Business meetings and all are welcome, the District days are twice a year in March and October. These take place at various churches around the district, and focus on many subjects. At the October meeting we shall be “Welcoming our new president”
Also meeting a former Vice president of the Methodist church.
Do get in touch with any of the officers in this district to learn more.
The officers from March 2020 are :-
President. Mrs. Vera Nelson - email@example.com
Vice president Rev Anne Cash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary. Philippa Hill - email@example.com
Treasurer Mrs Glennys Astley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Rep Philippa Hill - email@example.com