Methodist Women in Britain

Dear All,

 

Greetings from MWiB in these strange and difficult times. Not much news to impart in this mailing as our activities, like many another, have been curtailed by the current crisis.

 

1. We  have some important event information for you to note:

~ The FRINGE EVENT due to take place at the Methodist Conference in Tamworth on Friday 26th June has been CANCELLED.
This was a joint event with Global Relationships, and we hope to develop our working together to plan next year's event.

~ The decision is yet to be made whether to go ahead with the World Federation Day event planned for October; of course any decision will be based upon advice from various quarters, but we will let you know in due course.

~ 14th WORLD ASSEMBLY - GOTHENBURG, AUGUST 2021: We have heard this week that the World Officers have taken the difficult decision to POSTPONE next year's World Assembly. This will now take place the following year, 2nd-7th AUGUST 2022 - please note these dates in your diary now. You can see World Secretary Mataiva Robertson's full letter attached.

 

2. It is perhaps even more important that we keep in touch with one another now as never before.

~ Attached is a letter from MWiB President Hilary Evans, keeping in touch and encouraging us at this time.

And of course, prayer is vital at such times; you will find attached:

~ The MWiB Prayer Diary for June-August - an opportunity to pray for our Districts, Forum Reps, Exec members, and our friend in Methodist Women in Ireland.

~ WFM&UCW World President Alison Judd's 'Call to Pray' for May, which this month focuses on the Europe: Continental Area, which has been particularly badly hit by coronavirus.

 

All of this information is also available on our website: www.mwib.org.uk; do please forward this email and use the information as you see fit.

We continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers, and wish you well.

 

Best wishes
Jude

 

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 - veranelson4@gmail.com

Vice president    Rev Anne Cash - revanne95@gmail.com.

Secretary.         Philippa Hill - phhill28@googlemail.com

Treasurer          Mrs Glennys Astley - glennysastley@hotmail.com

Forum Rep        Philippa Hill - phhill28@googlemail.com