CO-ORDINATOR - MRS LORNA BURROUGHES
Action for Children – Mrs S Turner
Action for Children have been working in partnership with the Methodist Church since 1869 to give society’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people the support they need.
Work directly with over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers
Run 650 services across the UK
Tackle issues such as child neglect and abuse
Action for Children Sunday is designated by the Methodist Church as one of its Special Sundays – a time to reflect on and celebrate the work of its Children’s Charity. It is usually celebrated on the second Sunday in July as this is closest to the anniversary of our founding on 9th July 1869. Fundraise at Church.
ALL WE CAN - REV B ARNOLD
All We Can – helps people in some of the world’s poorest communities to become all that they can, by investing in partnerships that improve quality of life and create positive, long-term change for individuals, families and nations.
All We Can has its roots in the Methodist Church, and their values are grounded in Christian principles. Throughout the year a whole range of resources is provided containing stories from their partners around the world and ideas for how you and your church can support and respond.
Justice and Fairtrade – Rev J Boardman
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Fairtrade campaign to raise awareness of the needs of producers in developing countries, convince people of the good reasons to buy Fairtrade products and to persuade policymakers to change the fundamentally unfair trade system.
With one simple choice farmers can get a better deal and that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. To get involved further http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns
Methodist Homes – Rev P. Bayliss
Founded by members of the Methodist Church back in 1943 Methodist Homes or MHA is an award winning charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout Britain, with the mission is to improve the quality of life of older people, inspired by Christian concern. It is one of the most well-respected care providers in the sector and amongst the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for over 75 years.
The Methodist Church has always been a major supporter of MHA’s work, for more information or to find out how to support MHA for worship resources.
Methodist Women in Britain
Methodist Women in Britain is a movement within the Methodist Church, led by a group of volunteers and funded by donations, which aims to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice.
With spirituality being at the heart of MWiB seeks to provide appropriate resources.http://www.mwib.org.uk/world.html Whether you are looking for a prayer at the start or end of a busy day, a series of Bible studies from a woman’s point of view or some thought-provoking stories from around the world which bring together issues of injustice, women’s roles and theology.
Public Issues – Mr D Yarham
Methodists care about society and the wider world that we live in. Current affairs and public issues are important areas of work for the Methodist Church. By engaging with politics and society, we live out our calling to love and hope.
Rural Officer –
Much of the Methodist Church’s work with rural communities is resourced and supported through the Arthur Rank Centre (ARC), where the National Rural Officer for the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church is based
Getting to know people of other faiths is also the first step to being good neighbours to them. And sometimes the Church can join other faith communities in serving the local neighbourhood or challenging injustice
The Mission in Britain
The Mission in Britain Fund makes a real difference in Britain today enabling: Mission Alongside the Poor, Chaplaincy, Sharing the gospel with all ages
THE METHODIST CHURCH WORLD MISSION
The Methodist Church Fund for World Mission exists to support the work of the British Methodist Church and its partner churches overseas, through the sharing of both resources and personnel.