As Methodists we are all part of the world wide Methodist family. The District World Church Action Team meets 3 times a year and is committed to raising awareness and encouraging initiatives in partnership with the World Church.
Here is the latest news from the World Church team wcbulletinjanfeb2018.pdf
The District currently supports:
National In Mission Appointments – we have been supporting Rev Myo of the Leprosy Mission in Upper Myanmar for the past 4 to 5 years (and have recently made a financial donation to the 125th anniversary events in Myanmar). We will continue to support this link through prayer. Steve Pearce, who is the Connexional Partnership Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific, has recently visited Myanmar.
In addition we are now exploring a link with a new National in Mission appointment in South India. More details to follow shortly.
Our District is linked with Angleena Keizer who was working as a mission partner until recently in Sri Lanka and is currently on a short visit to the Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem.
We will also be linking with new mission partners the Revd Freddy (until recently a minister in Norwich) and Mrs Dee Takavarasha. They have been appointed to serve overseas from January 2018 as mission partners in Uganda in partnership with the Methodist Church in Uganda. Freddy will be working as the Mission Enabler and in charge of a circuit and Dee will be the Child Ministry Coordinator. They’ll be based in Jinja.
Links with Rome
Former minister of Wesley Methodist Church, Cambridge, the Revd Tim Macquiban and his wife Angela are now serving at the Methodist Church in Rome. A report of a recent event there which is linked to East Anglia District can be read here.
You might be interested in attending:
1) The annual ‘Methodists for World Mission’ Conference (Africa – Gospel and Culture) to be held at Swanwick from 1-3 June 2018. Details here.
2) The Joint European Area Seminar (Chosen People – Called to Proclaim) of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women to be held on Belfast from 7-11 June 2018. Full details can be found on www.mwib.org.uk Booking deadline 31 January 2018
Supporting the work through prayer
We ask that you hold all of the people mentioned above in your prayers as well as the many other people, places and projects around the world known to you or your church/Circuit. Our Methodist Prayer Handbook is a great resource for supporting our prayers.
For further information on World Church matters, please contact:
Sarah Friswell, Communications Secretary on Email