Called to serve God by increasing awareness of His presence and declaring His love

mwib-logoMethodist Women in Britain

Bringing women together to know Christ and to make him known. Encouraging, equipping and enabling women to serve God in the church, the Community and the world. Connecting women in Britain with women world-wide.

We have two Network (MWiB) Groups in the Church.

Afternoon Network meets in the schoolroom at 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoons, fortnightly, from September to May, with a varied programme of Speakers and fellowship afternoons. During these sessions we have different topics to think about and enjoy and, as expected, each meeting ends with a cup of tea!! Members are encouraged to take part. Two or three times during the year we meet with the Mothers Union.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON Programme Beginning September 2017

Sept 19th Opening Meeting – Welcome Back with Rev Andrew Robinson                                                      
Oct 3rd F Harvest Thanksgiving
Oct 17th Fellowship with Mothers’ Union at Town Hall, 2.00pm
Oct 24th Clare Cuthbert
Nov 7th Arthur Noble & Joe Tregoning                          
Nov 21st June Anderson
Dec 5th ‘Celebrating Advent’
Dec 19th Christmas Dinner
Jan 9th 2018    Judith Wright ‘My Promise Box’                                   
Jan 23rd Lesley Hopwood ‘Coffee Shop Encounters’      
Feb 6th Mike Myers ‘Quiz’                                                                             
Feb 20th    Karen Donaldson
March 6th Vanessa Johnson                                          
March 20th Rev Graham Peacock
March 27th      Easter Communion with Rev Andrew Robinson
April 17th From the Co-Op
May 1st  Afternoon Tea & Entertainment with Mothers’ Union Guests
May 15th                               ‘Show & Tell’

F denotes Fellowship when we ask members to contribute items on the theme. 

Thursday Morning Group

This group meets monthly in members’ homes beginning at 10.30am and for those who wish, there is a time from 10am for coffee and a chat! The hostess is responsible for the content of the morning.

For more Details please see church notice boards or weekly notices

THURSDAY MORNING PROGRAMME BEGINNING OCTOBER 2017            

Coffee and Chat from 10:00am

Oct 19th Sandra & Lesley – At the home of Sandra Thompson, 7 The Paddock
Nov 16th Ann & Pauline – At the home of Ann Keene, Appleton House
Dec 14th(Christmas) At the home of Christine Ridgeway, 6 Crowood Avenue
Jan 18th At the home of Dorothy Mair, Preston House
Feb 15th At the home of Mary Hunt, Dalewood Walk
Mar 15th Dorothy Agar, ‘Ladies who Lunch’
Apr 19th AGM At the home of Carole Myers, 17 Scottowe Crescent, Great Ayton.

Some of these details may be subject to change, please see church notice boards or church notices

DISTRICT PRESIDENT’S INDUCTION DAY at Stokesley Methodist Church TS9 5DQ on Thursday 12th October from 10.00am - coffee will be served from 10am & at 11.00am Rev Ruth Gee will lead our worship for the President’s Induction. Please bring your own lunch – drinks will be provided. The afternoon Service starts at 2.00pm & the speaker will be June Anderson.

DISTRICT ADVENT DAY SERVICE on Friday 24th November at Zetland Park Methodist Church, Redcar TS10 3AU. Coffee served from 10.30am – Service at 11.00am followed by Soup & Roll Lunch. If you would like to go & need a lift, please see Helen Weighell.

MINISTERACRES OVERNIGHTER -  Friday/Saturday 9th/10th March 2018. The Facilitator for this weekend of fellowship will be Deacon Myrtle Poxon.

QUIET DAY - on Monday 26th March 2018 at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Stockton TS19 8JX. Coffee will be served from 10am with activities starting at 10.30am. Please bring your own lunch (drinks provided). Facilitator: Rev Ruth Parry

SUMMER AFTERNOON - on Friday 18th May 2018 at 2.00pm. Venue: Bishop Auckland Methodist Church DL14 6EN Speaker: Rev Sue Richardson. Afternoon tea will follow the service.

PRESIDENT’S EVENING - on 12th July 2018 at 6.00pm. Venue: Normanby Methodist Church TS6 0LX - ‘Summer Salad Serenade’ Tickets available

District MWiB Partnership September 2017 to July 2018 – providing support for the work of John & Sharon Harbottle, mission partners in Haiti (John’s brother Arthur is a minister in the Redcar & Cleveland Circuit).

NEXT YEAR:

If you have a favourite overseas charity that you would like the District to support the following year, 2018/19, proposals need to be sent to Helen Weighell, District MWiB Secretary, with details, by February 2018.

 

mwib-helenHelen is currently Secretary for the Darlington District MWiB.

The Darlington District covers areas of County Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire. District “Network”, now MWiB, is very strong and active, with the opportunity to meet together at least 8 times during the year made up of full days, half days and two residentials.  District Committee meetings are extra.

June Anderson is the President for the Darlington District MWiB.