2011- 2016 World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women Europe: Britain and Ireland Who we are Alison Judd Area President Maureen Young Area VicePresident As a member of MWI, you are automatically a member of WFM&UCW. Continue focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals... ...with a particular emphasis on MDGs 2 and 3 for the Irish Unit ‘My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are all the treasurers of wisdom and knowledge.’ Colossians 2:2,3 For all of you were baptised into Christ, have been clothed with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:27-28 Taking these goals into consideration, during this quinquennium, we are supporting: Open Schools Worldwide International AudiBible Project About Open Schools: •Christian organisation •Responds to needs of educationally marginalised children, offering free and open access to education, through trained volunteer teachers. •Partners with local communities to ensure most appropriate provision. •Organisers of ‘school-in-a-bag’ project – provides all resources necessary to provide this education. Open Schools Worldwide International AudiBible Project 2013-2014 • Working with volunteer teachers and local communities in South Africa. • Contain whole Bible in appropriate languages for learners. • Also contain stories and phonics necessary for literacy teaching. •• Cost: Solar-powered don’tincluding need batteries. 250 @ £30– each recording, delivery and training. • September 2014 – 250 AudiBibles purchased (£7500) – thank you for helping us reach our target! Wings of Hope Lanka Kudaoya Project About Wings of Hope: •A non-profit organisation which seeks to empower women and children to develop an understanding of their own personal worth and realise their own potential to live purpose-filled life through: -Living and sharing the love of Jesus Christ -Community Development -Education and Skills Training -Partnering and Networking to deliver programmes that promote the care and development of women. Wings of Hope Lanka Kudaoya Project • To run from September 2014 until July 2016 • To bring hope and help to women and children in the village of Kudaoya, a village 130km north of Columbo, Sri Lanka. 3 separate yet linked projects, to run in succession: 1. Water Tank and Sanitation Project - 2 water tanks along with a motor pump and pipelines to supply tap water directly to the village and also build basic toilets for 10 families. Estimated cost: £3,200 Wings of Hope Lanka Kudaoya Project 2. Education Programme for Single Mums and their children – basic health and hygiene, nutrition, First Aid, prevention of disease, child protection, abuse of awareness; supply of school uniforms, shoes and books for 6 of the neediest single mums; health checks and follow-up. Estimated cost: £3300 3. Mother and Baby Program: To supply nutritional supplements to 10 of the neediest pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies; provide ante- and post-natal Health Care and Baby Care Training Programs. Estimated cost for 1 year: £3,300 Raise awareness of human trafficking in our country • Human trafficking is modernday slavery. • Estimated 27 million slaves in the world today in 162 countries. • Only approximately 1-2% are rescued. • Ireland is a hub for trafficking. • Get connected. Find out more. Join the fight against trafficking. Don’t forget Gift Aid! • Remember to ask for a gift aid form when making donations to WFM&UCW • In Northern Ireland we get an extra 23p for every £1 spent – that’s another £23 for nothing if you donate £100! Want to get connected with WFM&UCW? Find out more about the work of WFM&UCW and issues facing women today: • Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wfmucwirela nd • Follow us on Twitter: @WFMUCWIreland • Check out our website: http://www.irishmethodist.org/mwiwfmucw Some of our ladies at the European Area Seminar in Italy in June Did you know? WFM&UCW is 75 years old this year! Come and join us for a retreat to celebrate our 75th anniversary! Where: Gracehill Moravian Church, Ballymena When: Saturday 25th October 2014, 10.30-15.30 Bring: a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided! Please continue to support our work both financially and prayerfully. Bambelela – Never Give Up. Christ is our Hope.