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Network ladies 2011

Our women's meeting began life at Wesley about 90 years ago when it was called the Sisterhood and met regularly on Monday afternoons.  We now call it Network and it comes under the umbrella organisation of Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB). We meet once a month, usually on the last Monday.

WESLEY NETWORK AND GUILD HAVE ARRANGED TO HAVE JOINT MEETINGS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR. 

 

Thursday 9 September 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021

Thursday 9 December 2021

 

all meetings to start at 2pm

 

It is intended that the first meeting will take the form of a Members Afternoon when hopefully we can all appreciate the sheer joy of being together and sharing a cuppa and a cake. There will, of course, be the usual devotional to open the meeting. This will also give us an opportunity to discuss our way forward. There will obviously be a lot of matters to be taken into consideration in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

 

It is possible that the Happy Wanderers vehicle may be available for a limited number. Please let us know if you require transport. Some of our non-Wesley members may not know yet that future meetings will take place in the Upper Hall now that the Lower Hall has been taken over by the exciting expansion of the Harrogate Homeless Project.

 

At last, we feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we hope you are all as excited as we are that we shall soon be able to meet together in fellowship.

 

See you soon we hope!

 

Lynne and Shelagh

History

MWiB was launched on 1st July 2011, and was formed from two existing women's movements: Women's Network in the Methodist Church (simply known as Network), and the British Unit of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (WFMUCW).

 

The Women's Network in the Methodist Church was formed in 1987. It brought together the two women's movements in the Methodist Church at that time, Women's Work and Women's Fellowship.

Women's Work came into being in 1858 as a movement of women supporting training and care for women missionaries, and who raised awareness and money for work overseas.

Women's Fellowship was formed in 1945 out of a concern for the problems created by the Second World War. It focused on welfare issues, fellowship and the training of women for leadership roles. Both these movements developed and had their own places within the life of the Church. Each was respected for the contribution it made. However, as the role of women in society began to change, so women within the church were beginning to question; why have two separate groups of women, when both were looking at the contribution of women in church and society, the theology of home and overseas mission? So, after much consultation and an enormous sense of pride in our past heritage, where the foundations for the future had been well established, Women's Network was born.

Souce: http://www.mwib.org.uk/