Annual Meeting - Saturday 22 May at 2.00pm
Janet Murchson (Chairperson)
For the first time in the history of Women for Mission (WfM) the Annual Meeting will be held online rather than in the illustrious setting of Glasgow City Free Church. Last year it was not possible to hold the meeting due to the nationwide restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Having become so familiar over the past year with using technology for church meetings etc and with the uncertainty of when restrictions would be lifted to allow us to meet in person again, the WfM Committee made the decision that rather than cancelling for a second year the AM would go ‘virtual’. A new experience for us all but one we hope many will share with us on Saturday, 22nd May at 2.00 pm.
Business at the meeting will include a financial report including the amount raised to date for the 2021 Project Embracing the World with a touch of the Gospel. Videos from past and current recipients of Projects will be shared as well as a tribute to the late Elizabeth Graham who passed away earlier this year and who was a loyal supporter of WfM.
Despite fundraising activities been brought to an abrupt halt in 2020, many WfM supporters were not deterred. Online Zoom quizzes, interviews with WfM Committee members, Facebook craft sales and even an online silent auction were held to ensure that fundraising could continue. If anyone still wishes to make a donation to the Project the closing date will be extended until 30 June 2021.
Further details about how to make donations can be found at womenformission.org/donate
In addition, we are excited to be launching the 2021/22 Project and we will be sharing videos from the recipients of this new Project. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner alongside three organisations as they seek to share the love and compassion of Christ with those whose circumstances are often broken beyond what we can imagine. But these are real life situations, both at home and overseas, and with your prayerful and financial support we can be an encouragement to our fellow Christians to persevere in their work of compassion and healing.
One aspect of the Annual Meeting which will be missed is our not being able to sing together. However, there will be two lovely items of recorded praise and anyone can join in with them from wherever they are!