Thursday, 8 May 2014

Spring Summer Newsletter 2014

Welcome to the Christian Women’s Fellowship’
      Spring/Summer Newsletter 2014

Once again we had a fantastic annual convention at the end of February.  The theme was “Unconditional Love”.  Our guest speakers, Paul and Jean Blakey taught us much about the work of the Street Angels.  They also enjoyed our company so much on the Saturday that they asked if they could stay for Sunday as well!  And we enjoyed their company too!
Instead of me putting a review of the weekend I thought I would print extracts of Paul’s report from 24th Feb. written on the Street Angels web page

 Paul and Jean have spent the weekend at the Christian Women’s Fellowship with 106 amazing ladies – Paul shared about unconditional love and the way the church is leading the way in offering unconditional love in almost every area of need in our nation.....  The amazing ladies raised over £560 for the golf buggy appeal for the Majorca Street Angels – this will help the team get people back to hotels and then get back out to help more people......  
Many of the ladies also knitted chickens which include a Creme Egg and the message “As you eat this egg pray that God will offer you a new start this Easter”.  The 45 chicks and eggs will be distributed to projects across the UK to hand out to some of those we help over the Easter weekend”.  Thank you to the ladies for the invitation and support for what we do in 125 communities across UK, Spain and Australia!
Follow that, ladies!  Hopefully, we can with next year’s Convention, 27th February to 1st March 2015.  The Committee are working hard on preparing this and there will be more information, along with the booking details in the Autumn newsletter.  I can tell you that the theme will be “Stepping Out In Faith” and our key speaker will be the Biblical scholar and Methodist Minister, Margaret Barker DD.  Also, the Committee are acting on suggestions made on the evaluation slips and will be trying a slightly different pattern of programme on the Saturday.  This will be for a one year trial.
At this year’s Convention Business Meeting we thanked Ruth  for all the work she had done over the past 6 years as the Programme Secretary.   
Yvonne  was voted in as her replacement.  Ida  has volunteered to become the Minute Secretary, for a trial period, at the annual Business Meetings.  Also, we have 2 new Executive Members to the C.W.F. Committee for a 3 year term.  They are Kath  and Christine. 

Whilst we are on the subject of volunteers.......
ARE YOU A MUSICIAN?  If you can play a musical instrument and are willing to accompany the singing please contact 
Programme Secretary -
ARE YOU GOOD AT POSTER MAKING, BADGE MAKING AND WRITING NEWSLETTERS? If you are then maybe you would be interested in becoming the Publicity Secretary.  Joy’s term of office concludes after the next Convention and, therefore, she needs replacing on the Committee.  Please give this some thought before next year’s Business Meeting.  If you would like more details please contact Joy on
Please remember that the Conventions are “all our own work” and organised by fellow C.W.F. members on a voluntary basis.

The next newsletter will be sent out in September. 
In the meantime enjoy the summer everyone and God bless you all. 
The C.W.F. Committee              

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