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'PASS IT ON'

An opportunity to bid for financial help in establishing a local 'PASS IT ON' Project...

The Provincial Board is taking the opportunity of the "PASS IT ON" theme of the Renewal Committee to offer to congregations the opportunity to bid for grant aid to enable participation in a "PASS IT ON Project". This scheme sets out to encourage congregations to be more outward looking in local mission; grants will be given for well thought out and properly reasoned outreach programs.

This will be "£ for £" matched funding, for a congregation project costed in the region of £500 - £4000.  That is, a congregation will be required to find at least £250, and the province will match such amount to a maximum grant of £1,000.

The sort of project we have in mind would be such as the recent Lower Wyke "Jesus video" scheme, linked with an Alpha course; or perhaps participation in employing an ecumenical youth outreach worker for a local Churches Together group; or the setting up a drop in facility or luncheon club for the wider community. Many possible examples will come to mind. The Renewal Committee is willing to advise and offer suggestions and ideas to any congregations willing to make a commitment. The Committee can be contacted through Br Paul Greenhough. They are also preparing "An Outreach Resource Folder" which will be distributed to congregations.

Congregations should not apply "on a whim", but with a properly argued and costed proposal. And such would be for new work. Each congregation may make one application in this present inter-Synodal period.

No forms; if the minister and Church Committee are interested, just write in to the Provincial Treasurer with a full proposal and budget for consideration by the Provincial Board.

View previous 'PASS IT ON' ideas in the PDF file below.

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Social Responsibility Committee of the Moravian Church

The Mission of the Social Responsibility Committee is to support the Congregations of the British Province of the Moravian Church in their common discipleship of Jesus; and to encourage and challenge them to be good neighbours in their differing contexts.

The Social Responsibility Committee exists to advise the Moravian Church in Britain on social issues. We are an elected body with four members being elected every two years at our biannual synod and five being elected from the Moravian District Conferences (one member per district). A nominated representative from the Provincial Board also sits on the Social Responsibility Committee. The Chair of the Committee is elected by its members.
The Committee cannot make policy for the Moravian Church – that can only be done at our Synod. However, it can act on policy passed at Synod, help to form Moravian Church policy by presenting motions to Synod, and advise the Moravian Church on current issues.

The Moravian Church is an international Church so we are also guided by resolutions adopted by our Unity Synod which meets every seven years. “The Ground of the Unity”, adopted in 1958 is our understanding of our Church and its mission. “Together with the universal Christian Church, the Moravian Church challenges all with the message of the love of God, striving to promote the peace of the world and seeking to attain what is best for most people.” (The Ground of the Unity)

The information from the Committee is circulated by email, and paper copies to all ministers and other interested people in the Church. This is usually in the form of newsletters and occasionally as discussion papers. These can also be accessed by anyone via the website. The Committee also looks at issues passed on to it by members of the Church, usually through their District Representative on the Committee, and will refer people on to other relevant sources of information.

You are free to use the material contained in this Social Responsibility section for your own use, put please do not change any of it and always remember to give a credit to the author and the source – thank you Most Documents on this site reflect the view of the Social Responsibility Committee. Only Unity Synod Resolutions and Resolutions of the British Province reflect the view of the British Moravian Church as a whole.

 

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MWA

(Moravian Womens' Association)

This organisation aims to unite women of all ages in the Province in closer fellowship with one another and in the wider service of God.

The membership meets on a monthly basis in local groups called Circles. The groups share and discuss a common devotional paper and news from around the world and have an opportunity to socialise with each other. Each year the membership raises money for Moravian and non-Moravian projects and charities in an effort to look beyond the confines of our own communities to the wider needs of the world.

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The whole membership has the opportunity to meet once a year in the Spring at our MWA Day. This day is a chance to share fellowship, worship and participate in a variety of workshops. These events are usually hosted by the members of the MWA in their congregations or Circles. A retreat is usually held once a year giving members an opportunity to really deepen their faith.

MWA celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2000 and to mark the event the Circles prepared a quilt which hangs in the Chapel at Church House. The quilt depicts important events in the life of Christ and the early Church as well as the Moravian Church.

60thIn 2010, our 60th Anniversary was celebrated and Circles prepared cakes to celebrate the event.

All women, young and old are warmly invited to attend Circle meetings and the annual MWA Day. Women can also join as Associate members and receive an edited version of the papers through the post.

For more information about our organisation, please contact one of the committee members.

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Every month the members of the MWA committee publish a paper. You can download and read these papers below.

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Download this file (President's Letter April 2018.pdf)President's Letter April 2018.pdf141 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper April 2018 (1).pdf)Devotional Paper April 2018 (1).pdf70 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas April 2018.pdf)Home and Overseas April 2018.pdf521 Kb
Download this file (UWD April 2018.pdf)UWD April 2018.pdf292 Kb
Download this file (President's letter March 2018.pdf)President's letter March 2018.pdf150 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper March 2018.pdf)Devotional Paper March 2018.pdf72 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas Paper March 2018.pdf)Home and Overseas Paper March 2018.pdf254 Kb
Download this file (UWD Prayer List March 2018.pdf)UWD Prayer List March 2018.pdf263 Kb
Download this file (WDP HO Paper 2018.pdf)WDP HO Paper 2018.pdf510 Kb
Download this file (President's Letter Feb 2018.pdf)President's Letter Feb 2018.pdf153 Kb
Download this file (UWD Jan 2018.pdf)UWD Jan 2018.pdf268 Kb
Download this file (Vice Presidents Letter DecJan 2018.pdf)Vice Presidents Letter DecJan 2018.pdf187 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas DecJan 2018.pdf)Home and Overseas DecJan 2018.pdf77 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper DecJan 2018.pdf)Devotional Paper DecJan 2018.pdf72 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas Nov 2017b.pdf)Home and Overseas Nov 2017b.pdf135 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas Nov 2017a.pdf)Home and Overseas Nov 2017a.pdf68 Kb
Download this file (UWD Prayer List Nov 2017.pdf)UWD Prayer List Nov 2017.pdf265 Kb
Download this file (President's letter Nov 2017.pdf)President's letter Nov 2017.pdf151 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper -November 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper -November 2017.pdf70 Kb
Download this file (Unity Womens Desk Prayer List October.pdf)Unity Womens Desk Prayer List October.pdf264 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas Paper Oct 2017.pdf)Home and Overseas Paper Oct 2017.pdf141 Kb
Download this file (President's Letter October 2017.pdf)President's Letter October 2017.pdf142 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper Oct 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper Oct 2017.pdf125 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas Paper Sept 2017.pdf)Home and Overseas Paper Sept 2017.pdf104 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper -September 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper -September 2017.pdf75 Kb
Download this file (President's Letter September 2017.pdf)President's Letter September 2017.pdf154 Kb
Download this file (August 2017.pdf)August 2017.pdf269 Kb
Download this file (UWD Prayer List July 2017.pdf)UWD Prayer List July 2017.pdf449 Kb
Download this file (VP letter JulyAug 2017 (3).pdf)VP letter JulyAug 2017 (3).pdf371 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper -July 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper -July 2017.pdf73 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas May 2017.pdf)Home and Overseas May 2017.pdf69 Kb
Download this file (President's Letter May 2017.pdf)President's Letter May 2017.pdf330 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper May 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper May 2017.pdf429 Kb
Download this file (Presidents letter April 2017.pdf)Presidents letter April 2017.pdf336 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper April 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper April 2017.pdf70 Kb
Download this file (Home and Overseas April 2017.pdf)Home and Overseas April 2017.pdf97 Kb
Download this file (UWD Prayer List March 2017.pdf)UWD Prayer List March 2017.pdf319 Kb
Download this file (Devotional Paper -March 2017.pdf)Devotional Paper -March 2017.pdf116 Kb
Download this file (Home  Overseas - March 2017 - Lent.pdf)Home Overseas - March 2017 - Lent.pdf52 Kb
Download this file (President's Letter March 2017.pdf)President's Letter March 2017.pdf329 Kb
Download this file (UWD Prayer List February 2017.pdf)UWD Prayer List February 2017.pdf262 Kb
Download this file (WWDP HO Paper 2017.pdf)WWDP HO Paper 2017.pdf852 Kb
Download this file (VICE PRESIDENT letter Feb 2017.pdf)VICE PRESIDENT letter Feb 2017.pdf182 Kb

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