Easter Offering

Tell Her Story, Tell Our Story

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:25-26 (NRSV)

This year’s theme, ‘Tell Her Story, Tell Our Story’ features the stories of women which have often been forgotten or overlooked. They are stories of courage, compassion and calls for change. The theme is inspired by the tenth anniversary of Methodist Women in Britain and the work it has done to empower and enable women around the world.

The offerings collected during this act of worship go to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church in Britain. As we listen to and reflect on the stories of women from around the world and through time, we will consider how we can share our story, our sisters’ stories and God’s story with the world.

 

Easter Offering 2022

Tell her Story, Tell Our Story

The Easter Offering 2022 dedication service features the stories of Biblical women who followed God’s call. 

The worship encourages us to reflect on and learn from their courage, loyalty and leadership.

Tell Her Story, Tell Our Story is an opportunity for churches, circuits and districts to celebrate God’s mission activity. It includes the dedication of the Easter Offering, all of which goes to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church in Britain, supporting and working with Partner Churches around the world. Leader’s Notes give valuable guidance to assist local organisers in the preparation of the service.

  • Use this order form to request your printed Tell Her Story, Tell Our Story resources, including your collection envelopes.
  • Requests for Braille versions of the Order of Service must be placed by 6 March 2021.
  • The resources will be available to download soon.

 

About Easter Offering

Each year, the Methodist Church holds an Easter Offering dedication service. This tradition dates back to 1883, when women in Manchester collected £32 for missionary work overseas from 'Christmas pennies' at family gatherings on Christmas Day. In March 1884, the London Districts distributed Easter envelopes and collecting bags asking for a penny a head, and collected around £100. In 1900, Women’s Work raised £1,655 for the work of overseas missions.

Since then, each successive Methodist women’s movement has encouraged donations in support of God’s mission. Recently, Methodist Women in Britain (supported by the Global Relationships team) have produced an annual service of dedication, often used widely around the Connexion as a circuit service.

All the money raised through the Easter Offering goes to the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church in Britain for work in our Partner Churches around the world.

 

In 2019, collections from Easter Offering services raised over £370,000, thanks to the generosity of Methodist men, women and children.

We thank Methodist Women in Britain for running this appeal, and you for making a difference by contributing to God’s mission in this way.

 


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