Easter Offering 2024

Let Justice Roll

 “But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

(Amos 5:24, NIV)

Methodist Women in Britain, as a justice-seeking charity, has chosen the theme ‘Let Justice Roll’ for this year’s Easter Offering Service. 

This Easter Offering 2024 service tells stories of people standing for justice, persisting in the face of setbacks and taking up the challenge anew as circumstances change. Some stories show how people now have
hope because justice has 'rolled' into their lives.

Let Justice Roll offers churches, circuits and districts a celebration of God’s just purposes across the wider world. 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 over 100 Partner Churches and organisations around the world.

Looking for some Lent reflections?
Methodist Women in Britain have produced seven reflections for the seven weeks of Lent.
You can use these Lent reflections as they lead towards the Easter Offering 2024 service and its resources. Find the Lent reflections at mwib.org.uk

The fastest way to order your printed Let Justice Roll resources, including your collection envelopes, is via the Methodist Publishing website. If you are unable to order the resources online, you can use this order form instead.

The following service materials are now available to download:

 

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 Great Britain for work in our Partner Churches around the world.

 

In 2023, collections from Easter Offering services raised over £190,000, thanks to the generosity of Methodists.

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.

For information about Methodist Women in Britain, please write to MWiB, c/o Stamford Methodist Church,11 Barn Hill, Stamford, Lincs  PE9 2AE or visit mwib.org.uk.


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