Today I am reflecting on a remarkable week in the life of MWiB. Our exhibition telling the story of women working together in British Methodism is now officially open at Epworth Old Rectory. Yesterday Paul Field and Garth Hewitt challenged us with their powerful combinations of melody and lyrics and images to make a difference, somehow, somewhere in this world.
At my local church this morning, much of the conversation over coffee was about yesterday’s concert. Personally my most poignant moment in the day was to take up my reserved seat at the end of the front row and to realise that four friends from our Devon circuit were sitting right next to me across the aisle. These are friends who pray for me, who put up with me, who support me unconditionally. I am so grateful that they made the effort to come all the way up to Westminster yesterday to attend the concert. Some of our congregation have today taken away the Dalit and Dementia packs to read and consider further.
When I travel to Greece tomorrow I will not be in a position to send back progress reports, so will not now post any more blogs until after my return. Linda might take over and keep you all updated on the visit of Priya and Meena as they travel around the Connexion. We are blessed and grateful that they are with us, and especially that they were able to be at Westminster for yesterday’s concert.
Thank you for your prayers and support for all that we seek to do as Methodist Women in Britain. Yesterday was a tangible example of how women working together can make a difference – and also of course how men like Paul and Garth make a difference by using their gifts so creatively and provocatively! Creative spirituality, global social justice. Together.