They are based on the theme: ‘Let Justice Roll’ and the principles of Justice in the Book of Micah.
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.
If you need to order printed materials the order form is here: 3748-easter-offering_flyerplusorder-form_web
Or order online from Methodist Publishing: Click here
Leaders notes: easter-offering_leaders-notes_web
Prayer chains: easter-offering_leaders-notes_prayer-chains
Order of Service: easter-offering_order-of-service_web
A video linked to Story 4, Columbia, can be accessed on our You Tube site Click here to view
Poster to advertise your service: easter-offering_let-justice-roll_poster_web