The Women’s Fellowship of the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship– UK Chaplaincy has organised a dinner to raise funds for the Methodist Women’s Vocational Institute-Kwadaso, in Kumasi, Ghana. The feast was held at the Walworth Methodist Church, Camberwell on 30 January 2016
The dinner was mainly sponsored by one member of the women’s fellowship, Mrs Hilda Amoo- Gottfried as part of her 70th birthday celebration. Explaining her reasons for the invitation, Hilda said, I have invited you to help raise money for the Methodist Women’s Vocational Institute, and “to glorify God and thank Him for 70 years of life, nearly 42 of happy marriage and three wonderful sons”.
The chaplain of the fellowship Rev William Davis explained the poor state of the toilet facilities of the institute to the guests and urged them to give generously towards the renovation of the toilet facilities.
The guests were served with variety sea foods and many traditional Ghanaian foods.
The dinner was attended by many members of the women’s fellowship, members of the Ghanaian Fellowship and family and friends of Mrs Hilda Amoo-Gottfried.
Over thousand pounds was raised on the day with more pledges to be received later.
The Methodist Women’s Vocational Institute was established in 1946 through the collaborative effort of the Women’s Fellowship of the Methodist Mission Society in Britain to train Ministers’ spouses. Currently, the institutes run secretarial courses and technical, vocational, and educational training.
Story by Felix Adoko Otabil
The Christ Little Band– an organisation within the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship –UK Chaplaincy has donated a cheque of two hundred and fifty pounds (£250.00) to the Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA). The cheque was presented at the Founders’ Day Celebration of the Christ Little Band on 24 January 2016 at St Mark’s Methodist Church, Tottenham.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital also received a cheque of £250.00 pounds. This was in recognition of excellent treatment Mr Kojo Hagan– a patron of Christ Little Band and staunch member of the Ghanaian Fellowship had some years ago when he was admitted to the hospital.
Christ Little Band was founded 130 years ago in Cape Coast, Ghana (then, Gold Coast), to deepen Christian faith through; Bible study, and to promote practical Christian values. The founders’ day celebration was also used to launch the 10th anniversary celebration of Christ Little Band– GMF-UK branch.
Though can’t boast of great numbers, the band which has a motto: “Together we stand, divided we fall”, has over the past years contributed significantly to many organisations including Methodist Hospital, Wenchi and Methodist Clinic, Amakom, both in Ghana. Having made some contributions to organisation in Ghana, the band has now shifted focus to organisations in Britain, and it is their hope and prayer that they would continue to help such organisations in the years ahead.
The Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship UK branch of the band is taking the challenge to set up more branches across London in the coming years. The outgoing leader of the band-Opanyin Esther Opoku- Gyimah was honoured at the service for her support and service to the band.
Photo: Godfried Gyasi-Addo (Left) receiving cheque on behalf of MHA, Esther Opoku-Gyimah (Right) outgoing leader of Christ Little Band.
Story by Felix Adoko Otabil