“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”
1 Peter 4:10
1 Peter 4:10
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
St. Thomas Methodist’s Women’s Auxiliary. The Women’s Auxiliary is an organisation of Christian women forming part of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
The Women’s Auxiliary operates in terms of its Constitution which contains the principles of the Auxiliary and is subject to approval by Conference or the Connexional Executive, and in terms of the Auxiliary’s Policy which incorporates the needs of all Districts, and which is subject to the approval of the Connexional Meetings of the Auxiliary.
The Aim of the Auxiliary is: TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.
The Goals of the Auxiliary include the Extension of the Kingdom of God, through the Power of the Holy Spirit by:
Building up and spiritually revitalizing women in Societies
Engaging in and encouraging evangelical outreach
Being part of the ministry and mission of the Church
Keeping postal contact with women unable to attend regular Branch Meetings
Encouraging involvement in District and Connexional joint projects
The W.A of STMC is a wonderful organization that is responsible for so much of the pastoral care of the wider community. Always ready to roll up their collective sleeves and get involved with projects that aim to bring hope, comfort and light into the lives of so many people. Joining the W.A. means that you will form strong friendships while enjoying participating in all the activities that are embarked on during the course of the year.
A wide variety of special occasions are held throughout the year with invited speakers. This year the WA celebrated their National Organisations 100 years of service and mission with a Spring Tea.
“Chrissies” (after the late Chrissie Bennett) in an inter-denominational meeting which takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the STMC hall. This informal get together brings many lonely people together to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea (accompanied by scrumptious eats). Chrissie’s vision was first implemented in 1992 and continues to fill a need within our community today. A special Christmas Party at the end of the year is always enjoyed by all.
STMC annual fete is a “calendar event”, which the WA “drive” The start of this event dates back to 1987 and brings so many of the Plett community together. All profits raised from this day of fun go towards mission projects administered by STMC or in partnership with local organisations.
The Ladies of the WA take their mission initiatives to heart. Knitting and crocheting squares for blankets and making jerseys for babies. They also sew pencil cases and fill them with goodies for the children going to school for the first time. Being very aware of the needy within our community the ladies and the congregation collect groceries for Food Parcels which are distributed at Christmastime.
Joy is the word that best describes any gathering of the ladies of the W.A. Joy in the Lord, Joy in Service, Joy in Friendship, Joy in sharing the storms of each other’s lives, and Joy in sharing the sunny ones too. Here are a few of our Happy Times together celebrating our National Women’s Auxiliary’s 100th Anniversary!