Women's Fellowship

INTRODUCTION
In 1930, Sister Frances Green, the tutor of Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast, started the fellowship with six women. The 1932 Synod approved the fellowship as a uniformed organization. Thereafter, more branches began to spread throughout the country. Sister Rose Little, Headmistress of Accra Wesley Girls’ High School, also started a branch in Accra which spread to Nsawam, Aburi, Somanya. The first twenty-three (23) founding members included Mrs. Grace F. Bart Addison, Mrs. Carlis Paitoo, Lady Dina Quist, Lady Charlotte Quarshie Idun and Mary Perigrino Aryea of Accra.

The Kumasi Fellowship was initiated by Sister Persis Beer, Headmistress of Mmofraturo School in 1934. Sister Kathleen White, assisted by Mrs. Grace Baidoe also formed another branch at Effiduase. Thereafter, Sister Irene Maison who had then succeeded Sister Frances Green at Wesley Girls’ High School became the first full time National Organiser of the Women’s Fellowship. Her ability to speak the Mfantse Language enabled her to spread the fellowship much faster. Branches were formed at Saltpond, Anomabo, Sekondi, Winneba, Tarkwa and Sefwi Bekwai, until she returned to England in 1953 for good. Then Mrs. Julia Abban, sister of Rev. F.C.F. Grant, was appointed the first African Full time Women Worker in 1949. It was Sister Irene Morrow, a missionary from Ireland and in charge of the Kwadaso Women’s Training Centre, who founded the Girls’ Fellowship in 1964 at Takoradi.

After the 1939 earthquake, when the colonial government assigned the Red Cross Society and the Methodist Women’s Fellowship to distribute blankets to victims in Accra, Mrs. Odonkor, wife of the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, impressed with the performance of the Methodist Women, joined the fellowship as an affiliate member in 1945. She later started the Women’s Class (Fellowship) in the Presbyterian Church. Pleased with the good work of the fellowship, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, his queen mother and her elders funded the building and setting up of the Kwadaso Methodist Women Training Centre which officially opened by Mrs. Butler, wife of the Ashanti Regional Commissioner, and dedicated in June 1948.

Longest serving Connexional Secretary was Mrs. Diana Holdbrook Smith, followed by Mrs. Sophia Moore who became the first woman vice president. Others are Mrs. Adwowa Godwyll and Mrs. Hager Ekua Intarmah.


AIM
To unite Christian women in the Connexion one with another, and with Jesus Christ, so that the spiritual life of each member may be enriched, and that, all working together, will joyfully give the fullest support to the Church in Christ.
 

FUNCTION
It was the Fellowship which trained the first affiliated Presbyterian Woman to form the Presbyterian Women’s Class in Accra. The first Woman to enter the Methodist Deaconess order, Sister Okine, was a member of the Women’s Fellowship. Since then, the Fellowship became the nursing ground to prepare women into the ordained ministry of the Methodist Church, Ghana.
It is the most widespread organization within the Methodist Church, Ghana.

Contact us

Wesley Methodist Cathedral

Accra-Ghana

P.O. Box GP249 Accra

This Week’s Activities

I. DAWN PRAYER MEETINGS: 5:00a.m - 6:00a.m
Mon. 3rd Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Dorcas Mensah
Wed. 5th Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Joyce Buxton
Fri. 7th Jun., Prayer will be led by Seventy Band
II. BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER (TARRY) is held every Tuesday in the Cathedral from 9:00am - 12noon.
III. WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING: is held every Wednesday in this Cathedral from 6:30 - 7:30pm.
IV. THE WESLEYAN HOUR OF GRACE, Anointing And Communion Service is held on the first Saturday of each month from 5:30-7:00am. Next date is July 2, 2019.


CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS

has also started for unconfirmed members who are 45yrs and above and want to be confirmed as full members of the church. Time 5:30pm.


BURIAL SERVICE

for the late Bro. Jacob Moitey Sacker, Aged 82yrs. There will be no wake-keeping. Burial, and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 14th June, 2019, in this Cathedral. Time 8:00 am. Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday, 16th June, 2019.

Also for the Late Sis. Victoria Koshie France , Aged 76, Burial and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 21st June, 2019 in this Cathedral. Time 8am. Thanksgiving service will be on 23rd June 2019.


LAY PREACHERS SCHOOL

is currently in session for both part one and two candidates. All continuing students and interested persons should register their names at the Society Office.


LUNCH PRAYER SESSION

is on going with exception of Sundays from 12:00-100pm for the forty day lent (prayer & fasting).
kindly note that there will also be a Full Service on Wednesday Evenings(Prayer & Fasting) follows after the Ash Wednesday. Lunch Prayer Session would be held daily from 12:00-100pm.


MTN MOBILE MONEY ACCOUNT

Accra Wesley Cathedral (024-562-2935)


WESLEYAN TELEVISION (WTV)

The official television station of the Methodist Church Ghana is LIVE on air now. KINDLY RE-SCAN YOUR TELEVISIONS TO TUNE IN AND WATCH.


VACATION CLASSES FOR SHS 1 STUDENTS

The faculty of Education and Entrepreneurship of the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG) is currently running a 7 week vacation classes for Green Track Students. This programme ends on 28th June, 2019.


HARVEST COMMITTEE MEETING

Will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 At 5:30pm at the Vestry.


MEN’S MINI HARVEST

comes off on the 30th of June 2019. All are entreated to partake towards the success of the harvest.


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do it. But your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it”
[Lou Holtz]


QUOTATION FOR THE WEEK

“For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts”.
[1 Thessalonians 2:4 ]


APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

The Wesley Cathedral, Joint Service, Starting at 8:30 am
Preacher: Very Rev. Dr. Nana Kwesi Bart-Plange
Liturgist: Bro. H. O. Dodoo
Bible Readers: Sis. Eugenia Aryeetey; Bro. Joel Atrebi and Sis. Victoria Acquaye-Baddo

Rev. Dagadu Memorial, Osu
1st Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
2nd Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
Youth Ser.: Sis. Dr. Cecilia Torto
Kuku Hill: Bro. Moses Sarblah
Labone: Sis. Regina Opoku Akoto