11th East Asia Area Seminar 2019
The World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women (WFMUCW), East Asia Area (EAA) has held its 11th seminar successfully from 27th – 30th March 2019 at Hong Kong’s Ward Memorial Methodist Church. The theme: Here I am! Send me (Isaiah 6:8). There were 300 contingents from 9 countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Taiwan. 44 were from Malaysia’s CAC MW, SCAC, TAC, TRAC and SAC. Of this 44, 10 were from CAC MW, Chong Meng Foong (advisor), sister Jennifer Yap (president), sister Ching Pek Kiong, sister Teh Kok Fen, sister Tiew Guat Lee, sister Margaret Chan, sister Wong Lee Hal, sister Shannen Tan, brother Lee Peng Cheng( sister Chong’s husband) and myself. By God’s mercy 10 of us arrived safe and smoothly at Hong Kong International airport on 27th March. Sister Margaret Chan arrived one day earlier than us. We stayed in Cityview Hotel at Kow Loon throughout the seminar.
Council of churches of Malaysia (CCM) Report
Council of churches of Malaysia (CCM)
Reported by Esther Ching
The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM)’s Women’s Work Committee called for Awareness Program for Women Leaders dated 23rd Feb 2019 especially to the upcoming new women leaders in understanding of its various roles, operations and programs.
The objectives of this program are:
(i) To create awareness of the various international ecumenical programs the women’s committee is involved in, namely the Asian Church Women’s Conference (ACWC), World Day of Prayer (WDP), Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC). Scholarship for Christian girls offered by ACWC and FLC and project grants offered by FLC.
(ii) To encourage greater support and participation in ecumenical activities.
(iii) To create networking.
SCACMW Leadership Training in Miri
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Report on WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - Slovenia
“Come – Everything Is Ready”
Date: 02 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Kajang Chinese Methodist Church
WDP Service and order we adopted was prepared for Taiwan’s translation and following the exact original context of WDP International. This day, the WDP is conducted by The CAC Women Fellowship for Central District 2. The four participating churches are Kajang Chinese Methodist Church, Chinese Methodist Cantonese Church KL, Ampang Chinese Methodist Church, and Semenyih Chinese Methodist Church.
Malaysia Unit - EAA Seminar Report
East Asia Area Seminar was held from the 27-30 March 2019 in Hong Kong. There were about 370 participants and Malaysia representatives were 44 persons with 2 spouses. The seminar’s theme was ‘Here I am, Send Me’ from Isaiah 6:8. It was another motivating, enriching, and empowering session with many great speakers, example Re Heasun Kim, Prof Mabel Wu, Matilda Johnson among others. The EEA Officers for 2021-2025 were duly elected and we congratulate Sisters Mary Devadason & Margaret Chan for being elected as President and Secretary, respectively. The next major conference will be the World Assembly in August in Sweden and we pray that more women of EAA will come and join the session.
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