God Loves You St John 3:16
Northampton's Local Women's Director
Gloria Jackson Assistant
The women’s ministry department within the local church has specific roles and responsibilities. We value women and are aware of their dynamism in ministry hence, we aim to encourage, equip, promote, and challenge our women in the church in their walk as disciples of Jesus Christ. The ministry work closely with the pastoral team and the other departments within the church to ensure that the diverse needs of our women are catered for. We also reach out to the wider community by ensuring that appropriate activities are planned where they are given the opportunity to interact and get support for their respective needs. As a ministry we are aware of the importance of networking therefore, we endeavour to develop relationships with other women’s group within the community with the aim of working together for a common good.
Women are encouraged and supported to develop and be the best they can be both in ministry and in the use of their God given talents and abilities. We engage in activities such as Health and Wellbeing programmes, Women’s Empowerment Day, Prayer Breakfast among others. We also ensure that our elderly and infirm members as well as young mothers and single parents are supported in whatever way possible. We take part in regional and national programmes such as retreats and conferences on an annual basis all of which aims to strengthen spiritual and social development among our women.
Unfortunately, because of this unprecedented period all of our activities planned for this year are currently on hold. However, we encourage you to watch this space for future activities which you can engage in. While we continue to trust the Lord and wait for such time, we endeavour to continue giving practical support to our women according to their individual needs and encouragement of hope in a never failing God.
Department of Women’s Ministry
Joyce Fletcher was appointed as the National Women Ministry Director Church of God of Prophecy UK in October 2009. She is a woman of faith and an innovator and believes that God has directed her to fulfilling her purpose, strategic assignments and potential in all aspects of her life.
Joyce is married to Pastor Neville and together they have 4 children.
Our annual One Day Conferences allows for our women to come together and meet with one another in one place. There is worship, the Word and Workshops that aim to empower and encourage and help our women to become more effective in the world that they live in.
“Women of faith, impact, creativity and innovation; destined for purpose”
Our annual Ladies Retreats provides a time for women to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, and come together to draw closer to one another and to God.
· To create the environment within the COGOP UK where women will flourish, have spiritual impact, be empowered to lead, serve and transform the lives of others around them.
· For women to transform the landscape of our churches, and communities. • To mentor and nurture and mentor younger women, identifying and developing talent.
· To deliver a holistic (body, mind, spirit, soul) approach to the ministry of women across the UK.
· To be relevant and address the real issues faced by women in society.
· To deliver the women’s ministry agenda within the context of the National COGOP strategy.
· To form relevant partnerships with other faith-based organisations and organisations that help to deliver the National Women Ministry strategic aims.
· To engage the wider political, social and economic agenda as it impacts on women within the UK and ensure that the voice of ‘women of faith is heard.’
· To engage with and introduce a ‘Health Ministry’ sub-stream within Women ministry that will work in partnership with the wider COGOP ministry strands, NHS, Health & Social Care, and RAFFA.
· To create a modernised personalised approach to missions that ensures relevance to every woman within the UK with the motto ‘EVERYONE WINS ONE’ and to ensure engagement with the wider European and international missions agenda.
We aim to create awareness and provide information on social and health issues that affect women within the UK, with our main focuses being Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Dementia.
Healthy mental health and wellbeing is about doing everything we can to effectively manage our thoughts, feelings and actions in a way that helps us function in our day-to-day lives.
Good mental health and wellbeing is important in order to feel good about yourself, to get the most out of your life and to feel connected to others. Public Health Northamptonshire work with a range of free support services to help you make changes in your life, to improve your mental health and wellbeing and help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
As part of the mental health Northamptonshire collaborative (MHNC) our mental health navigation team provides support in the community to help people improve their general wellbeing. Our service is designed for people experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, living conditions and physical health. Our county wide service is delivered in partnership with Mind.
This service is available to adults aged 18 years and over. Referrals are received from GP's, primary care liaison workers, secondary professional services, as well as self-referrals direct to the team.
For those that have accessed the service there is a fast track process for further support.
The Church of God of Prophecy UK is culturally diverse, and we aim to create a united environment that celebrates and appreciates our diversity.
Unity in diversity is used as an expression of harmony and unity between dissimilar individuals or groups. It is a concept of "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation"
We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives.
-- Mahnaz Afkhami
"We have to sit down, have a meal together, pray together and then actually talk together. Then we realize that, yes, although we have some differences they are not impassable differences."
-- Pauline Tangiora
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight
not by what we see with our natural eyes
A women who feareth the LORD shall be praised