A Quick Re-cap On The Staff And Officers Meeting In Skopje, Macedonia 2014.
Last week the 2014 WSCF-E staff and officers meeting was held in Skojope, Macedonia. This a meeting held once a year to allow dialogue between the WSCFE-E regional offices and National SCMs. This year there was participants from 10 different countries. Further to the campaign to keep you more informed about WSCF-E Regional Office here a is a quick re-cap of what happened whilst we were there.
WSCF-E events are all about meeting people from different countries joining together in Christ . So each day started and ended with Worship provided by one of the Participants, through this we were allowed to enjoy speaking the lords prayer in many different languages, to sing Taize chants and to use lithologies from many different denominations.
Each day was filled with Workshops around topics important to WSCF-E, workshops included: An Introduction To WSCF-E 2014 campaign Against Xenophobia (reaching out to Asylum seekers) Discussion around how to improve WSCF-E online presences (You want us to talk more) A talk about the General Assembly of WSCF-E (This is where all of WSCF Regions meet to make huge decisions about the future of WSCF ) and a Full day of workshops around fundraising. We had a Workshop from SCM Britain about their fundraising techniques ( Diversification is key). A workshop from a fundraising ( fundraising is all about imagination and creating trust relationships) and we were also luck enough to have our friend “Salters”come to talk about fundraising from our senior friends ( Past members of SCMs and WSCF-E) and how best to do it.
Woven our time at the meeting we also got to experience Macedonia through our guide Pavlina Manavska who is a member of the local Youth group at her Methodist church. She Showed us the Many sites Skjope and she Pointed out the Best Bars and Cafes.
The event left all our staff officers feeling informed and motivated about the current status of WSCF-E and how to improve it.
I hope you enjoyed this Re-cap , God bless