South Pacific Area

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

Affiliated Units

Australia Uniting Church in Australia
Fiji & Rotuma Methodist Church of Fiji
New Zealand Methodist Church of New Zealand
Papua New Guinea The United Church of Papua New Guinea
Samoa Methodist Church
Solomon Islands United Church in Solomon Islands
Tonga The Free Wesleyan Church

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World Federation Day Study Program 2020

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The 2020 World Federation Day Study Program is now available to download from our website. This program is designed to be used as close as possible to October 26th – Federation Constitution Founding Day.

Thursdays in Black ambassadors: “We must enable and promote safe spaces for all”

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World Council of Churches (WCC) ambassadors of the Thursdays in Black campaign are standing behind a joint statement that urges both awareness and protection from the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. “As countries respond to COVID-19 with necessary restrictions on movements and activities, more people are calling violence…

Thursdays in Black: “Pray for God’s protection for everyone”

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Thursdays in Black ambassadors and supporters are calling on us all to protect women who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are in situations that make them vulnerable to violence. Thursdays in Black

Maundy Thursday in Black

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We are told to stay at home and stay safe. But for some that feels impossible. Some women, some children, men even, Face another risk during this pandemic. They fear the person who Lives with them. In that secret upper room, Celebrating Passover freedom with his friends, Jesus knelt like…

JOY JINO

Area President

South Pacific Area

[Solomon Islands]
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My Story

Joy Jino is a teacher by profession, but she has taken early retirement from her teaching career and is very much involved in church, taking leadership roles especially with women’s and young girls’ programs. Joy is a member of the United Church in the Solomon Islands (UCSI) and she confidently says that her journey and Christian growth has been shaped by the leadership roles that she has taken up in the church through the women’s fellowship organization. This includes attending meetings, seminars, retreats, rallies, training sessions, bible studies, etc., both in the church, nation and abroad on behalf of UCSI. Being the Vice President in the South Pacific Area for the last five years (2011 – 2016), Joy says that it has been a learning leadership journey, she especially wants to give thanks to Lynne Scott for sharing her wisdom and experience.
The South Pacific Area President’s message to the South Pacific sisters: “Let us journey together in love, support each other and pray for our Federation family.” Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”