It is with feeling of bitter sweetness that I announce the closing of The Hub. I am proud of the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) for taking a leap and trying something new. The Hub served women from across Canada through stories of family life, church life, faith development and everyday living. Just not at the levels we had hoped for.
We took an honest look at the statistical results of The Hub since its inception in January 2016. With almost two years data, user comments, membership feedback and staff input, some hard questions were asked: Are women engaged with The Hub? Do women still need/want to come together online? How accessible are the posts?
After we looked at the money and time that went into producing The Hub and weighed it against the data, the Council Executive of the WMS decided to close the site. We are however, very grateful to our faithful followers.
The WMS feels there is still work that can be done connecting Presbyterian women. The objective to resource, network and mentor through serving, sharing and spiritual living is important to the WMS. There are still new ideas that can be implemented and they will be introduced through the Women’s Gathering (womensgathering.ca) and the WMS (wmspcc.ca) websites.