Through their generous United Methodist Women members help empower and improve the lives of women, youth and children in the United States and around the world.
About 70 percent of Mission Giving funds from members go to programs and projects supporting women, children and youth. Around 20-30 percent stays with the local, district, and conference organizations of United Methodist Women for local mission. Only 9 percent covers administrative costs.
News about how Mission Giving puts Faith • Hope • Love in Action
Burn a Candle: Pledge Service 2013 by Nancy Bearden Hudson
08/29/2012 This pledge service features three candles symbolizing faith, hope and love in action. Listen not only with your ears but your heart as well. It is based on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and includes the hymns “The Church’s One Foundation” and “Here I Am, Lord.”
Turning Girls on to Mission In Columbia, S.C.
07/01/2012 A youth circle at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia, S.C., is learning by doing mission through United Methodist Women.
A Lifeline to the Future by Donna Akuamoah
06/01/2012 United Methodist Women international ministries scholarships are helping to develop a new generation of leaders.
United Methodist Women and the Display That Wasn’t by Yvette Moore on gc2012conversations.com
05/03/2012 United Methodist Women didn’t have an exhibit at General Conference. Instead, they roped off their display area and set off on a flurry of learning and mission opportunities around Tampa, where General Conference is being held.
Q & A with Cathy Capo Stone: Remember the Children Living in Poverty by Mary Beth Coudal
05/01/2012 As adults discuss and make policy for The United Methodist Church, Ms. Cathy Capo Stone, executive director at Cornerstone Family Ministries, reminds us to not forget the impact of church work on inner-city children whom she cares for every day. Cornerstone is a United Methodist Women-related national mission institution.
Craft Sales Support Mission in Zimbabwe by Yvette Moore
04/28/2012 Handcrafted gifts by Zimbabwe women sold at General Conference benefit Nyamacheni Mission School, a 2011 United Methodist Women Call to Prayer and Denial grant recipient.
The Intersections of United Methodist Women and UMCOR by Leigh Rogers on gc2012conversations.com
04/27/2012 A United Methodist Women MeetUp on Thursday, April 25 during General Conference highlighted the connectional ministries of United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
The 2013 Federal Budget: A Presidential Proposal
04/05/2012 President Barack Obama's federal budget proposal requests $3.8 trillion in spending on infrastructure, education and manufacturing while raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting funding to most other domestic agencies and the Department of Defense.
National Mission Institutions Play a Vital Role in the Women’s Division Board Meeting by Mary Beth Coudal and Hortense Tyrell
04/02/2012 Not only did the Women’s Division Board of Directors meet for one afternoon at one of the Women’s Division-related 98 national mission institutions, but the directors also approved two new institutions to join the caring connection of United Methodist-related community centers and institutions.
At Last Meeting of the Quadrennium, Women’s Division Directors Set Mission Budget, Welcome New Staff by Leigh Rogers
03/21/2012 For many directors, the semiannual Women’s Division board of directors meeting in Plano, Texas, would be their last, as they served the maximum of their full two terms of eight years. Yet there was ample time for this configuration of directors to celebrate and reminisce the past four years.