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- Young Middle East Activists Strategize for Justice and Peace
01/31/2014 -- Young people played a critical role in the revolutions that swept across the Arab world in the past few years. Now, as the dust settles and more representative forms of government are being tested in the area, a central question that remains is what role ...
- The Courage to Speak
01/01/2014 -- In a small room in downtown Concepción, Chile, Monica Maldonado, a self-assured woman in her 50s, recites a few lines of a poem: “1973 arrived with the Caudillo Vigueta against people unarmed. With their ideals they killed our happiness and destroyed our ...
- Wanted: Women in Mission
01/01/2014 -- At a meeting of United Methodist Women at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., I addressed the topic of United Methodist Women membership nurture and outreach. My speech was titled: “I Don’t Do That Anymore”: Why I See United Methodist Women D...
- Responsively Yours: Representing God’s Love
01/01/2014 -- If we weren’t already a structured organization, how would we come together to act on the commitments of our faith in 2014? We might start by noticing what women in United Methodist congregations have in common—our faith in God and in the work of Jesus in...
- Cordialmente Suya: Representando el Amor de Dios
01/01/2014 -- Si no fuéramos una organización ya estructurada, ¿cómo nos uniríamos para abogar por los compromisos de nuestra fe en el año 2014? Podríamos empezar por darnos cuenta de lo que las mujeres en las congregaciones metodistas unidas tenemos en común: nuestra ...
- Responsively Yours: Signs of Emmanuel
11/25/2013 -- Have you ever looked for a street sign in an unfamiliar place and been unable to find one? We look where we think the sign “should” be. I’ve been in towns where the signs are on the corners of the buildings and in towns where they hang in the middle of t...
- Developing Women Leaders in Liberia
11/25/2013 -- Alfreda Anderson is national coordinator of United Methodist Women of the Liberia Annual Conference and was my host when I represented U.S. United Methodist Women on a relationship-building trip to that West African country in September. Liberia United Me...
- Meet the United Methodist Women of Cameroon!
11/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women are always dynamic, and members in Cameroon are no different. The women of Cameroon are organizing seminars, developing income generating projects and providing scholarships to help ensure that women are equipped to lead, and are em...
- Losing One Family and Finding Another: The Story of a Scholarship Student from Africa
11/15/2013 -- I am from Nimba County in Liberia. I am only 27 years old, but in my lifetime I have lost my parents and two siblings, lived through two wars, roamed three countries as a refugee/displaced person, and slept in streets, parking stations, market places and ...
- GenerationNext Earth Advocates
10/29/2013 -- United Methodist Women and the Scranton Center for Women’s Leadership of Seoul, Korea, joined with the Wesley Center of Japan to train a new generation of leaders for environmental justice in Tokyo, Feb. 17-23.
- Cordialmente Suya: Dilema Doble
10/24/2013 -- El programa televisivo de los Premios de Videos Musicales no suele estar en mi radar de intereses y este año no fue la excepción, ni siquiera por que se celebró en el nuevo Centro Barclay en Brooklyn --por lo menos no lo fue hasta que mi Facebook y Twitte...
- Ubuntu Journey 2014: Lithuania
10/02/2013 -- This Ubuntu Journey offers a unique chance for us to assist our Lithuanian sisters in establishing a United Methodist Women organizational structure appropriate for Lithuania.
- Meeting Challenges in a Changing Community
10/01/2013 -- For more than 100 years the Neighborhood Center of Utica, N.Y., has been a source of aid to the local community. Founded as the Italian Settlement House by the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, it was renamed The Neighborhood Center...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique
09/20/2013 -- Early this year United Methodist women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique gathered at Africa University (AU) in Zimbabwe to explore their roles as women peace builders. The event was co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and the...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Japan
09/18/2013 -- While attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations through United Methodist Women, Dr. Renee Campbell, the Executive Director of Wesley House Community Services in Louisville, KY learned from international delegate Suzuyo Takazato...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S.
09/17/2013 -- Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a ...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Haiti
09/16/2013 -- There is a growing social movement that demands the respect of children’s rights in Haiti, which includes a focus on stopping the practice of enslaving children (restavec), as reported by Beyond Borders, an organization working to develop child protection...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine
09/14/2013 -- Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people;...
- One Child at a Time
09/09/2013 -- In the middle of the stage at Florida Southern College stood a 16-year-old girl wearing a nametag that said “Poor Young Mom.” She was overwhelmed. She was trying to juggle too many balls and nothing was working for her. Seventy-eight other 6-12th graders ...
- A Jewel For Peace
08/14/2013 -- Across the street from the United Nations alongside midtown Manhattan’s high rises and luxury hotels sits the Church Center for the United Nations, a 50-year-old jewel dedicated to peace and justice for all of the world’s people.
- VIDEO - Acción Médica Cristiana: "Together we build the future we dream"
07/18/2013 -- United Methodist Women and Acción Médica Cristiana work together in Nicaragua to empower women, build community and feed families. From agriculture to health care, this partnership offers a holistic approach to wellness.
- Africa’s Youth Rise to the Challenge at the Second Africa Central Conference Young People’s Gathering
07/12/2013 -- The Young People's Gathering was a moment of brainstorming for the church in sub-Saharan Africa, organized by United Methodist Women’s Regional Missionary Initiative and held April 17-22, 2013, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
- Senate Immigration Bill: Unfair, Unjust, Unwise
07/05/2013 -- United Methodist Women rejects the disciplinary nature of the current Senate immigration bill, making it more urgent for us to continue our advocacy for positive immigration reform.
- Educate a Woman
07/01/2013 -- United Methodists in Mozambique are building a future for the church and society through its educational network.
- Ubuntu Journey 2014: Zimbabwe
06/17/2013 -- See firsthand how the Zimbabwe health board is implementing its strategic plan to support U.N. Millennium Development Goals.
- Ubuntu Journey 2014: Liberia
06/17/2013 -- On this Ubuntu Journey, we will visit mission projects located within Monrovia and go on a day trip to Harrisburg to work with women and young adult women on sewing projects.
- Remembering Challenges of Migrants in Finland
06/13/2013 -- Some believe that Finland is very advanced in matters of women's equality, but in reality, immigrant women face big challenges.
- Roma Redux
05/09/2013 -- Senior correspondent and photojournalist for Response shares photos and stories from his journeys visiting Roma communities in Serbia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.
- On Mother’s Day, Stand with Mothers in Africa
04/12/2013 -- Encourage your local church congregations to participate in Imagine No Malaria’s alternative giving campaign supporting women’s health and the health of their families.
- Sager Brown Hits the Road
04/01/2013 -- The Sager Brown depot operated by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in Baldwin, La., is best known as a place where thousands of volunteers spend a week or two each year packing relief supplies for disaster victims.
- I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
03/14/2013 -- The first Friday of March is, for many women around the world, a special day of prayer. It is, in fact, the World Day of Prayer (WDP). “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” is the celebratory theme of this year’s service prepared by the WDP Committee in ...
- Message From the President
03/13/2013 -- United Methodist Women is the “right place” for women seeking to use their talents and gifts to help others, said Yvette Richards, president of the organization’s board of directors in her address to the new program advisory group assembled for its first ...
- Aid to the Aged
03/12/2013 -- With the support of United Methodist Women, some of the most vulnerable elderly living in places with the most protracted violence and human rights violations are receiving help.
- New Program Advisory Group Meets
03/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s new program advisory group gathered for its first annual meeting at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 7-9.
- Murewa Day Care Center
02/26/2013 -- The story of Murewa Day Care exemplifies commitment between local partners and United Methodist Women worldwide.
- The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Regional Women’s Program
02/26/2013 -- With the help of funding from United Methodist Women, the World Student Christian Federation has brought about 60 young women together every year since 1991 to re-read the bible from critical feminist perspectives.
- Being Bearers of Faith Confessing Christ in Word and Deed.
02/07/2013 -- If we believe and confess with our lips that Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead, our sins will be pardoned.
- Hunger and Poverty
02/05/2013 -- The main cause of hunger is poverty and lack of power to access nutritious food.
- After the Storm
02/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women members serve areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
- Cutting-edge Ministry
02/01/2013 -- United Methodist Deaconesses enter their 125th year of mission on the borderlands of the church and changing needs of society.
- Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean
01/11/2013 -- The Reverend Serna Samuel, United Methodist Women Regional Missionary for the Caribbean, provides a glimpse into her work on HIV/AIDS.
- The Methodist Bible Seminary Project
01/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s Mission Giving supports the Methodist Bible Seminary’s “Social, Educational and Evangelism Work in Small Rural areas and Slums” Project.
- Ubuntu Journey to Chile
01/03/2013 -- We’ll join with women from the Methodist Women’s Federation in Coronel and Lota, located in the eighth region of Chile, south of Santiago along the coast where Concepcion is the regional capital. Methodist women engaged in community work are excited to sh...
- From Victim to Survivor
01/01/2013 -- Once-trafficked women get a new start at the Mission Giving-supported Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
- A Journey to "Ubuntu"
01/01/2013 -- U.S. women learn the power of faith and witness with sisters in the Philippines and South Korea.
- Imayam Social Welfare Association: Coimbatore, India
12/20/2012 -- United Methodist Women supports this project, whose purpose is to support women’s and children’s comfort in the face of HIV/AIDS.
- Grassroots International: Palestine
12/17/2012 -- In the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, just outside of Ramallah, 30 women have used the power of honey to keep their communities – and their livelihoods – cohesive and resolute.
- The Joy of the Material and Spiritual Practice of Sharing
12/13/2012 -- During this Advent season, as we share material goods with family members, let us also extend our hand to the needy around us.
- Nelly's Story
12/07/2012 -- In a village in Zambia, Nelly and her family once depended exclusively on chemical fertilizers to produce the crops on their farm. As years went by, the quality of their soil degraded to a point that hunger and poverty took over the family’s already preca...
- Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In
12/02/2012 -- During the Advent season, as you pause to make space for Spirit to move within you and give birth to something new in you, also consider making space to be present to those with whom you would be in ministry and the unexpected places you will see Christ.
- Hope Is Born in Bethlehem Centers
12/01/2012 -- Bethlehem Centers is not only important for the community of North Nashville; it’s an important part of U.S. race relations history. It was founded in 1894 when Sallie Hill Sawyer, a black woman, and Estelle Haskins, who was white, joined forces to start ...
- Violence in Gaza: What United Methodist Women Supports in Israel-Palestine
11/29/2012 -- We grieve over this and call on United Methodist women to keep the conflict in your prayers and thoughts. United Methodist Women supports many projects in Israel-Palestine.
- Introducing Food Justice
11/14/2012 -- Hunger and poverty have a cyclical relationship.
- Phakamisa: A Project of Pinetown Methodist Church
11/13/2012 -- Phakamisa is a social uplifting and empowerment ministry of the Pinetown Methodist Church in South Africa, funded by United Methodist Women since 2010.
- Batis Center for Women
11/13/2012 -- United Methodist Women‘s International Ministries with Women, Children & Youth supports the Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
- New Challenges in Nome
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women, whose foremothers were in ministry in Nome shortly after the first gold rush, is still working to support life-giving ministries in the community eleven decades later.
- What is United Methodist Women Doing, in Heaven's Name?
10/22/2012 -- At their board of directors meeting, Harriett J. Olson asked, “What is going on with United Methodist Women, in heaven’s name?” In other words, how is United Methodist Women’s mission work living into the Gospel to benefit women, children and youth?
- New Board Approves Budget, Nominates Advisory Group Members for Program Teams
10/22/2012 -- At their first meeting of the quadrennium as a new configuration of 25 members, the United Methodist Women Board of Directors met October 18-21 in Nashville, Tenn., at United Methodist Women-owned Scarritt-Bennett Center.
- Family Club Hope Rehabilitation Services for Cerebral Palsy Youth
10/08/2012 -- United Methodist Women has continuously funded Club Hope from 2007 to 2011.
- Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation
10/08/2012 -- United Methodist Women funds the “Enhancing the Community-based Response for the Protection of Street and Working (Out-of-School) Children in Manila North Cemetery” project.
- HIV's Unexpected Legacies
10/01/2012 -- Activists fighting the AIDS epidemic for 30 years share lessons about social justice, gender equality, human rights and solidarity.
- Divide and Conquer
09/01/2012 -- Employers stoke racial rifts for economic gain.
- Stumbling Over Reproductive Health
09/01/2012 -- Every woman has a right to complete health care throughout her life -- even in developing countries.
- Burn a Candle: Pledge Service 2013
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.”
- Responsively Yours: A Peek Into the Gender Gap
06/01/2012 -- Women in general operate with a sort of enlightened self-interest, not selflessly, but in ways that take seriously our own needs, the needs of our families, our businesses and our communities, the people and places we know best.
- Young Asian Women Prepare to Lead
06/01/2012 -- Scranton Women's Leadership Center in Seoul and Wesley Center in Tokyo co-sponsor training for Asian women in the Philippines.
- A Lifeline to the Future
06/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women international ministries scholarships are helping to develop a new generation of leaders.
- Steps You Can Take to Welcome Immigrants
05/17/2012 -- The United Methodist Women’s Immigrant and Civil Rights Initiative has actively engaged members in study and action since 2006. The initiative draws on our biblical understandings of God’s reign, where all God’s children, created in God’s image, are value...
- Get Involved With Your Conference Rapid Response Team
05/10/2012 -- The United Methodist Rapid Response Team mobilizes congregations to welcome immigrants and to advocate for just and humane immigration reform at the state and federal level.
- General Conference Approves New Resolution on Peace in Afghanistan
05/02/2012 -- United Methodist Women proposed the resolution, “Seeking Peace in Afghanistan,” which passed at General Conference with amendments, and calls for The United Methodist Church to support an end to war and seek a process of peace in Afghanistan.
- Q & A with Cathy Capo Stone: Remember the Children Living in Poverty
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. Cornersto...
- General Conference Approves United Methodist Women Autonomy
05/01/2012 -- By a vote of 889 to 20, General Conference made United Methodist Women an autonomous organization within the United Methodist Church May 1 during its quadrennial meeting Tampa, Fla. The historic vote separates the national policymaking body of women organ...
- The Global Land Grab
05/01/2012 -- Around the world impoverished peoples are fighting a foreign rush for wealth and control that threatens to strip them of land, food and water.
- Craft Sales Support Mission in Zimbabwe
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.
- Selena Smith, Firefighter, to Be Commissioned a Deaconess at General Conference
04/11/2012 -- She’s young, she’s a firefighter and she’s about to be the first South Carolina woman in years to be commissioned as a United Methodist deaconess during General Conference.
- We Belong Together in Alabama
04/10/2012 -- Ruth Ann Powers, educator and leader in United Methodist Women, was among the 17 U.S. leaders at the We Belong Together roundtable in March who denounced HB 56, Alabama’s 2011 anti-immigrant legislation.
- National Mission Institutions Play a Vital Role in the Women’s Division Board Meeting
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-rel...
- Profile of a Deaconess: Amanda Mountain
04/02/2012 -- Amanda Mountain was one of 12 deaconesses and one home missioner commissioned at the Women’s Division Assembly in 2010. Ms. Mountain is looking forward to standing with the 15 deaconess and 2 home missioners who will be commissioned during the 2012 Genera...
- Directors Visit Southeast Dallas Cooperative Parish, Learn About Immigration Issues
03/19/2012 -- Directors heard from pastors leading the three member churches and learned about how Justice for Our Neighbors was helping immigrants retain legal rights in Dallas.
03/18/2012 -- Ramon has been in and out of prison for most of his life, mostly for drug-related offenses, both using and selling. He is HIV positive, has mental health issues and has burned most of his bridges with friends or family.
- Ubuntu Journey to the Republic of Haiti
03/09/2012 -- Join other United Methodist Women on an Ubuntu Journey to the Republic of Haiti, October 14-20, 2012. You will join with Methodist Women of Haiti on the grounds of the Methodist Guest House for a seminar focusing on the daily stigma and discrimination chu...
- Standing With the Poor
03/09/2012 -- Neighborhood Center is strategically located to serve an ever-changing and diverse community in Camden, N.J.
- United Methodist Women Explores Needs of Rural Women
03/07/2012 -- United Methodist Women sponsored international participants who attended the first week of this year’s commission meeting, which began Feb. 27 and continues through March 9.
- Getting Our Act Together
03/04/2012 -- Each spring at Alaska Children’s Services a wonderful community event happens. It’s our Spring Banquet and Talent Show. The name of the event is “Get Your Act Together!” It’s a very tongue-in-cheek title that slips by many.
- Community Leaders and Rural Women Bear Fruit at UN Meeting
02/24/2012 -- The fruits of next week’s UN gathering will be the empowerment and participation of community leaders like Ms. Robinson who brings the realities, concerns and voices of rural women to the international table.
- World Day of Prayer: Creating a World of Justice and Community
02/21/2012 -- The World Day of Prayer service on March 2, 2012, will be guided by women of Malaysia who have prepared and provided the worship, titled “Let Justice Prevail.”
- Ubuntu Explorers Trip to the Philippines
02/13/2012 -- Apply now to join Ubuntu Explorers to the Philippines, September 2-14, 2012.
- Alternate Game Plan for Super Bowl
02/03/2012 -- Before it was ever determined that the New York Giants would be facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this weekend, members of United Methodist Women had decided on their game plan.
- Habilidades para Leer los Mapas Misionales
02/01/2012 -- Cordialamente Suya: En Español
- Korean PDF - Responsively Yours: Mission Map Skills
02/01/2012 -- Korean Version of the monthly response column.
- Micah Moments
01/31/2012 -- Women lead the church and their communities toward justice by organizing for mission.
- Responsively Yours: Mission Map Skills
01/31/2012 -- Mission Giving maps show a web of relationships and a demonstration of faith, hope and love in action. God is at work in the world, and we are a part of it!
- It Takes a Village
01/31/2012 -- Wesley Community Center is part of a collective effort nurturing children and families in Amarillo, Texas.
- Budget 2012 Presents Faith as an Action
01/12/2012 -- Budget 2012 is a reflection of the faith and faithfulness of United Methodist Women, which will strengthen current areas of programming while preparing for a new quadrennium.
- United Methodists in Nepal Host Women and Youth Event
01/03/2012 -- The Lord has been so faithful and wonderful. I’d like to thank United Methodist Women very much for your prayers and financial support. Without your willingness to assist and trust in us, our two events would have never been possible. Finally we could suc...
- Crisis in the Horn of Africa
01/03/2012 -- Women confront hunger and violence in a drought-plagued region.
- Ubuntu Sisters in India
12/19/2011 -- As an Ubuntu sister I was privileged to be a part of the 125th year celebration of Isabella Thoburn College, meeting young ladies soon to enter into adulthood.
- Transcending Boundaries and Transforming Lives
12/19/2011 -- Speech by Harriett Olson at 125th Anniversary of Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India.
- A Time for Change: Technology
12/13/2011 -- This year's offering will enable national mission institutions and international institutions to help the marginalized and the poor, the physically challenged and others, especially women children and youth, who don’t have access to information technology...
- La Tecnología en un Tiempo de Cambio
12/13/2011 -- En la actualidad, la tecnología de la información tiene un rol clave en la comunicación y en el proceso de aprendizaje en el mundo entero.
- In Recognition of Sonia Pierre
12/12/2011 -- United Methodist Women recognizes the life of Sonia Pierre, who was dedicated to fighting against injustice toward Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
- Mission Theology in Asia
12/08/2011 -- Regional Missionary Emma Cantor shared stark realities confronting Asian women, children and youth and stories of courageous women who make a difference.
- Second Chances
11/04/2011 -- For more than a century, the United Methodist Community House has been a safe place for do-overs in Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Isabella Thoburn College Celebrates 125 Years
11/01/2011 -- Ubuntu eXplorers to India are celebrating with Isabella Thoburn College as it marks 125 years educating women.
- Wesley Community Center: Fundraiser Announcement
10/17/2011 -- On November 3, 2011 Wesley Community Center of Houston will honor “The Pillars of Wesley Community Center” at its annual Spirit Of Helping luncheon. This is a primary fund raising event for the center and is vital to the support of its ongoing programs.
- Members Continue Dedicated Giving
10/14/2011 -- As the Women’s Division studies funds endowed to United Methodist Women over the last 140 years, Treasurer Martha Knight asked directors to imagine what future members would say about their lasting legacy.
- Women's Division Board Meeting Wrapup
10/11/2011 -- The Women’s Division board of directors approved the 2012 budget, received the criteria and application form for incoming national mission institutions that will be used to approve new partnerships, and approved a plan for a consultation with Native Ameri...
- Report of the Deputy General Secretary
10/10/2011 -- On Friday October 7, Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson addressed the Women’s Division board of directors at their annual fall meeting. With the message “Shaping the Future,” Ms. Olson spoke of how the current work of United Met...
- Women's Division Annual Report: 2010 (PDF)
10/07/2011 -- Thinking About the Next 100 Years: Shaping Faith, Hope and Love into Action.
- Clinica Betañia
10/05/2011 -- A beacon of hope in a city shackled by drug cartels.
- Budget 2011: Faith, Hope and Love in Action
09/26/2011 -- God’s mission is for everyone. When we respond to God’s grace in love we are transformed and motivated to become mission-bearers in God’s world. United Methodist Women have been fulfilling God’s mission for the past 140 years. Everything we do is in keepi...
- United Methodist Church Follows Jesus' Lead: Immigration Task Force Moves Ministry to the Borders
09/20/2011 -- "Jesus learned new things when he went to the border," said Rev. Edgar Avitia, who led the worship in Florida for US-based missionaries of The United Methodist Church.
- National Mission Institutions: Audio Slideshow on YouTube
09/19/2011 -- A slideshow of images from United Methodist Women supported National Mission Institutions.
- Seeking Peace in Afghanistan
09/02/2011 -- For Afghans, the current war involving more than 100,000 foreign military troops is simply the latest in a long history of foreigners trying to impose by military might their own agenda in Afghanistan.
- Life on the Rebound
09/01/2011 -- Emma Norton Services is housed in a brick building quietly tucked into the urban landscape of St. Paul, and the 50 women who live there are somewhere on the road to wholeness.
- Susanna Wesley House in Baltimore, Maryland: A Stable Foundation for Personal Growth
09/01/2011 -- This New World Outlook article looks at an institution that serves as transitional housing and so much more.
- Korean Women Make Pilgrimage of Thanks to Cleveland for Gift of School
08/17/2011 -- 125 years ago, Lucinda Baldwin contributed $88 to start a school for girls in Korea. With that donation Mary Scranton founded Ewha Haktang-Pear Blossom School-now a top school for women in Asia.
- Malawi Women Battle Hunger
07/08/2011 -- With little money, many Malawians go hungry despite a corn surplus.
- Palestine's Facebook Generation
07/08/2011 -- Youth use social media to break the siege of Gaza.
- Prayers for Sudan
07/06/2011 -- Join in an ecumenical effort to raise our voices and offer our prayers for the sake of the Sudanese people, for the uniting of the strong peacemakers in Sudan and for peace among differences of region and religion.
- Harford School for Girls: Video on YouTube
06/23/2011 -- For more than 100 years Harford School has been preparing girls in Sierra Leone for leadership. This video was produced for response, June 2011 issue, the magazine of United Methodist Women. Video and photos by Nile Sprague.
- My Understanding of Mission
06/23/2011 -- Keynote Address at Voices: A Transformative Leadership Event for United Methodist Women Language Coordinators and Presidents.
- Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center
06/23/2011 -- A Mission Giving supported Christian preschool providing developmentally appropriate child care and early school readiness in conjunction with family support services.
- Gum Moon Women’s Residence: 100 Years of Turning Faith, Hope and Love Into Action
06/23/2011 -- A message from Hortense Tyrell, Executive Secretary for National Ministries, at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gum Moon Women’s Residence, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.
- Celebrating 100 Years of Service
06/23/2011 -- A message from Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson on the 100th anniversary of Gum Moon’s Women’s Residence.
- Gum Moon Residence Celebrates 100 Years: YouTube Video
06/22/2011 -- This San Francisco mission provides advocacy, programs for children, youth, and families, an emergency and transitional housing and more.
- United Methodist Women UNiTE to End Global Violence Against Women
06/22/2011 -- The UNiTE campaign was launched in 2008 by United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to influence laws and policies, mobilize the public and partner with governments and organizations to end violence against women.
- Farming Uphill in Haiti
06/10/2011 -- For the better part of two centuries, since Haiti gained independence from France in 1804, the indescribably resilient people of rural Haiti have been forced to farm uphill, both literally and figuratively.
- Ecotourism: A Way Forward in Haiti?
06/09/2011 -- Can ecotourism provide a path to sustainable development in Haiti?
- Fact or Fiction? Five Myths About Haiti
06/09/2011 -- Here are five of the most common misperceptions about Haiti and some alternate perspectives that come closer to the truth.
- Haitian Methodist Women and Men Making a Difference
06/02/2011 -- Local Haitians are the unsung heroines and heroes of the earthquake recovery story. Here are portraits of a few Haitians, Methodist sisters and brothers, who in the words of LeGrace Benson, “have been rehearsing and performing this theater since that firs...
- The Paradoxes of the Haitian Diaspora
06/02/2011 -- This article examines these three paradoxes, often caused by government immigration policies for Haitians who live scattered.
- Environmental Justice: Just Words, or Haiti's Key to Capacity?
05/27/2011 -- The 2010 earthquake in Haiti presented humanitarian workers with one of their most complex and difficult emergencies. The response to immediate needs must be accomplished with an eye toward fair and just long-term development. Capacity building must outwe...
- Reframing Recovery to Achieve Environmental Justice in Haiti
05/27/2011 -- During its 21-year occupation of Haiti, the United States concentrated nearly all economic resources and investments in the capital city, Port-au-Prince. Haiti's other population centers and rural areas received few benefits, spurring a severe decline in ...
- Responsively Yours: The Law of Unintended Consequences
05/03/2011 -- Proceeding slowly, led by people of Haiti, is required for an organic and effective recovery to take root and grow.
- With a Little Help From Friends
05/03/2011 -- Haitian Methodist women prepare for their mission task with help from the sisterhood of Methodist women.
- Just for Girls
05/03/2011 -- Girls find a haven from abuse and a safe place to laugh at the YWCA in Petionville, Haiti.
- Survivors of Human Trafficking: Not Without Hope
05/02/2011 -- In Armenia, in an ambience of trust and encouragement, residents re-learn the meaning of hope after seemingly endless years of sexual servithude and forced labor.
- FAQs for Women's Division Proposed Structural Separation
04/11/2011 -- Directors of the Women's Division approved a proposal to structurally separate from the General Board of Global Ministries while continuing to work together in mutual areas of mission.
- Quilting a Future in Mission
04/10/2011 -- Women’s Division’s Harriett Jane Olson prepares division directors to consider proposals to restructure the women’s mission organization in an address filled with images of quilting at the division’s spring board meeting in Stamford, Conn., April 7-11.
- Finances Represent Where United Methodist Women Legacy Lives, Says Treasurer
04/10/2011 -- Revenues rose from the previous year due to Assembly attendance and faithful giving by members as the economy begins recovery.
- Women’s Division Proposes Becoming “Structurally Separate, Missionally Connected” to Global Ministries
04/10/2011 -- The Women’s Division board voted to become structurally separate from the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) while remaining “missionally connected” in staff configuration and by board directors at its recent meeting, April 7-11 in Stamford, Conn.
- Take Your Blinders Off!
04/05/2011 -- It was not until God opened my eyes to observe the world around me and opened my ears to listen to those with life experiences different from my own that I began to truly understand the suffering of poor people in the United States and across the globe.
- Take Your Blinders Off!
04/05/2011 -- It was not until God opened my eyes to observe the world around me and opened my ears to listen to those with life experiences different from my own that I began to truly understand the suffering of poor people in the United States and across the globe.
- Come Out From Behind the Stained Glass Window
04/04/2011 -- Gracious God, help us, as Easter people, walk the streets of our towns and cities where we may meet justice that is "standing afar off." No more stained-glass masquerade—only a humble walk of justice with our fellow human beings.
- Don't Just Give Up, Look In
04/03/2011 -- This lent year instead of "giving up," let us look in. Let us replace giving up with something more befitting with deeper meaning.
- Out of the Darkness Comes Greater Light
04/02/2011 -- Any journey requires a light to show us the way.
- Above All Things: Love
03/28/2011 -- As we continue in this season of Lent and are attempting to know Jesus better, perhaps this is an area on which we can focus: Loving one another.
- Why Did Jesus Have to Go to Samaria?
03/26/2011 -- The reason for Jesus going to Samaria is best summed up in the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:28: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ."
- God's Faithful Provision in Our Journey
03/25/2011 -- Whether we are in the wilderness like the Israelites or in the Killing Fields of Cambodia during the Khmer Rogue, whether we are in the slums or plush subdivisions and mansions, God listens to our murmurings.
- Mission Center in Tokyo Housing Evacuees
03/25/2011 -- The Wesley Center, a Tokyo mission facility related to United Methodist Women, provided short-term housing for evacuees from the hardest hit earthquake and tsunami zones in Japan.
- God's Faithful Provision in the Midst of Most Human Complaints
03/24/2011 -- So many times we find ourselves complaining: How am I going to do this? How are we going to pay our rent? Why is God doing this to me? We, like the Israelites, operate on a short-term memory.
- A New Heart and a New Spirit
03/23/2011 -- In this time of Lent, we prepare ourselves for the deepest transformation we can go through as human being or institutions: getting a new heart and new spirit that we may have the fruits of the tree in abundance so nobody will go hungry anymore in our glo...
- God's New Creation
03/22/2011 -- As God created heavens and earth very good in the beginning (Genesis 1:31), so God is renewing the heavens and earth for the people to rejoice. God will not destroy the earth to make another universe.
- A Child's Eye View
03/21/2011 -- During this Lenten season, help us to see the world through the eyes and hearts of children.
- God in the Cloud
03/20/2011 -- A cloud seems to sit over the barrio. It is just there, a cloud of poverty, a cloud of domestic violence, a cloud of drug and alcohol abuse, a cloud of illiteracy, a cloud of hunger—blotting out any reason for hope for generations.
- United Methodist Women Reach out to Japan
03/20/2011 -- United Methodist Women are praying for the Japanese people and for all of the missionaries and mission institutions in the country that was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown on March 11.
- Speak Up/Speak Out for Justice
03/18/2011 -- Today's reading shows how we can find hope for the future by looking to our past relationship with God and others.
- A Makeover in the Making
03/17/2011 -- When we live an honest Lent and allow ourselves to walk that hot dusty August road that exists in every heart, may we too be able to acknowledge the "dead ground," the "moonscapes" of our lives. May we be honest enough to find God's Easter joy of "exubera...
- Love to the Least, the Last and the Lost
03/16/2011 -- When we consider those who nurtured us then we can ask how can we as individuals and as Christian communities respond with love to the least, the last and the lost so that we are not a stumbling block for others.
- A Homeless Wanderer
03/15/2011 -- Many women are homeless or at risk of being homeless when they come to Emma Norton Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Called Awake and Fed
03/14/2011 -- We recognize what it means to be on a long journey facing loneliness and despair. In the face of every "newcomer" is the reflection of ourselves. Each of us can be the living embodiment of God's love and provide the compassion and care that will sustain o...
- Overcoming Temptation
03/13/2011 -- The Temptation of Christ in the desert is a well-known lesson in the Christian faith. Although the story took place more than 2,000 years ago, all of us, and especially our youth, face Satan's temptations daily.
- Give Yourself
03/12/2011 -- During this Lenten season, may each of us examine the condition of our own hearts, humbly seek God's mercy, and shower mercy on others through the giving of ourselves to help meet their needs.
- And Also Much Cattle
03/11/2011 -- Why does God care for whom he cares? Why for so much of the time does God's job description seem to be to rescue the perishing, care for the dying? Just how does God snatch them in pity from sin and the grave? Why did Jesus weep o'er the erring one, lift ...
- Set Apart for the Gospel
03/10/2011 -- Rev. Fahrmeier became "transformed and reminded that God can touch even the most fragile of little souls and transform them."
- Welcoming the Stranger
03/01/2011 -- For more than a century, United Methodist Women-supported Tacoma Community House has helped refugees and immigrants make a home in Washington.
- United Methodist Women Organized for Mission
02/17/2011 -- We pledge ourselves to renewed discipleship in Christ to expand concepts of mission through the global ministries of the church.
- A Friend in Mission is a Friend Indeed
02/16/2011 -- A UMNS Commentary: United Methodist Women members and other members of The United Methodist Church will be responding to the gospel call to service through the Change the World Weekend on May 14-15. We recognize that mission is not only about contribution...
- Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: Russia 2011
02/07/2011 -- This community of women is concerned about the issues impacting their sisterhood. All of the women gain strength from the stories of women in the scriptures and the signs they see in one another that mirror those stories in life today. Join United Meth...
- Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: India 2011
02/07/2011 -- Come with us to India to participate in the 125th anniversary celebration of Isabella Thoburn College, the first Christian women’s college in India, and to connect with Methodist Women of India.
- Mary Scranton's Legacy of Leadership
02/01/2011 -- The Scranton Center for Leadership Development in Seoul, Korea, is preparing women across Asia to effect change in church and society.
- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services: Here's to Another 100 Years!
02/01/2011 -- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, located in La Verne, California, has been meeting the needs of at-risk children, youth, and families since 1910.
- Tacoma Community House: An Evolving Ministry
02/01/2011 -- Throughout 2010, Tacoma Community House (TCH)—long supported by United Methodist Women—celebrated 100 years of ministry as a national mission institution of The United Methodist Church.
- 60-Second Commercials for United Methodist Women Resources
01/26/2011 -- 60-second commercials were first introduced at the National Gathering of Young Women, St. Charles, Ill., December 2000. They can be incorporated into a program or event to introduce people to different resources of United Methodist Women organized for mis...
- A Brighter Future for Children and Youth: 2009-2012 (Word, 140K)
01/24/2011 -- The Women's Division offers grants of up to $4,000 for projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse and relationship abuse.
- Not in My Neighborhood
01/10/2011 -- “Not in My Neighborhood” is designed for use in a group retreat or information session about human trafficking. It includes a facilitator’s guide, a PowerPoint presentation and a Bible study.
- Not in My Neighborhood!
01/10/2011 -- This text is designed to be used for a group retreat, accompanied by the “Not in My Neighborhood” PowerPoint presentation.
- We Are United Methodist Women
12/30/2010 -- We are the women of the Church, the United Methodist Women. We serve a risen Savior. We carry on the traditions that hundreds of thousands of women have passed down in whispers and shouts to their sisters and daughters and nieces and friends.
- Come and Follow
12/15/2010 -- What does it mean to come and follow? We are all called, set apart, to respond in obedience with the love and grace provided through Jesus Christ.
- Let There Be Peace on Earth
12/15/2010 -- Much more work remains to ensure that women have a voice in times of conflict and in implementing UNSCR 1325 worldwide. We must all join the efforts of women throughout the world who are saying, “Let there be peace on earth.”
- A Bible Study on "The Theology of Mission"
12/13/2010 -- A guided study on Dr. Catherine M. Akale’s message at the 2010 United Methodist Women Leadership Training Event
- Take Action for Migrant Rights on December 18, International Migrants Day
12/13/2010 -- In this season of Advent, we commemorate International Migrants Day on December 18, recognizing the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (U.N.) migrant rights convention.
- Who Is My Neighbor?
12/13/2010 -- This is the question that Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Women will be exploring over the next three days during their seminar with the United Methodist Seminar Program.
- Intercept Human Trafficking
12/07/2010 -- Super Bowl XLV will be held Sunday February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. While the country celebrates this unofficial holiday, United Methodist Women and Mosaic Family Services in North Texas will be working to combat human trafficking.
- Toward the Peaceful Kingdom: A Faith Walk
12/02/2010 -- Kindness matters for creating spaces for a peaceable kingdom to take root in our hearts, in our work places and in our communities.
- Hope in the Midst of Struggle
12/02/2010 -- Let us focus on one group of people that needs special help during this happy period of Advent: the aged.
- Treating HIV, AIDS and Stigma
11/30/2010 -- Around the world, HIV and AIDS still ravage lives and communities, and the discrimination that comes with the disease can be worse than the illness.
- Ons Plek
11/30/2010 -- Ons Plek means a place for us in Afrikaans and is the only intake shelter for runaway girls in Cape Town, South Africa. Its focus on education and strengthening families enables 90 percent of the girls to return to homes better prepared to support them.
- The Theology of Mission
11/29/2010 -- Regional Missionary Dr. Catherine Mudime Akale led a bible study at United Methodist Women's Leadership Training Event, Nov. 21, 2010 in St. Louis, Mo.
- United Methodist Women Register for Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
11/23/2010 -- United Methodist women in Southern Sudan are joining their neighbors in enthusiastically registering to vote in a January referendum on whether their war-torn land will split off from the north of the country.
- Women, Health and Safety
11/17/2010 -- Urge your congressional representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 5268, the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes (MOMS) Act.
- Responsively Yours: Called to Service and Advocacy
11/09/2010 -- What energizes women organized for mission?
- Global Migration Focus of Global Gathering in Mexico
11/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women heads to Mexico City this week for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA).
- A Place to Call Home
11/01/2010 -- Mary Elizabeth Inn offers once homeless women in San Francisco safety, support and the stability of house keys.
- Beyond City Limits
11/01/2010 -- Changing demographics call for needs-based services in metropolitan areas not just within city limits.
- Interviews with Women from "Voices from the Frontlines"
10/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women spoke to about what would make implementation of UNSCR 1325 effective and how women of faith can implement peace around the world.
- Women Call for Peace Resolution Implementation
10/28/2010 -- In “Voices from the Frontlines,” women from conflict areas around the world shared their experiences on why women need to be involved in decisions that define just and reconciliatory processes on every level.
- United Methodist Women Partner Fights Violence Against Women and Girls in Haiti
10/20/2010 -- Advocates and attorneys for displaced women in Haiti submitted a petition calling for urgent action to confront an epidemic of sexual violence in the camps for displaced people.
- Winthrop University Wesley Foundation Takes Human Trafficking Seminar
10/14/2010 -- The United Methodist Seminar Program is hosting a group of 15 students from Winthrop University Wesley Foundation in Rock Hill, S.C., for a two-day seminar on human trafficking.
- Organizing for Mission
10/13/2010 -- United Methodist Women President Inelda González addressed directors, guests and staff at the annual Women’s Division board of directors fall meeting, paying tribute to the work of early women missionaries and challenging attendees to be proactive in miss...
- Sally L. Vonner Elected to Women's Division AGS Position, and Other Approvals
10/13/2010 -- At their Annual board meeting, Oct. 7-11 in Stamford, Conn., the Women’s Division board of directors approved or reported on the following actions.
- Become a JFON Advocate!
10/12/2010 -- Join us during 10-Fold to learn about a vital United Methodist Ministry to immigrants, Justice For Our Neighbors.
- Women as Peacemakers, Women as Decision Makers
10/12/2010 -- From Oct. 18-29, the United Nations and women’s and civil society organizations will celebrate 10 years of UNSCR 1325.
- Nothing Was Ever the Same Again After That
10/08/2010 -- Women’s Division head Harriett Olson opened the annual fall board of directors meeting with a message of hope that today’s mission efforts could be pivotal events for good in the lives of women, children and youth.
- Sunlit Sisters
10/01/2010 -- The Korean War led many young women to “camptowns” where there were soldiers with money and a chance for survival. Today, Sunlit Sisters Center offers light and love to the now aging women.
- New Beginnings for Domestic Violence Survivors
10/01/2010 -- In a county with a domestic violence rate three times the national average, United Methodist Women-supported Navajo United Methodist Center offers a safe place and opportunity for a new life.
- Love, Rice and Beans
10/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women members from Westminster, Md., help with dinner and fix homes in the Dominican Republic.
- UMC Bishop Thomas Bickerton Speaks on Ending Malaria Deaths at U.N. Panel
09/22/2010 -- United Methodist Women had a presence at the U.N. Week’s Digital Media Lounge Tuesday during which a panel discussion was held about malaria that included United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton, who spearheads the Nothing But Nets campaign.
- Pakistan Flood Update from Women's Division Partners
09/10/2010 -- Faith and funding partners of United Methodist Women in Pakistan report that recent flooding in Pakistan has hit the poorest of the poor and has further deepened poverty among those living at the lowest economic level.
- Voices of Native American Women
09/07/2010 -- Read an excerpt of three topics highlighted from 'Voices of Native American Women,' a new resource from the Women's Division and now available at the Mission Resource Center.
- Wesley-Rankin Center Keeps Kids Stocked Up on School Supplies
09/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women-supported Wesley-Rankin Center in Dallas, Tx., helps kids go back to school with supplies, with help from a Women's Division grant for this program.
- Haiti Update: Communities of Shalom
08/26/2010 -- Deaconess candidate Valerie Mossman-Celestin shares her work with Communities of Shalom as the U.S. director of Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI).
- Crafting Hope in Haiti
07/28/2010 -- Women in Haiti find opportunity and community working with United Methodist Women-supported Haitian Artisans for Peace International.
- Love Your Neighbor
07/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women-supported Wesley Community Centers, Inc., in Atlanta, Ga., is a popular place for its senior neighbors.
- Alaska Children's Services Marks 120th Anniversary
07/14/2010 -- Alaska Children's Services, a United Methodist Women-supported National Mission Institution, is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year.
- Alaska Children's Services Marks 120th Anniversary
07/13/2010 -- The multi-campus facility is a National Mission Institution related to the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries through the Women's Division.
- International Market About More than Goods
05/02/2010 -- The international solidarity marketplace at Assembly 2010.
- Concern for Immigrants Spans 100 Years and More
05/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women's work with immigrants is part of its history, spanning decades of work for civil and human rights.
- Ties that Bind
04/30/2010 -- Representatives from six of the19 schools in United Methodist Women’s Higher Education Initiative gathered in St. Louis, Mo., April 28 for a pre-Assembly consultation to consider how their colleges and universities might be of service to one another.
- Health Care Heritage
04/02/2010 -- Since when has United Methodist Women been interested in health care? Our foremothers were health care advocates and work for health care for all continues today.
- Christian Witnesses to the World
04/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women-supported missionaries touch the lives of women, children and youth around the world.
- “We Are Neighbors”
02/25/2010 -- Thirty-six hours after a massive earthquake ravaged the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, United Methodist Women-supported Dominican-Haitian Women’s Movement (MUDHA) brought 88 people, 30 of them doctors or nurses, along with water, food, medical supplie...
- Of HAPI-ness, Gratitude Journals, and Haiti
02/19/2010 -- United Methodist Women-supported Hatian Artisans for Peace International generates hope; not just for the artisans of Mizak, but also for those who journal in the hand-bound books they sell.
- Prayers for Haiti
01/14/2010 -- United Methodist Women members are responding to needs since the Haiti earthquake. The first line of response is prayer.
- Historic Commissioning of Deaconess/Home Missioner Candidates
12/21/2009 -- Come to St. Louis and share in a sacred moment in the lives of men and women who, through faith and hope have determined to live love in action.
- In Speech to Directors, Board President Reflects on History and Purpose
10/15/2009 -- In preparation for a transitional period for United Methodist Women, Women’s Division president Inelda González reflected on history, challenging directors to do more to engage and act for justice in their communities and in the church at the semi-annual ...
- Division Directors to Explore New Relationship with Global Ministries
04/28/2009 -- Women's Division directors voted to explore a new model of partnership with the General Board of Global Ministries that would transfer oversight of United Methodist Women-supported national mission institutions, relationships with international partners a...
- Emma's Place: Hope and Home for Families
12/26/2008 -- Emma's Place (in St. Paul, Minnesota) believes in second chances, for which the families who live there are exceedingly grateful.
- Fourth Sunday in Advent: Remembering the Least of These
12/16/2008 -- As Christians what will our focus be? Will we feed the hungry, give a drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, cloth the naked, visit the sick or visit the prisoner? Isn’t this what Christmas is all about?
- 100 Years of Kindness and Mercy at East St. Louis Community Center
10/31/2008 -- "100 Acts of Kindness, 100 Acts of Mercy" is the theme of the 100th anniversary of a United Methodist community center that is part of the social and religious bedrock of East St. Louis and surrounding St. Clair County.
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