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  • Organizing for Mission by Tara Barnes
    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 mission work today, especially regarding immigration.
  • Giving for 2009 Sees New Factors at Work by Leigh Rogers
    10/12/2010 Women’s Division Treasurer Martha Knight encouraged directors to continue to tell the story of Mission Giving, as “we cannot ignore the new economy.”
  • Very Much In Control by Tara Barnes
    10/12/2010 The Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of FaithTrust Institute led directors, staff and guests in a domestic violence awareness education session the Women’s Division Annual board of directors meeting in Stamford, Conn.
  • Nothing Was Ever the Same Again After That by Tara Barnes & Yvette Moore
    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.
  • Women's Division President: 'Ask What You Can Do for Mission' by Yvette Moore
    04/14/2010 In the wake of major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and continued suffering of immigrants, Women’s Division President Inelda Z. González urged United Methodist Women members to redouble their outreach to neighbors in need in her address to directors at their semi-annual meeting.
  • "Interesting Times" Are an Opportunity, Says Women's Division Top Executive  by Leigh Rogers and Yvette Moore
    04/12/2010 Changes in the church, the world and United Methodist Women set the stage for "interesting times," said Women's Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson addressing division directors gathered for their semi-annual meeting April 8-12 in New York City, and later, Stamford, Conn.
  • Treasurer Challenges Directors to Tell Mission Giving Story by Leigh Rogers
    04/09/2010 We are living in a new economic reality, Women's Division treasurer Martha Knight told directors at the semi-annual board meeting at the Church Center for the United Nations, April 9. Yet, "In the midst of economic challenge unseen in recent times, once again, United Methodist Women members have come through, giving with their hearts to support mission both nationally and around the world," she said.
  • Women’s Division Board Approves Restructure by Leigh Rogers
    10/15/2009 Women’s Division’s Board of Directors approved a recommendation for reconfiguring relationships with the General Board of Global Ministries at its recent meeting, Oct. 9-12, in Stamford, Conn.
  • In Speech to Directors, Board President Reflects on History and Purpose by Leigh Rogers
    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 fall board meeting in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 9-12.
  • Treasurer Reports Giving Down, Commitment Strong by Yvette Moore
    10/12/2009 United Methodist Women members’ giving in the first half of 2009 reflect both the market downturn and their commitment to mission, said Women’s Division Treasurer Martha Knight in her annual report.
  • Division Directors Rally for Health Care, Act for Justice by Yvette Moore
    10/11/2009 Passing cars honked approval as more than 50 Women’s Division directors, staff and guests rallied in support of health care for all at a noontime vigil outside the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 10.
  • Division Directors to Explore New Relationship with Global Ministries by Yvette Moore
    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 and regional missionaries to the Women's Division.
  • Women's Division Head Calls Hope Key to Future by Yvette Moore
    04/27/2009 Hope is what the world needs, what United Methodist Women offers and what will drive the organization into a vibrant future in Christ’s mission, Women’s Division chief officer Harriett Jane Olson told division directors meeting in Stamford, Conn., April 24-27.
  • Praise God! God is Good! by Josephine Deere
    03/25/2006 Have groups who are critical of United Methodist Women been a factor on our giving? If so, the affect has been marginal, and it has transferred funds from the idea of undesignated giving to designated giving. The trend in churches and non-profits across the nation is that giving is decreasing and that persons have a desire to designate where their money goes. This is different than the historical understanding of undesignated gifts to mission – known to United Methodist Women and predecessor organizations for over a century. The historical understanding of “undesignated giving” is that gifts are given to mission and the gifts are dispersed to places with the greatest need. This makes us a unique organization, and we want to spread this message so that all women say, “That is an organization I want to join! Thanks be to God!”

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