United Methodist Women: News & Events
United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation.
About Assembly 2014: Make it Happen!
03/14/2014 Assembly will be in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky International Convention Center April 25-27, 2014, with an optional, pre-event Ubuntu Day of Service Thursday April 24.
Theressa Hoover, Trailblazer, United Methodist Women Leader, Dead at 88 by Mary Beth Coudal and Yvette Moore
12/24/2013 Theressa Hoover, a vanguard for women’s empowerment, racial justice and the first African American chief executive of United Methodist Women’s national policymaking body, died Saturday, Dec. 21, in a nursing facility in Fayetteville, Ark. Ms. Hoover was 88.
Needy Charlotte Families Get Help for the Holidays
12/19/2013 Trucks from the Second Harvest Food Bank delivered thousands of pounds of turkeys, other food supplies, diapers and school supplies to the Bethlehem Center in Charlotte, N.C. The Bethlehem Center is a United Methodist Mission Institution, which serves families that live below the poverty line. Watch this news story that captures the spirit of Christmas.
CBS Special: Church Response to Human Trafficking
12/13/2013 How faith communities are raising awareness about trafficking and empowering survivors is the focus of Living in the Shadows: Religion’s Response to Human Trafficking, a CBS-TV interfaith special that will begin airing on Dec. 15. Link to the UMConnections blog post.
Assembly Activities and Schedule
11/13/2013 Updated 11/13/13: What's included in Assembly 2014 registration.
World Council of Churches: 10th Assembly Web Site
10/30/2013 The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches takes place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.
Celebrating Peacemaking and the United Nations by Tequila Minsky
10/22/2013 October 24 is United Nations Day—a day that celebrates the United Nations’ dedication to working for peace, development and human rights. United Methodist Women has a long-standing relationship with the U.N., going back as far as 50 years, when United Methodist Women built the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN). Situated directly across from the U.N., the 13-story Church Center is a permanent home for doing work on behalf of peace. Recently, United Methodist Women celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the CCUN, honoring the peacemakers that work with governments all over the world.
Sacred Sojourn: Relationship-Building Trip Yields Rich Results
10/21/2013 Last month, members of United Methodist Women embarked on a journey that explored the 250-year history of industrialization and its effects on the Chesapeake Bay and the communities that live near its waters. The trip was in preparation for a full sacred journey, which will take place in June 2014.
Mapping Our Way Forward by Yvette Moore
10/16/2013 One year into its new life as an independent agency of the church, United Methodist Women is mapping its future in mission with women, children and youth, said Harriett Jane Olson in her chief executive report at the organization’s annual meeting in New York City, Oct. 11-14.
50 Years of Peacemaking at the Church Center for the United Nations by Tequila Minsky
10/15/2013 Following World War II and the Korean War, United Methodist Women recognized the need for a place to work on behalf of peace. In 1963, United Methodist Women dedicated the 13-story building it built and owned, naming it the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN). Over the years, this building has been home to countless groups, regardless of religious affiliations, working on peace and justice issues. On October 9, United Methodist Women, staff, and many who have worked there celebrated the building’s 50-year anniversary.
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