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.
God’s Gift and Call to Unity - and our Commitment: Unity Statement of the World Council of Churches
10/01/2013 Link to the Unity Statement on www.oikoumene.org
United Methodists to take part in weeklong focus on global migration: Link to umcconnections.org
09/26/2013 50 United Methodists will represent the Church at activities calling attention to global migration. The events, associated with the People’s Action on Global Migration, Development and Human Rights, coincide with the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development scheduled Oct.3-4 at the U.N. General Assembly.
One Child at a Time by Cathy Capo Stone
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 watched. Some laughed. Some shouted their suggestions on how to keep the balls in the air. Others felt sorry for her. Some got bored and talked to one another, completely uninterested in her predicament. The girl became frustrated and almost gave up. And this was only a game.
From the Other Side by Joy Prim
09/09/2013 I recently returned from my first ever Mission u with the California-Pacific Conference United Methodist Women. I’ve been to a number of Schools of Christian Missions since I was young, but this was my first school under the new name Mission u. This was the first one on the West Coast—all the others I had attended were on the East Coast. This was also the first one for which I was a study leader at instead of just a student. I got to see the other side of the classroom.
United Methodist Women Upholds Tradition of Racial Justice at 50th Anniversary March on Washington and Beyond by Janis Rosheuvel
09/04/2013 From August 21-28, 2013, thousands of people traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience the legacy of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Call for Prayer Shawls and Baby Blankets
07/25/2013 Calling all United Methodist Women members with knitting, crocheting or sewing skills! Create prayer shawls and baby blankets for those in need!
Nazgul William by Myka Kennedy Stephens
07/19/2013 Her life abruptly ended July 17, 2013, in Beijing, China. While out for an afternoon walk near a shopping center, she was one of two people stabbed by a young man in what was reported as a random act of violence due to mental illness.
Announcing Assembly 2014: Make it Happen!
06/01/2013 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.
People of Faith Become Aware and Rise Up Against the Doctrine of Discovery by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 On May 20, 2013, approximately 50 people gathered in a meeting room at the Church Center for the United Nations to learn about the Doctrine of Discovery.
Deb Williams: In the Chapel and in the United Nations by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 Deb Williams was one of a team of United Methodists to take part in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York from May 18 to May 25, 2013. She called the experience “insightful.”