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.
United Methodist Women Statement on the Government Shutdown
10/06/2013 We are at once heartbroken and filled with holy outrage over the incredible irresponsibility of the U.S. Congress that, in its refusal to pass a budget, has followed the drastic cuts it made earlier this year to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs for low-income families to a new low— that of a partial government shutdown that’s causing even more harm to those most vulnerable.
United Methodist Women launches e-book during global migrations event: available now at Amazon.com.
10/02/2013 This week, as a member of the host committee for the People’s Action on Global Migration, Development and Human Rights, United Methodist Women is co-conducting events that focus on women’s rights, global migration, human rights and more. UMW is especially active on October 2, co-hosting a series of workshops around gender justice, migrant rights and trafficking; conducting a prayer service; and taking part in a rally. In conjunction with the 8:00 a.m. worship, organized by UMW and World Day of Prayer, UMW is proud to announce the launch of a joint meditations e-book, "Seeking Fullness of Life." You can purchase the e-book for your Kindle at Amazon.com for $0.99.
Take the United Methodist Names for God Survey
10/02/2013 Take a United Methodist Survey to help us better understand United Methodists perspectives on the language used for God. The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women wants to hear from all members of the United Methodist community. By taking the survey, you are helping to develop new guidelines for language used in worship, curriculums and more.
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.