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.
Becky Thompson: Diversity and Hope in the Path of the Storm by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 Becky Thompson values diversity, resilience and hope. During her attendance at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York from May 18 to May 25, 2013, she met people from all over the world who have survived in difficult situations.
Webinar: "Women, Migration & Maternal Health" - June 5
05/01/2013 June 5, 3-4 p.m., EDT. As the immigration debate heats up in the U.S., migrant women are often denied basic rights to health care; legal status, language and race all factor in limiting access. Learn more about what you can do! Register at umchealthyfamilies.org. Co-hosted by United Methodist Women and General Board of Church & Society.
United Methodist Women Receive Award From Tacoma Community House by Yvette Moore
04/22/2013 Tacoma Community House honored United Methodist Women for years of service and support at its 103rd annual luncheon in Tacoma, Wash., April 5.
United Methodist Women Listens to Nebraskan Farmers by Paul Jeffrey
04/19/2013 A Canadian corporation plans to build the Keystone XL Pipeline across Nebraska. A delegation of United Methodist Women leaders and staff traveled there in April 2013 to listen to Nebraskan farm families directly affected by the proposed pipeline.
United Methodist Women Members Intercept Human Trafficking
04/01/2013 Since 2010, during Super Bowl season United Methodist Women has hosted the Intercept Human Trafficking campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and how large sporting events encourage and profit from the culture of sex and labor trafficking. In February 2013 the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, La., and United Methodist Women members in Louisiana let the world know that human trafficking must end
"Detroit's Next Green Leader" a Participant in Climate Justice Seminar by Melissa Ardery
03/28/2013 Dubbed "Detroit's next green leader," Eastern Michigan University senior, Dorthea Thomas, attended an international seminar Feb. 14-24 in Tokyo focusing on climate justice. The event was sponsored by the organization, United Methodist Women.
African Women Mobilize to Build Peace by Yvette Moore
03/20/2013 United Methodist women from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda explored their roles as women peace builders in a three-day conference at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Mar. 18-20. Women from Mozambique also attended the event cosponsored by U.S. United Methodist Women and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at Africa University to help equip the women to promote peace within and between their countries.
I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me by Rosangela Oliveira
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 France.
Message From the President by Yvette Moore
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 annual meeting Mar. 7-9 at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Olson Reports to Program Advisory Group by Yvette Moore
03/11/2013 Olson: ‘A Fresh Wind Is Blowing in United Methodist Women.’