Call to 2010 Assembly of United Methodist Women
Thousands of women from across the globe will leave their homes and come together for the 18th Assembly of United Methodist Women, April 30-May 2, 2010, at the America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. Many will come a day early, April 29, to participate in the pre-conference "Mission Forward Symposium - Laywomen, Vocation and Calling," or the "Ubuntu Day of Service" in the St. Louis community.
The Assembly theme, "Faith, Hope, Love in Action," embodies the spirit of United Methodist Women, and helps to center our minds and hearts as we prepare to gather in 2010. As the vision statement for Assembly 2010 states, "United Methodist Women are disciples of Jesus Christ and called to share our belief in the promise of a new heaven and a new earth; our expectation of needs met for all; our sisterhood of grace and our embodiment of justice. It is through action that we find fulfillment of our faith, hope and love in the name of Jesus Christ."
Assembly 2010 will be a time for United Methodist Women members to celebrate, energize, educate and equip themselves for God's mission in God's world. The economic downturn continues to impact people in our communities and all over the world. These times call for grace and good judgment, caring and creative thinking, hope and helping hands. The worship, programs, workshops and panels being planned for Assembly are designed to help United Methodist Women members better serve each other, their communities and those around the world.
Be intentional as you make your plans to attend Assembly 2010. Prepare for Assembly 2010 with faith, seeking God's will for your time and talents. Prepare with hope, looking for new opportunities to be of service in God's world. Prepare with love, knowing the grace that flows through you is a blessing to others. Prepare for action, because as a member of United Methodist Women you live into the promised resurrection in the midst of challenge. Make plans now to attend the 18th Assembly of United Methodist Women, because you believe.
Inelda Z. González
President, Women's Division
Harriett Jane Olson
Deputy General Secretary
Click here to register for Assembly 2010 today!