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- Forever Called
12/01/2013 -- Passion is the overriding energy that flows from the Brooks-Howell Home, a United Methodist Women-owned facility in Asheville, N.C., for retired United Methodist missionaries and deaconesses. The more than 100 residents are relieved of the responsibilitie...
- Climate Change and the Church
11/19/2013 -- We have it on high authority that we were given a choice between life and death; and that we were asked to choose life. Without being overly dramatic or pessimistic, no one looking at the environmental trends could say we have chosen life. So, I want to t...
- Assembly Activities and Schedule
11/13/2013 -- Updated 11/13/13: What's included in Assembly 2014 registration.
- United Methodist Women's History: Voices Lost and Found
10/30/2013 -- Call for Submissions! A conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of United Methodist Women will be held on May 28-30, 2015, in Ohio. Papers that explore the history, significance, prominent persons, and defining issues in the development of United Me...
- Hope, One Head of Lettuce at a Time
10/29/2013 -- This is a story about hope. Not the feel-good theoretical, wishful thinking kind of hope but the tangible kind that comes when you have a solid paycheck for the first time, when the jail time you’ve done doesn’t block you from improving your life, when yo...
- Celebrating Peacemaking and the United Nations
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 Met...
- 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 ...
- Combating Climate Change: President Obama's Proposal for Sustainability
10/17/2013 -- It can generally be said that the planet earth and its natural resources are gifts shared by all of humanity. However, it is no secret that decades of human reliance on fossil fuels and other non-sustainable methods of energy consumption have taken a toll...
- Mapping Our Way Forward
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...
- 50 Years of Peacemaking at the Church Center for the United Nations
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 Na...
- The People’s Global Action on Migration: A Focus on Migrant Human Rights
10/07/2013 -- Held in conjunction with the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, the People’s Global Action on Migration (PGA) brings together grassroots organizations from civil society to highlight migrant issues. United Methodist Women co-...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Domestic Violence
10/01/2013 -- “Shades of Violence, Paths to Healing” was the theme of an opening gathering on domestic violence and abuse sponsored jointly by the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. It was an event that featured expe...
- Deaconess Profiles: Older Adult Ministry
10/01/2013 -- According to Deaconess Debbie Pittman, “Older adult ministry is a ministry of ‘being with.’” More than a dozen deaconesses and home missioners are engaged in ministries with older adults, living the call to love, justice and service. They are helping thos...
- We Make It Happen: A Living Timeline
10/01/2013 -- The United Methodist Women national office launched a mixed-media engagement project—We Make It Happen: A Living Timeline—on Tuesday, October 1. Through various means of written and artistic expression, this project asks women to tell the stories of Unite...
- Contribute to United Methodist Women’s Living Timeline!
09/30/2013 -- We invite you to tell the story of the United Methodist Women member in your life who has instilled in you the hope, determination and drive to Make It Happen for others. Your stories, photos, videos and artwork will become part of Make It Happen: A Livin...
- United Methodist Women's Living Timeline
09/30/2013 -- United Methodist Women members are our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, daughters, sisters, nieces and goddaughters. So, in the spirit of sisterhood, we want to know how members bring about change in their communities and around the world. We inv...
- The Wesley Center
09/30/2013 -- At the Wesley Center in Eugene, Ore., young people put their faith in action for justice work on issues as diverse as assault prevention, gay rights, disability activism and ethnic identity organizing.
- 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 M...
- Discernment Event for United Methodists
09/09/2013 -- This fall, explore God’s invitation to become a deaconess or home missioner at two special events in St. Louis and Tempe, AZ.
- Leadership Development Days 2013-2014
09/09/2013 -- Leadership Development Days will be in 3 cities this year in November 2013 and January 2014 with all-new speakers, stories, and workshops. Register today!
- One Child at a Time
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 ...
- From the Other Side
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 t...
- A Call to the 2014 United Methodist Women Assembly
09/06/2013 -- Women from around the country and mission partners from across the globe are called to the 19th quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women, April 25 -27, 2014, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.
- Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice and Civil Rights!
09/04/2013 -- As part of United Methodist Women’s ongoing work for racial justice and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we are encouraging all people of conscience to continue the legacy of the marchers to agitate for racial justice i...
- United Methodist Women Upholds Tradition of Racial Justice at 50th Anniversary March on Washington and Beyond
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.
- An Introduction to the Current State of Malnutrition
08/23/2013 -- One of the primary challenges facing the world today is malnutrition. Malnutrition is a physical condition caused by the under- or overconsumption of essential nutrients. It is most directly caused by “inadequate availability of and access to safe, divers...
- Second Time Around
08/14/2013 -- Less than 1 percent of the clothing Americans donate to charities actually ever gets to a person in need. That barely worn winter coat and the jeans with the stain given to charity are more likely to be sold to a recycling firm than given to a low-income ...
- Getting to Assembly
08/13/2013 -- How to get to Assembly 2014 in Louisville, Ky.
- 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!
- Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 -- The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: July 2013
07/01/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar has sometimes been called a storybook. This is because it tells the stories of the work of missionaries nationally and around the globe.
- Sojourn to Sacredness
06/14/2013 -- Come paddle and hike through Maryland’s Chesapeake region. Together we’ll experience the beauty and complexity of this magnificent piece of God’s creation.
- 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.
- Assembly Registration & Logistics
06/01/2013 -- Registration for Assembly will begin Aug. 1, 2013.
- Get Involved with Assembly 2014
06/01/2013 -- How you can Make it Happen! before, during and after Assembly 2014.
- Frequently Asked Questions
05/29/2013 -- United Methodist Women is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. We are organized for mission and our members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and building ...
- Waiting to Hear From the Supremes
05/24/2013 -- In late May or early June, the Supreme Court will render a decision in a case brought by Shelby County, Ala., which challenged the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: May 2013
05/01/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar has sometimes been called a storybook. This is because it tells the stories of the work of missionaries nationally and around the globe.
- United Methodist Women Receive Award From Tacoma Community House
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
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 Agencies Announce Task Force on Human Rights and Investment Ethics
04/16/2013 -- The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) and the General Board of Global Ministries today announced the formation of a United Methodist Church (UMC) representative task force to explore human rights and investment ethics policies.
- Nebraskans Seek Support Against Keystone XL
04/10/2013 -- United Methodist Women members are invited to join Eastern Nebraskans mobilizing against Keystone XL oil pipeline for April 18 State Department hearings.
- United Methodist Women Honored for Anti-Hate Campaign
04/08/2013 -- The Muslim Consultative Network honored United Methodist Women, Sojourners and T’ruah for “standing against anti-Muslim bigotry” at their Third Annual Gala on April 4 in New York.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: April 2013
04/01/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar is a tool of advocacy. Advocacy allows us to be agents of transformation by calling us to change the systems.
- Sager Brown Hits the Road
04/01/2013 -- The Sager Brown depot operated by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in Baldwin, La., is best known as a place where thousands of volunteers spend a week or two each year packing relief supplies for disaster victims.
- 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...
- "Detroit's Next Green Leader" a Participant in Climate Justice Seminar
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.
- Sustainable and Abundant Life
03/22/2013 -- When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last October, flooding homes, train stations and even halting Wall Street trading, it shook more than buildings. Coming on the heels of summer wildfires, droughts that caused more than half of all U.S. counties to b...
- I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
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 ...
- Aid to the Aged
03/12/2013 -- With the support of United Methodist Women, some of the most vulnerable elderly living in places with the most protracted violence and human rights violations are receiving help.
- Olson Reports to Program Advisory Group
03/11/2013 -- Olson: ‘A Fresh Wind Is Blowing in United Methodist Women.’
- Treasurer Martha Knight Reports on 2012 Giving
03/11/2013 -- Treasurer Martha S. Knight gives United Methodist Women 2012 financial report at the first annual gathering of the new program advisory group at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., March 7-9, 2013.
- New Board Meets in Nashville
03/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s board of directors approves more than $400k in grants and scholarships at its spring meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
- New Program Advisory Group Meets
03/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s new program advisory group gathered for its first annual meeting at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 7-9.
- A United Methodist Women-Organized March Rallies to Mark International Women's Day
03/07/2013 -- To mark International Women’s Day, United Methodist Women is among five organizations coordinating a March 8 rally and march near the United Nations.
- Climate Change
03/06/2013 -- As United Methodist Women members, we can educate ourselves about climate change and raise it as an issue in our congregations, even if it generates controversy.
- Cordialmente Suya: Porque Tanto Amó Dios al Mundo
03/06/2013 -- Desde niña viví en New Jersey y llegué a asociar la llegada de ciertas flores con Pascua y a conectar esto con la resurrección y la nueva vida --tanto es así, que me resultó desconcertante ver que los árboles ciclamor florecen en Nashville a principios de...
- Transforming Lives on the Gulf Coast
03/05/2013 -- At Moore Community House, women learn how to build houses — and their lives.
- Murewa Day Care Center
02/26/2013 -- The story of Murewa Day Care exemplifies commitment between local partners and United Methodist Women worldwide.
- After the Storm
02/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women members serve areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
- Breaking Rocks and Barriers
02/01/2013 -- For 15 years Sheralin Greene broke barriers every day as a coal miner in Harlan County, Ky., where 98 percent of miners are male and 90 percent are white.
- The Fiscal Cliff Averted (for Now)
01/28/2013 -- Congress’ actions have prevented the initial collision of tax hikes and spending cuts that created the fiscal cliff, but the war over the U.S. deficit and budget is still being waged in the halls of Congress.
- United Methodist Women Joins Ecumenical Call for Commonsense Gun Laws
01/17/2013 -- United Methodist Women joined more than 40 national faith groups signing a Jan. 14 ecumenical letter to both houses of the U.S. Congress asking for commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence.
- Revisiting the Rev. King’s Call to Action in His “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
01/15/2013 -- Reflecting on passages from his “Beyond Vietnam” speech reveals Dr. King’s words as enduringly prophetic and persistent.
- Violence Against Women Act: An Update
01/10/2013 -- The expansion of VAWA to include LGBT, undocumented, and Native American women is facing challenges in the House of Representatives, and the 112th Congress allowed the bill to fail. Please call your representative and urge support for full protection for ...
- ‘Changing the World’ for Refugees in Jacksonville, Fla.
01/01/2013 -- A "change the world" mission weekend opens hearts, minds and hands at Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Participate in the Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence
12/18/2012 -- On January 5 and 6, 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is organizing a Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence.
- How To Submit Human Trafficking Photos to UMWOnline.net
12/10/2012 -- Submit photos to UMWOnline.net for Intercept the Traffickers Campaign with or without a computer by February 3, 2013.
- United Methodists Finalists for “Energy Oscars”
12/07/2012 -- California hosts not one but two annual “Oscar” nights, and United Methodist Women were in the spotlight for the 2012 California Interfaith Power & Light Energy Oscar awards ceremony held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, November 13.
- Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In
12/02/2012 -- During the Advent season, as you pause to make space for Spirit to move within you and give birth to something new in you, also consider making space to be present to those with whom you would be in ministry and the unexpected places you will see Christ.
- Hope Is Born in Bethlehem Centers
12/01/2012 -- Bethlehem Centers is not only important for the community of North Nashville; it’s an important part of U.S. race relations history. It was founded in 1894 when Sallie Hill Sawyer, a black woman, and Estelle Haskins, who was white, joined forces to start ...
- African American Leaders Fight HIV/AIDS
11/30/2012 -- World AIDS Day is this Saturday, December 1. Sharing stories like McKie’s is one way that we honor the struggles of people who are affected by this epidemic. It also shows the evolving face of the disease.
- Hurricane Sandy: The New Normal
11/08/2012 -- We have a challenging recovery ahead from Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, we will be dealing with more such devastating disasters, which may become our new normal.
- New Challenges in Nome
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women, whose foremothers were in ministry in Nome shortly after the first gold rush, is still working to support life-giving ministries in the community eleven decades later.
- United Methodist Women Unveils D.C. Anti-Hate Ad: VIDEO
10/22/2012 -- Watch Sabrina White of the Baltimore-Washington Conference speak up for peace and against Hate Speech. Support peace in word and deed. #mysubwayad
- What is United Methodist Women Doing, in Heaven's Name?
10/22/2012 -- At their board of directors meeting, Harriett J. Olson asked, “What is going on with United Methodist Women, in heaven’s name?” In other words, how is United Methodist Women’s mission work living into the Gospel to benefit women, children and youth?
- New Board Approves Budget, Nominates Advisory Group Members for Program Teams
10/22/2012 -- At their first meeting of the quadrennium as a new configuration of 25 members, the United Methodist Women Board of Directors met October 18-21 in Nashville, Tenn., at United Methodist Women-owned Scarritt-Bennett Center.
- Treasurer Presents New Board with Budget, Giving Remains Strong
10/22/2012 -- Treasurer Martha Knight oriented new directors with the processes and procedures of United Methodist Women’s finances as well as presented them with a recap of the 2012 treasurer’s report.
- Building Peace: United Methodist Women and Democratic Republic of Congo
10/16/2012 -- United Methodist Women leaders encourage the empowerment of women as a pathway to peace - in DRC and around the world.
- United Methodist Women Unveils D.C. Anti-Hate Ad
10/16/2012 -- On Monday October 15, standing shoulder to shoulder with members from Jewish, Muslim and other Protestant faith communities, representatives of United Methodist Women responded to anti-Islamic ads now appearing in metro stations in Washington, D.C.
- Faith groups demand Metro donate ‘jihad’ ad profits to charity
10/15/2012 -- Speaking at an Oct. 15 news conference, Sabrina White said the initial ad cuts deeply with its language. “The word ‘savage’ has a painful history in our great nation,’’ she said. “... It is used to distance people from the human race.”
- United Methodist Women Takes New York Subway Ad to Washington Metro
10/11/2012 -- Following their ads posted in the New York City subway challenging hate speech, United Methodist Women will co-sponsor more counter ads, this time in Washington, DC’s Metro stations, with 23 other faith organizations.
- United Methodist Women Officially an Agency of The United Methodist Church
10/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women continues in a 140-year tradition of turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
- Invisible Poverty
10/01/2012 -- Poverty in Albemarle County, Va., is virtually invisible, but United Methodist Women members know that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
- Program Advisory Group Orientation
09/27/2012 -- United Methodist Women ushered in a new era as members of the board of directors and the newly formed program advisory group gathered at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn.
- United Methodist Women Unveils Ad Countering Hate Speech in New York City Subway
09/26/2012 -- General Secretary of United Methodist Women Harriett J. Olson unveiled an ad countering the anti-Muslim hate speech of an ad posted in 10 New York City subway stations during an interfaith press conference Sept. 25.
- United Methodist Women Hosts Public Forum on Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
09/24/2012 -- “Raging War, Waging Peace—Achieving Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” was co-sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society’s U.N. and International Affairs Office, Global Policy Forum, Mennonite Central Committee–U.N. Office, Presbyt...
- New York Interfaith Coalition Will Gather to Denounce Hate Ads on Subways
09/24/2012 -- On Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00 am, a coalition of New York community and faith based organizations will gather on the steps of City Hall to denounce anti-Muslim hate advertisements posted on New York City subway platforms. The ads are harmfully provocat...
- Interview with Tupouseini Kelemeni
09/11/2012 -- Ms. Kelemeni is excited about the future of United Methodist Women. As the first Pacific Islander on the United Methodist Women board, she is aware of her pioneer role saying "there’s a whole race of peoples out there who look to me as their voice."
- Interview with Yvette Richards
09/04/2012 -- Ms. Richards' expresses her passion in this dialogue saying: "United Methodist Women is a difference maker, a leader for women children and youth in making an impact. We need to know how to tell our story, often and everywhere. "
- Divide and Conquer
09/01/2012 -- Employers stoke racial rifts for economic gain.
- Hurricane Isaac's Impact on National Mission Institutions
08/31/2012 -- As hurricane Isaac sweeps through the Gulf Coast, it is important to keep our sisters and brothers in our minds, hearts and prayers.
- ID Laws that Prevent People from Voting in the November Election
08/30/2012 -- United Methodist Women are concerned about Pennsylvania and other states seeking to disenfranchise many voters by the new law that requires an identification card.
- United Methodist Women and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
08/29/2012 -- Women of faith need to be at the table when reproductive issues are discussed. RCRC is the only faith-based organization addressing reproductive justice.
- Electing Candidates Committed to Positively Transforming the Lives of Women, Girls and Families
08/28/2012 -- We come to you this month with a different format for our Action Alert in preparation for this year’s elections. We have provided a “2012 Candidate Checklist: A Questionnaire for Candidates Seeking Election” for you to use while following this year’s elec...
- Voter Suppression Lament
08/27/2012 -- Gladys Hubbard is a member of United Methodist Women from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. She serves on United Methodist Women's Program Advisory Board. She prays for wisdom in the coming election.
- Not Yet Arrived: A Reflection on the Oak Creek Shooting
08/16/2012 -- Each violent occurrence has its own particularity. The recent incidence at the Sikh temple at Oak Creek violence has religious, ethnic and economic dimensions.
- Teen and Young Women Converge for Leadership Event
08/14/2012 -- Roughly 200 United Methodist Women converged at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to dance, laugh, learn, pray and plan at an event designed for teen girls and young women.
- Reflections from Virginia Conference’s United Methodist Seminar
08/13/2012 -- May we all find the courage to remove our blinders and confront the injustices around us for the glory of God just as these young people have done at a United Methodist seminar in New York City.
- Program Advisory Group 2012
08/08/2012 -- Portraits from the first Program Advisory Group Orientation held at Scarritt-Bennett, August 2012.
- Suppression of Voting Rights: A Threat to Democracy
07/30/2012 -- State laws requiring voter identification unfairly impact the ability of women, minority groups, older adults and younger adults to vote in the coming election.
- Migrant Head Start at Lessie Bates Davis: on YouTube
07/30/2012 -- VIDEO: The Migrant Head Start program at Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood house (East St. Louis, IL) provides a place where children learn and are nurtured. English and Spanish audio with onscreen translation.
- Turning Girls on to Mission In Columbia, S.C.
07/01/2012 -- A youth circle at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia, S.C., is learning by doing mission through United Methodist Women.
- Responsively Yours: What Can You Imagine?
07/01/2012 -- Structural configurations alone will not make us the multigenerational, multicultural, multilingual, multiracial, Spirit-filled organization that we want to be. But if we imagine it and build it and work toward it, I believe that God will bless our effort...
- An Act of Repentance
07/01/2012 -- Delegates to General Conference 2012 used United Methodist Women resources to prepare for a service of atonement for a 1864 massacre native Americans; beyond repentance for past wrongs in the US, the service denounced modern-day genocidal policies and act...
- Cordialmente Suya: ¿Qué Podríamos Imaginar?
07/01/2012 -- ¡La Conferencia General de 2012 ha lanzado a las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas a un nuevo futuro! La propuesta conjunta de la División de Mujeres y la Junta General de Ministerios Globales se recibió con tanto apoyo que el primero de mayo fue aprobada abrumad...
- Woman Power: Election 2012
06/12/2012 -- In the 2012 presidential election, the role of women and women’s rights will be hotly contested. Stances on the crucial issues of women’s reproductive rights will continue to be battled across party lines and take up large portions of the media’s attentio...
- United Methodist Women Joins World Day Against Child Labor
06/01/2012 -- During the week of June 11, 2012, United Methodist Women will join children’s advocates around the world, lifting up concerns about the exploitation of children on the World Day Against Child Labor.
- God's Beautiful Promise in Oklahoma
06/01/2012 -- From the start, Isabella Circle members set their mission sights on mentoring teenage girls in their church and community.
- Now For Something Completely Different
05/18/2012 -- I left Tampa on May 5 with hope bubbling up in my thoughts about possible structures for The United Methodist Church. Here’s what I saw.
- United Methodist Women Blog About the Rights of Indigenous People
05/11/2012 -- In an address to the United Nations Jalisa Ross stated, “My brothers and sisters, though I am speaking on behalf of the church, I am also a victim of this violent crime against humanity, called the Doctrine of Discovery." Ms. Ross is a United Methodist c...
- United Methodist Women and the Display That Wasn’t
05/03/2012 -- United Methodist Women didn’t have an exhibit at General Conference. Instead, they roped off their display area and set off on a flurry of learning and mission opportunities around Tampa, where General Conference is being held.
- General Conference Approves New Resolution on Peace in Afghanistan
05/02/2012 -- United Methodist Women proposed the resolution, “Seeking Peace in Afghanistan,” which passed at General Conference with amendments, and calls for The United Methodist Church to support an end to war and seek a process of peace in Afghanistan.
- Q & A with Cathy Capo Stone: Remember the Children Living in Poverty
05/01/2012 -- As adults discuss and make policy for The United Methodist Church, Ms. Cathy Capo Stone, executive director at Cornerstone Family Ministries, reminds us to not forget the impact of church work on inner-city children whom she cares for every day. Cornersto...
- General Conference Approves United Methodist Women Autonomy
05/01/2012 -- By a vote of 889 to 20, General Conference made United Methodist Women an autonomous organization within the United Methodist Church May 1 during its quadrennial meeting Tampa, Fla. The historic vote separates the national policymaking body of women organ...
- United Methodists Celebrate and Commission 40 New Deaconesses, Home Missioners and Missionaries
04/30/2012 -- A firefighter, a nursing supervisor, a counselor for ex-prisoners, an advocate for Haitian artists, an afterschool chess teacher, and a coordinator of relief volunteers – these were among the 17 new deaconesses and home missioners commissioned on Sund...
- United Methodist Women Day
04/28/2012 -- Women organized for mission gathered for sisterhood and rallied for immigrants and an end to private prisons April 28, United Methodist Women Day at General Conference.
- Rally Highlights Private Prison Detention
04/28/2012 -- Coinciding with a rally to end the private prison industry’s increased detention-for-profit policies, United Methodist Women members descended on General Conference to declare Saturday, April 28, 2012 “United Methodist Women Day.”
- “Signs” of Life in Lay Ministries
04/27/2012 -- Mary E. Harris of Conway UMC in Orlando, Angela Liston of Morrison UMC in Leesburg, FL, Michelle Menefee of First UMC in Houston, TX, and Betty Ostrom of Pine Castle UMC in Orlando are laywomen composing the team of ASL interpreters for the 2012 General C...
- The Intersections of United Methodist Women and UMCOR
04/27/2012 -- A United Methodist Women MeetUp on Thursday, April 25 during General Conference highlighted the connectional ministries of United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
- The Theology of Glee: A General Conference “Gleetup”
04/26/2012 -- “Glee lifts up spiritual and theological questions, good and bad.” Rev. Becca Clark, clergywoman and a delegate from New England Conference led this MeetUp (one of sevaral to come) of United Methodist Women.
- End-of-Day Prayer Meetup, April 25
04/26/2012 -- Every day at General Conference, United Methodist Women is organizing end-of-day prayer gatherings for all–delegates, agency and conference staff, clergy, laity and visitors alike–to center themselves amidst the hectic schedules and grueling meetings requ...
- Rest for the Weary: United Methodist Women and Deaconesses Provide Room for Prayer
04/25/2012 -- A quiet space amid the bustle of General Conference is open to all the weary United Methodist delegates and guests looking for sanctuary and peace.
- Women, Youth, Race Monitoring Agencies Host Joint Pre-GC Briefing
04/24/2012 -- More than 500 people packed a ballroom of the Tampa Convention Center in Florida for a pre-conference briefing for delegates to the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, April 24.
- End-of-Day Prayer Meetup, April 24
04/24/2012 -- Thank you for this day, God. Thank you for the new day we will open our eyes to in the morning. Amen.
- Watch General Conference Events Live Online
04/23/2012 -- GC2012.umc.org will live-stream video of all plenary sessions, morning prayer and evening worship services, the Episcopal Address, Laity Address, Young People’s Address, Act of Repentance and other highlights.
- Marva Usher-Kerr: Profile of a General Conference Delegate On the Move
04/22/2012 -- “Are we going to deal with surface issues? Or are we going to deal with racism, classism, ageism? Are we going to deal with poverty?” Marva Usher-Kerr of Women’s Division prays that important mission issues remain in focus.
- Nebraska United Methodist Women Bring People Together for Immigration Seminar
04/22/2012 -- The Nebraska Conference and the United Methodist Seminar Program collaborated to host representatives from National Mission Institutions, a deaconess, students from Nebraska Wesleyan and even one Lutheran as well as United Methodist Women from across the...
- United Methodist Women in Ministry With Poor at General Conference
04/20/2012 -- United Methodist Women will participate in "Breaking Bread with Tampa," which is serving free lunches to the homeless during General Conference 2012.
- Tampa Event Geared to Immigrant Detention
04/18/2012 -- “Profit From Pain Is Inhumane! Dignity Not Detention” will be theme of a rally during General Conference 2012.
- Cutting-Edge Ministries and Commissioning of Deaconesses and Home Missioners
04/17/2012 -- These women and men follow Jesus in ministering to those in the "margins of society." You can watch the April 29th service of commissioning online.
- Sending Prayer Mantles to General Conference: on umcnic.org
04/11/2012 -- Northern Illinois Conference web article: In March, United Methodist Women members from across Northern Illinois Conference created prayer mantles for delegates ahead of General Conference in Tampa, Fla., April 24-May 4, 2012.
- Selena Smith, Firefighter, to Be Commissioned a Deaconess at General Conference
04/11/2012 -- She’s young, she’s a firefighter and she’s about to be the first South Carolina woman in years to be commissioned as a United Methodist deaconess during General Conference.
- We Belong Together in Alabama
04/10/2012 -- Ruth Ann Powers, educator and leader in United Methodist Women, was among the 17 U.S. leaders at the We Belong Together roundtable in March who denounced HB 56, Alabama’s 2011 anti-immigrant legislation.
- National Mission Institutions Play a Vital Role in the Women’s Division Board Meeting
04/02/2012 -- Not only did the Women’s Division Board of Directors meet for one afternoon at one of the Women’s Division-related 98 national mission institutions, but the directors also approved two new institutions to join the caring connection of United Methodist-rel...
- Thomas Kemper Gives Remarks to 2009-2012 Women’s Division Directors
04/02/2012 -- The General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries, Thomas Kemper, gave closing remarks on the legacy of directors at their final meeting of the 2009-2012 quadrennium, the Semi-Annual board meeting in Plano, Tex., March 15-19, 2012.
- Profile of a Deaconess: Amanda Mountain
04/02/2012 -- Amanda Mountain was one of 12 deaconesses and one home missioner commissioned at the Women’s Division Assembly in 2010. Ms. Mountain is looking forward to standing with the 15 deaconess and 2 home missioners who will be commissioned during the 2012 Genera...
- Draw Closer to God
04/01/2012 -- My wish for you and me this Palm Sunday is that we draw closer to God because God’s love and grace is sufficient for all of us to share.
- Adoption's Love
04/01/2012 -- A woman and child union sparks hope after the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
- Spring 2012 Board Meeting: flickr photo gallery
03/28/2012 -- Photos of the Board meeting, quadrennial celebration and more from Plano, Texas.
- At Last Meeting of the Quadrennium, Women’s Division Directors Set Mission Budget, Welcome New Staff
03/21/2012 -- For many directors, the semiannual Women’s Division board of directors meeting in Plano, Texas, would be their last, as they served the maximum of their full two terms of eight years. Yet there was ample time for this configuration of directors to celebra...
- Finding Our Self: United Methodist Women in the Next Quadrennium
03/20/2012 -- At the spring 2012 Women’s Division board meeting, Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson asks United Methodist Women to define itself as an organization that is part of the body of Christ.
- Treasurer's Report: Many Gifts, One Spirit
03/19/2012 -- Treasurer Martha Knight described the impact the Women’s Division board of directors’ budgetary approvals throughout the 2009-2012 quadrennium had on individuals, communities and organizations around the world.
- Directors Visit Southeast Dallas Cooperative Parish, Learn About Immigration Issues
03/19/2012 -- Directors heard from pastors leading the three member churches and learned about how Justice for Our Neighbors was helping immigrants retain legal rights in Dallas.
- Women’s Division Directors Honored at Quadrennial Celebration
03/19/2012 -- At the semiannual board meeting in Plano, Texas, the Women’s Division honored the present configuration of directors and celebrated the exemplary work they did over the course of the 2009-2012 quadrennium.
- Directors Approve $60,000 Grant for Anti-Domestic-Violence Initiative
03/19/2012 -- The Inelda Z. Gonzalez Initiative on Domestic Violence, in honor of the Women’s Division president during the 2009-2012 quadrennium, will provide funds for resources, trainings, and internships to help bring awareness and action to domestic violence in th...
03/18/2012 -- Ramon has been in and out of prison for most of his life, mostly for drug-related offenses, both using and selling. He is HIV positive, has mental health issues and has burned most of his bridges with friends or family.
- Opening Our Eyes and Hearts to the Needs and Gifts of Women, Children and Youth
03/18/2012 -- At the spring 2012 board of directors meeting, Inelda González, president of the Women’s Division, celebrated the past four years of work and service of the board of directors on behalf of United Methodist Women.
- It’s Time to Overturn the Tables
03/11/2012 -- In a Sunday school class I was in years ago we were asked, “Is anger a sin?” The incident described in John 2:13-22, in which Jesus turns over the tables of the moneychangers and those selling goods in the temple, is one of the most often cited examples o...
- “Let’s Be Friends”
03/09/2012 -- It was a simple idea: United Methodist Women reaching out to Muslim women and saying, “Let’s be friends.”
- Standing With the Poor
03/09/2012 -- Neighborhood Center is strategically located to serve an ever-changing and diverse community in Camden, N.J.
- That We May All Live Together
03/08/2012 -- Three of the ten United Methodist Women supported-delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW) attended the international meeting through the United Methodist Church partner, the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan.
- United Methodist Women Explores Needs of Rural Women
03/07/2012 -- United Methodist Women sponsored international participants who attended the first week of this year’s commission meeting, which began Feb. 27 and continues through March 9.
- Delegates Meet, Apply Gender Justice Lens to General Conference Legislation
02/24/2012 -- Eighty delegates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church attended a briefing critically analyzing the impact of proposed legislation on women in advance of the quadrennial policy-making event.
- Alternate Game Plan for Super Bowl
02/03/2012 -- Before it was ever determined that the New York Giants would be facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this weekend, members of United Methodist Women had decided on their game plan.
- It Takes a Village
01/31/2012 -- Wesley Community Center is part of a collective effort nurturing children and families in Amarillo, Texas.
- Women's Division Statement to the Fifty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
01/24/2012 -- Statement submitted by The United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, Women’s Division, a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the Fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Stat...
- West Covina United Methodist Women Publishes Feeding the Flock: United Methodist Women Cookbook
01/03/2012 -- This year, the United Methodist Women of West Covina United Methodist Church in West Covina, Calif., collected recipes from congregation members, family and friends and put them together in a cookbook titled Feeding the Flock. Funds raised from the sal...
- A New Unit Is Born at Christ Church in Cabot, Ark.
01/03/2012 -- My local church home is Christ Church in Cabot, Ark. Started as a new church plant nearly six years ago, it had not yet started a United Methodist Women unit. As a newly commissioned deaconess, I felt it was important to give back to the organization t...
- Praise God for United Methodist Women!
01/03/2012 -- A supportive fellowship of women is key to spiritual growth for a California woman.
- National Seminar: Mission Reconciliation
01/03/2012 -- United Methodist Women taps U.S. civil rights history and new technology to engage the ministry of reconciliation in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Eyes to the Vista
12/07/2011 -- Every day, there are those that set out in migration in every corner of our world. They seek a vista of justice, security and sustainability.
- Intercept the Traffickers 2012
12/05/2011 -- Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, join United Methodist Women Human Trafficking Team members in our Intercept the Traffickers campaign.
- My Faith Journey
12/01/2011 -- A woman finds her voice and gifts organizing for mission.
- Adventures in Grace
11/15/2011 -- For members and seekers of Grace Adventures United Methodist Church, church happens where it happens, and when and where it happens is an adventure in grace.
- A Dire Need for Ditty Bags: Video on TBO.com
11/10/2011 -- United Methodist Women in Tampa fill home made bags with donated essentials for the homeless and people in transition.
- United Methodists Join Tar Sands Action for Environmental Justice
11/09/2011 -- United Methodists converged on the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011, with over 10,000 others to press President Obama to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
- When Trafficking Hits Home
11/04/2011 -- After testifying against traffickers, a local United Methodist Women member’s granddaughter left home to meet a friend and never returned.
- Second Chances
11/04/2011 -- For more than a century, the United Methodist Community House has been a safe place for do-overs in Grand Rapids, Mich.
11/04/2011 -- United Methodists call for education and dialogue on a popular technique for natural gas drilling.
- The Things That Make for Peace
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women Host Panel Discussion on Enabling Reconciliation of Communities and Individuals
- United Methodist Women Receives Immigrant Rights Award
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women was honored for its immigrant rights work by the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR), calling United Methodist Women "partners in advancing rights and justice at home and abroad."
- United Methodist Women Joins Tar Sands Action at White House
10/28/2011 -- United Methodist Women will join with other organizations November 6th in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. for one hour in an action against the proposed transcontinental Keystone XL tar sands pipeline projects intended to ship oil from Canada to the United St...
- The Things that Make for Peace
10/25/2011 -- What are “the things that make for peace”?
- Let Your Light Shine
10/24/2011 -- “You and I were made to give light—to put our lives to work, to apply our patience in difficult trying situations—to let our light shine,” said Ms. Inelda González, president of United Methodist Women.
- Wesley Community Center: Fundraiser Announcement
10/17/2011 -- On November 3, 2011 Wesley Community Center of Houston will honor “The Pillars of Wesley Community Center” at its annual Spirit Of Helping luncheon. This is a primary fund raising event for the center and is vital to the support of its ongoing programs.
- United Methodist Women Board of Directors Meeting: October 2011
10/11/2011 -- Photos from fall board meeting held October 7-10, 2011 in New York at the Interchurch Center and the Church Center for the United Nations.
- Women, War & Peace
10/11/2011 -- Join United Methodist Women members around the country in watching this important series that highlights the importance of women’s voices in conflict and the necessity of ending war if we are to ever live in the world of peace God intended for us.
- Women's Division Board Meeting Wrapup
10/11/2011 -- The Women’s Division board of directors approved the 2012 budget, received the criteria and application form for incoming national mission institutions that will be used to approve new partnerships, and approved a plan for a consultation with Native Ameri...
- Report of the Deputy General Secretary
10/10/2011 -- On Friday October 7, Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson addressed the Women’s Division board of directors at their annual fall meeting. With the message “Shaping the Future,” Ms. Olson spoke of how the current work of United Met...
- Directors Celebrate Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
10/10/2011 -- Women’s Division directors had a discussion the following evening with Abigail Disney, executive producer for “Women, War & Peace,” a five-part series on PBS, and producer of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a documentary in which Leymah Gbowee is a central...
- United Methodist Women News: Volume 4, Number 3 (PDF)
10/06/2011 -- Fall 2011 articles include: Others See Your Good Works and Give Glory to God, Joanna Girls: A Teen United Methodist Women Circle in Tennessee, Start Small and Grow, Deaconess Applicants Rally in Times Square for Fair Trade, United Methodist Women Sunday ...
- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/05/2011 -- The month of October began as and continues to be a time for people to come together to remember those who have died, support those who have survived and bring together those working in the field of domestic violence.
10/05/2011 -- A childhood dream for Christian service is realized in United Methodist Women.
- Listen to Marian Solomon: United Methodist Women member and longtime peace activist.
09/21/2011 -- Marian Solomon is a United Methodist Women member from Ames, Iowa. She has been a longtime peace activist. She has served UMW as the President of her local unit and as the conference social action coordinator.
- Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly
09/21/2011 -- "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations -- the pursuit of peace in an imperfect worl...
- International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day Event
09/20/2011 -- On October 14, 2011, United Methodist Women and partners will host panel discussions on the role of rural women in food security and ending violence against women at the Church Center for the United Nations.
- United Methodist Church Follows Jesus' Lead: Immigration Task Force Moves Ministry to the Borders
09/20/2011 -- "Jesus learned new things when he went to the border," said Rev. Edgar Avitia, who led the worship in Florida for US-based missionaries of The United Methodist Church.
- National Mission Institutions: Audio Slideshow on YouTube
09/19/2011 -- A slideshow of images from United Methodist Women supported National Mission Institutions.
- Discernment Event for Deaconesses and Home Missioners
09/08/2011 -- A discernment event has been organized in Asheville, N.C., October 28-30, 2011, to enable laypersons of The United Methodist Church who are living in the country to discern whether the deaconess or home missioner calling is for them.
- Life on the Rebound
09/01/2011 -- Emma Norton Services is housed in a brick building quietly tucked into the urban landscape of St. Paul, and the 50 women who live there are somewhere on the road to wholeness.
- Speaking Out For Justice
09/01/2011 -- Resolutions on reconciliation, racial justice, climate change and peace make their way to the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla.
- Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11
09/01/2011 -- How does what we believe to be true affect what we can actually see taking place?
- Cordialmente Suya: Lo que aprendimos el 11 de septiembre
09/01/2011 -- ¿Sabía usted que el testimonio de testigos oculares es el que menos se utiliza como evidencia confiable? No sólo es porque quizás los seres humanos no estén diciendo la verdad, sino también porque “vemos lo que creemos”.
- Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11: Korean
09/01/2011 -- ...In an intrafaith conversation in May, I learned that American Muslims see a cataclysm affecting them personally — an act for which they had no responsibility and over which they had no control, but which would shape their lives and the lives of their c...
- Religion Communicators Call for Civil Discourse About 9/11
09/01/2011 -- The Religion Communicators Council urged journalists and bloggers to "pursue accuracy, respect and understanding of people of all faiths and faith communities." The statement is in a resolution adopted Aug. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia by the board of governor...
- Same Difference: Video
09/01/2011 -- An edited sample of the Same Difference documentary that explores interfaith issues.
- United Methodist Women Helps Prevent Domestic Violence
08/17/2011 -- Video of news coverage from National Seminar. Julie Taylor sheds light on this issue that "belongs to all of us."
- Korean Women Make Pilgrimage of Thanks to Cleveland for Gift of School
08/17/2011 -- 125 years ago, Lucinda Baldwin contributed $88 to start a school for girls in Korea. With that donation Mary Scranton founded Ewha Haktang-Pear Blossom School-now a top school for women in Asia.
- National Seminar, From a Participant's View
08/17/2011 -- Sophia Agtarap blogged from National Seminar 2011 on reconciliation.
- United Methodist Women Prepares for National Seminar on Social Justice
08/08/2011 -- Women from across the U.S. will study and act on justice issues at the seminar, “Mission: Reconciliation,” Aug. 13-17 in Birmingham, AL. Bible studies led by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz will be livestreamed every morning at 8 a.m. EST starting Aug. 14!
- The 56th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
08/04/2011 -- CSW-56 will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from February 27 to March 9, 2012. The theme is “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenge.” This session will ...
- Peaceful Remembrance of September 11, 2001: Forty Days of Prayer for Children
08/01/2011 -- Walk this journey with children who have no remembrance of September 11, 2001, but who will see images and hear stories of the devastating loss of that day in the weeks leading up to the 10th Anniversary. We may not be able to answer all of their question...
- Transforming America’s Education
07/19/2011 -- According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the US has a 25 percent school dropout rate. “Where you see those kinds of numbers we are perpetuating poverty and social failure."
- Prayers From Duluth
07/08/2011 -- A newly retired woman finds another home for her faith and mission.
- Never Too Late: Mission at Any Age
07/05/2011 -- Thanks to encouragement from Mildred Gum, Jeannie learned that United Methodist Women are any and every age. Turns out we're "a wonderful group of women."
- Glitter, Glue and Barbecue
06/23/2011 -- Hints of glitter can still be found months after Pikeville United Methodist Women’s “Bazaar That Reaches Far,” a fundraising bazaar for missions held at Pikeville United Methodist Church in Pikeville, Tenn.
- Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center
06/23/2011 -- A Mission Giving supported Christian preschool providing developmentally appropriate child care and early school readiness in conjunction with family support services.
- Gum Moon Women’s Residence: 100 Years of Turning Faith, Hope and Love Into Action
06/23/2011 -- A message from Hortense Tyrell, Executive Secretary for National Ministries, at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gum Moon Women’s Residence, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.
- Celebrating 100 Years of Service
06/23/2011 -- A message from Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson on the 100th anniversary of Gum Moon’s Women’s Residence.
- Gum Moon Residence Celebrates 100 Years: YouTube Video
06/22/2011 -- This San Francisco mission provides advocacy, programs for children, youth, and families, an emergency and transitional housing and more.
- The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
05/19/2011 -- This year is the 10th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which will be held May 16–27, 2011, at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York City.
- Immigration Programming from the 2010 Program Book
05/11/2011 -- From the 2010 Program Book comes an immigration piece that can be used to engage United Methodist communities in bible study, worship, education and much needed action surrounding immigrant and civil rights. The program piece can be downloaded as a pdf a...
- The Day My World Was Turned Upside Down
05/06/2011 -- An update on the recent tornado that devastated Alabama and other parts of the South, from Women's Division director Lynn Hamric.
- Join the Conversation: Cover Photos of Children
05/02/2011 -- The photographers we work with, Jim West and Rev. Paul Jeffrey, take award-winning photos around the world. Mr. West met children at McCurdy School in Espanola, New Mexico, and Mr. Jeffrey met children in Gaza.
- Report of the President to the Women’s Division Board of Directors
04/28/2011 -- Inelda González, president of the Women's Division, gave her speech to the board of directors at their Semi-Annual meeting, April 10, 2011 in Stamford, Conn.
- Bring Life to the Dead
04/11/2011 -- We have the opportunity to touch spiritually dead people with the saving grace of the Gospel of Christ.
- FAQs for Women's Division Proposed Structural Separation
04/11/2011 -- Directors of the Women's Division approved a proposal to structurally separate from the General Board of Global Ministries while continuing to work together in mutual areas of mission.
- Quilting a Future in Mission
04/10/2011 -- Women’s Division’s Harriett Jane Olson prepares division directors to consider proposals to restructure the women’s mission organization in an address filled with images of quilting at the division’s spring board meeting in Stamford, Conn., April 7-11.
- Finances Represent Where United Methodist Women Legacy Lives, Says Treasurer
04/10/2011 -- Revenues rose from the previous year due to Assembly attendance and faithful giving by members as the economy begins recovery.
- Women’s Division Proposes Becoming “Structurally Separate, Missionally Connected” to Global Ministries
04/10/2011 -- The Women’s Division board voted to become structurally separate from the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) while remaining “missionally connected” in staff configuration and by board directors at its recent meeting, April 7-11 in Stamford, Conn.
- 2011 Schools of Christian Mission Map
04/10/2011 -- Find the School of Christian Mission in your conference with the 2011 Google map.
- Set apart, lay people vow a life of service
04/08/2011 -- On April 7 10 deaconess candidates, along with one home missioner, were commissioned in the chapel of the Interchurch Center as part of the spring meeting of United Methodist Women.
- Then End of One Journey Is the Beginning of Another
04/07/2011 -- The scripture readings for this day include both interesting and disturbing images, especially to Westerners, of literally eating the scripture, which is both sweet and sour. It conveys the idea that when we digest God's word we experience both comfort...
- Deaconess and Home Missioner Commissioning: April 2011
04/07/2011 -- Women's Division/United Methodist Women Spring 2011 Board of Directors' meeting.
- A Parable of ‘Talents’ for Mission in Sudan
04/01/2011 -- Creative ventures across Iowa raised awareness and funds for Sudan.
- A People’s Cathedral in Wisconsin
04/01/2011 -- A United Methodist reports from the struggle for worker’s rights in Madison, Wisc.
- A Child's Eye View
03/21/2011 -- During this Lenten season, help us to see the world through the eyes and hearts of children.
- God in the Cloud
03/20/2011 -- A cloud seems to sit over the barrio. It is just there, a cloud of poverty, a cloud of domestic violence, a cloud of drug and alcohol abuse, a cloud of illiteracy, a cloud of hunger—blotting out any reason for hope for generations.
- Speak Up/Speak Out for Justice
03/18/2011 -- Today's reading shows how we can find hope for the future by looking to our past relationship with God and others.
- A Homeless Wanderer
03/15/2011 -- Many women are homeless or at risk of being homeless when they come to Emma Norton Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Called Awake and Fed
03/14/2011 -- We recognize what it means to be on a long journey facing loneliness and despair. In the face of every "newcomer" is the reflection of ourselves. Each of us can be the living embodiment of God's love and provide the compassion and care that will sustain o...
- And Also Much Cattle
03/11/2011 -- Why does God care for whom he cares? Why for so much of the time does God's job description seem to be to rescue the perishing, care for the dying? Just how does God snatch them in pity from sin and the grave? Why did Jesus weep o'er the erring one, lift ...
- Set Apart for the Gospel
03/10/2011 -- Rev. Fahrmeier became "transformed and reminded that God can touch even the most fragile of little souls and transform them."
- Welcoming the Stranger
03/01/2011 -- For more than a century, United Methodist Women-supported Tacoma Community House has helped refugees and immigrants make a home in Washington.
- A Women's Storybook Project
03/01/2011 -- Formed in 2003, the the Women's Storybook Project of Texas. helps incarcerated mothers do what mothers have always done to comfort and nurture their children — read their children bedtime stories, using the warmth and cadence of their own voices to reassu...
- Women’s Representation in the State of the Union
02/28/2011 -- Several weeks ago the president in his second State of the Union speech presented his vision of our national well-being. Prior to the State of the Union address, the Women’s Media Center asked experts across the country to assess and grade the administrat...
- The Faces of the Girls of the Commission on the Status of Women
02/19/2011 -- As I read the report of the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the commission, many faces of women and girls came to my mind.
- United Methodist Women Hosts Delegation and Workshops for the 55th Commission on the Status of Women
02/16/2011 -- This year, United Methodist Women will be an active participant at the United Nation’s 55th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), February 22 to March 4 at the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN).
- Responsively Yours: Listening for God in Christian Conferencing
02/01/2011 -- In Christian conferencing we practice a discipline of listening to God through worship, Bible study and listening to each other in deep conversations and sometimes debate.
- Mothers Acting Up
02/01/2011 -- Vietnam was one of many places visited by the MOTHER tour, produced by Mothers Acting Up in partnership with the Philanthropiece Foundation to help create a global community of mothers moving from concern to action on behalf of the world's children. The t...
- Atlantic Street Center Celebrates 100 Years
02/01/2011 -- In 2010, Atlantic Street Center—a youth-focused social service agency in Seattle, Washington—celebrated 100 years of service to the city’s citizens. The center began life in 1910 when it was founded by two young women. One was a teacher; the other, a nurs...
- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services: Here's to Another 100 Years!
02/01/2011 -- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, located in La Verne, California, has been meeting the needs of at-risk children, youth, and families since 1910.
- Tacoma Community House: An Evolving Ministry
02/01/2011 -- Throughout 2010, Tacoma Community House (TCH)—long supported by United Methodist Women—celebrated 100 years of ministry as a national mission institution of The United Methodist Church.
- A Brighter Future for Children and Youth: 2009-2012 (Word, 140K)
01/24/2011 -- The Women's Division offers grants of up to $4,000 for projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse and relationship abuse.
- A Brighter Future for Children and Youth: 2009-2012 (PDF, 81K)
01/24/2011 -- The Women's Division offers grants of up to $4,000 for projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse and relationship abuse.
- Susannah Wesley Community Center Plays Key Role in Human Trafficking Case
01/07/2011 -- The biggest human trafficking case in U.S. history is currently in federal court in Honolulu, Hawaii. A United Methodist Women–affiliated mission, the Susannah Wesley Community Center played a major role in helping the victims.
- We Are United Methodist Women
12/30/2010 -- We are the women of the Church, the United Methodist Women. We serve a risen Savior. We carry on the traditions that hundreds of thousands of women have passed down in whispers and shouts to their sisters and daughters and nieces and friends.
12/30/2010 -- Hats have woven their way into society. The phrases "toss your hat into the ring" or "keep it under your hat" are instantly understood. When someone does something significant we give a "tip of the hat" to that person.
- Intercept Human Trafficking
12/07/2010 -- Super Bowl XLV will be held Sunday February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. While the country celebrates this unofficial holiday, United Methodist Women and Mosaic Family Services in North Texas will be working to combat human trafficking.
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