United Methodist Women members' Pledge to Mission supports projects and organizations around the world. Internationally, 2013 Mission Giving funds support 121 programs carried out by 107 organizations in more than 110 countries.
Scholarships for higher education were granted to 63 international students in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
United Methodist Women has seven Regional Missionaries working all over the world. Regional Missionaries are native to the region they serve as personnel of United Methodist Women.
Ubuntu Journeys are unique, short-term mission service opportunities for United Methodist Women to interact with the world through mission partners. Each Ubuntu Journey connects women for a faith and mission opportunity. 2014 Ubuntu Journeys will go to Zimbabwe in February, Liberia in March, and Lithuania in May.
Deaconess Profiles: Older Adult Ministry by Myka Kennedy Stephens
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 those they are with realize their full human potential regardless of whatever physical or mental limitations may be present. In the stories of these three deaconesses and one deaconess candidate, we are reminded of the importance for our older adults to have caregivers, visitors, assistants, advocates and—above all—friends.
Responsively Yours: What the Church Needs From United Methodist Women by Harriett Jane Olson
10/01/2013 United Methodist Women is an organization of The United Methodist Church. As such, it is fair to ask, “What does The United Methodist Church need from United Methodist Women?” How would you answer that question?
Cordialmente Suya: Lo que la Iglesia Necesita de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas by /por Harriett Jane Olson
10/01/2013 Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas es una organización de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Como tal, es justo preguntar: "¿Qué necesita la Iglesia Metodista Unida de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas?"¿Cómo respondería usted a esa pregunta?
Stories of Peacemakers: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique by Carol Van Gorp
09/20/2013 Early this year United Methodist women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique gathered at Africa University (AU) in Zimbabwe to explore their roles as women peace builders. The event was co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance of AU.
Palate for Peace: Palestinian Women by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/19/2013 Palestinian women make up almost 50% of Palestinian population (1.03 men/woman). Palestinian women make up 53.1% of secondary and 54.4% of tertiary education. But female employment does not correlate with the educational achievements of women. Especially on the West Bank, unemployment is high among women. Unemployment in the West Bank stood at 17.8% in 2009 with 17.6% for males and 18.8% for females. Unemployment among women in the West Bank is particularly high.
Program Book 2013-14: Pledge to Mission Service for 2014 by Nichea Ver Veer Guy
09/19/2013 A special program from A Calling for This Time-United Methodist Women Program Book 2013-14: "Pledge to Mission Service for 2014: Living Our Calling."
Stories of Peacemakers: Japan by Dr. Renee Campbell
09/18/2013 While attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations through United Methodist Women, Dr. Renee Campbell, the Executive Director of Wesley House Community Services in Louisville, KY learned from international delegate Suzuyo Takazato from Japan of the years of rapes and violence being imposed on the women of Okinawa, Japan by US service members. With that, she started a T-Shirt campaign to give voice and tribute to those women and their families.
Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S. by Jennifer McCallum
09/17/2013 Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a prayer vigil at the Southgate Publix in Lakeland on July 13, 2013.
Stories of Peacemakers: Haiti by Carol Van Gorp
09/16/2013 There is a growing social movement that demands the respect of children’s rights in Haiti, which includes a focus on stopping the practice of enslaving children (restavec), as reported by Beyond Borders, an organization working to develop child protection policies and practices at all levels of Haitian society.
Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine by Carol Van Gorp
09/14/2013 Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people; heavily subsidized, imported food and food aid undermines Palestine’s farming economy and creates food dependence.” The project on Women’s Empowerment and Food Sovereignty offers a different path for low-income Palestinian rural women.