National Mission Institution News and Resources
Needy Charlotte Families Get Help for the Holidays
12/19/2013 Trucks from the Second Harvest Food Bank delivered thousands of pounds of turkeys, other food supplies, diapers and school supplies to the Bethlehem Center in Charlotte, N.C. The Bethlehem Center is a United Methodist Mission Institution, which serves families that live below the poverty line. Watch this news story that captures the spirit of Christmas.
Program Book 2013-14: A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial 2014 by Becky Louter and Clara Ester
10/21/2013 "A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial" is a special program from the United Methodist Women Program Book 2013-14 - A Calling for This Time.
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.
Senate Immigration Bill: Unfair, Unjust, Unwise
07/05/2013 United Methodist Women rejects the disciplinary nature of the current Senate immigration bill, making it more urgent for us to continue our advocacy for positive immigration reform.
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 the lives of women, children and youth. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years.
Being Bearers of Palms of Peace and Praise in the Midst of Needs and Conflicts by Julia Yoder Elmore
03/15/2013 We can wave palms of peace and praise because we have hope that the worst things are never the last things. As Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the day we celebrate as Palm Sunday, he knew that the week ahead would be physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. Amid the peace and praise of those waiving their palms, the religious leaders were watching from afar, in conflict with Jesus over all he was doing.
Christ-Bearing People Pressing On Toward the Goal by Ruth E. Robinson
02/26/2013 A little over a year ago, the Dallas Bethlehem Center came to a crossroads in its ability to deliver educational and social services to its constituent community. The center experienced a significant lack of financial support, caused, in part, by the downturn of the economy.
Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In by Sue Wolfe
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 by Gabriel Ramos-Rocchio and Nile Sprague
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 a settlement house for women and children.
New Challenges in Nome by Paul Jeffrey
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.
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