We found 70 additional articles filed under Service. They're listed below, most recent first.
- Wanted: Women in Mission
01/01/2014 -- At a meeting of United Methodist Women at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., I addressed the topic of United Methodist Women membership nurture and outreach. My speech was titled: “I Don’t Do That Anymore”: Why I See United Methodist Women D...
- Program Book 2013-14: Pledge to Mission Service for 2014
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."
- United Methodist Women to Participate in U.N. Women's Events
03/01/2013 -- A delegation sponsored by United Methodist Women will spend the next week focusing on education and advocacy around the theme of the commission’s 57th session— to eliminate and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls.
- Tools for Leaders: Hope and Hospitality
02/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women has advocated for immigrant rights for more than 140 years. This manual helps equip our response with Bible studies, progams, worship resources, policy statements, issues discussions and social action steps. (PDF, 304pp,12M)
- Affirmation of Faith for Everyday Advent
11/27/2012 -- This Affirmation of Faith can be made into an Advent liturgy.
- Love is Strong as Death
11/01/2012 -- Use this memorial service to remember loved ones who have passed on.
- A Life in Mission
09/01/2012 -- At 92, Mary Ellen Owen has lived a lot of history -- and she's still committed to Christian mission through United Methodist Women.
- Burn a Candle: Pledge Service 2013
08/29/2012 -- This pledge service features three candles symbolizing faith, hope and love in action. Listen not only with your ears but your heart as well. It is based on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 and includes the hymns “The Church’s One Foundation” and “Here I Am, Lord.”
- Is This Your Mother's UMW?
07/02/2012 -- On May 1, the 2012 United Methodist General Conference approved legislation to separate UMW and its administrative body, the Women’s Division, from the Board of Global Ministries, to which it had been related for decades.
- Is this your mother’s UMW?
06/29/2012 -- United Methodist Women starts a new chapter of its 143-year-old existence as a mission movement for women within The United Methodist Church.
- From Cuba, By Faith
05/01/2012 -- Nelida Mora-Morales wanted to serve. She became a teacher in central Cuba and the Woman’s Society district president. Then she came to United States as a refugee.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Pledge Service 2012
01/11/2012 -- As a member of United Methodist Women, celebrate and commit to supporting United Methodist Women’s local, national and global outreach.
- Mission Theology in Asia
12/08/2011 -- Regional Missionary Emma Cantor shared stark realities confronting Asian women, children and youth and stories of courageous women who make a difference.
- My Faith Journey
12/01/2011 -- A woman finds her voice and gifts organizing for mission.
- Rooted in Justice
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women’s work for peace and justice has 140-year-old roots.
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Sunday: Example Service
10/12/2011 -- Prepared by the East Ohio Conference United Methodist Women leadership, this UMW Sunday order of service can be adapted to suit the context and needs of any local UMW organization.
- 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...
- Women's Division Annual Report: 2010 (PDF)
10/07/2011 -- Thinking About the Next 100 Years: Shaping Faith, Hope and Love into Action.
- Pledge Service: Finding, Giving and Living Peace (PDF)
09/27/2011 -- United Methodist Women’s Pledge Service explains the connection between giving and mission and provides a space for women to pledge their gifts for the upcoming year.
- Budget 2011: Faith, Hope and Love in Action
09/26/2011 -- God’s mission is for everyone. When we respond to God’s grace in love we are transformed and motivated to become mission-bearers in God’s world. United Methodist Women have been fulfilling God’s mission for the past 140 years. Everything we do is in keepi...
- 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”.
- 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.
- Wage Peace for Mother’s Day
05/06/2011 -- President Barack Obama’s announcement on Sunday that a U.S. Navy Seal team had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan begs the question: Could this be a time for all persons of goodwill to undertake the hard work of waging peace?
- 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.
- Church Agencies Battle Human Trafficking
03/31/2011 -- When Maria, an Armenian citizen, ended up in Dubai, she resisted attempts by her traffickers to force her into prostitution.
- Women Share Their Stories at UN event
02/24/2011 -- 26-year-old Taurai Sandra Chinyerere is among the women sharing stories, advice and solidarity during the Feb. 22–March 4 meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. The United Methodist Women’s 20-member ecumenical delegation ...
- From The Water's Edge
02/18/2011 -- I present to you your new mission team. We lift up this team and their gifts and look forward with hope and love to the way you will live out your gifts in ministry.
- Tomorrow is for...
02/18/2011 -- You have made a commitment to United Methodist women, but more importantly--to God!
- The Good Shepherd
02/18/2011 -- You are the ones who have answered " yes " to the call to serve as district officers.
- Rainbows for Mission
02/18/2011 -- These colorful flowers truly remind us of the rainbow and God's promise. It reminds us too, of the promise Jesus made when he said, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the ends of the earth." May God's presence be real to you as you serve the Creator wel...
- The Purpose Is Our Key
02/18/2011 -- The organized unit of UNITED METHODIST WOMEN shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creat...
02/18/2011 -- I present to you your new mission team. May the Holy Spirit help them to use their gifts to work together.
- Hope for a Brighter Future
02/18/2011 -- To you who have elected these women to be your officers, I ask you " Will you also be a light to others as you work as a member of this unit of United Methodist Women, fulfilling the Purpose and supporting your officers? " If you are ready to do this, ple...
- Fill The World With Love
02/18/2011 -- If there are women here today who are not members, we want you, we need you to join us in our Purpose, in filling the world with love. If there are any men here today, we also need you, your prayers and support as we work together with God.
- Being An Officer Is a Community Thing
02/18/2011 -- O God, giver of creative energy, receiver of mission-making, within us and all around us, awaken that spark of divine energy in action. Let our hearts hear the song of transformed lives. Let our eyes see hope again in the walk and talk of free women a...
- Circles and Acorns
02/18/2011 -- Let us pray: God, we stand before you, centered in Christ and bearing seeds of strength for new growth. Take our hands, work through them. Take our lips, speak through them. Take our minds, think through them. Take our hearts, set them on fire.
- Like A Butterflly
02/18/2011 -- As United Methodist Women officer, it may be that you are like a caterpillar, and need to do some changing.
- An Awesome Responsibility
02/18/2011 -- You have an awesome, exciting responsibility before you. Take it with enthusiasm, knowing God is with you.
- Women Weaving One World
02/18/2011 -- We each weave our own fabric of faith and life. From the time we are children until we are near the end of our journey, we are creating a pattern or weaving a design. The loom is our life.
- Commitment for Leading Together
02/17/2011 -- Read and use an installation service from the 2010 Program Book, "Let's Get Together."
- Litany: An Affirmation of Faith
02/17/2011 -- Use this litany as is or as a model to create your own installation service.
- Breaking the Bread of Shalom With Women, Children and Youth
02/17/2011 -- We commit ourselves to breaking the bread of healing and wholeness.
- United Methodist Women Organized for Mission
02/17/2011 -- We pledge ourselves to renewed discipleship in Christ to expand concepts of mission through the global ministries of the church.
- A Friend in Mission is a Friend Indeed
02/16/2011 -- A UMNS Commentary: United Methodist Women members and other members of The United Methodist Church will be responding to the gospel call to service through the Change the World Weekend on May 14-15. We recognize that mission is not only about contribution...
- 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.
- Women’s Division Consents to Sibley Hospital Affiliation
11/12/2010 -- The Women's Division Board of Directors voted to approve the affiliation of Sibley Memorial Hospital with Johns Hopkins Health Services, effective November 1.
- A Place to Call Home
11/01/2010 -- Mary Elizabeth Inn offers once homeless women in San Francisco safety, support and the stability of house keys.
- Organizing for Mission
10/13/2010 -- United Methodist Women President Inelda González addressed directors, guests and staff at the annual Women’s Division board of directors fall meeting, paying tribute to the work of early women missionaries and challenging attendees to be proactive in miss...
- New Beginnings for Domestic Violence Survivors
10/01/2010 -- In a county with a domestic violence rate three times the national average, United Methodist Women-supported Navajo United Methodist Center offers a safe place and opportunity for a new life.
- Love, Rice and Beans
10/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women members from Westminster, Md., help with dinner and fix homes in the Dominican Republic.
- Day of Service
05/01/2010 -- Women volunteer ahead of Assembly, putting love into action.
- Serving the City of St. Louis
04/30/2010 -- Photos capture the experience of Ubuntu Day of Service, where United Methodist Women members served St. Louis, Mo. preceding United Methodist Women’s Assembly 2010.
- Ubuntu Day of Service: Their Hands Were Full
04/30/2010 -- St. Louis was overrun with United Methodist Women members volunteering at local community organizations April 29.
- Mission in Action
04/30/2010 -- The Ubuntu volunteers worked in 17 nonprofits in the St. Louis area, including two United Methodist Women national mission institutions.
- United Methodist Women and Men Take Action Against Domestic Violence
04/18/2010 -- The organizations agreed to collaborate on domestic violence programs, training and resources that can be used in churches across the country.
- African United Methodists Elect Woman Bishop
07/23/2008 -- The Rev. Joaquina Filipe Nhanala was elected July 23, 2008, as the first female United Methodist bishop in Africa.
- Evelyn Lucille Strong
02/29/2008 -- Former United Nations Interpreter and former Women's Division Director Evelyn L. Strong died January 18 in Detroit, Michigan from injuries from a fall.
- Irene L. Georg
01/31/2008 -- Irene L. Georg died peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2008. She was a lady who never complained, and was famous for her thoughtfulness, generosity, and cheerfulness.
- Detroit Conference United Methodist Women
10/26/2002 -- O Most Holy One, we come this day with hope, knowing you are with us in all we do through all the seasons of our life. Help us to guide and inspire through our example on our journey. Inspire our hearts to courage when the tasks seem overwhelming. Help us...
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