As The United Methodist Church examines next steps, United Methodist Women will continue to be a place where the needs of women and children are front and center.
Our foremothers left us a legacy of innovative mission, and we continue that legacy by being the organization the world needs today. Until poverty, violence, inequality, racism and preventable deaths cease, until women and children are no longer marginalized, until we live in a world in which all thrive, women need to be organized for mission. In the 21st century, the church and the world need United Methodist Women.
Sunday, March 8 United Methodist Women will participate in the church services as worship assistants, greeters, and ushers.
Mary Martha Circle will meet on Monday, March 9 at 7:00pm, at the home of Carolyn O. Jane B. will present the program. Bev H. will provide devotions.
Connie Reading Circle will meet Thursday, March 12 at 9:30am in Room 112. Blanche B. will review “Threading My Prayer Rug” by Sabeeha Rehman.
The monthly unit meeting will be March 19 at 7:00pm in the Palo Verde room. Barbara Maier will present a program on mission work in Haiti. Instead of the annual Call to Prayer and Self Denial program this month, a Call to Prayer “moment” will be highlighted during the meeting.
Dayspring United Methodist Women welcomes all women 14 – 114 that have a passion for helping women, children and youth. For more info on United Methodist Women, please email us with any questions.
United Methodist Women CEO Harriett Jane Olson, issued the following statement:
“The Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference invites clergy, bishops and congregations who do not support the church’s stand regarding LGBTQIA persons to leave the denomination and form another expression of Methodism. However, while our membership has many opinions about the matters considered at General Conference, United Methodist Women stands together, committed to serving women, children and youth. Part of the United Methodist Women Purpose is to be a creative supportive
fellowship, and that’s what we intend to do.
“For United Methodist Women, commitment to the Purpose and prayer are the only litmus tests for determining who can belong, who can serve and who can devote themselves to mission. Our differences make us stronger. We continue to be open to any woman who chooses to commit to our Purpose and mission.
“The Special General Conference was difficult for all—even the Traditional Plan adopted may not be enforceable—but LGBTQIA sisters and brothers bear the brunt of the pain. United Methodist Women will continue to pray for our beloved church and stand in solidarity with all those who are in pain.
“United Methodist Women will continue our focus on mission, living out our Christian discipleship together, and addressing the needs
of women, children and youth.”
The Dayspring United Methodist Women’s chapter is a welcoming organization available to women from ages 14 to forever! Membership in the church is not required, just a spirit to learn about the world, mission and share the love of Jesus Christ.
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 creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
How We Fulfill the Purpose
∙ Centered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ
∙ Focused on ministries with women, children, and youth
∙ Involved in mission locally and globally
∙ Committed to inclusiveness
∙ Pledged to provide financial support for mission(s), including Wesley Community Center and United Methodist Outreach Ministries
∙ Developing the use of skills for service, leadership development and personal growth
∙ Encouraged to work with other organizations on issues of mutual concern
United Methodist Women is a group organized for mission. Because we are a connectional church, local units of United Methodist Women relate directly to the district and conference United Methodist Women and to the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries. We have over one million in membership!
Who are members of United Methodist Women?
Anyone who can commit herself to our purpose and participate in meetings, prayer, giving, study, action and service. We welcome all women who want to be members.