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At the turn of the 20th century, predecessor organizations of United Methodist Women established social services in our country to help the marginalized and vulnerable communities. Today the United Methodist Women’s national office assists nearly 90 National Mission Institutions which are advocating for social justice, creating economic opportunities, empowering women, educating, caring for health, and much more. Many of these institutions also receive support from local churches, conferences, individuals, and grants.
One such National Mission Institution is in our own “back yard”, so to speak. Even during “times such as this”, with the Covid pandemic, the work must go on. The following article, written by Blaine Bandi, the CEO of Wesley, brings us all up to date as to what is happening at Wesley Community and Health Centers.
Connie Reading Circle will meet via Zoom on September 10 at 9:30 AM. Email Marilyn for an invitation to the meeting.
Mary Martha Circle will meet via Zoom on September 14 at 7 PM. Email Suzan for an invitation to join the meeting.
Dayspring September Unit Meeting – watch the Dayspring United Methodist Women’s monthly e-newsletter and the weekly church updates for forthcoming information about the September meeting.
October 10 – Save the date to join the Desert Southwest Conference United Methodist Women and the four districts in the conference for a combined Annual Celebration via Zoom (Guaranteed – you can come in your pjs and there will be no lines for the restrooms) Registration, due by October 5, is available now here.
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.