United Methodist Women


  Our Purpose

    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.

 

Until poverty, violence, inequality, racism, 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.

United Methodist Women are organized for mission in over 200 churches across Oregon and Southern Idaho.  We join hands and resources with women across the country -- approximately 800,000 members -- and around the world to work for God’s kingdom of love and justice.  Through work, gifts, and prayers we support education, health, and empowerment projects around the world.  

Our aim, in the words of John Wesley, is: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can".

Join us!

Becky Warren, Conference President


We Each Have a Story

 

NEWS RELEASE: Dan Prinzing, Executive Director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, Idaho, will speak at the luncheon for United Methodist Women on Thursday, June 14, at Annual Conference.

 "We Each Have a Story"-- the title of his presentation -- intertwines the history of the Anne Frank Memorial and the fact that each of us has a story of discrimination. 

Everyone is invited and welcome!

 


The Power of Bold - Assembly 2018

 

 

Assembly 2018 is over, so it's time to begin planning to attend Assembly 2022 in Orlando, Florida.  And if that's too long to wait to join with other powerful, bold women, Western Jurisdiction Quadrennial Event -Calling U - will be held April 17-19, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. 

 

You can get a taste of what we experienced and learned at Assembly in this special edition of our newsletter - Our Two Cents.  Click here to download and read it.


 

Help us travel
"Around the World in 80 Days"!
 

Less than a month left!  The weather is getting better, so it's time to get stepping - or biking - or moving in any way you can.  We have many miles left to travel, so enlist all the women you know to help us get back to Oregon.  Log your miles here.


This 80-day health event was inspired by United Methodist Women's participation on the Abundant Health Initiative Task Force in the OR/ID Conference.
 
You can walk, run, hike, skip, swim, do step-aerobics, bike, or anything else to track your miles.  And maybe you walk in the morning and then swim later in the day.  Yeah!!!  Two sets of mileage in one day.  You can log in hourly, daily, weekly or whenever you want and enter your miles, round to the nearest tenth, (1.2, 6.3, .5).  We would also like to have photos of you doing the different activities to accrue the miles.  You can post them yourself to our facebook page or you can email photos to janelle@busyhands.biz and she will post them.  
 
Together we will go around the world. We start our travels in Astoria, OR and the first stop is Portland, OR, our first 94 miles.  How long will that take?  Depends on how many miles women enter.   Stop #2 is Boise, ID another 429 miles checked off.  You can see the route we will take and the stops we will make here.    The form to log your mileage is here.  You can also keep track of everyone's accomplishment on this spreadsheet

Share the news with other women in United Methodist Women as we make this virtual global trek together. 
 
Then on June 13 those of us at Annual Conference will commiserate with each other, flex our new muscles, and share how physical activity improves our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
 
Energetically yours, Becky Warren,
OR/ID United Methodist Women President

 

The Power of Bold - Assembly 2018

 

Assembly 2018 is over, so it's time to begin planning to attend Assembly 2022 in Orlando, Florida.  And if that's too long to wait to join with other powerful, bold women, Western Jurisdiction Quadrennial Event -Calling U - will be held April 17-19, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. 


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Read or download the April 2018 newsletter, Our Two Cents

Spring has sprung, and so has the latest

Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Women newsletter!

Read an inspiring litany for, and about us - the Easter people.  Find links to resources on the problem surrounding maternal and child health in the US, particularly affecting women of color.  See when an opportunity to learn more about the Commission on a Way Forward is coming to a spot near you.  If you're not a part of trekking Around the World in 80 Days, learn about it and how you can participate.  All of this and more can be found in the April 2018 edition of Our Two Cents.  Be sure to print a copy to share with someone who may not receive this, even if she is not currently a member of United Methodist Women.

 

 


LogoLegacy Fund

The Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment that will support the mission outreach of future generations of United Methodist Women as they address the needs of women, children and youth of their day.

To learn more or make a donation, click here.

 


Becoming and Being a

Healthy Vital Unit Program

Is your community of women doing the things that make us United Methodist Women?  Download the checklist below and take it to your next group gathering.  Be inspired!  Be healthy!  Be vital!

Healthy Vital Unit Checklist HERE


National United Methodist Women Handbook PDF download

 

Conference Standing Rules 2016

Changes to Standing Rules approved October 2017


Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World