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.


Dear Friends,

 

From now until November 3

 

  Pray

 

  Study

 

  Think

 

  Pray

 

  Vote

 

  Pray

 

Becky Warren, Conference President

 


The Charter for Racial Justice Committee supports the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 12 and proposes a careful, complete reading of this annual report of the Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) prepared by Eva Johnson, CONAM Chair and UMW member from Salem, Oregon. (see Charter for Racial Justice page)


NATIVE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT RECOGNIZING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH THIS OCTOBER

 

(LAME DEER, Mont., October 1, 2020)—Today marks the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which offers a critical opportunity to continue to shed light on the issue of domestic violence. The number of survivors is devastatingly high within Native communities: more than four out of five American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence with more than half (55.5 percent) who have endured physical violence by an intimate partner. Over 90 percent of those committing such crimes against Native women are non-Native. 

Read more on the Social Action page.


 

 

Annual Meeting

October 17, 2020  

10 to 12 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

9 to 11 noon Pacific Daylight Time

 

 

Peace in an Anxious World

 

Everyone is welcome but you must register.

Registration places your name on the attendance list and makes it possible for the host to enter you into the meeting. We encourage you to register even if you are unsure you will attend. When you register online you will be asked to note your level of experience with Zoom;  you can request assistance prior to the Annual Meeting. If you cannot register online, or have someone register for you, please contact Turella Woods at 503- 318-8711.

 

To register, click HERE.  Deadline to register is October 10

 

After your registration has been received, you will be sent (emailed) a response with the link to the meeting.

Remember to save the date of October 17, 2020 from 10 to 12 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. 9 to 11 noon Pacific Daylight Time

Meeting Agenda (2 hours)

 

Opening Worship – Linda Langham

Welcome – Becky Warren and Carol Barton, executive for community action with the United Methodist Women national office. 

Workshop Presented by Rev. Christina Thompson based on the book “Finding Peace in an Anxious World” by Erin James-Brown

Social Justice Action - Judy Halverson

Stretch Break

Business Meeting

            Treasurers Report and Budget Approval – Barbara Garrett

            Pledge to Mission – Leona Whitcomb

            Nominations/Election – Donna Ward

            Installation of Officers – Roz Collins

            Closing Worship – Rev. Christina Thompson

 

While this is not our preferred way to gather, we know that the spirit will still guide us and work within leaders and members as we adapt to these unprecedented times.  

 

Here is the updated slate of officers to be voted on (all positions have now been filled):

 

SLATE OF NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION AT ANNUAL MEETING

October 17, 2020

SLATE TO BE ELECTED

 

Vice President                                                    Gayle Woods

Secretary                                                            Sue Anderson

Treasurer                                                             Karen Morray

Communications                                                Ann Murchison-term for one year

Membership Nurture and Outreach                  Turella Woods

Education and Interpretation                             Ingrid Cook

Committee on Nominations                               Rochelle Killett

 

REMAINING IN OFFICE

 

President                                                              Becky Warren

Social Action                                                        Judy Halverson

Spiritual Growth                                                   Linda Langham

Program Resources                                             Carol Richard

Committee on Nominations                                Chair, Donna Ward-Class of 2021

                                                                                Marie Houck-Class of 2022

                                                                                JoAnn English-Class of 2023          

 


The video recording of our 2020 Jurisdiction Celebration and Installation Service from September 15, 2020 is available for viewing online and sharing with your Conference. 

Please click on the link below:

The Jurisdiction Celebration is on our Jurisdiction page: 

www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/members-leaders/responsibilities/jurisdiction 


And on YouTube: 

https://youtu.be/c9t3Pl8BUTk 

 


 

The Charter for Racial Justice Committee supports the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 12 and proposes a careful, complete reading of this annual report of the Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) prepared by Eva Johnson, CONAM Chair and UMW member from Salem, Oregon. (see Charter for Racial Justice page)


We're all stuck inside - curl up with a good book 

The 2020 Reading Program book list is now available.  You can find the list on the United Methodist Women website.  

 

Ann Murchison and Carol Richard, Resource Room Managers


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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

Changes to Standing Rules

These changes to the Conference Standing Rules were approved at the Annual Meeting in October.  If you have questions, please contact Ann Murchison.

Conference 2019 Standing Rules 


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