Eastern PA Conference UMW President:
UMW Report, 2019 Annual Conference
Presenters: Gladys B. Hubbard and Susan D. Dziuk
Gladys: Greetings! This is a very special time for us. United Methodist Women is celebrating 150 years in mission!
Susan: Our foremothers began our work in mission 150 years ago. We trace our beginning to March 23rd in 1869 on a stormy night in Boston when six women decided they needed to do what the men could not – provide education and health care to the women and girls of India. As the needs grew, the work of women in mission grew.
United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church.
Our members nurture one another in community and support U.S. and international projects and partners improving the lives of women, children and youth with their prayers, volunteer and advocacy efforts, and financial gifts.
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 creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in study, personal growth and social action can join. Women can join the unit (group) in their local church, become part of a unit in a near-by church, join the on-line community, join a district unit if one exists or help to form a district unit.
Learn more at www.unitedmethodistwomen.org