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150 Years in Ministry: Celebrating UMW

by | Apr 2, 2019 | United Women in Faith

On March 23, 2019, United Methodist Women celebrated 150 years of women being organized to do mission with women, children and youth.  During the past 150 years women from all the predecessor organizations that make up the United Methodist Church have all felt the call to organize to provide for the needs of the women, children and youth that were often overlooked by society.

 Our national organization works to equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, governments, and churches. Women of all racial, ethnic, language and economic groups are given the opportunity to realize their full potential and to participate in the life of the church and society.

United Methodist Women provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.  A core belief is that mission needs to be carried out with education, preparation, action and advocacy, and mutual learning and partnerships.

.Mission u is our primary way to provide a quality education in timely topics each year.  On a national level,   Mission u educates 20,000 United Methodists each year through the Mission Studies.

In Desert Southwest Conference, we have 3 locations of Mission u. One in the North District, one in the Phoenix area in either East or West District and one in South District.  We do not limit attendance to members of United Methodist Women because we feel the studies benefit all.  The cost is very affordable and the quality of education is exceptional.  Our study leaders are trained by our national organization and know the material they are presenting.  Interested men and women can find more information at:  https://dscumc.org/united-methodist-women/

Alberta Farnsworth, Conference UMW President

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