United Methodist Women is a nationwide organization whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice. Members raise funds each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
United Methodist Women’s theme and programs for Sept. 2019—Aug. 2020 are entitled “Let Your Light Shine—Ignited for Justice.” We will study biblical passages on light from the Old and New Testaments and will consider these questions: What does light mean for us? Where have we seen God’s light shine in and around us? How can we shine a light on issues that cause anxiety daily? How can we bring abundant life to those on the margins? Where are we seeing God’s presence in the midst of darkness? What spiritual disciplines nourish/bring light to our souls? We will be emboldened by the Light of Life and the Word that give us hope to practice justice in the world.
**Get a copy of the program book at umwmissionresources.org for $10.00 plus shipping.
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.
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Sunday in Purple, sponsored by South Georgia United Methodist Women, is a day to focus on increasing awareness of domestic violence in the United States and to be in solidarity with our sisters in South America where domestic violence often involves horrific murders. October is domestic violence awareness month in the US, and purple is its color. You are encouraged to wear something purple on Sunday, Oct. 27 (a ribbon or other item), take a photo and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 229-868-0381. Get your congregation to participate! Ask your pastor in include a special prayer for domestic violence victims and those trying to combat it. Download a bulletin insert.