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Conference Events

July 13-15, 2017: Conference Mission u at St. Marks UMC, Murfreesboro     annual conference registration 

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Events Around Our Districts

Cookeville District Mission Study: Cookeville District UMW Mission Study will be held June 3 at Crossville First United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 9 am. Heather Bennett will be leading the study on Climate Justice. Please call Linda Brown at 931-484-9057 to let her know how many to expect for lunch.

Message from our  Conference President:
"The world's task today is the overcoming of ignorance, superstition, prejudice, distrust, poverty, sickness, suffering, and it is to the banishings of these very things in our land that the Women's Home Missionary Society devotes its splendid services."

Women's Home Missionary Society, January, 1922

As I write these words, we are in Eastertide - I hope you all had a blessed Easter as we celebrate the risen Christ!

I know that many are concerned about redistricting and how it will affect United Methodist Wome.  Please know that your executive team is at work trying to make this transition as painless as possible.  District Presidents, I will be getting in touch with you in the next few weeks to schedule meetings to discuss how we will make this transition.  We plan to have this done in time for the new districts to have their annual meetings and elect their officers.

This transition will take patience, kindness, and a spirit of cooperation from all concerned.  United Methodist Women are flexible women and I have no doubt that we will all work together to make this work!

I stated at our last two gatherings that nothing was going to keep us from going about our business of the mission for women, children and youth and you all agreed with me.  As long as we keep a cooperative spirit and remember the words of the Women's Missionary Society as quoted above, we will come out of this as strong as we are today if not stronger.

Annual Conference will be here soon.  I ask that we all pray for the Cabinet, the staff, our clergy and our congregations as we begin this process.  I ask that we all lend our support where we can.  I ask that we pray for our district officers and our conference executive team as we go about this task.  Finally, I thank you for all you for the mission of women, children and youth as we go about our business - and that work will never change.



Letter from Harriet Olson, General Secretary/CEO UMW
475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10115
December 16, 2016
Dear Friends:
As I write this, I am praying for blessings of Advent and Christmas for each of you and for the United Methodist Women throughout our conferences and districts. I am pleased to invited you into a special work of prayer for our Church in the new year.
The 2016 General Conference asked the Council of Bishops to take up the challenge of offering leadership to our church at this critical time when talk of schism and the nature of our unity is in the air. The Bishops offered a proposal to form a Commission on the Way Forward, which is now in place.  Read rest of letter


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