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.
IA Conference UM Women website: www.iaumc.org/unitedmethodistwomen
August 8 - East Central District UMW Mission Study Day - Prairie Chapel UMC - 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Mission u is coming to you on August 8! Those of us who attended the summer Mission u session are excited to share with more of you the amazing experience we had in learning about our three Missionary Conferences in the United States - the Alaska UM Conference, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, and the Red Bird Missionary Conference. You can get this same learning experience for FREE by attending our East Central District Mission Study Day on Tuesday, August 8. Just load up your car and bring a salad to share for lunch and you'll be in for a wonderful day of learning and sharing. The Revs. Leila nd Jon Disburg, now from Ottumwa but former pastors in the Alaska Conference for 5 years, will bring their personal experience to the study. If you have access to the study book, bring it along. Join us for this very special day! Send your numbers to Deb Streff by August 1 so we'll know how many we can plan on seeing that day. Prairie Chapel UMC is located at 1817 Prairie Chapel Rd, Marion IA. For a flyer and to register, (RSVP by August 1) click here.
Barb Oakland, President, EC District UMW
Fall Mission u, October 20-22
“We Are Called!” That’s the theme of this year’s United Methodist Women Mission u, and we’re “calling” on women, men, youth, and children to share in a spiritual Covenant for Community, or your choice of study of the Missionary Conferences of the U.S., or Climate Justice. These events qualify for CEUs for pastors or professionals.
Fall Mission u, October 20-22, Friday afternoon 3:30 p.m. to Sunday afternoon. Both are held at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown, with several reasonably-priced hotels nearby.
For a brochure and registration form, click on this link on the Conference Website: http://www.iaumc.org/missionuformerlysocm. Your local United Methodist Women also have the information.