Congratulations Bishop Wallace-Padgett on your appointment to The Holston Annual Conference. We welcome you in our midst with excitement and look forward to being in ministry with you as we fulfill our calling to do missions on behalf of women, children and youth in our churches, communities, across the conference, and around the globe.
ABOUT UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
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.
The MISSION INITIATIVES
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:
Turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women children, and youth around the world.
Congratulations! The 2022 contest winner is Morgan Wallace Gilbert, Clinch Mountain District. The design was inspired by the verse “So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19 (NIRV).
Morgan states, “I have brought to focus the two parts of this that are essential to the verse, the ideas of peace, and building up one another. The sprig of olive brings about the idea of the dove as a symbol for peace in the Noah’s Ark story. The circles symbolize the strength of our unity in togetherness and as the circles begin to link, they become stronger. The entire design is inspired by a light, art nouveau theme, often associated with beauty and femininity.”
I want to personally invite you to come with me to ASSEMBLY 2022 in Orlando, Florida. In 2022 we will reflect on today’s challenges and together find comfort and strength to move forward, building new ways for faith-filled women to make a difference in their communities and the world. We will recommit to our purpose, but also more.
For such a time as this we will TURN IT UP!
TURN IT UP! for spiritual healing and renewal.
We will TURN IT UP! for rebirth in a new time. We will TURN IT UP! for women leaders.
We will TURN IT UP! for justice for women, children and youth.
Bold action, like faith, takes courage. Our bravery is inspired by God’s love and driven by our powerful commitment to improve the lives of women, children and youth. We’re a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. We show up, we take action, we get it done. Our passion is boundless.
Emily is the executive for racial justice at United Methodist Women, a national, faith-based women's membership organization. She leads United Methodist Women’s campaign to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Prior to her current position, Emily served as the director and lead organizer for the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty. She has also worked as a program manager for an education non-profit and as a lay associate pastor for discipleship at a new church plant in Chicago, IL. She began her career as a labor organizer with the healthcare employees' union in Connecticut.
Bennett College prepares women of color (the majority being first-generation college students) through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.
Bennett College also provide resources to support other learning opportunities and programs, including The Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center, serving in the following capacities: as a 5-Star Laboratory Pre-School, Mentorship/Tutorial Program, Community Service Opportunities for Grades 9-12, and College Students, Special Friends to Families with Disabilities, Senior Citizen Activities and much more. Plans are currently underway to establish a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School. Visit https://www.bennett.edu/to learn more.
Mail Mission Giving offering to:
Karen Adair, Holston Conference UMW Treasurer
204 Marlboro Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
Saturday, January 22, 2022
9:45 AM Gathering
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon