East District

September 17, 2018

Greetings East District,

The 2018 East District Annual Fall Gathering, was hosted by the Euless United Methodist Women. “The Struggle is part of the story”, was the theme for this gathering. As God would have it, the mission focus for the day was United Community Centers, Fort Worth, TX. The atmosphere was set by reminding everyone of the purpose of the Prayer Calendar; to be used as a resource to create and maintain sacred spaces in our lives.

We are part of the UMW struggle and story. In 2019, United Methodist Women will celebrate 150 years. UMW have been developing leaders, providing educational opportunities and they continue to raise awareness about issues that affect Women, Children and Youth. The issue priorities clearly show that the struggle is real!

In addition to those issues, there are local issues such as a lack of understanding about who we are, what we do, dwindling membership and pledges decreasing. What do we do when these “struggles” seem to overwhelm us at times?

1 Thes. 5:11 reminds us, “to encourage one another and build each other up”. That was the goal for this autumn gathering. To encourage one another, listen to our stories and build each other up. We are a community of women, when the issues get tough, we are to work collectively to find solutions.  During the gathering, excerpts from “The Power of Bold”, September 2018 issue of Response were read, we celebrated local organizations on achieving Mission Today goals, and we reflected on the words we use to invite others to experience United Methodist Women.

I look forward to seeing East District Local Organizations at the Central Texas Conference Annual Fall Gathering, October 13 at Arborlawn UMC. Registration is on line for this event.

Blessings and peace to you,

Pam Pinkerton, East District UMW President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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