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    THE VISION- United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.


     We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually,become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

    We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.

    We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

    We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

    We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.



East District

April 2019

Hello East District UMW,

I really enjoy reading the daily scriptures in the United Methodist Women Prayer Calendar.  I recently read a story about a woman who cried out to Elijah. The man of God, Elijah asked, “How can I help you? What do you have?” Her reply, “Your servant has nothing except a small jar of oil”. He told her to go and ask for empty jars; all that she could get. Then he told her to take her sons, go inside, close the door and pour oil into the jars. When all the jars they had received were full, the oil stopped flowing. She was to take care of what she had to do and then they could live on the rest.

I have also been reading the programs in the UMW Sisterhood of Grace Program Book. The February and March programs reflect on the calling of women disciples and embracing Jesus’ radical call to mission.  

150 years ago, women servants were on a mission. Throughout the years, they continue to call on all women to be a part of the mission work of United Methodist Women. When I think of what God is calling us to do, I am sure that many women have “called out” to the Lord. I am confident that the Lord has answered.

On May 4th, the Central Texas Conference – East District will hold our annual Benefit to Mission. We are excited to have Bee Moorhead, Executive Director of Texas Impact to share information on Climate Justice. To raise money for mission, we are asking that local UMWs bring a themed (i.e. Mother’s Day, Summer fun, 4th of July, etc.) gift basket for the silent auction. This event is hosted by Mansfield UMW and registration information is found under the Registration tab on this website.

We called to build our community of women. One of the ways that we live the vision of United Methodist is to provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world. There are a lot of “jars” that need to be filled. Thanks be to God, the “oil” is still flowing.

Pam Pinkerton-Whitley, East District President








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