• Cross Ties

    The Spring Cross Ties is now available. 

  • It's Census Time!

    Dear District M,N, and O, Mission Coordinators 

       Our CTC numbers for reporting our census are very low.  That means that those who are reporting for each individual UMW local group, have not yet turned in their census. Please send an email to each of your local presidents, please do this as soon as you can get to a computer to complete this task. The Link is listed below:


  • UMW Take Action- Charter for Racial Justice

    UMW 2019 TAKE ACTION Campaigns 2019. Get Involved!

  • Texas United Methodist Women's Legislative Agenda 2019

    UMW members from all six of Texas' United Methodist Annual Conferences adopt a consensus legislative agenda. The  Texas Legislative Priorities are available now for download.

  • Spiritual Growth Retreat

    Registration for our Spiritual Growth Retreat is now open! 

  • 2019: Resource Book

    The 2019 Resource Book is now available in the member area

A Letter from Lynne
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January 4, 2014, 8:21 PM

Happy New Year!

Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas are special.  But my favorite time of year is the beginning of the new year.  This is the time to start anew, fresh, and turn over a new leaf.  Strive to be better than the previous year – more organized, more prayerful, more faithful, and yes, even eat less, stress less, exercise more and be more healthy.  Doesn’t it sound wonderful?  Making plans for the new year revs up my engine.  But I need to shift into high gear to accomplish all of the above and stay focused on the task at hand.

I share this with you because it’s that time of year.  It’s time to put our great plans into action!  Remember the UMW vision statement: Faith, Hope and Love in Action.  That’s who we are and what we do.  We follow Christ’s lead in glorifying God and putting faith, hope and love into action.  We can make all the plans in the world but we must then put them into action.  We must take steps to make positive changes come about and we can “Make it Happen!”  So plan for this wonderful new year and then take the steps needed to put your plans into action.

Your UMW local organization, your district and your conference have great plans for the new year and they include you.  Be sure to take advantage of every one of the events that you can.  For starters there is the Legislative Event in Austin, January 26-28 with an optional day on January 25.  You can attend each day or register for each day individually.  Great speakers will motivate you on a variety of topics.  Register now and prepare to get excited!

Salado UMC is the site for the Sing-a-Rainbow Charter Event February 22, 2014.

You will be blessed by the message of Clara Ester, a deaconess who will share her journey including being a community organizer in the ‘60’s.  She was the featured speaker at the National Leadership Development Days Event this year in St. Louis and will be coming from Mobile, AL.  I hope you will make a special effort to come and be blessed by her message.   Be sure to bring your Bible and be prepared for updates on several subjects pertaining to the Charter for Racial Justice plus a wonderful worship experience entitled “Listen, Listen, Listen!”

Other upcoming UMW Conference events include the Spiritual Growth Retreat March 28 & 29 at Lakeview Camp and Conference Center near Waxahachie with Revs. Bob and Judy Holloway; the Young Women’s Mission Event and Spa Day at Joshua UMC, April 5, designed especially for young ladies ages 12 – 22; and the UMW Assembly in Louisville, KY April 25 – 27.  We can “Make it Happen!”


I’m looking forward to seeing you often in 2014.

Blessings, Grace and Peace in the new year and always,


Linda Hutchings  

CTC UMW President

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